Thursday Mar 06, 2014

Java 8 Launch Webcast on Tuesday March 25, 2014

Oh yeah, Java 8 is coming...

The single-largest upgrade ever to the programming model, Java 8 gives developers the power to extend innovation through the largest, open, standards-based, community-driven platform, spanning small devices to cloud-based development. That's why you don't want to miss the Java 8 Launch Webcast on Tuesday March 25, 2014 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 5pm GMT.

The event is hosted by Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, and features:

  • A live Twitter Q&A on Java SE 8 new features and enhancement with a panel of Java luminaries (use #Java8).
  • A live chat with Twitter CIO Adam Messinger
  • A panel discussion on Java 8 and the Internet of Things (IoT) with Peter Utzschneider (VP Product Management, Oracle), Geoff Lees (Sr VP, Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.), Charlene Marini (VP Marketing, ARM), and Matt Eichenberger (Dir. Business Development, Qualcomm)

Register now for the Java 8 keynote address and more than 35 deep-dive technical sessions.

Tweet us now: Use #Java8 to tweet questions for the Oracle Java Architect Team in advance of and during the event.

Monday Nov 26, 2012

Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development - Dec 11

You can't gift wrap it, and you can't stuff it in a stocking, but you can give yourself the gift of improved Oracle Fusion Development skills by participating in Virtual Developer Day: Oracle Fusion Development.

This free online event features six sessions in three tracks, plus live hands-on labs, all focused on Fusion Development with Oracle ADF. The event takes place on Tuesday December 11, 2012, and is scheduled specifically for those in EMEA.

Visit the registration page for more information, plus complete agenda information and session abstracts.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2011

Oracle Technology Network Lights Up Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) has a long history of adding our own special touches to your Oracle OpenWorld experience. In 2011, we continue that tradition with some of the best ones yet:

OTN Lounge (Howard St. Tent)
Open: 8am-7pm Mon/Tues, 8am-6pm Weds, and 9am-2pm Thurs

For the third year in a row you'll find the OTN Lounge in a new place, but this time it's the best location we've ever had: In the Howard St. Tent, right in front of the Moscone South building entrance. You can't miss us!

As usual, the OTN Lounge is your home away from home at Oracle OpenWorld. Charge up on coffee in the morning (8-10am Mon.-Weds.) and beer and Red Bull late in the day (4-7pm on Mon.-Tues., 4-6pm on Weds.). You'll also find comfy furniture, laptop power, and a whole lot of schwag - from free software, to t-shirts, to flair. Furthermore: we'll be doing live interviews with Oracle engineers and technical executives like Wim Coekaerts, Mike Hichwa, and Sushil Kumar (covering Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and Systems/Storage) from our own stage, and hosting interactive "power hours" with Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware product managers. It's a feast for the brain!

(Special treat for Oracle RAC fans: Kick back at the OTN Lounge between 9am and 1pm each day of the show with experts from the IOUG RAC SIG, and work together to get an Oracle RAC cluster database running inside virtual machines on your own laptops.)

Speaking of feasts:

OTN Night (Mon. at 730pm, Yerba Buena Gardens)
OTN Night, always the fiercest party at Oracle OpenWorld, will be on fire this year: literally! We've taken the Burning Man festival as our inspiration, so that means a panoply of food, drink, and visual and aural entertainment you are not likely to have seen before. Prepare to be amazed!

We look forward to seeing you at one or both places the week of Oracle OpenWorld.

JavaOne Full Conference attendees also have access to both the OTN Lounge and OTN Night, and in fact the OTN team will be the heart and soul of the Community Hub at that conference. But that's a post for another day. :)

Photo credit: Alisha Vargas

Monday Jun 06, 2011

Back by Popular Demand: Oracle OpenWorld Suggest-a-Session on Oracle Mix

openworld logoIf you missed the general public call for papers, don't worry!  You have another opportunity to get included in this year's event: Submit a paper through Oracle Mix.

If you have a topic that you feel would grab the OpenWorld audience, we invite you to submit it for review and voting by your peers. Sessions with the highest number of votes within topics will be included in this year's event and speakers get a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2011. The paper submission and voting on Oracle Mix goes through June 19, 2011. Get your topics in early to maximize your voting potential.

Click here for more information about Suggest-a-Session.

Friday Jun 03, 2011

Oracle ACEs Invade Kscope11!

Kscope11 (June 26-30, Long Beach, Calif.), ODTUG's annual conference bringing together the best Oracle minds in the industry, will include more than 50 Oracle ACE & ACE Director presentations this year. Not only will Oracle ACEs be presenting technical content, but they will also be leading full-day symposia and and hands-on training, as well as participating in the Kscope special events - such as the OTN-sponsored "Lunch and Learn" on June 28, where ACEs will lead lunchtime panel sessions covering topics such as BI, Oracle Fusion Middleware, APEX and more.

We challenge you to attend Kscope11 and not run into an Oracle ACE! See you there!

Wednesday Jun 01, 2011

JavaOne Russia and JavaOne India

JavaOne India was held in Hyderabad in early May. There were approximately 3,000 developers in attendance. Sonya Barry, Community Manager for Java.Net, and Tori from the OTN team were in the Oracle Technology Network booth.

We gave away software DVDs of Pre-Built VMs for Developers.  They were a huge hit, even though the software is free and easy to download. Bandwidth is at a premium in India (the convention center was charging $40 USD a day for wifi!), so downloading 7GB can be a real challenge.  We ended up giving away all 3000 of our DVDs in a matter of hours! Once we gave away all the DVDs, traffic to the booth was slow but steady. In general, the crowd was very enthusiastic.

Thanks for coming folks!

Friday Oct 22, 2010

Developer Day: Java Development (Nov. 4, New York City)

Attention New York area developers! Oracle has just announced a free, full-day developer event. Being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, the Oracle Developer Day will include four tracks of sessions and hands-on-labs designed for developers interested in Mobile, Desktop, Embedded, and Server topics. Technologies covered include Java ME, Java EE, and Java SE (including the JDK).

Come to this workshop if you are interested in:

* Evaluating the Java platform, or using other languages on the JVM
* Building server side Java
* Constructing Rich Web or Desktop Applications
* Creating Mobile Applications
* Making Smart Devices even smarter

Check out the event page to read more and/or register!