JavaLand is returning to Germany on 24-25 March! The conference is organized by iJUG, an association of over 12 German-speaking JUGs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. JavaLand is held inside of the theme park, Phantasialand.
With over 100 community sessions, for both beginners and experts, there is definitely something for everyone. Browse around the schedule to find your personal highlights. Topics include Cloud and Big Data, Core Java, JVM languages, Enterprise Java, Front End, Internet of Things, Tools, Mobile and Security.
You should not miss out on the Early Adopters Area and Hackergarten as well. Throughout the two days of JavaLand, well-known Java experts will show you a variety of projects that are moving Java forward, invite you to discuss with them and - if you like to - try things hands-on on your laptop. For the latter you should bring a “developer-strength” laptop, all required software will be provided - look for download links on the page some time ahead of the conference, so you can set your environment up at home and don’t lose any time at the conference). The area will consist of a big table for discussions and all-day/-evening hacking, plus a small presentation area that will host a series of sessions, most of them with a focus on explaining a particular project and showing people how they can contribute. Last year, JavaServer Faces specification lead Ed Burns actually started a “feature game” so participants could have their say in what new features the next release should have. So expect a lot of interaction! Project leaders will include Andres Almiray, Dan Allen, Ed Burns, Daniel Bryant, Ivar Grimstad, Roland Huss, Peter Lawrey, Mani Sarkar, Alex Snaps, Anatole Tresch, and Heather VanCura.
In addition, there will be community interviews nearby. Stephen Chin will be streaming Nighthacking interviews live from JavaLand. There will also be interviews with Voxxed and Oracle Technology Network.
To draw more attention to our activities and to spark the competition, we would like to hand out prizes for valuable contributions from participants. We are looking for companies sponsoring these prizes (e.g. books, mouses or mouse-pads, a software license, Raspberry PIs, other small geek gadgets, etc.). If you can sponsor one or several prizes, we will be happy to mention your company name at the venue, via Twitter, and in blog entries. Please get in touch!
Looking forward to seeing you at JavaLand in March!