I just completed an extensive writeup of my experiences at JavaOne 2005, complete with stories about members of the JSF community and a blurb about my presentation (which was jam-packed).
You can find it here: http://www.jsfcentral.com/editorial/editorial_3.html.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, at JavaOne this year I'll be presenting a Birds-of-the-Feather session on Monday night (June 27th) at 9:30pm, entitled "The JavaServer Faces Ecosystem". I'll be talking about who the players, products, and organizations involved in the JSF community are, what they are doing, and how the community is growing.
It was a pleasure to present at the Northern Virginia Software Symposium over the weekend. The conference was in Reston, VA -- about 15 minutes from where I spent my formative years.
I suppose all of my networking over the past year has payed off, because my session for JavaOne in June, 2005 has been accepted. Last year I wasn't so lucky, so I was pleasantly surprised to get a confirmation e-mail a couple of weeks ago.
The session will be a Birds-of-the-Feather (BOF) called "Exploring the JavaServer Faces Ecosystem". It'll be in the WebTier track.
The third day of the TSS symposium was short the last session ended at 4:45pm. This was definitely a Good Thing; no matter how much of a geek you are, Saturday night in Las Vegas has quite a bit of traction.
I began the second day of TheServerSide
symposium with the morning's Power of Patterns keynote by Compuware's
Mike Burba. In front of a full room, Mike discussed patterns as a general
concept beyond the basic GoF and J2EE patterns we often think about.
This is the story of my first day at TheServerSide (TSS) Symposium, which was at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas (where I also stayed). If you haven't heard of the Venetian, it's one of the biggest and most "luxurious" hotels in Vegas.