Wednesday Mar 02, 2011

Spark IT 2011: Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3 Talks + FREE Pass

CIOL and PCQuest (@pcquest) is back with its second annual conference. I had a great time there last year and will be back again for Spark IT 2011 on Mar 17/18 in Bangalore, India.

I'll be giving the following sessions:

  • Understanding Dependency Injection in the Java platform (11:25 - 12:25 on Mar 17th)
  • Java EE 6 Hands-on Workshop (14:30 - 16:40 on Mar 17th)
  • Building RESTful Web services in Java (10:10 - 11:10 on Mar 18th)
  • Simplifying Web Development using JSF 2 (11:25 - 12:25 on Mar 18th)

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And now about the FREE pass ...

Would you like to attend this conference FREE ? :-)

I have a limited set of full conference pass that can be given to the loyal readers of this blog. You need to leave a comment on why you think GlassFish is the best open source application server along with your correct email id (will be hidden and shared only with the conference organizers). The first five comments will get a free pass to the conference worth Rs 3000.

Its only a conference pass, all travel, boarding/lodging is yours :-)

Let the comments begin ...

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Friday Mar 19, 2010

Spark IT 2010 Trip Report

Spark IT 2010 - the inaugural conference by CIOL and PCQuest (@pcquest) wrapped up earlier today.

With 1000+ attendees, 3 session tracks, and 1 hands-on lab running simultaneously, there was a lot for the attendees to consume.

Watch a brief video chat with Anil Chopra, Editor PCQuest on why/where/how of the conference:

Here are the three originally planned sessions (+ slides) I delivered over the past couple of days:

The fourth session was a slide-free session and showed Java EE 6 tooling using NetBeans (TOTD #122, screencast #29, TOTD #95, TOTD #94, TOTD #93) and Eclipse (TOTD #102 and TOTD #99). Future sessions will include IntellIJ as well as the support over there is still primitive and I need to spend more time trying to understand it ;-) 

One of the Day 2 keynote session speaker could not deliver the session and so I was called to talk about something that might be of interest to the broader set of attendees. After much thinking I delivered a presentation talking about the evolution of the Java platform and how it provides a rich and robust platform for creating next generation services. The session also included details on some features in the upcoming JDK 7 which was well appreciated. Anyway, the slides are available here:

The Hudson session was also covered here and Day 2 keynote session got coverage here.

There were tons of interesting discussions with @tshanky, @venkat_s, @iamprabhu, @rbhardwaj1, @binodmaliel, @akkirajub, @simon, Dr B V Kumar, and several other speakers.

Many thanks to Cyber Media and all the volunteers who did a meticulous job in coordinating the conference!

Now a little bit about my personal stay at the hotel.

Selva Kumaran is the current Mr Bengaluru and was amongst top-10 in Mr India Body Building Championship last year. He provides free personal training sessions to the guests staying at Goldfinch Hotel. And I certainly availed couple of sessions there and totally enjoyed them. He is one of the reasons I'll probably go back and stay at that hotel :-)

Another reason to go back to this hotel is Kabab Studio restaurant on their terrace. An open air dining, live ghazal singing, and well marinated barbecue together adds to the overall ambience. 

Here are some pictures from the conference:

And the complete evolving album at:

So for now, 1 conference, 4 planned + 1 unplanned sessions, and 1 hotel are covered. Many thanks to Cyber Media for inviting and hosting us. I certainly look forward to participating in SparkIT 2011.

There are 2 more conferences, 5 planned sessions, 2 hotels, and 1 more city still remaining.

The first Ruby Conf India starts tomorrow ... yaay! And of course you'll hear about how GlassFish seamlessly supports multiple Ruby frameworks on Mar 21 (Sunday) at 11am in Track1.

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