Thursday Mar 25, 2010

Day 2 - Tech Days 2010, Hyderabad

Follow up from Day 1.

The opening of Day 2 started with "awesome", "fantastic", and "extraordinary" as the feedback when Simon asked about the Day 1. The attendees charged into the Hyderabad International Convention Center, the venue of Tech Days, on Day 2 as evident in the video below:

Georges Saab, Vice President, Fusion Middleware, Oracle talked about Oracle Application Grid and its various components such as WebLogic, Tuxedo, JRockit, Coherence, JDeveloper, ADF, and EclipseLink. Nandini Ramani showcased how Java platform has evolved over past few years and modularity is one of the key themes going forward. Her talk was loaded with several demos including mine on JSF, CDI, Bean Validation, and JAX-RS using NetBeans.

The "strange and unusual talent show", a usual activity on Day 2, had 9 participants and its probably the largest group I've ever seen. The attendees are encouraged to show their talent and it ranged from a poem, martial arts, dancing, singing, and many others. Watch all the fun in the video below:

My session on "Using the latest Java Persistence API 2 Features" was well received in a packed hall (with a capacity of 1500) and the slides are now available:

Always good to see instant feedback via #techdays:

  • @javachap: In @arungupta session, Java Persistence API. It's houseful! #techdays
  • @mohdabdurraafay: @arungupta your session was awesome. :) was very much in depth. Thanks. #techdays #techdays2010
  • @neilghosh: @arungupta excellent jpa session bt t-shirt din't reach me :( #techdays #glassfish
  • @neilghosh: #techdays Day2 was more fun ..Liked the Tag Line "Code is king" by @arungupta it was fun interacting with geniuses from Sun Micro -Oracle ;)
  • @manishagarwal_: @arungupta Hey Arun.. I attended your sessions todays.. they were awesome..very interactive and useful.. am now :) downloading NetBeans 6.8
  • @bjgindia: @arungupta And really a great feeling meeting you! Got inspired towards #JavaEE6 and #glassfish v3 :)

And then the last technical session of this trip showing Java EE 6 tools (mostly NetBeans and Eclipse) concluded Tech Days. This slide-free session showed TOTD #123, TOTD #122, TOTD #120, TOTD #115, TOTD #102, and many others.

The evening finally concluded with a visit to 10 Downing Street and some R&R :-)

Here are pictures from Day 2:


And the complete album (including photos from Spark IT and Ruby Conf):

Here are the sessions presented in this trip:

  • Spark IT 2010
    • Java EE 6 & GlassFish v3: Paving the path for the future
    • Improving Engineering Process Using Hudson
    • Getting Started with Rails on GlassFish Hands-on Lab
    • Powering the Next Generation Services with the Java Platform
    • Java EE 6 Toolshow
  • Ruby Conf India 2010
    • GlassFish can support multiple Ruby frameworks ... really ?
  • Tech Days 2010, India
    • Java EE 6 & GlassFish v3: Paving the path for the future
    • OSGi & Java EE in GlassFish
    • Using the Latest Java Persistence API 2 Features
    • Java EE 6 Toolshow

And finally, this trip is coming to an end. Now, I'm certainly looking forward to head back home and have some quality time with family :-)

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Monday Mar 01, 2010

Java EE 6 & GlassFish - Spark IT 2010, Ruby Conf India 2010, Tech Days 2010

Java EE 6 & GlassFish are swimming across the globe to participate in three different conferences in March 2010.

Spark IT 2010 is an inaugural conference and a joint initiative of CIOL, India's largest IT portal and PCQuest, India's leading magazine for IT professionals. You'll hear about:

  • Java EE 6 & GlassFish (12:05 - 12:50pm, Mar 18)
  • Improving engineering process through Hudson (3:30 - 4:15pm, Mar 18)
  • GlassFish Toolapalooza (2:40 - 3:25pm, Mar 19)
  • Rails on GlassFish workshop (Mar 19)

Check Spark IT 2010 website for the latest updates. See the Agenda, Speakers, Venue Layout, follow the updates on @sparkit2010 and register now!

Ruby Conf India 2010 is India's first RubyConf and is presented by Ruby community in India (which seems to be growing) and supported by RubyCentral. There are lots of great speakers Matz, Chad, Obie, Nick, and Ola. And of course, you'll hear about:

  • GlassFish supports multiple Ruby frameworks ... really ? (2:00 - 2:45pm, Mar 21)

Check Ruby Conf 2010 website for the latest updates. See the Agenda, Venue (Royal Orchid Hotel), follow the updates on @rubyconfindia and register now!

Don't miss out on Sambar/Dosa and Mavalli Tiffin Room while in Bangalore :-)

Tech Days 2010 at Hyderabad is biggest of all the Tech Days events. Other than Dum Biryani, Minarets, and Pearls, you'll hear about Java EE 6 platform and toolshow, OSGi, and Java Persistence API 2. The Agenda (to be updated) has all the details and James Gosling is going to be there as well!

Check Tech Days 2010 website for the latest updates. The venue (Hyderabad International Convention Center) is indeed very impressive so don't miss out and register now!

Check out reports from Tech Days 2009 (1, 2) and Tech Days 2008 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

Here is the current speaking schedule:

And as always, feel free to join me for a run :-)

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