Friday May 13, 2011

JavaOne India 2011 Trip Report: Slides, Pics, Bollywood, Lufthansa A380

JavaOne India, the first time in India, got over earlier this week and was full of passion. The official attendance numbers are not available but there the approximate attendance was about 3k. There were usual sessions on Java SE, Java EE, and Java ME and then several sessions by the local community and partners. General session and technical keynotes, hallway conversations (multiple of them), plenty of networking space, 7 (yes seven) speaker rooms, booths, entertainment in OTN night, gourmet hot lunch, excellent walnut-loaded brownies, vanilla ice cream, Paradise biryani, good fitness center in the hotel, and most of all engaging with the attendees was a great recipe for a successful conference.

There were several sessions delivered on Java EE/GlassFish:

  • Java EE Technical Keynote
  • The Java EE 6 Programming Model Explained: How to Write Better Applications
  • Complete Tools Coverage for the Java EE 6 Platform
  • GlassFish 3.1: Fully-clustered Java EE 6
  • Java Persistence API 2.0: An Overview
  • Servlet 3.0 extensible, asynchronous and easy to use
  • Hyperproductive JavaServer Faces 2.0
  • What's New in Enterprise JavaBean Technology
  • Creating RESTful Web services using JAX-RS
  • Using Contexts and Dependency Injection (CDI) in the Java EE 6 Ecosystem
  • Dealing with Asynchronicity in Java Technology-Based Web Services
  • Beginning with the Java EE 6 Platform HOL
  • Embedded APIs for GlassFish Server Open Source Edition
  • Running your Java EE 6 applications in the Cloud

The Java EE 6 hands-on lab was well received with a lots of interactive discussions. Most of the Java EE sessions were in a room of approx 800+ and most of them were packed.

Some of the slides are available in the playlist below:

More will be added in this playlist as they are made available.

Twitter always provide instant feedback for the presentations and it was no different here as well. Here are some tweets for the sessions that I delivered:

@mohdabdurraafay Seriously! @arungupta ROCKS!!!! #JavaOne

@tr0ubl3r @arungupta Thanks for the really good sessions at #javaone. Hope to see you at #rubyconfindia 2011 this year too.

@tusharvjoshi Great 2 days at #javaone #hyderabad, learned from @indrajitr @arungupta , met @rajmahendra @mohdabdurraafay and much more. 2011

@tr0ubl3r Yet another good presentation by @arungupta on JSF 2 at #javaone

@yasirimteyaz #onStage @arungupta delivering #Servlet3.0 session, packed w/ latest features & loads of useful info. #JavaOne

@mohdabdurraafay Hall 6. JavaEE. @arungupta. GlassFish. Awesomeness. #JavaOne

@yasirimteyaz @arungupta The keynote session was very interesting & useful! Glad to be @ #JavaOne.! (attending first time) ☺

@govindars @arungupta Great presentation on java e e 6 at #javaone

And some more ...

@ksrvamsee looking forward to javafx2.0, had wonderful sessions in #javaone

@kishoremvr #javaone is really a great place to meet great developers..

@yasirimteyaz #JavaOne == 2 days full of learnings. Amazing sessions by great speakers. +1

@RajatAru Can foresee great future #Java. Many Thanks to #oracle for such a great conference. Count me in for #JavaOne 2012.

@priya1203 Had an awesome time for the last two days at #Javaone #Hyderabad. Lot of new things to take back home. Kudos to #Oracle :))))

@rruchikaw #JavaOne winds up for 2011. Great learning, Great sessions by great speakers. Very Well hosted. Thanks #Oracle

@jigyasaarora88 Had a memorable experience at #JavaOne & #Oracle Develop conference 2011. Would love to come back next year as well. Thanks #Oracle

The OTN night featured some local artists and was quite a hit with the attendees. There were several replays of the popular Bollywood numbers like "my name is Sheila" and "munni badnam huyee". Several colleagues enjoyed dancing with the attendees as well. Here are some pics from the OTN night:

In case you are interested, check out "my name is sheila" in its original form:

Check out some more pictures from the event:

On a personal front, any trip to Hyderabad is incomplete without eating biryani and so we did enjoy couple of dinners at Paradise Biryani. I also get to ride the Superjumbo (a.k.a. Airbus 380) on my return journey. Lufthansa started flying this "big bird" to San Francisco 2 days back only and it was a nice experience overall. With 8 first class and 98 business class on the second floor and 420 economy on the lower deck, it definitely was a big plane and the boarding was a cruise-like experience. Here is some initial feedback ...


  • Very quiet take off
  • Sufficient restrooms for a plane of that size
  • Flight crew was very efficient and more friendly than usual
  • Touch-screen entertainment worked very well

Not so good

  • In-seat power was not easy to find although the seatmap shows it. I didn't try looking hard because wanted to catch up sleep/movies.
  • Bumpy landing (probably because of the pilot ;-)
  • No extra movies above & beyond 747
  • Ethernet cable is not functional yet.

Check out some pictures of the plane ...

There is a bar on the upper deck (nice!) and would like to try out the other niceties so I've already ordered a SWU certificate to be applied for my next Lufthansa flight (coming in 2 weeks and more about that later)!.

And finally the complete album:

And while you are reading about JavaOne, don't forget that JavaOne San Francisco (Oct 2-6) Call for Papers ends on May 23rd. Don't forget to submit a paper to this premier Java conference!

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Arun Gupta is a technology enthusiast, a passionate runner, author, and a community guy who works for Oracle Corp.

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