Thursday Apr 14, 2016

Submit Nominations for Duke's Choice Awards Latin America


The Duke's Choice Awards are nominated by members of the Java community and recognize compelling uses of Java technology or community involvement. This regional Duke's Choice Awards will be in June 2016 in Latin America. Three winners will be announced on stage during JavaOne Latin America. 

Winners will receive a free JavaOne Latin America full conference pass, a Duke statue, 2016 winner badge, inclusion in corporate social media programs and recognition from the Java community. In keeping with the tradition of the Duke's Choice Award program, the most important ingredient is innovation. Let's recognize and celebrate the innovation that Java delivers within Latin America! Submit your nominations now!  Nominations close May 16, 2016.

Wednesday Apr 13, 2016

Register for JavaOne Latin America

By Juliana Souza

The waiting is over! JavaOne Brazil will take place on June 28-30 in São Paulo at the Transamerica Expo Center, and now you can sign up for the largest Java event in Latin America.

The full conference pass gives you the most access. With the pass, you have access to all the keynote speakers and exhibition halls, 220 JavaOne sessions at both JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld.

Check out this year's tracks, choose the package that best fits your profile and come enjoy the best in Java's Community: 
  • Core Java Platform
  • Emerging Languages
  • Java and Server-Side Development
  • Java, Big Data and the Cloud
  • Java and Devices
  • Java Development Tools
  • Java, DevOps, and Methodologies

 It will be your chance to join the Java community, exchange ideas with Java Champions, Rock Stars and network. Register now! 

Wednesday Apr 06, 2016

Call for Papers Deadline Extended!

By Juliana Souza  

That's right: you can now submit your talk until April 18, midnight BRST. JavaOne Brazil will take place in São Paulo on June 28-30. This is your chance to share and discuss everything about Java with developers and visionaries at the biggest Java developer conference in Latin America! Submit impactful content for this year's tracks:

  •  Core Java Platform
  •  Emerging Languages
  • Java and Server-Side Development
  •  Java, Big Data and the Cloud
  • Java and Devices
  • Java Development Tools
  • Java Development Tools
  • Java, DevOps, and Methodologies
Don't miss the chance to submit your talk and be one of the speakers who will share their experience!

Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

3D Printing with a Java Rockstar

By Roger Smith

 

Controlling a 3D Printer with Java and VRL-Studio

I chatted with Java Rockstar Michael Hoffer on Tuesday at the Java Hub in the Exhibit hall about VRL-Studio, an innovative visual programming environment he created in Java that combines visual and text-based programming. Currently doing his PhD at the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Frankfurt, Germany, Hoffer works at the Goethe-Center for Scientific Computing in Frankfurt. His research interests are in developing visual programming concepts in the field of modeling and simulation of highly complex physical processes including those modeled by medical scanning equipment.

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Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Robots Look for Human Companions at JavaOne

By Roger Smith

 

Humaoid Robots Are Big in Japan

I spent part of this afternoon at the MakerZone, which is part of the Java Hub at this year's JavaOne Exhibit Hall, where I had a brief, enjoyable chat with Pepper, a 4-foot tall humanoid robot. Created by Aldebaran Robotics, Pepper is a social robot able to recognize and react to human emotions and carry on simple conversations in as many as 28 different languages. (I met and wrote about Nao, Pepper’s androgynous older sibling, in a recent JavaOne4kids workshop that showed how Nao could be taught to walk, talk, catch small objects and even dance). Besides being almost twice as tall as Nao, Pepper moves around on three omnidirectional wheels rather than feet like Nao. The Nao robot has been in development since 2006, while Pepper only has been around for a little over a year. Pepper’s added wheels give him greater range and almost 14 hours of battery life, which is three times the amount Nao has. The additional battery life was a requirement, said Nicholas Rigaud, Developer Community Leader for Aldebaran, since he was designed to greet and interact with customers in retail stores owned by Japanese mobile phone operator SoftBank Mobile, Aldebaran’s parent company.

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Monday Oct 26, 2015

New Java Releases Will Tackle Developer Pain Points

By Roger Smith

 

JavaOne 2015 Keynote Focuses on Future Java Platforms

The half-dozen presentations in the opening JavaOne keynote featured a few looks in the rearview mirror to honor Java's 20-year rise to become the dominate general-purpose computer programming language, but otherwise it was a pedal to the metal focus on new features in the various Java ME, Java SE and Java EE platforms. A familiar face from Java's past also made a brief and humorous video appearance to cap an eventful 2-hour session on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Thursday Oct 22, 2015

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! 

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

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 


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