By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jun 05, 2014
by guest blogger Yara Senger
With over 2900 developers in person and another 2000 online, The Developer's Conference (TDC) in Florianópolis, Brazil, reminds us that Java is BIG in Brazil. The conference included 20 different tracks, and Java was the most popular track. Java was also a big part of the talks in the IoT, Cloud and BigData tracks. Here's my overview (in Brazilian Portguese):
Several JUGs were involved in TDC Florianópolis, serving as track leads, speakers and all-around heros, including
- SouJava Campinas
- GUJava Santa Catarina
- JUG Vale
- JUG Maringá
- Java Bahia
- GOJava (Goinia)
- JUG Rio do Sul
- RS Jug (Rio Grande do Sul)
and I thank them for their support and commitment. It is a vibrant and fun community!
We saw that the IoT space is maturing rapidly. There are already some related to embedded in the region. Java Evangelist Bruno Borges and Marco Antonio Maciel gave a view popular talk "Java: Tweet for Beer!" They demonstrated how to make a beer tap controlled by Java and connected to the Internet, using a visual application JavaFX with Java SE 8, running on a Rasperry Pi. Of course, they had to test the application quite throughly.
We Brazilians are training the next generation of Java developers. TDC4Kids was as big success. We made a tour with the kids in all booths and almost everybody talked about Java. Java in government managment (Betha), Java on the 2048 (Oracle), Java on the popcorn machine and Java training (Globalcode & V.Office) and of course: Java & Minecraft!
OTN's Pablo Ciccarello was there to support the community. He did several video interviews with JUG leaders and speakers (mine included). You can watch more videos on his TDC Florianópolis playlist.
Thank you, Oracle and OTN for all your support. We interacted with thousands of Java developers at The Developer's Conference Florianópolis. If you want to join us, we are planning two more conferences this year: