My JavaOne 2011

I've yet to figure out how to optimally manage the time/space continuum in so far as JavaOne is concerned. There are way too many interesting sessions all happening at the same time, together with all the cool booths with interesting people, and unexpected reunions in hotel lobbies with developers you never thought were attending JavaOne in the first place.

My approach in previous years has entailed a frantic running around and kind of hoping that everything would somehow fall into place, which is mostly what happened anyway. But, this year, I'm going to go into battle with an actual plan. And here it is, at some I am speaking, at others I am attending. So, at the very least, my plan is to be at the following:


  • 11:00 - 12:00. How to Refactor for JDK 7, Parc 55 - Market Street
  • 16:00 - 17:30. NetBeans Booth
  • 19:00 - 19:45. Using Java Compiler Source Modeling APIs in Java Applications, Parc 55 - Embarcadero


  • 10:30 - 11:30. JVM Language Mashup Using NetBeans RCP, Parc 55 - Market Street
  • 12:00 - 13:00. How My Life Would Have Been So Much Better If We Had Used the NetBeans Platform, Hotel Nikko - Nikko Ballroom I
  • 13:30 - 14:30. The Heads and Tails of Project Coin, Hilton San Francisco - Yosemite A/B/C
  • 15:00 - 16:00. Building a Home Security System with Java, Parc 55 - Divisidero
  • 16:00 - 17:30. NetBeans Booth
  • 17:30 - 18:15. Visual Java Swing Debugging, Parc 55 - Market Street
  • 18.30 - 19:15. Modularizing Features of Your Legacy Application for Fun and Profit, Parc 55 - Market Street


  • 10:00 - 12:00. Rapid Corporate Desktop Development, Hilton San Francisco - Franciscan Room A/B/C/D
  • 11:30 - 12:30. NetBeans Project Management, Parc 55 - Embarcadero
  • 13.00 - 14:00. Custom Swing Components the Easy Way, Hotel Nikko - Monterey I/II-
  • 15:00 - 16:00. Setting Sail: Opening New Horizons in RCP Development, Parc 55 - Market Street
  • 16:00 - 17:00. NetBeans Booth


  • 11:00 - 12:00. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the NetBeans RCP, Hotel Nikko - Nikko Ballroom I
  • 12:30 - 13:30. The How-To of Migrating Legacy Applications to Module Systems, Parc 55 - Embarcadero
  • 14:00 - 15:00. Patterns for Modularity II: Revenge of the Patterns, Hilton San Francisco - Yosemite A/B/C
  • 15.30 - 16:30. Who Said Runtime Class Reloading Is Hard in Java?, Hilton San Francisco - Golden Gate 6/7/8
Unfortunately, I'll miss two great sessions by Anton Epple, at 19:00 on Monday and 17:30 on Tuesday, but that's how it goes sometimes. And, right after JavaOne, a NetBeans course will be held at the University of San Francisco, followed by another NetBeans course organized by open source consultancies Eppleton and Marakana.

I'll be at some of those sessions too, and I'll also be in the outside area between sessions. Hope to finally meet you in person!

Posted by Kevin on October 02, 2011 at 05:36 PM PDT #

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.


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