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For the past couple of years I've been hearing about this really great conference in Denmark called JAOO. It's a developer to developer type event. I've had the honor of getting invited to speak this year so I'm really looking forward to seeing if all of the hype lives up to the reputation. Somehow, I think it will. This year's conference is taking place in Aarhus, Denmark. If you don't know...
on Aug 25, 2004
This place is a riot. I met three people today that said, “Well I was only coming for Monday, but this is so cool I decided to stay for Tuesday. Now it’s Wednesday, and I think I’ll stay till tomorrow.” That’s the kind of energy going on around here at ETech. While it’s hard to admit, the Redmond machine has some pretty interesting stuff going on in the labs. As Marc Smith, from Microsoft...
on Feb 11, 2004
There are times when it’s fun to be a geek, and then there are times when it’s great to be a geek. I go to a lot of conferences throughout the year, and I have to say, if there is only one conference that I get to pick to go to, it’s going to be ETech. It is the very reason why it’s great to be a geek. If you are only interested in what goes on within the walls of your cube, don’t bother reading...
on Feb 11, 2004
O’Reilly has gathered quite the diverse crowd at the Emerging Tech conference this week taking place in San Diego. Where else could you be exposed to a digital democracy teach-in and relativistic time dilation in the same place? Alpha geeks, start your engines.It was quite the interesting first day kicking off with leading edge technical tutorial sessions and a packed room of about 400 political...
on Feb 9, 2004
I just got back from a weekend of speaking in Atlanta, GA at the No Fluff Just Stuff conference. I've missed the last few because of my work schedule, but it was good to be back and to get a chance to talk with lots of the attendees about cool things they are working on. It was also good to get caught up with the various speakers (we seem to be on the road a lot together) and chat about what we'...
on Oct 27, 2003
I'm lucky enough to live in the Denver area that has one of the top 25 JUGs in the world. Technically, I suppose that makes it one of the top 25 in the universe. Java User Groups are a great way to get exposed to what's happening in your community. I know it's easy to say that you just don't have time for yet another meeting, but think about the benefits of attending a JUG meeting before writing...
on Jul 8, 2003
The development methodologies and tools we use to build software can also be applied to the way we do other things in our lives. Software development literally becomes part of who we are. How many times have you been around a table of folks (who are not involved in the high tech industry) and someone asks you what you do for a living? As you start to explain how you create software that can be...
on Jun 18, 2003
I’d like to take Eduardo‘s call to action one step further in terms of welcoming the non-English speaking international community to is a site with the potential to become the central train station for all things Java. As a community, we should be able to welcome all users and developers, regardless of their language. While I haven’t seen the source code for the site...
on Jun 17, 2003