Bay Area JUG Roundup 2010 - A Good Time for All

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The first Bay Area JUG Roundup (#roundup10) convened at Oracle HQ on Wednesday evening, in the palatial surroundings of the Oracle Conference Center. (Yes, there will be more!) A couple hundred people were there, I'd say.

More came out of this meetup than a bunch of new contacts and some mild indigestion (or even a mild hangover):

- We (meaning, Oracle) announced the opening of the eight annual Duke's Choice Awards. As described on the Web page, "The awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the best and most innovative projects using the Java platform." Entries will be accepted through July 1, with winners announced at JavaOne 2010.

- Even more exciting, we offered a sneak preview of the Java Road Trip, a cross-country, 20-stop bus tour this Summer involving one rock-star bus, one full-time blogger/videographer, a whole bunch of Java demos and speakers, and lots of beer and prizes. Stay tuned for more info about this.

- Sonya Barry, Java.net community manager, announced the beta.java.net project - which will be the end result of the java.net migration to a Kenai back-end and retooled social/community layer (already in progress). Sonya also announced that Maven support for Java.net projects is imminent, with just a contract to be signed in the next couple of weeks.

Finally, we were all treated to a typically hilarious Java Posse appearance. (Added 5/18: You can download the audio here.)

Arun Gupta has posted photos as well as meetup slideware at his blog. And as soon as the video replay (thanks, Steve Chin) and Java Posse podcasts are available, I'll post links to those here too.


Comments:

Where do you get the nomination form for submitting to Duke's Choice Awards? Are there instructions, online submission site, etc? I don't see anything at: http://java.com/en/dukeschoice.

Posted by Dave on May 17, 2010 at 05:46 PM PDT #

That's a bit of an oversight, isn't it? The link should be on that page in the next day or two.

Posted by Justin Kestelyn on May 19, 2010 at 04:08 AM PDT #

Didn't make it this year, on well. I'll certainly do a Java road trip whenever.

Posted by Beverage Dispenser on May 19, 2010 at 07:10 AM PDT #

Darn it, I wasn't able to make it and see the Java Posse appearance. Maybe I can get away and go next year. That would be great.

Posted by java training on May 20, 2010 at 04:05 AM PDT #

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