Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Help Build the Future at the JavaOne Hackergarten

By David Lopez

This year’s Java Hub has it all! There’s NightHacking, interactive art, 3D printing, and more, but if you want to meet some new people, learn new tech, and contribute to open source projects, then there’s no better place to be than the Hackergarten at the Java Hub

Starting Monday the 26th at 10am in the Java Hub (at the JavaOne exhibit hall in the Hilton Union Square), you can bring your laptop, grab some Wi-Fi and power, and work with Java experts on a variety of projects. Each day, there will be 2 tracks running different projects simultaneously. Each track will be working on 3 projects per day for about 2 hours each, but feel free to stop by for an hour or however long you can to contribute and learn. Topics this year are:
OpenJDK, JSRs 354, 363 and 377
Java 8
Minecraft Modding/Java EE
Java EE 7
JavaFX Mobile/Embedded
CDI, JSR 365
JavaFX Tweet Wall
Each session will have an expert or two to lead it. Check out the schedule for a full list of who’s running what and when, and check out what else the Java Hub has to offer here!

Bay Area Duchess Dinner at JavaOne

      Join the Duchess, a group of women Java developers, for the first evening of JavaOne after the sessions end. Any woman developer in town for JavaOne is invited, so hopefully a nice global contingent will gather with women based in the Bay Area. One big Java leader has confirmed!

      The Meetup will be at a restaurant within a few blocks of Moscone. Make sure to RSVP if you really plan to come so that we have an accurate count.

      Some dinner costs covered by New Relic (sponsor).

      The Duchess is a global organization with local chapter around the world.  Join a chapter near you, visit for more information.

Vote on the sessions at JavaOne

Give your feedback on sessions at JavaOne! You will find voting machines in every session room at JavaOne. To vote, choose between a happy, neutral, or sad Duke by clicking on it.

In this video, Michael Heinrichs and Hendrik Ebbers from Canoo discuss how they created the voting machine. They will also present a JavaOne session about the voting machine on Monday, Oct. 26 at 2:30pm. They used Java 8 and JavaFX on a Raspberry Pi. 

After each session be sure to let us know how you felt by voting! 

Ignite at JavaOne

Don’t miss Ignite sessions on Tuesday at 5:15pm at JavaOne! True to it’s slogan “enlighten us, but make it quick,” the speakers below will have 5 minutes to share what they are passionate about. Here is a list of who’s participating in this years Ignite:

Siamak Ashrafi, CTO Zoewear,
Stephen Chin, Lead Java Community Manager, Oracle
Keith Combs, Sr. Software Engineer, Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group
Daniel De Luca, Manager, Devoxx4Kids
Andrzej Grzesik
Andy Gumbrecht
Arun Gupta, Couchbase
Suyash Joshi, Senior Member Technical Staff, Oracle
Dario Laverde, Sr Developer Evangelist, NYCJava JUG
Rustam Mehmandarov, Principal Engineer, Computas AS
Tamao Nakahara, Director of Developer Relations and Community Marketing, New Relic
Theresa Nguyen, VP Sales & Marketing, Tomitribe
Andy Nilson, CEO,
Kevin Nilson, Team Lead, Chromecast Technical Solutions Engineer, Silicon Valley JUG
Tim Pettersen, Developer, Atlassian
Bert Jan Schrijver, Software craftsman, JPoint
Roy van Rijn, Software Developer, JPoint B.V.
G Venkat, Venture Partner, Global Technology Labs
Martijn Verburg, CEO, jClarity
Tori Wieldt, Developer Advocate, New Relic

Ignite will be at the Hilton—Plaza Room B. Join Ignite for some inspiration on various topics, from passionate speakers and all in 5 minutes!!

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

Hangout at JavaOne San Francisco

Looking for a place to lounge during JavaOne? Duke’s Cafe will be available all week long, with entertainment provided Monday through Thursday. Mingle, eat, drink and network with fellow JavaOne attendees. Join fellow Java enthusiasts in celebrating 20 years of Java at:

  • Oracle Welcome Reception- Sunday the 25th at the Java Lounge oracle cloud Plaza 7:00-9:00pm 
  • Duke's Choice Awards- Tuesday the 27th at  Duke's Cafe 7:30 p.m–8:00 p.m 
  • Oracle Appreciation Event- Wednesday the 28th on Treasure Island 6:30 p.m.– 12:00 a.m.

Photography By Regis Vincent.

Want to also grab a drink in the city? Here’s a list of top secrets bars you can head to:

  • Bourbon & Branch - Experience the ambiance of the 1920’s in an actual speakeasy that operated illegally at this location from 1921 to 1933. Call for reservations.
  • Eden Lounge - Located above Park Tavern is a sound proof room with special cocktails that can’t be found downstairs.
  • The Hidden Vine - The only place with over 800+ bottles of wine and Bocce!
  • Leopard Lounge - Upstairs from Romper Room, with a secret menu only found upstairs and leopard decor.
  • Marianne’s - Located behind a book case at the Cavalier is a top secret bar with a private bartender.
  • Tivoli Sour Room - If you are into sour beers and lambics, check out the secret bar located in Mikkeller Bar.
There’s no doubt that JavaOne is going to be a great time to meet fellow java community members, and network, while learning the latest on Java. Don’t miss out on the celebration events!

Short Guide to JavaOne Readiness

Here’s a short list of what you need for JavaOne and San francisco: 

  • A jacket! Although the weather is predicted to be mostly sunny, there’s usually a chill to San Francisco.
  • Your Oracle login. You’ll need the user name and password you created for your JavaOne 2015 registration to check in and receive your badge, as well as to gain access to My Account and Schedule Builder at the event.
  • Also a back up to your presentations on a USB drive (better safe than sorry)

In your schedule, be sure to add the keynotes, hangout places, social events and more. Download the JavaOne mobile application to make sure you are not missing anything.

  • Keynotes  are on Sunday at 1:45pm - 4:00pm at the Moscone North-Hall D. Stop by the OTN Kick Off party and celebrate 20 years of Java before the keynote.
  • The spot to hang out on your break is Dukes Café on Taylor Street Café. There will also be evening entertainment and networking at Duke's Café everyday Monday through Thursday.
  • Oracle Appreciation Event on Wednesday 6:30pm - 12:00am on Treasure Island. Complimentary shuttle buses depart at 5:30pm
  • Java Hub inside the exhibition Hall Open Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5:30. Showcasing the MakerZone, the Oracle Technology Network Community Café, and Wolf Nkole Helzle’s myMatrix. Coming back this year will be JavaOne favorites, including NightHacking, Hackergarten, and 3D Modeling.

It’s almost time for JavaOne! Take a look at the full agenda and if you haven’t use the schedule builder to choose your sessions. See you soon!

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

Create Games at Java University!

By David Lopez

Get your fill of Java knowledge! Nick Ristuccia will be hosting a seminar at this year’s Java University  discussing development, games, and Java. At this seminar, he’ll be walking participants through the design and development of the “Java Puzzle Ball” game which he demoed for me in the interview below. Check it out, and if you can’t see it below, watch it here .

JavaOne is only 5 days away! While you’re preparing, be sure to take the time to consider adding Java University into your plans. It’s a great way to hear from even more experts during your time in San Francisco. Seminars run for most of the day on Sunday October 25th, so you’ll be able to really dig into one of 8 great topics. And if you haven’t already, register for JavaOne soon and save $200 off the on-site registration price!

Join the Community Before JavaOne

Don't miss a weekend of activities with the Java Community before JavaOne. Join the leisurely Geek Bike Ride. Stop by the User Group Forums and NetBeans Day. Don't miss the Keynotes on Sunday! No need to venture far, most of it will take place at the Moscone.

Saturday October 24th

Meet at Blazing Saddles bikes at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf at the Blue & Gold Fleet Sausalito/Tiburon Ferry Terminal
8:30am - 12:00pm 

Moscone South
9:00am - 5:00pm 

Sunday October 25th 

Moscone West
8:00am - 12:45pm and 4:30pm - 7:30pm

Java University
Golden Gate University
9:00am - 4:00pm 

Moscone South - 309 and 310
10:00am -7:15 pm 

OTN Kick Off Party  
20 Years of Java Celebration
OTN Lounge, Moscone South, Upper Lobby 
1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Moscone North—Hall D
1:45- 4:00pm 

Java Lounge, Oracle Cloud Plaza @ Howard Street
7:00pm - 9pm 

Friday Oct 16, 2015

Autonomous Drone at the Java Hub

By David Lopez 

Mark Heckler will be bringing his autonomous drone to this year’s JavaOne! Catch him at the Java Hub for demos and insights into this awesome tech. He’ll also be presenting on a session on how he used the IoT to create what he calls his “powerhouse.” Hear more in the interview embedded below, and if you can’t see it, check it out here.

Check out the code he uses for the drone here. JavaOne San Francisco is right around the corner! Don’t forget to register soon to save $200 off the onsite registration price.

Thursday Oct 15, 2015

Bessem Hmidi on AngularBeans at JavaOne 2015

By Reza Rahman 

For the Java EE track at JavaOne 2015 we are highlighting some key sessions and speakers to better inform you of what you can expect, right up until the start of the conference.

To this end we recently interviewed Bessem Hmidi. Bessem is the JUG leader of the ESPRIT JUG Tunisia, an educator, a researcher, an international speaker and a Java EE enthusiast. He spoke to us about his accepted session at JavaOne 2015 on AngularBeans. AngularBeans is a very innovative open source project that marries AngularJS with CDI and Java EE (click here if you can't see the embedded video). We've highlighted AngularBeans on this humble blog in the past.

Bessem Hmidi on AngularBeans at JavaOne 2015

You can find details on Bessem's session on the JavaOne 2015 content catalog. The following are the other sessions we talked about:

Besides these sessions, we have a very strong program for the Java EE track and JavaOne overall - just explore the content catalog. If you can't make it, you can be assured that we will make key content available after the conference just as we have always done.


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