The JavaOne 2010 conference takes place September 19–23 in San Francisco and comes at a time when Java technology literally permeates our world—from the smallest devices to the largest datacenters and clouds. Already, there are 3 billion mobile phones running Java, 5 billion Java Cards in use, 80 million Java-enabled TV devices, with 97% of enterprise desktops running Java, and 9 million Java developers worldwide.
This year's JavaOne promises a wealth of content, not only in terms of the evolution of Java technology, but also in terms of the tools, resources, and best practices that developers need in order to design and build rich, compelling, and individualized services across the diverse technology screens of our lives. JavaOne attendees can choose from hundreds of expert-led* technical sessions, hands-on labs, and panel discussions, smaller and more informal Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions, as well as Keynotes by such industry leaders as Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, Oracle; and Doug Fisher, Vice President and General Manager, Intel.
Meanwhile, Technical General Sessions, presented by diverse technical luminaries from Oracle, offer in-depth perspectives on the road ahead for Java technology. And then there's the Java Exhibition Hall, with the latest offerings from Java technology leaders, and the all-important opportunity to simply interact and network with developer peers. And this year, full JavaOne registration is a two-for-one proposition—also providing access to Oracle Develop Keynotes, General Sessions, Exhibition Halls, and more.
* Note the Duke Rock Star icon next to a session speaker's name. These Java Rock Stars have been chosen by their peers as top speakers and experts in their field. And JavaOne 2010 has over 30 returning Rock Stars.
Stay informed about the latest developments and happenings at JavaOne by checking out the JavaOne conference blog, Facebook page, and Twitter page. Tweeters can keep others posted on their doings, and Facebook fans can get detailed news about the conference, as well as participate in lively discussions with other community members. And the JavaOne blog now has an RSS feed!
This year's conference presents sessions under eight broad technical categories:
Super-charge your conference experience by attending the 12th annual Java University training event on Friday, September 24, 2010 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. Expert-led courses offer an exclusive opportunity to delve deeper into the hottest technical topics, in a dynamic classroom environment, with full-day and half-day courses.
Select from the following courses and many more:
For the first three days of the JavaOne, there will be live videostreaming interviews from the Mason Street Tent. We'll have the news, technical information and buzz. Oracle Technology Network's Justin Kestelyn, Rick Ramsey, Tori Wieldt, Bob Rhubart, and Kevin Farnham host dozens of community experts for the latest news and buzz from the world's biggest and best conference. We've got authors, project leads, technology experts, and community members joining us to give us their insights and opinions. We'll take questions from the studio audience and via social media. Look over the schedule and make room in your busy schedule to join us. Programming starts Monday, September 20th at 8:00 am PT. If you are at JavaOne/Oracle Develop, you can be part of our live studio audience in the Mason Street Tent. If you can't be there, watch it here (bookmark the page!).
Oracle Technology Network Live Program Schedule
• Monday, September 20
• Tuesday, September 21
• Wednesday, September 22
Programs will be added and change without notice, so please check back regularly!
An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference that is structured and led by the people attending it. And now JavaOne has its own unconference, which will be held September 19–23, 2010 at Parc 55 Hotel. The unconference offers the opportunity for JavaOne and Oracle Develop attendees to present their own session or workshop on a topic they're passionate about, in an informal, interactive setting. It's a great opportunity for attendees to learn what's on the minds of their peers in the community. Currently planned topics include cloud computing, databases, women in IT, virtualization, Oracle Solaris, and more.
JavaOne 2010 offers myriad opportunities for between-session networking and R&R. The Zone—including San Francisco's Hotel Nikko, Hilton San Francisco, Parc 55 Hotel, and the Mason Street Tent—is dedicated to you during the week of JavaOne. Network, share information, and learn from leading experts in the Java community—in a unique neighborhood created with developers in mind. The Java Exhibition Hall is the place to go for live technical demonstrations and discussions of the latest Java software and technology advancements. Also within the Java Exhibition Hall, explore the specifics of the Java platform itself at Java DEMOgrounds.
But as is well known, all work and no play makes any Java developer a dull boy or girl. At the Game Zone, you can lose yourself in a classic pinball stand or the latest new adventure offering. And with the Mason Street Tent area (between Ellis and O'Farrell streets), The Zone takes to the streets—offering a morning cappuccino or an afternoon beer at Tap and Brew, a LEGO Pit game area, an e-mail lounge, as well as the opportunity to meet and hang out with the Duke's Choice Award winners and Java User Group (JUG) leaders.
And if anyone should think there might be nothing to do at night during JavaOne 2010, think again. At the Wednesday evening "Oracle OpenWorld Appreciation Event", which is open to JavaOne, Oracle Develop, and Oracle OpenWorld Full Conference attendees and those who purchased the Networking Add-on Package, check out the music of the world's hottest funk pop band, Black Eyed Peas, plus superstar rock legends Don Henley (of the Eagles) and the Steve Miller Band. Save the place and time now: Treasure Island, San Francisco. Wednesday, September 22, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. See you there, and enjoy the conference!
Steven Meloan has covered the Web and the Internet for such publications as Wired, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and the San Francisco Examiner. He has also just published a science-adventure novel, "The Shroud."