Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011 Trip Report




2200+ code campers attended 209 sessions delivered by 172 passionate speakers, ate 507 large pizzas and 1269 sandwiches, 5670 snack packs, drank 5000 bottles of water and 18 cambros of coffee and consumed 1560 parking spaces.

Where does this happen ? Of course, Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011!

This organically grown code camp over the past 6 years has seen tremendous growth. The Java tracks were added in the year 2007 after Van Riper visited the very first version of the code camp which was .NET focused. Now .NET sessions are about 1/3rd, Java-based sessions are about 1/3rd, and every thing else fills up rest of the agenda.

Here is a brief chart showing the growth in number of code campers registered, attended, and the sessions delivered over past 6 years:

I've attended each code camp since the introdction of Java (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now this one) as a speaker.

This year, Oracle speakers delivered several sessions.

My first session was "Develop, Deploy, and Monitor a Java EE 6 session using GlassFish 3.1 Cluster" and explained
  • Walk through and deploy a typical Java EE 6 application using NetBeans and GlassFish.
  • Create a two-instance GlassFish cluster and front end with a Web server and a load balancer.
  • Demonstrate session replication when one of the instances fails.
  • Use the extensible monitoring infrastructure to generate application-specific monitoring data.
The complete instructions and the source code are available and you can try it yourself as well.

The second session was a packed standing-room-only and talked about "The Java EE 7 Platform: Developing for the Cloud" and the slides are available:


The demo shown in the talk is explained below (complete instructions):



I'll be giving this similar presentation at JAX London (London), JFall (Netherlands), Oredev (Sweden), Devoxx (Belgium), IndicThreads (India), and JavaOne Latin America (Brazil) in the days to come. Make sure to catch me and ask your questions or share your usecases to make Java EE 7 successful.

If you attended any of the sessions, please make sure to complete an evaluation

Check out some pictures from the camp ...












And enjoy the album from Saturday morning:



I had to rush back home because of prior personal commitments. Anyway looking forward to v7.0 next year.

Java EE 7 is planned to go final around the same time so there will be lots of material to share. And looking at the current trends, the registration and attendance numbers will be much higher than this year. So make sure to register early :-)

Here are some tweet-feedback ...

#svcc The Sillcon Valley Code Camp was very well done, organisation was excellent. Thanks to the SVCC staff and @vanriper ;-)
. @sv_code_camp if anyone with a passion for tech needs a reason to move to the bay area, all they have to do is attend #svcc
#svcc very well organized this year, they're handling growth quite well.

Many thanks to Van, Kevin, Peter, and rest of the crew for yet another successful camp!
Comments:

Hi Arun Gupta,

I am a regular visitor of your blog since i saw your video tutorials, It has helped me a lot.
And i was looking for your contact details in all your blogs to keep in touch with you. I would appreciate your help to sweeten my love towards java and oracle.

Awaiting your reply
Regards

Posted by guest on October 13, 2011 at 07:41 AM PDT #

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