Sunday Sep 30, 2012

JavaOne 2012 Pictures - Java Leaders Brunch and GlassFish Community Event

Some pictures from the Java Leaders Brunch ...

And some pictures from the GlassFish Community Event (with 110+ attendees) ...

And the evolving album ...

Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

DEMOGrounds, JBoss Party, GlassFish BoF, and Java Champions/JUG Leaders Dinner @ JavaOne 2011

Here are some tweets seen on #javaone11 today ...

#JAVAONE11 day one was great! Preparing for day two. Very curious about the contents of the strategy keynote, which starts in about an hour!
IBM, Red Hat, and Intel folks now on stage #javaone11 > "we're competitors but Java requires collaboration for comparability"
Head is spinning right now. Java on iOS. Twitter in the JCP. Wow.
Looks like #JavaOne11 is rocking this year. Wish I was there, but am sure my wife is having a great time.
Another great #javaone11 day is coming to an end. See you tomorrow in my 2.5 talks - or a hallway conversation. Enjoy J1!
So sad more than half of the javaone is already over #javaone11
Ready for the last BOF at #Javaone11 Too bad they don't continue tomorrow.
Just heard a #javaone11 attendee say the conference this year is the woodstock for #java developers. wOOt wOOt

Over all much more positive vibes all across.

Enjoy some pictures from earlier today ...

And now some pictures from the Java Champions and JUG Leaders dinner ...

And the evolving album so far ...

Friday Jan 28, 2011

Oracle User Group Leaders Summit 2011 Report

Oracle head quarters was honored to host one of the most active and involved customers earlier this week at the annual User Group Leaders Summit. Other than the usual suspects like IOUG, OAUG, ODTUG and many others, the new additions were Java User Groups, MySQL User Groups, and Primavera SIG. There were about 150 leaders (> 50% increase from 2010) and > 30% of the attendees were from outside the USA. There were 54 sessions delivered sharing our campaigns, products, and services. There were even 12 unconference sessions allowing the attendees to engage in a more informal manner.

Several JUG leaders from around the world represented the Java community: Stephan Jansen (BeJUG), Bruno Souza (SouJava), Kevin Nilson (Silicon Valley Web JUG), Van Riper (Silicon Valley Web JUG), John Yeary (Green JUG), Daniel deOliveira (DFJUG), JP Petines (JEDI), Bert Breeman (NLUG), Max Bonbhel (Congo JUG), Dan Cline (Chicago JUG), Ranganath (Bangalore JUG), Stephen Chin (JavaFX UG), Frank Greco (NYC Java SIG), Dario Laverde (NYC JUG).

I attended sessions in the Java track and gave a presentation on "Whats Cool in Java EE 6" and the slides are available:

The slides from rest of the sessions are already posted at

There were several sessions in the Java track providing updates on roadmap on different Java technologies. There were several sessions dedicated to hearing feedback from the JUG leaders on whats working and not. Then there was an open session where Steve Harris, Mark Reinhold, Ted Farrell, and Ajay Patel answered open ended questions to the audience. Here are couple of samplers ...

Steve Harris - If Java is not successful, we'll fail! JCP is the best vehicle we've to discuss the future of Java. It has the ability to self-heal and has done so multiple times over the past.

Audience: Why didn't Oracle shutdown GlassFish ?
Steve Harris: Its the RI, Pieces of WLS that are part of RI but not the RI.
The developer community of 10million downloads is very dear to Oracle.
The agility allows to make faster changes. WLS has heavy-duty integration stuff.
Its great technology, team, and investment on their part.
It'll be a bad bad mistake to kill GlassFish.

Henrik on why Oracle will strive to make sure Java is successful: There are 20k developers working on Java inside Oracle, can't mess with Java.

The response from the twittersphere (#iouc) was positive and here are some sample tweets:

  • @debralillley Great #IOUC so far, lots #ukoug stuff done yesterday now main summit starts, lots of usergroup leaders here, you can smell the passion #fb
  • @BambiPrice @odtug Oracle welcoming MySQL leaders to the #IOUC summit
  • @Mike_ODTUG Great to hear all of the exciting things all of the user groups accomplished last year. Congrats to all! #IOUC #ODTUG
  • @stenvesterli Ronan Miles @UKOUG__Chair from #UKOUG receiving Lifetime Award from Judith Sim at #IOUC. CONGRATULATIONS!
  • @Stephan007 Oracle nominates SouJava to the JCP Executive Committee. #IOUC
  • @BertBreeman Unconference during #IOUC-Summit new experience for a lot of people; JUG-leaders has more and more influence in this Summit; everybody happy
  • @congojug #IOUC Collaborating with Oracle in the #JUG Communities at #Oracle Headquarters #CongoJUG
  • @BertBreeman Good discussion during #IOUC: JavaOne vs OpenWorld. Oracle is listening to us. JavaOne separated from OpenWorld. JavaOne will be reanimated!
  • @BertBreeman JavaOne discussion during #IOUC: JavaOne probably going back to his original timezone: during Spring. JavaOne: the place to be again!
  • @johnyeary Finished the #IOUC #JUG leader summit earlier today. It was a successful event in my opinion. I walked away with a lot of good ideas.

Oralce nominated SOUJava to a seat in the JCP Executive Committee. The special elections are coming soon and we hope the members will vote to elect Bruno Souza to the JCP. Many congratulations to SOUJava and Bruno for the nomination!

Here are some pictures from the event ...

And the complete album below:

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