Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

Java Champions Speaking at JavaOne 2015

Java Champions will present dozens of sessions this year again at JavaOne! They are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders, nominated by the Java community. They are seasoned developers and architects with in-depth knowledge about development.  

These top speakers share their know-how in all the JavaOne tracks including client, core Java platform, Internet of Things, JVM languages, security, tools, server-side, cloud and methodology.  

This year, we created a dedicated page on the JavaOne site where you can easily find the sessions presented by Java Champions. You can find out about their sessions by day and read the session abstract.  JavaOne is your chance to learn from the greatest number of Java Champions! 

Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

Get The JavaOne Mobile App!

Navigate JavaOne 2015 with either the iPhone or Android mobile application. Keep up with the four day event and the community activities over the weekend. So much to do and not enough time! Make sure that you don’t miss out on sessions, keynotes, BoF, Ignite, the evening gathering, the Java 20 celebrations and much more. Hear what people are saying and join the conversation on social. This app also provides all the latest news and information, a complete day-by-day agenda and schedule of activities, as well as lists of Oracle staff, expert speakers, partners, sponsors, and exhibitors.

Download and install your free JavaOne15 app from iTunes or Google Play

Java User Groups at JavaOne

Java User Group members from around the world will attend JavaOne again this year. Join them for the User Group Forum on Sunday before JavaOne at Moscone South, rooms 308 - 310. Note that there is a 3 hour break for the keynote from 1:00pm to 4:30pm right next door at Moscone North. During the forum, you will learn all about running meetups and workshops, getting speakers and tons about programming. Check out the sessions: 

UGF2269 Lessons Learned with Repository Managers and Supply Chain Tools for DevOps Manfred Moser, Kelly Robinson 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
UGF11077 Introduction to Java 8: JVM, Language, and Platform Timothy Fagan 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
UGF1773 Decoding the Air Around You with Java and $7 Hardware Bert Jan Schrijver 08:00 AM 09:00 AM
UGF11082 WebSocket Perspectives: Clouds, Streaming, Microservices, and the Web of Things Frank Greco 09:00 AM 10:00 AM
UGF11069 Guicing Up Selenium with Docker: Container Isolation for Application Testing Imen Hammi, Ean Schuessler 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
UGF11078 JUGs: The Health of Networks Daniel deOliveira, Csaba Toth 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
UGF11072 Diabolical Developer’s Guide to Performance Kirk Pepperdine, Martijn Verburg 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
UGF10299 Meet James Gosling and NetBeans Community Members Constantin Drabo, Anton Epple, James Gosling, Mark Stephens 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
UGF11079 JUGs Around the World Richelle Bussenius, Alexis Lopez 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
UGF10300 Being Productive with Maven, Java EE, and the Cloud Adam Bien, Harshad Oak, Martijn Verburg 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
UGF11073 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Dealing with Money and Currency in Java Applications Alison McGreavy, Otavio Otaviojava 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
UGF11080 How to Run Your Own JUG’s Java Conference Floyd Elliot, Scott Kramer 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
UGF11081 Improving Your Developer Career Bruno Souza, Edson Yanaga 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
UGF10301 James Gosling, Robots, the Raspberry Pi, and Small Devices Jens Deters, James Gosling, José Pereda, Johan Vos, Johannes Weigend 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
UGF10303 Getting Started with Awesome JavaFX Development Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson, Sean Phillips 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
UGF11074 Adopt OpenJDK: How the Community Is Shaping the Future of Java Simon Maple, Thomas Rafael Modeneis 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
UGF10302 Java on Your Phone! Jens Deters, Anton Epple, Joseé Pereda, Zoran Sevarac, Johan Vos 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
UGF10304 Lightning Talks: Even More Productivity with Free Open Source Tools David Heffelfinger, Martin Klähn, Kirk Pepperdine, Sven Reimers 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
UGF10305 Effective Java Teaching Gail Anderson, Paul Anderson, Kenneth Fogel, Zoran Sevarac, Johannes Weigend 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
UGF11075 Coffee Potpourri: A Mixture of Everything Java Bruno Souza, John Yeary 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
UGF10283 Evolving Java EE David Blevins, Oleg Tsal-Tsalko 5:30 PM 6:30 PM
UGF10284 Building Nanoservices with Java EE and Java 8 Adam Bien, Yoshio Terada 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
UGF11076 JCP Meet the Executive Committee: Main Room Vincent Mayers, Pratik Patel 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
UGF10306 WildFly, Hadoop, JavaFX, and HTML5 in the Enterprise Fernando Babadopulos, Ryan Cuprak, Arun Gupta, Mark Stephens 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Register with a Group and Save!

By David Lopez

Attending JavaOne in a group? Be sure to take advantage of the group rates being offered for this year’s conference! Registering in a group means that you’ll be attending with 5+ people and that you’re eligible for the group rate discount of up to 28% off the price of each registration. The more people you bring, the bigger the discount will be-- so grab your coworkers, members of a user group, or any other Java fans you know and come join us for the latest and greatest in Java! 

At this year’s conference, registering with 5-13 total people will earn you savings of up to 20%, and registering with 14+ will earn you up to 28% off. All of these passes must be purchased in a single order to ensure that the discount will be applied. The purchaser will receive codes to pass out for each individual member to then complete their own registration. You can read more on the specifics here. But hurry! JavaOne is right around the corner, and with over 450 sessions being offered this year, you won’t wanna miss JavaOne 2015!

Tuesday Oct 06, 2015

JCP at JavaOne 2015

By Heather VanCura  

From original post: Learn the Latest from the JCP at JavaOne 2015 San Francisco

It is that time of year again!  Time to attend the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.  Learn what's happening with the JCP program, JCP.Next, Adopt-a-JSR, meet the 13th Annual JCP Award nominees and potential new JCP Executive Committee (EC) members. There will be plenty of opportunities on Sunday through Thursday during JavaOne 2015. We look forward to seeing you there (full article).

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Thursday Oct 01, 2015

NetBeans at JavaOne 2015

By Geertjan Wielenga 

Coming to JavaOne this year? There's a long list of sessions of various kinds where you'll see and learn about NetBeans IDE.

There is an overview of them all, starting with Monday, showing who is speaking, and where to go to see them:

Full list:

Experience San Francisco!

By Debbie Omariba  

Looking for a way to discover San Francisco while in town for JavaOne? Take the San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour. The 2.5 hour tour is led by Rick Evans, a local architecture expert. Learn about the historic buildings of San Francisco’s Financial District, while discovering hard to find rooftops gardens, and exploring landmarks. Additionally visit 4 of San Francisco’s Privately Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS), the downtown area has 68 of them. Some points of interest include: 

  • The Hallidi Building known for it’s transparent glass wall. 
  • The Crown Zellerbach Paper Co first glass building built after the great depression and World War II.
  • The Shell building that was occupied by the Royal Dutch Shell oil company until the 1960s. 
  • The cross street where J-walking (diagonally crossing an intersection) is allowed. 

The tour typically begins either at 11am or 2pm. The tour will begin in the Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, 191 Sutter Street@Kearny. Make a reservation online or, call (415) 264-8824 if you are reserving on the same day of the tour.

If you are interested in talking a walking tour of other parts of San Francisco, take a look here. Locals volunteer and offer free (donations welcome) walking tours, be sure to check the schedule. Don't worry about over exercising since San Francisco is 7x7 it’s relatively easy to discover by walking. 

Photo by Regis Vincent

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 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! 


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