The Jfokus conference was held on February 4-6 at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, Sweden. The conference was a resounding success and has clearly established itself as a formidable presense in the Nordic region. It sold out 2 weeks before the official start with 1550 attendees from 20+ countries.
The Java EE and Oracle presence was very strong in the conference.
Arun Gupta and Markus Eisele delivered a lab on "Developing JAX-RS Web Applications Utilizing Server-sent Events and WebSockets". This was essentially the same lab delivered at JavaOne San Francisco and JavaOne Latin America. The end of the lab also previewed parts of an upcoming Java EE 7 lab. Arun also delivered our flagship Java EE 7 talk titled "The Java EE 7 Platform: Productivity++ and Embracing HTML 5". Arun also talked about the Java EE 7 JSRs in the Adopt-a-JSR program during a talk titled "How to participate in the future of Java".
Other notable Java EE/Oracle speakers included Geertjan Wielenga, Mike Keith, Simon Ritter, Heather VanCura, Mark Reinhold, Terrence Barr, Klara Ward, Sonya Barry, Georges Saab, Justin Lee, Marcus Lagergren, Attila Szegedi, Sharat Chander and Henrik Stahl. Stephen Chin concluded his highly successful NightHacking Nordic Tour at the conference. Dr. James Gosling was a very welcome presense.