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John "jbob" Bobowicz

John Bobowicz, aka "jbob" is one of the founders of and was the first community manager. He's been an employee of Sun Microsystems since 1997 and prior to that spent 9 years on Wall Street. He is a Java enthusiast who is always looking for excuses to code.


jbob's blog

Innovation doesn't just happen elsewhere, it happens by accident

Posted by jbob on June 17, 2003 at 2:47 AM PDT

Thank God for "failure"

So, the funniest thing about the .com bubble was that people actually believed that if they concentrated really really hard, that they could think up the "next big thing". While venture capitalists learned the hard way, most modern marketing departments are still disillusioned. Sorry lads, it just doesn't work that way.

Would you like a side of giblets to go with that Blackberry?

Posted by jbob on June 16, 2003 at 7:23 AM PDT

Java One proves technology can be funny.

The Scott McNealy keynote is always a highlight of Java One. This year, at Java One 2003, it was that stole the show, and a lot of laughs.

The projects are rolling in!

Posted by jbob on June 11, 2003 at 9:21 AM PDT

So, we've had over 1,000 people sign up to on the first day it went live. That rocks!

I just noticed 44 new projects that just got created! Some cool stuff. I'll need to highlight a few. Keep them coming!!

Tired, but happy.


The birth of an online community.

Posted by jbob on June 10, 2003 at 2:48 PM PDT

Obviously, every large project take a lot of time and effort and building was no different. We spent months incubating the idea into reality and like all projects had our share of late nights and last minute twists and curves. It all finally culminated, after some last minute flurries, with a big bang of a launch

Welcome to We did it!

Posted by jbob on June 10, 2003 at 7:26 AM PDT

So, here we are, extremely tired at 6:30am on the first day of Java One. The site is live and in ending one journey we begin another.