A Fitting Cap
By MortazaviBlog on May 20, 2006
With players coming from Norway, Brazil and U.S. (well, originally from France and Iran), we put a cap to JavaOne 2006 with a game near Chrissy Field (right after Fort Mason) starting at 4:30 pm and ending at 6:00 pm.
Golden Gate Bridge was the backdrop for our game, which took place under mild rain. We had a good mix of ages, player skills, stamina and styles, which made for one of the most interesting games I've played in the last few years. (I should probably give the Golden Gate National Recreation Area as the more precise location.)
I later discovered one of the players works as CTO for WHO, and another, a Brazilian, is a Java buff and entrepreneur programming ASN.1. The rest of us are involved in one way or another with Java DB / Apache / Derby.
Perhaps, soccer (frisbee? tag football?) near Fort Mason will turn into another ritual to cap it all after the closure of each JavaOne!
(The fields have enough space for multiple games at the same time.)