Monday Jul 29, 2013

OSCON Trip Report

OSCON 2013 was held from July 22 to July 26 in Portland, Oregon. I presented the Java EE 7 hands-on lab there as well as a session on WebSocket/JSR 356. This was my first time to the revered conference.

OSCON was a unique and valuable experience. I would definitely look forward to doing it again some time. More details, including slide decks, lab materials and code examples, posted on my personal blog.

Wednesday Jul 27, 2011

OSCON Java videos on YouTube

OSCON Java (a new track this year) is going on right now in Portland, OR with a bunch of keynotes already posted on YouTube.

These are short 10 to 20-minute presentations. The Twitter Java case-study is probably the most popular one so far (although YouTube seems to have some issues counting views) but you should probably spend time watching Steve Harris' "Open Source, Java, and Oracle -- Cracking the Code" to find out all about the POSTL (Perceived Open Source Threat Level).

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Other interesting videos include Joe Darcy's very fine "JDK 7 in a Nutshell" (possibly the best presentation title at an O'Reilly conference) or Josh Bloch's "Java: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Parts". I have to say that I started watching one and ended up watching almost all of them.

Sunday Jul 22, 2007

GlassFish, jMaki and Friends at Ubuntu Live and at OSCON

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Portland is hosting two Open Source events next week: Ubuntu Live and OSCON.

Although we did not submit a session on GlassFish (GF v2 fcs is around the corner), there are many good sessions and GlassFish and jMaki are represented in the show floor.

Check out Ken's overview of the week's pods and parties and Arun's exhaustive list of OSS sessions by our friends and relatives. And my presonal recommendation to the sessions by Mark on OpenJDK and by Ian on Project Indiana.