By edwingo on Apr 24, 2008
Yes, it is that time of the year again for 2008: JavaOne and the preceeding CommunityOne. I went to CommunityOne last year and thought it was definitely worth attending and was impressed by the variety of open source projects represented. Unlike its more well-known sibling, CommunityOne is completely free. Last year they had free food, t-shirts, and limited entry into JavaOne exhibits. This year some of the presentations I see are on OpenSolaris, MySQL, Ruby, Python, NetBeans, jMaki, Glassfish, OpenOffice, and even hardware. There's lots more I haven't mentioned too.
This is the second annual CommunityOne and I believe it developed as an expanded version of NetBeans Day which always occurred on the Monday of JavaOne week. It's a great idea because there are lots of open source projects useful for developers that Sun is involved in.
I'm signed up for CommunityOne, but so far I don't have a pass to JavaOne. That's because I no longer work on a project that's directly Java-related. For the last couple months, I've been working on Project Kenai. I'll write more about Kenai later. There is supposed to be a demo at the JavaOne Pavilion. I volunteered to help demo, but I might not be able to get an exhibit pass to get in. We'll see what happens.