25 reasons to attend JavaOne 2012

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17th JavaOne
is just around the corner, less than 3 weeks away! If you are
still thinking about registering for the conference, here are my
top 25 reasons to attend the conference:

  1. Biggest gathering of Java geeks in the world
  2. Latest and greatest content with href="https://oracleus.activeevents.com/connect/search.ww?event=javaone">475
    technical sessions/Birds of Feathers/Hands-on labs
    sessions (about 20% more from last year)
  3. Reduced number of href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/program/schedule/keynotes/index.html">keynotes
    to accommodate room for more technical content
  4. No product pitches, exclusive focus on technology (I can tell
    you that from my experience as a href="https://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/javaone_2011_content_review_process">track
  5. Sessions are divided in different href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/program/schedule/tracks/index.html">in-depth
    technical tracks to focus on Java technology that most
    interests you
  6. Reruns of several popular sessions
  7. Experts and Practitioners-led HOLs and tutorials
  8. Rock star href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/people/index.html">speakers,
    panelists, faculties, and instructors.

  9. Meet several Java
    and href="http://www.java.net/jugs/java-user-groups">JUG leaders
    from all around the world
  10. Engage with speakers and discuss with fellow developers in a
    casual setting with lots of href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/activities/open-house/index.html">networking
  11. A complete conference dedicated for href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/embedded/index.html">Java
  12. Extensive and fast-paced hands-on href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/program/schedule/university/index.html">University
    Sessions on Sunday, learn while you are at the conference.
    You can register for href="http://www.oracle.com/us/ju-reg-pop-1622693.html?iframe=true&width=540&height=170">Java
    University only or attend with the conference.

  13. Dukes Choice Awards
    recognize and celebrate the most innovative usage of the Java
  14. href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/activities/demogrounds/index.html">DEMOgrounds
    and href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/exhibit-sponsor/exhibition-hall/index.html">Exhibition
    Hall provide extensive opportunities for networking and
    engagement with the biggest names in Java (dedicated hours on
    each day as well)
  15. Dedicated day for Java User Groups and Communities (href="http://glassfish-event12.eventbrite.com/">GlassFish
    Community Event and href="http://netbeans.org/community/articles/javaone/2012/netbeans-day-2012.html">NetBeans
    Community Day)

  16. Multiple href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/register/additional-packages/index.html">registration
    packages to meet your needs

  17. Pay for 4 full conference passes and get a fifth one free
  18. Students and Bloggers get a href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/register/additional-packages/index.html#tab">free

  19. Geek Bike Ride
    with fellow speakers and attendees in a casual setting

  20. href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/program/plus/sustainability/index.html">Greenest
    conference on the plane
  21. Enjoy different cuisines in the San Francisco city, take a
    trip to Alcatraz or Napa Valley or go running on the crooked
    street ;-) There are tons of tourist opportunities in/around San

  22. Tons of parties during the conference, in the evening, late
    night, and early mornings. Don't forget href="http://glassfish-party12.eventbrite.com/">Thirsty Bear

  23. Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon at href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/activities/appreciation-event/index.html">Appreciation
  24. href="http://www.oracle.com/javaone/activities/wrap/index.html">Oracle
    Music Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens
  25. Grab the bragging rights "I have attended JavaOne"!

Learn a new skill, build new connections, conceive a new idea and
push the boundaries of Java in the most important educational and
networking event of the year for Java developers and enthusiasts.

With so much geekgasm going on during the 5 days of JavaOne, is
there a reason for you to wait ?

for the conference now!

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As a 13 year veteran of the conference, I can tell this is some
thing every Java developer must experience!

I will be there, will you ?

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