From a NetBeans perspective, this week at JavaOne has been quite spectacular. Starting with a fully packed NetBeans Day, with over 700 people in some sessions, including James Gosling headlining two of them, to several fun parties, and many NetBeans sessions throughout the conference, it was truly an enjoyable time.
The week ended with an informal meetup at the Thirsty Bear, with many people coming and going all the time, and of course many couldn't make it because they had already left.
Here's a quick view on part of the group:
And after that... the party continued for a small subset at Fang's across the street, fantastic Chinese food.
What made it especially special is that many of the NetBeans community attending JavaOne have known each other for several years. Reuniting year after year is so cool. Until next year everyone!