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Roger Brinkley

Roger Brinkley is the JavaDesktop Community Leader and a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He has been at Sun for over 10 years and was the chief architect of the JavaHelp API and is still actively involved in online help system delivery mechansims.


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36 hours in the life of the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days organizer

Posted by brinkley on November 1, 2007 at 7:26 PM PDT

The last 24 hours have been quite a ride with regard to the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days.

Yesterday morning at the beginning of the day there were just around 30 submissions for the conference. There were some really good talks, but still not a tremendous amount of content. I wasn't overly surprised when I got up rather sluggishly and found 5 new submissions in my inbox.

Java Mobile and Embedded Developer Days Call for Papers - One More Day

Posted by brinkley on October 30, 2007 at 4:03 PM PDT

Tomorrow, October 31,

What's in my pocket?

Posted by brinkley on August 6, 2007 at 2:40 PM PDT

A Nokia 6086 Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) phone that I've just started testing and I could not be happier.

UMA phones allow a seamless transfer between WiFi VOIP calls and traditional cellular networks.

Open Source Video Cast

Posted by brinkley on April 24, 2007 at 9:42 AM PDT

About a month ago Ray Gans and I sat down in front of a camera and discussed Sun's Open Source Java efforts. While this is part of a JavaOne campaign listeners will find lots of tidbits about Open JDK and the Mobile & Embedded Community in this 7 minute video.

I think I'll try to stick to the audio podcasts in the future but it sure was fun doing this.

Mobile & Embedded Community Goes Audio

Posted by brinkley on April 23, 2007 at 3:42 PM PDT

The Mobile & Embededded Community has joined the audio age with the first edition in a series of weekly podcasts. Terrence Barr, the M&E Community Evangilist and myself are co-hosting a series of weekly podcasts devoted to Mobile & Embedded development.

e-DEPLOY Rocks

Posted by brinkley on April 20, 2007 at 9:58 AM PDT

One of the great things about SunTech days is the people that you get to meet. Yesterday Emerson Giannini, one of the company directors, asked E-ming Saung and myself if we could visit his company office.

JavaHelp's Emancipation

Posted by brinkley on November 13, 2006 at 9:00 AM PST

JavaHelp has always been free but after 10 years its now open sourced under the GPL 2 with a classpath exception in the javahelp project. The full source including the search engine is now available from the subversion repository.

It's all about ME

Posted by brinkley on November 12, 2006 at 10:38 PM PST

Those of you that know me know that it is never about me it always about you and today is no different. A couple of weeks ago I posted a
indicating that was leaving the javadesktop and jdk communities and moving on to something else.

500 Projects is Enough

Posted by brinkley on October 30, 2006 at 6:57 PM PST

The JavaDesktop community has just hit 500 projects. That's an awesome accomplishment for any community and a milestone worthy of a change. So with 500 projects under my watch I'm turning the community leadership reigns over to Jeff Dinkins, my silent sidekick for the last four and half years, and Hans Muller.

It has been great to work in one of the most vibriant communities in

Argent BOFs On Tuesday Nights Are Full

Posted by brinkley on May 5, 2006 at 9:32 AM PDT

As the track lead for the desktop track this year I had the responsibility of scheduling the Sessions and BOFs. The exercise is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle as you try to fit 19 BOFS into 12 time slots over three days.