Well-attended by developers, JavaOne Latin America took place last week in São Paulo Brazil. Amongst the myriad sessions, meetings, entertainment and parties, here are some highlights.
The community keynote was themed with 20 years of Java and organized by two Java Champions Fabiane Nardon and Bruno Souza. They chronicled the deep involvement of the Brazilian community throughout the history of Java. Bruno Souza, a.k.a JavaMan, founded the Brazilian Java user group SouJava in 1999. Juggy, the Java Finch mascot, was born in 2004. Fabiane Narbon with her team won the Duke’s Choice Award for Healthcare Information System in 2005. SouJava became the first Java user group member on the JCP executive committee in 2011.
NightHacking interviews took central stage at the Java Hub. The interviews are being rolled out during the next two weeks. Now available are interviews about Java TV
with Bruno Gualda and Thiago Silva, Java and IoT
with Vinicius Senger, Java Embedded
with Leonardo Lima and Java IoT Cloud
with Marco Maciel
The strategy keynote was packed to hear Vice President of Java SE Platform Georges Saab discuss Java 9 modularity. He encouraged developers to download and test the pre-release builds. “JUGs around the world have helped shape the future of Java EE by participating in the JCP and the Adopt-a-JSR program” explained Senior Director of Software Development Robert Clark.