Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011 Trip Report
By arungupta on Oct 11, 2011
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 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: