Thursday Dec 20, 2007

CommunityOne SF 2008: Call for Participation

The 2nd annual CommunityOne conference will be held in San Francisco on May 5, 2008. Call for participation is open through January 31, 2008.

Wednesday May 09, 2007

CommunityOne Photos: San Francisco 2007

Some photos from CommunityOne yesterday ...

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JavaOne set on flickr.

Sunday May 28, 2006

Fast Eddie

Nice interview with Ed Zander, CEO of Motorola, at the Gartner conference a few weeks ago. The guy knows mobile. Zander also spoke at JavaOne, where he commented about the growth of the Java community, the value the technology offers as a platform for mobile applications, and the fact that he was there for the very first announcement of Java a decade ago. But he also mentioned several times the phrase "Java on Linux, Java on Linux" during his appearances, which is cool. And I guess he also ships a Windows phone as well. Ok, so I wonder ... who will be the first to do a port and ship a distribution of OpenSolaris on these devices? Java on OpenSolaris anyone?

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Thursday May 18, 2006

JavaOne: A Toast to Open Source: Photos

Some images from JavaOne tonight. It was a nice, crisp, foggy San Francisco night. Pretty typical for early summer.

Wednesday May 17, 2006

OpenSolaris at JavaOne: Photos

Here are some snaps of OpenSolaris guys at JavaOne yesterday -- the booth and show floor, the bloggers bash, and the Silicon Valley OpenSolaris User Group meeting (which was a party, of course). I was too tired to post them last night. The full set is up to 130 now. I'll take a few more tonight at the Freedom Toaster event if it's not too late and then take a little photo break for a while. This photo stuff actually takes a lot of time. But I like it. There are a bunch of Java, NetBeans, Jini, OpenOffice, java.net, and Jxta guys mixed in here, but that's ok. It's their conference, after all, right? :)

Tuesday May 16, 2006

JavaOne: NetBeans Day, Fireside Chat: Photos

I went to JavaOne in San Francisco today. Today was all about NetBeans. And what a turn out. Something like 1,300 people registered for this day of keynotes and technical sessions. I don't know how many people were actually there, but I waited in line a lot, that's for sure. And the keynote room was packed with guys standing all along the back wall several rows deep. It was amazing. Great to see. I used to do PR for the NetBeans guys a few years ago, and back then competitors and industry observers were telling Sun to just toss in the towel on NetBeans. Ha! The NetBeans community continues to grow and continues to impress, and I bet the NetBeans community is a major influence on the Java community as a whole.

The best part of the day was catching up with some people I know to talk about their experiences building communities. I try to observe other communities and learn from them. I figure, they've done all this before we have, so there's a great deal we can learn. People are always helpful, too, and I hope to return the favor some day.

Also cool was Rich Green and Jonathan Schwartz talking about open source Java. A pretty significant change in conversation, I 'd say.

I also went to the JavaOne Alumni Fireside Chat in the early evening, which is cool. It's basically an open Q&A. No presos. No messages. Just an open conversation with the most senior guys of Java.

Tomorrow and Wednesday, the OpenSolaris community has several things planned (Freedom Toaster, SVOSUG meeting, blogger party, booth demos). I'll take some pictures. If you are around, stop by the Sun booth. I'd love to meet.

Here are some snaps from today.
The full set on flickr.

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There are more. The full set is on flickr.

Thursday Nov 10, 2005

JavaOne Tokyo

Some initial images from JavaOne Tokyo ...


Friday Oct 21, 2005

OpenSolaris at JavaOne Tokyo

I'll be at JavaOne Tokyo in a few weeks to meet up with the Japanese OpenSolaris community, and I'm really Looking forward to it. I'll be in Nagano before that, though.

Tuesday Jun 29, 2004

JavaOne: Looking Glass goes GPL

During his keynote this morning, Scott McNealy invited Hideya Kawahara on stage to GPL Project Looking Glass. This was supposed to happen yesterday, but I guess they found the money late last nite to fund the project.

Very nice. It's going to be fascinating to see the community run with this one. I'm not a coder, but I'd love to get involved in any way I can contribute to this community. I can't wait to get this on Solaris x86, which, of course, will be powered by an open source community of its own very shortly. I'm still going back and forth between JDS on Linux and XP on my laptop, a Sun Ray in the office, and XP at home. Too many computers. I'd like to have one computer, one platform. Just one. I'm only one guy, after all. I'd like a computer that is as beautiful and stable as a Mac, but one that doesn't require all that cash to be sent to Apple. I've given far too much money to Apple over the years. I'm inches away from buying a Mac, but I think I'll hold out for a while and see what Looking Glass looks like running on top of a fast Opteron running an open source Solaris.

Monday Jun 28, 2004

JavaOne: The Cannon

This is what Gosling used to fire some Java T shirts into the keynote audience this morning! A Java Cannon.


JavaOne: Alumni Fireside Chat

So cool. I'm an alumni. :) Finally. I feel special. Along with the 500 or so other guys in the room. After four trips to JavaOne, my badge finally lets me into the Alumni Fireside Chat with James Gosling, Graham Hamilton, Rob Gingell, Tim Lindholm and moderated by Paul Pangaro. I have a lot of respect for those guys, and have worked with them from time to time while I was in Software PR.

After a nice intro (and then a really strange video sequence from Schwartz), Paul simply introduced the guys to the stage and began a rapid fire, well moderated Q&A from the audience. An hour and an half of deeply technical questions. NetBeans vs Eclipse, open source Java, Swing vs SWT, multi language support, and all sorts of stuff I couldn't even begin to explain because, well, I have no clue.

The highlight for me, though, was when Gingell was answering the open source Java question -- or actually deflecting the question to Thursday's keynote panel on just that issue -- he brought up open source Solaris! Very nice. Just a quick mention ... that Sun had announced it, and that he had been pushing it for more than four years now. I remember doing press interviews with him on this years ago. Well, it turns out that I work on that program now, so I'm looking for all the senior executive support I can get. I'd love to set up a Fireside Chat for the Solaris kernel engineering team when we open source the code. The guys are blogging on blogs.sun.com, so the conversation has already begun ... they are doing a pretty damn good job of engaging the early open Solaris community.

One more thing about this Fireside Chat -- No slides. No speeches. No marketing. No bullshit. Just content and conversation with a little controversy. And pizza, too.
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