By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Aug 20, 2015
By David Lopez
This week I sat down and spoke with Simon Maple, the Emerging Languages Track Co-Lead at JavaOne 2015. Simon is a developer advocate at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion, founder and organizer of the vJUG (Virtual Java User Group), and a featured speaker at this year’s conference. We discussed his experience on the track committee and how JavaOne’s track setup helps attendees find their focus at such a large conference. You’ll also hear about one of his sessions. You can find info on them all here.
When asked about his favorite thing at JavaOne, what he’s really looking forward to, Simon brought up one of the best parts of JavaOne that you’ll rarely see advertised. It’s not the world-class speakers or the scenic San Francisco Bay. It’s the parties! Where else can you bump elbows and have a conversation with so many people that are radically changing the tech world or hosted your favorite vJUG session? Check out the interview embedded below, and if that’s not working, it’s linked here