I took part in another edition of the OTN Virtual Technology Day today. It started with being invited to contribute a screencast to the event, which I made especially for this occasion—enabling me to think afresh about what it is exactly that makes NetBeans special and so I focused on Maven, HTML5, Internet of Things, and Java EE—and then I also moderated the sessions live, i.e., answered questions that attendees asked while attending the session.
A week or two ago, the event happened in the Americas timezone and today it was the turn for EMEA. From 10.00 to 14.30 today, attendees in the Java track heard from a range of speakers, including Tori Wieldt, Bruno Borges, and Gerrit Grunwald. The "Free Open Source Tools" session looked as follows, click to enlarge, and notice some of the cool questions that were asked while attendees watched the screencast:
There were several other questions after the above were asked, all really great and enthusiastic. Very nice to get the kind of feedback I'm seeing at these events.
One more chance for attending the series of screencasts that constitute OTN Virtual Tech Days is for the APAC timezone–on 4 March–from 9:30 to 13:30 IST. Looking forward to seeing even more attendees there!
The agenda can be viewed here: https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-894285