Tuesday Aug 26, 2014

Get the new T-Shirt at JavaOne!

Mid-step on yet another urban adventure - this time in San Francisco during JavaOne - Duke is spinning up his latest digital creation into the world around him, with Java on every screen and every device.  

This limited edition Duke T-Shirt was especially designed for JavaOne 2014 attendees. A great way to show you attended the premier Java conference. And, this year, JavaOne promises to deliver exceptional content about Java EE 7 implementation; the upcoming Java EE 8; the new Java 8 release with parallel programming functionalities and new features on JVM; Internet of Things and more.

You don't want to miss this JavaOne.  Register now!

Monday Aug 25, 2014

Hackergarten at JavaOne (and Others Worldwide)

by guest blogger Andres Almiray

It's with great pleasure that I announce JavaOne will host a Hackergarten this year once more. That's right, you did read it well, the name sticks, we're no longer renaming it to CodeGarten like last time ;-)

At JavaOne 2014, the Hackergarten has a dedicated space at the Java Hub in JavaOne exhibit hall, Hilton Union Square. The space has power, a private Internet network, white boards, and seating for 16. Attendees need to bring their laptops. You may stay as long as they want, from less than an hour to most of the three days. The format remains the same as other Hackergartens. Participants will contribute to open source projects. 

The idea is to gather people around specific topics at the scheduled times. Topics range from Java SE, Java EE, JSRs, pretty much anything Java-related. Contributions can be production code, test cases, documentation, or simply a friendly chat in order to gather feedback. If you want to host a session (help people to work on an open source project), please contact me. The project page is here and will be updated as we fill out the schedule.

We are also running Hackergartens at other conferences. The following ones are already confirmed:

JCrete - Aug 25th (in English)

JavaZone - Sep 9th (in Norsk & English)

JMaghreb - Nov 6th (in French)

Learn more about Hackergartens at Hackergarten.net.

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

JavaOne is Free For Students!

Attend the premier Java conference to learn about Java technologies and network with professionals.

To be eligible, you must be taking a minimum of 6 units from a nonprofit institution   of learning during the Fall 2014.

You'll have access to JavaOne and OpenWorld keynotes and Exhibition Halls. And, space permitting, you  can attend all JavaOne sessions including HOLs (Hands-On Labs), conference sessions and BOF (Birds-of-a-Feather). This year, a lot of sessions are about parallel programming with Java 8, JVM languages, cloud and Internet of Things.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend for free. Register now

Wednesday Aug 06, 2014

Check out IoT at JavaOne!

"We are always creating new IoT applications and encouraging others to improve them. Lhings is the networking tool that let us make it very easy. This time we wanted to make something we use in our everyday lives which is traditionally non-technical, as is a table, to be connected to the Internet and then provide new services that could be useful in some applications" explains José Pereda, who is part of the Lhings team. Based in Spain, the team won a JavaOne trip during IoT Developer Challenge.  

"We wanted to show that IoT is useful in real scenarios and it's accessible to anyone. Likewise, we would like to encourage developers to reproduce and improve it!" further explains José. You will get a chance to meet them at JavaOne.  

In the Internet of Things session track at JavaOne, you will learn about Java Embedded and discover great applications. Register today with the Flash Sale code DFS4, you will save US $400   

José is also presenting four talks at JavaOne

  • JavaFX 3D: Advanced Application Development
  • How to Build the Game 2048 with JavaFX and Java 8: Lessons Learned
  • Debugging and Profiling Robots with James Gosling
  • Create the Game 2048 with Java 8 and JavaFX 


Monday Aug 04, 2014

Three Day Discount!

Here is another chance to save US$400 on registration. Some of you probably missed the Early Bird rate that ended last Friday. Make sure you take advantage of this flash sale and register by Wednesday, August 6. This is your last chance! 

JavaOne is only eight weeks away. Folks, you have nothing to gain by waiting to register and book your trip. Hotels are filling up and are getting more expensive.   

From all continents, Java authors, speakers, leaders, JSR contributors come together once a year for a week in San Francisco. This is THE premier Java conference with all the Java content you could imagine. You name it: Java security, Java 8, JVM languages, the cloud, Internet of Things, methodology, tools and more. Attending the conference will kick off your training for the year! 

Icing on the cake! You get to spend time in one of the best cities in the States and the world.  

Thursday Jul 31, 2014

User Groups at JavaOne

User group leaders from around the world meet once a year at JavaOne. Each year, they organize the Forum meeting the Sunday before JavaOne. Speakers and topics are vetted by community. Anyone attending JavaOne whether they belong to a user group or not are invited to those sessions. Make sure you arrive on time for the Forum on Sunday. It starts at 8:00am at Moscone West. Among the topics this year are NetBeans community and tools, Java EE and Glassfish update, lightning talks about productivity, Java tools for Maven and Java EE, free Java tools and how to teach Java. And you don't want to miss James Gosling. He will present his latest work on the Raspberry Pi, Robots and Small Devices. If you have not registered already.

Register by tomorrow Friday August 1, 2014 and take advantage of the Early Bird rate. It is a US $400 saving on registration!  

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

The Java Hub at JavaOne!

Nighthacking moves in! Join Stephen Chin as he interviews Java developers attending JavaOne. You will learn from fellow developers about ingenious ways to get your job done with the tools and technologies they use. Those interviews will be live at Java Hub during the whole conference and live streamed online.

The Hackergarten is where developers contribute to JSRs and open source projects. Whether you are a veteran contributor or a beginner, you are invited to participate for as long as you want. You can stay for less than an hour, several hours, a day, or the entire time of the conference. JSR contributors will be onsite to help. Topics include Java EE, Data Grids, Java SE 8 (Lambdas and Date & Time API) and OpenJDK. Java Champion Andres Almiray organizes Hackergarten at many conferences around the world. Check the hackergarten.net for events close to you!

What's that Java and the Internet of Things? Check out what's new with the platform and how it provides a great solution for the Internet of Things. Whether you are working in the industry or just want to do your own DIY projects. Stop by Java IoT Demo Showcase and learn what you can do with Java. The cool keynote demo will be there as well for all 3 days of the conference.

Learn how to use 3D Modeling with JavaFX 3D, Java Embedded, and 3D printing. You will experience the entire process from the modeling interface to the 3D printing of no less than the Duke. Computer scientist Michael Hoffer from the Goethe-Center in Germany will demo his 3D modeling software.

The scavenger hunt at the Java Hub will add a twist of fun to the discovery of Java technologies. The Java Hub will be located in the JavaOne Exhibit Hall at Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Thanks to the Java Product team and Oracle Technology Network for bringing this new experience to JavaOne attendees. 

Don't miss it, register today with the Early Bird rate to save $400 off the onsite price!  

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014

Winning Project Bot-So

“Bot-So is not just a robot; we tried to personify it by making it present in social media." explains Debraj Dutta, director, EdifixioIndia. Bot-So, a smart social robot that interacts with you via Twitter won the IoT Developer Challenge last month.

Created by Debraj Dutta, Tapas Bose, and Avinaba Majumder from Edifixio India, the robot can be deployed for remote home surveillance by sending a tweet. It surveys your interior space when the motion detector is triggered.

"And what could be a better platform than the Oracle Internet of Things Developer Challenge to showcase Bot-So to the world. We are really excited about this project and believe it will have a lot of good use in society. We are thrilled that we have won this award and we look forward to doing a lot more things to take Bot-So further and be a key contributor to the Internet of Things revolution” adds Debraj Dutta.

Meet the team at JavaOne 2014, from September 28 to October 2, 2014.


Monday Jul 21, 2014

Ignite Comes to JavaOne

New this year is an evening of Ignite sessions! In five minute sessions, presenters share their professional and personal passions using a 15 seconds per slide punchy format. "I found speakers who have huge passion aside from technology" explains Kevin Nilson, who is organizing the event.  Topped with beers, this will be an evening of relaxation, fun and great conversations. Learn more about Ignite and sign up to propose a talk!

And don't forget to register for JavaOne today and take advantage of the Early Bird rate. It has just been extended! 


Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

Hackergarten at JavaOne 2014!

"Hackergarten is a craftman's workshop to create software, improve documentation, or better educational materials for others to use." explains Andres Almiray. Andres will run an open source Hackergarten at JavaOne this year.

Seasoned and new contributors are invited to participate. Veteran committers will be onsite to help developers contribute to open source projects. During JavaOne, the topics will include Java EE, Java SE, Lambdas, OpenJDK, JavaFX and Java Embedded. 


In this video, he describes the Devoxx UK Hackergarten that took place last June



In this video, Andres and Reimers explain the Hackergarten at Devoxx Belgium last Fall.




If you can't wait for JavaOne to hack away, check the many Hackergarten events planned this summer.


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