Sunday Sep 22, 2013

At the JavaOne 2013 Strategy Keynote

Peter Utzschneider, Nandini Ramani, and Cameron Purdy provided a glimpse into Java’s future at the Sunday, September 22, JavaOne 2013 Strategy Keynote.[Read More]

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Women of Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne!

“Find your path, set it on fire- so bright that people not only want to see the flames, they want to walk in your footsteps before they cool…” is the message to women the organizers states for those events

The two sessions aim at giving attendees ideas to accomplish their goals, empower them to do more, build profession connections and more. 

The organizers and guest speakers have successful careers combining business and technical knowhow. They are: 
Kellyn Pot’Vin, Sr. Technical Consultant, Enkitec, (moderator for both sessions)
Debra Lilley, Principal Consultant at Fujitsu, ACED
Michelle Malcher, DBA Team Lead at DRW Holdings, ACED
Vanessa Simmons, Director of Business Development at the Pythian Group
Gwen Shapira, Solutions Architect at Cloudera, ACED
Amy Caldwell, Oracle Apps Development and EBS at Chick-fil-a
Sarah Zumbrum, Oracle Certified Lead Architect at Finit Solutions
Heli Helskyaho, CEO at Miracle Finland, ACE


Don't miss their two sessions next Monday at 10:00am and Tuesday at 3:00pm!

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Get Ready for JavaOne

Make sure you pack for JavaOne and San Francisco. On our short list is: 
  • A jacket! It can be chilly and maybe even rain.
  • Your Oracle login. Be sure to bring your oracle.com account login information when you walk through the doors of Moscone South, Moscone West, or the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. You’ll need the user name and password you created for your JavaOne 2013 registration to check in and receive your badge, as well as to gain access to My Account and Schedule Builder at the event.
  • Consider downloading a ride-sharing service app. SideCar, Lyft, and Uber are popular alternative to yellow taxis. These are unregulated ride-sharing services, so ride at your own risk.
In your schedule, be sure to add keynotes, hangout places, social events and more:  
  • Keynotes are on Sunday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm at Moscone North, Hall D 
  • Fun networking events: Taylor Street Café Open House, The Oracle Appreciation Event, It’s a Wrap!
  • On your break, hang out at the Buzz House at Taylor Street Café, and relax at Game Zone in Parc 55. Check out the list of activities at the Zone. 
  • In the exhibit hall, the Java DEMOgrounds, OTN lounge, exhibitor stands will be open from 9:30am to 5:00pm. New this year at the OTN lounge is the JavaOne Codegarten where you can contribute to open source projects. 

Don't miss DJ Tall Sasha at the Open House at Taylor Street Café, Sunday at 7pm!


Monday Sep 16, 2013

Learn Where Java is Heading!

Only at JavaOne can you choose from more than 450 expert-led technical sessions, hands-on labs, demos, tutorials, and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. Be sure to attend the Strategy Keynote, Sunday, September 22 starting at noon, Moscone North, Hall D 

Java continues to drive applications and devices that enrich our lives. Oracle’s Java engineering experts will discuss many of the vast opportunities that Java provides, along with Oracle’s continued commitment to and investment in Java technology. The Oracle speakers at the Strategy Keynote are:

John Duimovich, Java CTO and IBM Distinguished Engineer at IBM will be presenting the keynote titled “Java Flies in Blue Skies and Open Clouds.” Open cloud stacks, emerging PaaS environments, and cloud ecosystems are among the Java innovations IBM’s John Duimovich and a special guest will discuss.


Java Community Keynote is on Thursday, September 26 from 9:00 to 10:30 at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Continental Ballroom.  Java is reducing energy consumption, making highways safer, and inspiring a generation of young developers. Find out how your work in the community and the Java ecosystem is benefiting millions. The Oracle keynotes speakers are:

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Microcontrollers, Freescale Semiconductor will present the keynote titled “How Java Will Unify the Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things relies on microcontrollers, communications topologies, and sensors and actuators to enable data-driven automation. Learn why Java technology is the glue needed to connect all of these devices and topologies for service providers.


Register by September 20 for US$1,850 and save US$200 off the onsite price

Friday Oct 05, 2012

Session Report - Java on the Raspberry Pi

Oracle Evangelist Simon Ritter demonstrated Java on the Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized single-board computer developed with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.[Read More]

Thursday Oct 04, 2012

At the Java DEMOgrounds - Oracle Java ME Embedded Enables the “Internet of Things”

A demo of Oracle’s Java ME Embedded 3.2 shows how Java is enabling the “Internet of Things.”[Read More]

Monday Oct 01, 2012

JavaOne 2012 Sunday Strategy Keynote

At the JavaOne 2012 Sunday Strategy Keynote, Hasan Rizvi, EVP, Middleware and Java Development, stated that the theme for this year's JavaOne is: “Make the future Java."[Read More]

Java EE at JavaOne - A Few Picks from a Very Rich Line-up

Some of the world’s best Java EE developers and architects are sharing their insights in sessions at this year’s JavaOne.[Read More]

Wednesday Sep 19, 2012

Anticipating JavaOne 2012 – Number 17!

As I write this, JavaOne 2012 (September 30-October 4 in San Francisco, CA) is just over a week away -- the seventeenth JavaOne! I’ll resist the impulse to travel in memory back to the early days of JavaOne. But I will say that JavaOne is a little like your birthday or New Year’s in that it invites reflection, evaluation, and comparison. It’s a time when we take the temperature of Java and assess the world of information technology generally. At JavaOne, insight and information flow amongst Java developers like no other time of the year.

This year, the status of Java seems more secure in the eyes of most Java developers who agree that Oracle is doing an acceptable job of stewarding the platform, and while the story is still in progress, few doubt that Oracle is engaging strongly with the Java community and wants to see Java thrive.

From my perspective, the biggest news about Java is the growth of some 250 alternative languages for the JVM – from Groovy to Jython to JRuby to Scala to Clojure and on and on – offering both new opportunities and challenges. The JVM has proven itself to be unusually flexible, resulting in an embarrassment of riches in which, more and more, developers are challenged to find ways to optimally mix together several different languages on projects.   

To the matter at hand -- I can say with confidence that Oracle is working hard to make each JavaOne better than the last – more interesting, more stimulating, more networking, and more fun! A great deal of thought and attention is being devoted to the task. To free up time for the 475 technical sessions/Birds of feather/Hands-on-Labs slots, the Java Strategy, Partner, and Technical keynotes will be held on Sunday September 30, beginning at 4:00 p.m.  

Let’s not forget Java Embedded@JavaOne which is being held Wednesday, Oct. 3rd and Thursday, Oct. 4th at the Hotel Nikko. It will provide business decision makers, technical leaders, and ecosystem partners important information about Java Embedded technologies and new business opportunities.  

This year's JavaOne theme is “Make the Future Java”. So come to JavaOne and make your future better by:
--Choosing from 475 sessions given by the experts to improve your working knowledge and coding expertise
--Networking with fellow developers in both casual and formal settings
--Enjoying world-class entertainment
--Delighting in one of the world’s great cities (my home town)

Hope to see you there!

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