25 reasons to attend JavaOne 2012

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 475 technical sessions/Birds of Feathers/Hands-on labs sessions (about 20% more from last year)
  3. Reduced number of 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 track lead)
  5. Sessions are divided in different 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 speakers, panelists, faculties, and instructors.
  9. Meet several Java Champions and JUG leaders from all around the world
  10. Engage with speakers and discuss with fellow developers in a casual setting with lots of networking space
  11. A complete conference dedicated for Java Embedded
  12. Extensive and fast-paced hands-on University Sessions on Sunday, learn while you are at the conference. You can register for Java University only or attend with the conference.
  13. Dukes Choice Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative usage of the Java platform
  14. DEMOgrounds and 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 (GlassFish Community Event and NetBeans Community Day)
  16. Multiple 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 free pass
  19. Geek Bike Ride with fellow speakers and attendees in a casual setting
  20. 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 Francisco.
  22. Tons of parties during the conference, in the evening, late night, and early mornings. Don't forget Thirsty Bear Party!
  23. Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon at Appreciation Party
  24. 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 ?

Register for the conference now!

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You can also send an email to JavaOneReg@gpj.com. And reach out to us using different social media channels ...

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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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