JavaOne Latin America 2011: A Great combination of Geeky + Fun
JavaOne Latin America concluded last week. The Java EE team delivered the technical keynote, several sessions, a hands-on lab, dinner with the Java EE hornblowers, attended good booth traffic, and had numerous hallway conversations.
The keynote on the first day sharing the overall stratategy for Java SE, Java EE, Java ME, and Java FX. The technical keynotes on the second day provided more details on each of these technologies with extensive product demonstrations for each one of them. Check out href="http://blogs.oracle.com/geertjan/entry/javafx_wows_javaone_latin_america">Geertjan's blog explaining an end-to-end demonstration using Java FX -> Java EE -> GlassFish -> MySQL.
The community keynote on the third day was organized by Bruno Souza and Fabiane Nardon. There were very little slides and mostly demos and interaction with other community folks. A complete replay of the community keynote is available href="http://www.loiane.com/2011/12/javaone-brasil-2011-video-do-community-keynote/">here. I was fortunate to be included as part of this fun keynote. Vinicius demonstrated how jHome (a Duke's Choice Award winner) can be used to open up a website driven by my heart beat. Watch the video below (in Portuguese):
jHome certainly has very far-reaching implications. Imagine a doctor being able to monitor your heartbeat remotely or use it for href="http://groups.google.com/group/jhome-globalcode/browse_thread/thread/eea747970829076d">beer mashing ;) Their next stop is href="http://www.jfokus.se/jfokus/talks.jsp#jHome%3A%20Having%20Fun%20with%20Home%20Automation%20and%20Java">JFokus, Feb 14, 2012.
Another fun part when the Odwalla bars left over from the href="http://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/java_geek_bike_ride_sao">Geek Bike Ride were distributed during the keynote, proud to be an href="http://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/team_odwalla_2011_look_good">Odwalla ambassador!
An earlier blog on the href="http://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta/entry/java_geek_bike_ride_sao">Geek Bike Ride provide more details about a fun bike ride with several local Java geeks. The href="http://blogs.oracle.com/javaspotlight/entry/java_spotlight_episode_60_live">Java Spotlight Podcast episode #60 also covers an interview with Yara and Vinicius Senger on href="http://www.globalcode.com.br/home">Global Code's 10th anniversary.
There is definitely a strong interest for Java EE in Latin America as all the sessions were completely packed. The JAX-RS 2.0 session was even moved to a much bigger room. The complete set of Java EE slides presented by Oracle speakers are given below: