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Blog Archive for van_riper during May 2008

Helping a high school student get a Sun SPOT from Sun for his school computer club has to be number one. The Java Champions BOF was pretty interesting. I wonder how many people know you don't have to be a Java Champion to attend this BOF. Bob Brewin, the Sun CTO, was taking questions from the Java Champions for the first half of this session. I was also fortunate to receive an invite to attend...
Seeing JavaFX applications running on Android. Attending the JavaFX overview session by Christopher Oliver. Seeing Neil Young talk about the project to make his vast archive of musical work available using Java and Blue Ray technologies. He had been waiting since the 80's for the right combination of hardware and software technology to do this. Technically, the three most interesting things for...
This year's CommunityOne was definitely an upgrade over last year. I thought it was pretty good last year too. The price/performance (free) was excellent and the turnout was good. My one gripe as a presenter was the lack of internet connectivity for my session. Speaking of my session, it went well. Sun even surprised us by providing a second Sun SPOT so that there were two lucky JUGs that won in...
... is I get paid for doing this. I'm not actually paid to run my JUG, but, my company supports my involvement including giving me paid time off to attend the full JavaOne conference each year. JavaOne is next week and it is going to be so much fun. In particular, I am looking forward to spending time with the other JUG Leaders attending JavaOne from all over the world. I had no idea when I...