Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Geek Bike Ride before JavaOne 2015

Again this year, the Silicon Valley JUG invites you to the annual Geek Bike Ride the Saturday before JavaOne (Oct 24 8:30am - noon). You will start at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf and ride across the bridge and down into Sausalito, and then take a ferry back to the city. Ride starts at 8:30am so folks can get back for other JavaOne activities. (You'll make it back for sure by 12:00).

This is a beginner/intermediate ride, roughly 8 miles and takes 1.5 hours to ride. In the plan are several photograph stops, and a stop for a treat in Sausalito. There are three big hills (two steep ones going up Fort Mason and the approach to the bridge, and one fun downhill into Sausalito), but (obviously) the bridge is flat and easy. The hardest part may be dodging pedestrians on the bridge! 

All geeks and their friends are invited. Meet at Blazing Saddles bikes at Pier 41 in Fisherman's Wharf at the Blue & Gold Fleet Sausalito/Tiburon Ferry Terminal. If you want to reserve a particular bike, you can reserve it in advance online (even electric bikes!) Bike rental is $30-$40 USD and there's a 10% discount if you reserve online.
The Blue and Gold ferry from Sausalito is $10.50 USD. They are used to having bikes on board.

Transit and parking info: You can take the Historic F Line Street Car to Pier 41 to Blazing Saddles Bike Rental. Parking garages are at Fisherman's Wharf.
Wear your Java Geek bike jersey if you have one!

Sign up on the  Google+  Geek Bike Ride page. If you have trouble seeing the event, email SV JUG organizer Kevin Nilson at kevinATjavaclimberDOTcom.

Follow #geekbikeride for updates.

Pictures from the Geek Bike Ride before JavaOne Brazil 2015 

Geek Bike Ride Sao Paulo 2015

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

JavaOne Schedule Builder is Live

Plan and optimize your JavaOne experience with the Schedule Builder!  Search, filter, choose, mix, pre-enroll, and swap sessions, Birds of a Feather (BOFs) and Hands-On Labs (HOLs).  Additional key features are: 

  • Advanced Search: Find sessions by track, day, venue, technology, and session type
  • Reserved Space: By adding a session to their schedule, an attendee reserves a space in that session (subject to arrival at the session before the cut-off time).
  • Automatic Updates to Schedule: If the schedule changes for a session, such as a room change, an  attendee’s schedule is automatically updated. 

You need to have your Oracle.com SSO username and password in order to access Schedule Builder, available under Sessions menu and My Schedule.  Don't forget to bring your SSO username and password when you come onsite to JavaOne!

Thursday Sep 24, 2015

JavaOne T-Shirt Design Challenge

Want to design a t-shirt for JavaOne? To celebrate 20 years of Java, we’re inviting you to submit t-shirt designs. The winning design will be one of the available options at the Cross Your Tees experience, taking place all week long during JavaOne 2015 at the Parc 55 San Francisco. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from four different designs to create their custom shirt, and one of those designs will be our Design Challenge winner. Submit your design by Wednesday: October 7th at 12:00pm! 

Artwork Specifications:

Designs submitted must incorporate the evolution of Java over the last twenty years. Artwork submitted for the t-shirt design must be no longer than 12” w and 14” h and adhere to the following specifications:

• AI File Type

  •  Layers Preserved
  •  Fonts Outlined
  •  White or Blank Artboard
  •  PMS colors (if needed)

• PDF File Type

  •  > 300 dpi
  •  100% scale
  •  Include all font types
  •  White Background
  •  PMS colors (if needed)

Check out the challenge details and official rules. Submit today! 

Tuesday Sep 22, 2015

20 Years of Java: Developer Interviews Part 3

By David Lopez 

This year marks 20 years of Java! To celebrate, we wanted to get a feel for what Java and the Java Community mean to Java Developers, so this year at JavaOne Brazil, we asked them 3 Questions:

What’s your favorite moment as a Java Developer?
What’s your favorite thing about Java?
What do you think the future of Java is?

We recorded over 20 responses, each providing a unique insight into where Java could be heading and where they would like to see it go. Below you’ll find the final video in a 3-part series showcasing how the developers responded to the question: “What do you think the future of Java is?” We got all sorts of great responses, from the future of the IoT in your body to the importance of using tech for good, and of course, keeping the Java Community and User Groups strong seemed to be on everyone’s mind. If you can’t see it below, check it out here.



Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Rock Out at the Oracle Appreciation Event

By David Lopez

JavaOne—Enjoy the sessions by day and the parties at night! But if you only plan on attending one party while you’re in San Francisco, make sure it’s the Oracle Appreciation Event. This really is the premier event at JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld, and it’s included in the full conference package! You can enjoy hours of entertainment on the beautiful Treasure Island with views of San Francisco, Oakland, Alcatraz, and Angel Island.

The event takes place on the night before the last day of the conference, Wednesday, October 28th, from 6:30pm-12am. There are complimentary shuttles leaving to the event at 6pm. While you’re there, you can enjoy yourself by taking a ride on the Ferris Wheel or maybe playing new and vintage arcade games is more your speed. Food and drink is provided, so there’s no need to worry about that while you’re waiting for the world-class musicians to start their sets (Read More here). Past performers include: Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, Maroon5, and even more great acts, so you know it’s going to blow you away. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

20 Years of Java: Developer Interviews Part 2

By David Lopez 

This year marks 20 years of Java! To celebrate, we wanted to get a feel for what Java and the Java Community mean to Java Developers, so this year at JavaOne Brazil, we asked them 3 Questions:

  • What’s your favorite moment as a Java Developer?
  • What’s your favorite thing about Java?
  • What do you think the future of Java is?

We recorded over 20 responses, each giving a unique view of what makes Java so great. Below you’ll find the 2nd video in a 3-part series showcasing how the developers responded to the question: “What’s your favorite thing about Java?” You’ll hear about the benefits of the Java Community and Java User Groups, some of the best features of java, and so much more. If you can’t see it below, check it out here.


Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

JavaOne 2015 Track Highlights: An Overview

By David Lopez

JavaOne is right around the corner! We have over 400 great sessions in this year’s Content Catalog, and to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, the sessions have been placed into 8 tracks. Each track covers a different side of Java Technologies. A series of blogs focusing on the tracks has just finished up, but here you’ll find a brief description of each and a link to find out more. Use this to dig deeper into your field, or maybe find a fun session or two on a track that you might not have otherwise seen:
  • Core Java Platform: Keep up with Java 8 and all that it has to offer on this track! Information on everything from the JVM to libraries. Sharpen your skills and learn some new tricks.
  • Java and Security: Java runs on billions of devices, so it’s an attractive target for attackers. Stop them in their tracks with the latest info on Java Security.
  • Emerging Languages: Maybe you’re a polyglot, or maybe you’re looking up what that means. Either way, learning to use new languages in new ways with the JVM can help you achieve more.
  • Java, Devops, and the Cloud: Looking to stay current on the cloud and service-oriented development technologies? Whether it’s big data or microservices, this is the track for you.
  • Java and the Internet of Things: The IoT is always growing. More and more devices are controlled by the day! Come learn to set up your first system or improve your latest.
  • Java and Server-Side Development: Stay on top of the latest developments in Java EE and develop secure and scalable services on this track.
  • Java Clients and User Interfaces: User Interfaces are more important now than ever. Make sure your application looks as good as it works!
  • Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques: Improve your development productivity! New methods and techniques can help you write great code faster and easier.
With all this great info, don’t miss JavaOne 2015. Register today!

Thursday Sep 10, 2015

20 Years of Java: Developer Interviews Part 1

By David Lopez

This year marks 20 years of Java! To celebrate, we wanted to get a feel for what Java and the Java Community mean to Java Developers, so this year at JavaOne Brazil, we asked them 3 Questions: 

What’s your favorite moment as a Java Developer?
What’s your favorite thing about Java?
What do you think the future of Java is?

We recorded over 20 responses, each giving a unique view of what makes Java so great. Below you’ll find the first video in a 3-part series showcasing how the developers responded to the first question: “What’s your favorite moment as a Java Developer?” You’ll hear about how Juggy the Java Finch and Duke like to code together, how Bruno Ferreira de Souza’s daughter became known as the “Java Baby” at 2 years old, how Vinicius Senger met his wife, and so much more. If you can’t see it below, check it out here.

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

JavaOne Track Highlights: Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques Track

By David Lopez

The JavaOne 2015 Content Catalog is live. We’ve got hundreds of great sessions covering all things Java related. To help you find exactly what you’re looking for, be it Server-Side Development, Security, or anything in between, the sessions have been placed into 8 tracks. The tracks at this year’s conference are designed to be the ultimate guide to help you stay on top of the latest innovations in Java technologies. This is the eighth and final post in a series on the tracks being offered at this year’s conference. Last week, we looked at the Java Clients and User Interfaces track. Today, let’s look at the Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques track and a few featured sessions. 

Looking for ways to improve your Java development productivity? Writing code that works is essential, but working to write good code doesn’t have to be as hard as it once was. Modern Java development tools and agile development techniques are constantly making this process easier. On the Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques track, we’ve compiled a series of sessions that will help you master these developments and improve your productivity. You’ll learn to use tools like IDEs, monitoring, testing, and performance environments, and you’ll learn practices like test-driven development, behavior-driven development, domain-driven design, application lifecycle management, continuous integration, and more. 

On this track, be sure to look out for “Using Automation Tools for Code Quality Improvements for Java Applications” by Oleksandr Chelombitko and Oleksandr Lipanov from Softarex Technologies Inc. This featured session will help you improve the quality of your source code. Using codEnforcer, source code can be analyzed and improved independently of any other tools used in the development process. This session is a hands-on lab, meaning that you’ll get firsthand experience, bridging the gap between learning and doing. Also on this track is “Development Horror Stories,” a Birds-of-a-Feather Session hosted by Simon Maple and Oleg Shelajev from ZeroTurnaround. Come share your most horrific development story and what you did to fix it. You’ll hear from other developers on their horror story and fix in this session. Why just learn from your own mistakes? Take advantage of this session and avoid future catastrophe. 

To see more from this track, head over to the Content Catalog and filter by Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques. It’s shaping up to be a great JavaOne 2015. Make sure you don’t miss out on all the latest innovations in Java and the great opportunities to connect with the Java Community. Register today!

Friday Sep 04, 2015

Celebrate 20 Years of Java with Pictures

Share your Java pictures for the JavaOne “myMatrix”, a three-dimensional mosaic by media artist Wolf Nkole Helzle. The mosaic will be created from thousands of individual photos. Dig out the pictures you have from past JavaOnes and other Java conferences.  

Our goal is to collect between 2,000-5,000 photos. One of the pictures submitted will be picked to represent 20 Years of Java Innovation. You can expect to see a surprise unveiling of this special art piece at JavaOne!!

The deadline for photo submissions is September 15th.  Please submit photos by this deadline for inclusion

Photo Requirements

  • 1,536 pixel minimum length/width [photo will be cropped to be square]
  • JPEG only
  • Historical Java photos
  • Examples
  • Old/ New Duke images
  • Past Keynotes/ speakers
  • Old / New Java logo
  • Memories from the past Java conferences
  • Anything related to the past 20 years of Java

Upload instructions

  • Go to this link: http://javaone.matrixengine.de
  • Click the "Upload" button
  • Press "Ok" at the pop-up window
  • Click the “Select pictures” button
  • Then click “Upload pictures” 

*Please make sure to take a screen grab of your ID number so you can find your pictures later when we share the art with you!

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