Day Five - Java One Has Started



Java One has started, 10th year of Java was celebrated during keynotes with James Gosling, Jonathan Schwartz has shared with people his newest visions (gee, he is really inspired by electricity) and John Gage told everybody to socialize. Well, if I go drink beer now to a pub with the other people from Java One, I am doing the right thing.

The hall for general sessions is really huge and impressive. There are three huge plasma screens showing the presenter and several thousands of people fit the hall. There's so much to see, I am visiting mainly the tools sessions, I saw Eclipse and NetBeans presentations. I won't comment them here to avoid flaming so if you are interested in how they were, just ask me personally :-)

The parties are great, too, yesterday there was a SDN party with a lot of music and dancing. The best thing on this party was that they had Pilsner Urquell. Finally some good beer here in US. It's hard to wake up and go to the morning sessions, but anyway I guess it would be very tiring to attend sessions during the whole day.

I met in person some interesting people who I knew from before through e-mails, like Tor Norbye, the most excited developer of Creator I know. Then I met Tim Boudreau who has shown me on his computer NetBeans from year 1999, right before Sun bought the product. Wow, this was a geeky piece of software!

I also went to the Eclipse booth and I took their challenge to gather six buttons to get a free t-shirt. Unfortunately they had only XL size. It has a little "I use Eclipse" slogan in front and the list of their supporters on the back. So here is the answer to my quiz question, the guys with who I'm on the photo from last post are from Eclipse. On my right side stands Mike Milinkovich, the Executive director of Eclipse foundation. On my left side stands Ian Skerrett, the director of Eclipse's marketing. So no, it was not Tom and Jerry with me on this photo ;-)

Here are few photos from Monday:


Taken from stairs next to the entrance


Petr having the booth service


Don't worry, program in Java


Sun's booths (many of them are hidden behind)


Eclipse's booth


Some nice drawings being created on Java One

Back to Java One... more tomorrow. Ciao.
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