JavaOne Hands-On Labs

It's that time of the year again - prep-time for JavaOne. Folks around the industry are working on presentations, booths, logistics, and one hell of a week. I'm doing my part again helping out with the Hands-On Labs as a lab proctor, as are Alexis, David, David,and many others . Lab proctors roam the floor (of roughly 100 development workstations) helping students. The lab proctor schedule doesn't look as heavy this year as it was last year, but we are doing more prep-work proof-reading the labs, which is consuming all the spare time I don't really have :)

I haven't counted the number of labs yet, but there are a boatload of them. You name it and it seems as if there is a hands-on lab on it. The categories include J2SE, Desktop, JEE, Web-Tier,Tools (NetBeans related), Mobility, Solaris and others . When I get a finalized list of Hands-On Labs, I'll post it (if I remember).

In particular, I'll be focusing on the Tools hands-on labs and have already started to send feedback to the lab authors. If you happen to attend the instructor-led hands-on labs, please fill out the feedback form. The feedback given prior years will make this years labs better, more focused on what you want, and of higher quality. If you happen to see me roaming around the lab floor, stop by and say hi. Which proctor? Look for Linus, a lab proctor with a constantly perplexed look, or simply look at the picture at the top of this blog and apply your pattern matching algorithm of choice.

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