Are you going to JavaOne? CommunityOne?
By docteger on Feb 27, 2008
I'll be there. For the uninitiated, JavaOne is an annual four day conference, held in San Francisco and dedicated to all things Java. Aside from the Pavilion (which takes up both sides of the famed Moscone Center) in which exhibitors and sponsors promote their wares, JavaOne 2008 also has technical sessions, birds-of-a-feather discussions (read small, informal groups talking about a specific topic), panels, and hands-on labs. The 2008 conference runs from May 6-9, 2008; registration links, the session schedule and a lot more information can be found on the JavaOne 2008 home page. This year, JavaOne has also scheduled the 2nd CommunityOne conference for members of the open source community. This free day presents sessions on everything you might need to know to get started creating and deploying the next generation infrastructure using open source projects. CommunityOne is the day before JavaOne on May 5, 2008. CommunityOne is FREE and open to anyone who registers. The third piece of the JavaOne pie is Java University. This one day program of training courses is also held (unfortunately) on May 5, 2008 so you must pick and choose between Java University events and CommunityOne events. Check out my JavaOne blog entry from 2007. (You might also be interested in how I got there.) Finally, in honor of the return of JavaOne to the City by the Bay, here's a clip of Jeanette MacDonald singing the ultimate San Francisco song called, concisely, San Francisco. Sorry, San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) and I Left My Heart in San Francisco but it is. Unfortunately this clip is colorized but, in looking for the original black and white footage, I found the earthquake sequence (in black and white) from the same movie, San Francisco. They don't make 'em like this anymore and I should know - I just saw 300. OK, so now I feel terribly guilty about dissing San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) and I Left My Heart in San Francisco so here are links to those performances by Scott McKenzie and Tony Bennett, respectively. But after watching these you better get back to work.