Community One...Java One...Part One

OK now I finally have some time to document my adventures in JavaOne land. 

The first thing I noticed was how much energy and attendance there was.  Ive been going to JavaOne off and on for the last six or seven years and it certainly hasnt been this vibrant in a while.  I was pleased to see how packed the exhibition space was as well as how the attendees spanned the generations from twenty-somethings all the way up to the gray haired pony tails.  And speaking of fresh blood, when MC Gage kicked off  his annual "everybody stand up routine" by saying "sit down if this is your first JavaOne" about half the crowd sat down!  Most excellent.

What was also particularly cool was that the warm up act before the first keynote was a hip young dj.   DJ Anon was infinitely cooler than the fifty-something space-age star trek musicians who we had last year (or was it the year before?).

 Waiting for the Java to flow - pre opening keynote.
 

 
Welcome to the machine, behind the scenes at the Community One key note.
 

 
The Community One Free and Open Source software panel:  Peter Brown (FSF), Dalibor Topic (lead Kaffe developer and originally from Nis),  Simon Phipps (moderator)

 


The panel continued:  Simon,  Mark Wielaard (Red Hat), Cliff Schmidt (Apache legal), Ian Murdock (Sun).


 
Let the wild rumpus begin!


 Pau for now...

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