Friday Feb 26, 2016

The next VTS round is fast approaching!

Virtual Technology Summit is a set of free online events covering a wide variety of technical topics (Java, Middleware, Database, IoT, etc.). And there is something for everyone (see full agenda). In the upcoming edition, the following sessions should be particularly interesting for WebLogic users:
  • Down-to-Earth Microservices with Java EE
  • Java SE 8 for Java EE Developers
  • Thinking Beyond ORM in JPA
  • Developing Java EE 7 Applications with WebLogic Server 12.2.1
There are 3 VTS events to suit your geographic location - Americas (March 8th), APAC (March 15th) and Europe (April 5th).  For schedules and abstracts for all sessions, please see OTN Virtual Technology Summit All Track Agenda and Abstracts and make sure to register today!

Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

JavaOne Latin America CFP extended to March 9th

By popular demand, the JavaOne Latin America Call For Papers deadline has been extended by a week. So if you haven't done so yet, make sure to submit your proposal(s) before March 9th (EOB)!

JavaOne Latin America will take place on June 23–25 in São Paulo - Brazil. Registration will open soon. For more information, check this site regularly.

Thursday Feb 12, 2015

JavaOne Is Coming to Brazil!

The flagship Java technology conference is returning to Latin America! JavaOne will take place on June 23–25 in São Paulo - Brazil.

We all know Brazilians are vocal Java supporters but clearly, this event open to all! And in order to have a strong Server-Side track, we need your support. So please make sure to submit your Java EE related proposals as soon as possible as there are only 2 weeks left to do so (the CFP is closing end of February).

Registration will open soon. For more information about JavaOne Latin America, you can check this site. Site which will be updated with more details as we get closer to the event.

Monday Sep 01, 2014

JavaOne - Java EE Thirsty Bear Party

Over the years, the Sunday Java EE Party has become a JavaOne tradition. This year is no exception; the Oracle Java EE Team will host an Appreciation Event the Sunday (*) evening prior to JavaOne!

This is a unique occasion to meet and discuss, in a friendly atmosphere, with various Oracle representatives such as the Oracle Executives in charge of Java EE, GlassFish and WebLogic, various Specification Leads, key GlassFish and WebLogic engineers, Product Managers, Java EE Evangelist, ... but also representatives from the JCP and others peers from the Java EE Communities! And this year, there are many topics to discuss: Java EE 8, GlassFish 4.1, Java SE 9, JavaOne, etc.

The venue is the same, the Thirsty Bear but it'll also be different as the Thirsty Bear has been recently revamped and expanded!

Java EE Appreciation Event
Date: Sunday, 28 September
Time: 8:00pm until 11:00pm
Venue: The Thirsty Bear, 661 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Cost: FREE but registration is mandatory (see here)

(*) Don't forget to attend the GlassFish Community Event on Sunday morning (10:00-11:45) :

Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

OTN Virtual Technology Summit

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is running a new type of event, the Virtual Technology Summit! VTS are online technical events covering a wide set of topics such as Database, Middleware, Systems and, of course, Java. Those topics will be presented by renowned experts from Oracle but also from the community!

The first VTS is taking place is July and will be run 3 times to accomodate different time zones:

  • Wednesday July 9th : 9am PT to 1PM PT - register here
  • Thursday July 10th : 9am to 1pm BST / 10am – 2pm CET / 12pm to 4pm MSK / GST - register here
  • Wednesday July 16th : 10:00am IST / 12:30pm SG / 2:30pm AEST - register here

The following sessions will be presented in the Java track: 

Efficient architectures for creating MapReduce Pipelines 
by Fabiane Nardon, Java Champion and Big Data Expert

Crunching, aggregating, analyzing, transforming: real world data science applications usually perform several processing steps, each step adding more value to your data. Architecting and coordinating these processing pipelines in an efficient way requires a good understanding of the underlying mechanisms of MapReduce algorithms and a few tricks you only learn after you processed several terabytes. This presentation will show how to architect efficient MapReduce pipelines, how to integrate your pipelines with external datasources, like Redis, MongoDB or even relational databases, how to decide the best granularity for a job and when investing in a MapReduce architecture really pays off. 

JavaScript/HTML5 Rich Clients Using Java EE 7
by Reza Rahman, Java Evangelist and Java EE Expert

The sea change in HTML5 is likely to shift the pendulum away from today's thin-client based server-side web frameworks like Struts 2 and JSF to JavaScript powered next generation rich clients. With strong support for REST, WebSocket and JSON, Java EE is well positioned to adapt to this change. In this heavily code driven session, we will show you how you can utilize today's most popular JavaScript rich client technologies like AngularJS, Backbone, Knockout and Ember to utilize the core strengths of Java EE using JAX-RS, JSR 356/WebSocket, JSON-P, CDI and Bean Validation. We will also introduce Oracle's own JavaScript rich client solution code named project Avatar.

How to Become an Embedded Developer
by Angelia Caicedo, Java Evangelist and Java Embedded Expert

Jump into the Internet of Things using embedded Java. This session walks you through the steps required to start creating embedded Java applications by showing real examples of how to use GPIO and the I2C devices. See how easy it is to program embedded devices and have some fun!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the Java community and register!

Monday May 19, 2014

Important update on the APAC Java Virtual Developer Day

We are now ready for the third and final instalment of the 2014 Java Virtual  Developer Day. This time, the schedule is geared towards Asia and Pacific Time Zones. So the APAC Java Virtual Developer Day will take place on May 28th (see below for exact timing)! Please note that this is not the date originally announced a few weeks ago so make sure to update your calendar with this new date and schedule (*)!

(*) Java Developer Day APAC - May 28th, 2014 :

  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM IST
  • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM SGT
  • 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM AEDT
  • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM CEST
If you want to learn about the latest evolution happenings in the Java Platform (Java Embedded, Java SE and obviously Java EE) make sure to attend this free event! You can find the complete up-to-date agenda here (PDF) and how to register here. Please note that if you live in Central Europe, you also have the possibility to attend this event as the timing is quite European friendly too!

Tuesday May 13, 2014

Final call: Java Virtual Developer Day - Europe

Tomorrow (May 14th - see below for timing), we will hold the 2014 Java Virtual Developer Day for Europe. And it's still possible to register!

During this free technical event, you will be hear about the latest news and evolutions in the Java Platform, from the embedded space to Java EE. On the Java EE front, we will cover all the new Java EE 7 APIs (WebSocket, Batch, Concurrency Utilities for Java and JSON-P). We will also spend time on JAX-RS 2.0 and JMS 2.0. Again, this is a free event so don't miss this opportunity!

You can find the complete agenda and registration details on this page

(*) Java Virtual Developer Day Europe - May 14th  :

  • 9:00 AM  - 1:00 PM BST
  • 10:00 AM  - 2:00 PM CEST
  • 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM GST
  • 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM MSK

Friday May 09, 2014

Trip report : Jozi JUG Java Day in Johannesburg

In our continued efforts to reach out the Java User Groups across the different regions, I had the privilege to attend the Jozi JUG annual event in South Africa a few weeks ago. It was a full day event packed with different topics, ranging from Embedded to Java SE and Java EE. I took care of the Java EE section.

You can find some personal thoughts about this nice community event on my personal blog here.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2012

Register for GlassFish Community Event and Party - JavaOne 2012

As mentioned earlier, GlassFish Community Event and Party are planned as part of the upcoming JavaOne 2012 Conference.

Some reasons to attend these events ...
  • Meet key members of the Oracle GlassFish Team including Architects, Java EE Spec Leads, and Product Managers.
  • Hear great Customer Testimonials who are using GlassFish for many years
  • Find out the latest product roadmaps before formal start of the conference
  • Help shape the future of GlassFish

NEW This year has also has a new free-form Q&A with an executive panel from the Oracle GlassFish Team. This will be your chance to ask any open questions and have a frank conversation around Java EE, GlassFish, and related technologies.

Both the events are scheduled for Sep 30 and the registration is now open.

Register for the GlassFish Community Event at
Register for the GlassFish Party

Note, a separate JavaOne Registration is required to attend the Community Event. The party is open to everybody and no registration is required. RSVP is required for logistics.

Don't miss out, register early! 

Thursday Nov 10, 2011

OTN Developer Days in the Nordics - Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen

OTN Developers Day are on tour all year long and they are coming to Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark with a "Modern Enterprise Java Development" agenda.

The dates are as follows (events take place in Oracle offices) :

22.11.2011 – Helsinki
23.11.2011 – Oslo
24.11.2011 – Stockholm
25.11.2011 – Copenhagen


This is a free, day-long event covering Java EE 6, GlassFish, WebLogic, TopLink, Coherence, tools and more. See you there!

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011

Last Call: GlassFish Community Event & Party

Quick note that we're having our GlassFish Community Event this coming Sunday (October 2nd) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We're accepting a few more RSVP's on the wiki (if you had issues editing the page before, all should now be smooth).


The other event that same day is of course the GlassFish Party at the Thirsty Bear. Registrations are on the same wiki page. See you there!

Friday Sep 09, 2011

Reminder: GlassFish Community Event & Party (Oct. 2th)

Update: Correct date is October 2nd.

Quick reminder that we're hosting our traditional GlassFish community event and Party the day JavaOne starts this year :

    Sunday 2nd, October 2011
    Moscone West - 2020


Other details can be found in the dedicated wiki page. Please add yourself to the list there if you'd like to attend or simply add a comment to this post and we'll add your name.

Beyond the necessary community and roadmap updates we'll also hear from community members Adam Bien, Johan Vos, Laird Nelson, Fabiane Nardon, and Stephan Janssen who will all present on a GlassFish deployment story. And if you're flying in that day and unable to join the event don't miss the party at the Thirsty Bear (7:30pm).

Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

GlassFish Community Event @ JavaOne - Save the date!

The interest for having a GlassFish community event at JavaOne is still very strong both inside Oracle and in the community, so this year again we'll be hosting a get together on the Sunday prior to the main event. If you're in town and attending JavaOne, mark your calendars :
Sunday 2nd, October 2011 - 12:30pm-4:30pm in the Moscone

GlassFish Community Event

This will be an opportunity to discuss the community status (adoption of Java EE 6, GlassFish 3.1.x) and hear about future plans, mainly around Java EE 7 and the related GlassFish release(s). We'd also like to have several participants share their deployment stories as well as some time for an free-form unconference format and some team building activity.

Of course, beyond all the content shared in slides, this should really also be a good excuse to meet folks from the community and from the core GlassFish team at Oracle. Here's a post on last year's event.

And before anybody asks, we are still exploring the party situation :-)
Update: the party is ON!. Details coming soon.

Saturday Apr 30, 2011

More OTN Developer Days

OTN Java Developer Days are continuing to circulate around the world with stops planned in Australia and more virtual events for everyone to follow. If you are in Brisbane or Perth, check out this detailed agenda and registration page.

OTN Dev Days

These two events will cover Java EE 6, introduce the theme for the upcoming Java EE 7, and illustrate both with GlassFish, WebLogic with drill downs on JAX-RS and several monitoring and tuning tooling and techniques. Make sure you register.

If you don't live down under, you may be interested by this JSF OTN Virtual Developer Day. The list of speakers for this live event includes Oracle employees and ACE directors and the agenda covers JSF, ADF and WebCenter in both sessions and labs.

Monday Nov 05, 2007

IJTC is around the corner (Dublin Event)

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As previously noted the IJTC conference is happening this week in Dublin, Ireland. Simon, Matt, Richard and Steve will be covering many Sun-led open source projects: GlassFish (obviously), OpenJDK, NetBeans, OpenESB, SwingLabs, and Sun SPOTS. Overall, the list of speakers reads like that of the usual suspects (which is a compliment ;-).

GlassFish Session at IJTC (November 8th)