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Geecon 2012 Trip Report

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What moved the Java world in Poland ? About 600 participants, 60+
sessions, 45+ speakers, and 3 days at href="http://2012.geecon.org/">Geecon!



This was my first time at the conference and they kept me busy :-)
I've delivered the self-paced Java EE 6 hands-on lab multiple times
all around the world, but this is the first time where I used the
content to demonstrate the simplicity and ease-of-use of the
platform in a code-driven session. The 2 hrs were entertaining with
constant interaction from about 50+ attendees. The lab material can
be downloaded from href="//cdn.app.compendium.com/uploads/user/e7c690e8-6ff9-102a-ac6d-e4aebca50425/f4a5b21d-66fa-4885-92bf-c4e81c06d916/File/a1b7678d51f714d9ffef3adbbf92d7a6/javaee6_hol_glassfish.pdf">here
anyway.



Then right after I gave a talk on Java EE 7: Developing for the
Cloud. This talk gave an introduction to the upcoming Java EE 7
platform to about 50 attendees. And I refreshed the slide deck with
tons of code samples from different technologies such as href="https://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/jax_rs_2_0_early">JAX-RS
2.0, href="https://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/jpa_2_1_early_draft">JPA
2.1, and Bean
Validation 1.1
that have released their early drafts so far.
The slide deck is available.


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Pete Muir also helped me provide a more thorough insight into
Contexts & Dependency Injection 1.1.



The talk on JAX-RS 2.0 had about 100+ attendees where I gave an
introduction to JAX-RS, explained the motivation behind upcoming
features, and showed code samples of how the API is evolving. The
slide deck is available here.


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And finally the last talk shared our experience of building a PaaS
platform using GlassFish, the slides are available.


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This talk explained the internals of GlassFish and how
Orachestration Engine, Service Provisioning Engine, IaaS Management
Service, and Cloud Elasticity Manager work together to provide a
Java EE 7-based PaaS environment.



Overall, the movie theater-style seating worked well and the
technical crew knew their job very well. The volunteers were very
prompt in showing the time remaining which was helpful. Everybody in
the conference team gave a very welcome feeling which certainly
wants me to go back there again next year (provided they accept my
submissions ;-) Thank you AdamD (Poznan JUG leader and conference
organizer), AdamP, Adrian, Marcin, Lukasz, and everybody else for a
great show!



The speakers' dinner was in the old part of the town and I enjoyed
sharing stories with Gavin King, Pete Muir, Stephane Eperdaud, Anton
Arhipov, Joonas Lehtinen, and many others.



Here are some pictures captured from the trip ...


























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And the complete album



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Comments ( 1 )
  • guest Friday, May 25, 2012

    It was great to host you at GeeCON! Hope that you will visit us next year ;-).

    Just for the record, you mentioned that I am the organiser of the conference. Well that's true ;-) but this is also true for the rest of GeeCON team (as listed at the bottom of the page here http://2012.geecon.org/about) - it is a joint effort since its beginning ;-)


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