Cloud Expo East and New York City Java Meetup Trip Report
By arungupta on Jun 10, 2011
7000+ delegates and 200+ sponsors/exhibitors made the Cloud Expo 2011, New York City yet another successful conference by SYS-CON. I gave a talk on "Running your Java EE applications in the Cloud" and highlighted:
- How Java EE 6 light-weight nature is ideal for cloud development/deployment
- Show how to deploy a typical 3-tier Java EE application in Amazon, Rightscale, Joyent, and Azure
- Why Weblogic is ideally suited for enterprises for cloud deployments
- How Java EE 7 is evolving to provide a standards-based PaaS deployment platform
The slides are available below:
There were about 30+ attendees in the talk and some of them were GlassFish customers and several Weblogic customers. So they both, and others, found out how the two application servers from Oracle are relevant for the cloud deployment.
Check out some pictures from the expo and around the city:
It was good to catch up with Jeff and Justin and enjoy couple of evenings together!
|The next day I presented at New York City Java Meetup and explained the key features of Java EE 6 and GlassFish using live coding sessions with NetBeans. There were about 50+ attendees (in and out) at the highly interactive session.
Here is some feedback captured after the event:
Arun gave a great presentation on the virtues of JEE6 and NetBeans as well what is to come in future Java releases.
This was a good meet up. Very informative and useful information. The location is excellent.
And some more ...
Pretty good meetup! very informative as alot of the areas that he covered are relevant and "hot" today. I recruit for Java Developers and these days I am routinely asking about experience with IOC/ CDI, Dependency Injection and restless web services. So I walked away feeling that Oracle was working the same market.
Interesting topic well presented.
Another good data point is that the average rating seems to be 4.5 (out of 5) after 14 attendees have rated it. Any feedback on how I can close the gap between 4.5 and 5 would be helpful :-)
The code built during the meetup can be downloaded here.
Here is a photograph from the meetup page:
And a few more that I took:
The venue for the meetup was Barnes & Noble store in the uptown and they did an excellent job of hosting the event. There was ample sugar and drinks for everybody (as you can see in the pictures) and each attendee even got a $15 gift card. The company is is making major investments in their eCommerce platform and digital products (i.e. Nook, Cloud Computing, Mobile apps). Java/J2EE is being used heavily throughout their environment. Opportunities exist for Engineers, Architects and Team Leads in their NYC and Palo Alto offices. If you are interested an informational conversation about technical careers and what's going on at BN.com, contact Jason Greenhouse @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I chatted with their CTO and VP of Engineering and hopefully will have some followup meetings to coach them more about the benefits of Java EE 6 :-)
Thank you Dario for providing me with an opportunity to talk about the "ultimate threesome" (Java EE 6 + GlassFish + NetBeans) to your meetup community!
On a personal front, I just could not miss the opportunity to grab couple of shorts runs in the Central Park:
There is no dearth of motivation there, tons of runners and in both directions. It was quite an enjoyable experience and matches well with the sedentary nature of my job ;-) If you are in the New York City during spring/summer time, make sure to plan an early morning run through Central Park and you will not regret it!And as always, check out the complete photo album at: