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Sean Sheedy

Sean Sheedy is a consultant in the mobile application space. He can be reached at


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Opportunities to chat JCP at JavaOne

Posted by sean_sheedy on June 1, 2009 at 4:16 PM PDT

1) This document from the JCP lists all the different JCP-related events at JavaOne. This is the best place to start to find something particular to your interest in the JCP.

Attention London/Southampton mobile developers

Posted by sean_sheedy on May 12, 2009 at 3:14 AM PDT

Hi, I'm one of the Java ME Executive Committee (EC) members and an Individual JCP member (that is, representing you, and not a big corporation, on the EC.) I would like to hear from other Java ME developers while I'm in the UK this week for EC meetings.

JCP EC candidates ready for questions in election forum

Posted by sean_sheedy on February 20, 2009 at 3:03 PM PST

Have you wanted to tell the ME EC exactly what you think Java ME needs? Do you want candidates elected that represent your interests? Four candidates are competing in a special election for Intel's ME EC seat, vacated in January. For the first time, a forum has been created to permit questions from the community and encourage debate between candidates.

A "Fragmentation Program Office"?

Posted by sean_sheedy on January 29, 2008 at 10:11 PM PST

The MEDD conference was exactly what I thought it would be: learning about cool stuff (SunSPOTS!), meeting old friends and making new ones. And it turned out that one topic stood out above the rest - confronting fragmentation in the mobile space.

SunSPOTs and ham radio

Posted by sean_sheedy on January 23, 2008 at 3:41 PM PST

This week I decided to drive from San Diego to Santa Clara to this week's MEDD conference rather than fly home and back again. This gave me the opportunity to try out a new ham radio product called the TinyTrak4 which is about to be released by its creator, Byon Garrabrant.

Open Discussion of Developer Issues

Posted by sean_sheedy on January 17, 2008 at 4:07 AM PST

Over the years, there has been much written and spoken about the challenges facing mobile developers. This will be no different in some of the sessions and in the hallways at the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference and at BarCampME in Santa Clara next week.

Pack your sleeping bags!

Posted by sean_sheedy on January 15, 2008 at 3:24 AM PST

Pack your sleeping bags! The MiniBarCamp, "BarCampME", which bridges the two days of the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days (MEDD) conference, is on!

Android's "do not fragment" clause...

Posted by sean_sheedy on November 7, 2007 at 10:59 AM PST

The OHA members have signed an anti-fragmentation clause. "They've basically agreed not to fragment nor do things that would result in different versions of the platform", says Rich Miner in the PC World interview. And the JCP has that too - called MSA.

On the Android announcement - a bullet list

Posted by sean_sheedy on November 6, 2007 at 10:01 AM PST
  • Android has existed for probably about 4 years, created by people who have real handset experience, so a delivery timeframe of 2H08 is not unreasonable.

Voting is Good but Making Your Voice Heard is Better

Posted by sean_sheedy on November 1, 2007 at 3:46 PM PDT

After spending several years in the Java ME standards circuit for a major operator, I'm now on my own as a consultant, and running for one of the open Executive Committee seats as an Individual. I'd really like to know what burning topics Java ME developers would like to see the winning candidates bring to the EC.

Java ME has been fabulously successful with well over 2 Billion devices shipped.