I crashed Silicon Valley Code Camp last Saturday AM (at Foothill College in Los Altos), and I'm glad I did.
For one, I always enjoy being on a college campus. You can smell the intellectual curiosity in the air (and sometimes other things too).
I caught Shay Shmeltzer's talk on "What's Wrong with JSF", in which he cataloged the advantages of using a framework such as Oracle ADF to shore up JSF's weaknesses:
and also spent some time in Ted Young's introduction to Agile programming, and a Sun-Bebo-Yahoo panel on Web scalability, which was geeky to the n
th degree. (And in which the Sun employee, in self-serving fashion, attempted to argue that OpenSolaris should be the preferred choice over Linux for AMP-based startups that need to scale. Hmmmm.) Unfortunately, due to a family vacation on Sunday, I missed Pieter Humphrey
's hands-on lab for "Building and Deploying Applications with Oracle WebLogic Server 10gR3 and Eclipse
", as well as Mark Wilcox
's "Prototyping User/Role Management with Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Database XE
", but maybe those guys want to comment here about how their sessions were received?
On the upside, I did get to have an African safari-like experience at Safari West in Santa Rosa. Sorry guys, rhinos and cheetahs got all my attention on Sunday.
You can explore the twitter feed from the camp here