JavaOne Latin America 2011: A Great combination of Geeky + Fun

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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.

The Brazilian chapter of jDuchess
was also launched by Yara, Ana Abrantes, and Loiane Groner as part
of the keynote. Follow @jDuchessBR
or like facebook.com/jDuchessBR
for more details.

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

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

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:

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Adam, John, and I also delivered a hands-on lab on "Develop, Deploy,
and Monitor a Java EE 6 Application with Clustered GlassFish 3.1".
The packed room with about 40 attendees learned:

  • 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
  • Use the extensible monitoring infrastructure to generate
    application-specific monitoring data.

Most of the attendees were able to complete the lab. The complete
instructions are available.

Also check out a video with Fabiane Nardon talking about zero
downtime with Java EE and amazing performance using GlassFish:

Check out some pictures from the last day ...








And check out the complete album ...

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More pictures from href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/loiane/sets/72157628358940889/">Loiane
Groner and href="https://picasaweb.google.com/103787114309180546346/Javaone2011">Marcleo

And finally leaving you with some tweets seen on #javaonebrasil ...

Best java conference in Brazil!

JavaOne Latin America - Brazil is the most cool conference I ever
attended! Great job Oracle, and thanks for everything!

#javaonebrasil foi MARAVILHOSO! A comunidade brasileira fechou o
evento com chave de ouro! #fb (translated to "

#javaonebrasil was WONDERFUL! The Brazilian community closed the
event with a golden key! # fb"

Thank you Latin America for yet another wonderful JavaOne!

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Comments ( 2 )
  • Yara Senger Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Arun, congratulation for your great participation at JavaOne Brasil! No only as speaker, but blogger, photographer, biker! A big friend for Brasilian Java Community!

    Your participation at jHome demo was very nice, thank you!

    Hope you can keep doing so many actions, not only in São Paulo but in several other cities and states!

    See you at jFokus!

    Thank you!



  • guest Wednesday, December 14, 2011

    Thank you Yara!

    You rock in your role as steering the Brazilian Java community. Thank you for moving Java forward :)

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