FEATURE

As Published In
Oracle Magazine
September/October 2011

  

Moving Java Forward

 

JavaOne hits the streets of San Francisco, October 2–6.

When thousands of Java developers and enthusiasts converge on San Francisco, California, from October 2 to 6, you know it can only be for the iconic JavaOne conference. Now in its 16th year in the city, JavaOne is a week of intense learning, networking, and community committed to all things Java.

As always, JavaOne offers something for every member of the Java community—from Java newbies to seasoned Java developers. Conferencegoers can expand their skills and gather tips and tricks from experts by participating in technical sessions, hands-on labs, and demos, as well as informal birds-of-a-feather sessions.

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“Oracle continues to demonstrate its commitment to moving Java forward,” says Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president of product development at Oracle. “The 2011 JavaOne conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear from Java technology experts—from both inside and outside of Oracle—on topics ranging from the core Java platform to mobile, JavaFX, and on to the Java frontier.”

Education and Keynotes

Whether developers want to build the latest client-side applications or create sophisticated Java cloud-based applications, they can find out how at JavaOne. JavaOne learning opportunities include classes at Java University on Sunday, October 2, with full-day and half-day session options.

The deep dive continues on Monday as the conference gets into full swing with more than 400 sessions across seven tracks, including Core Java Platform; Emerging Language, Tools, and Techniques; Enterprise Service Architectures and the Cloud; Java EE Web Profile and Platform Technologies; Java ME, Mobile, Embedded, and Devices; Java SE, Client Side Technologies, and Rich User Experiences; and the Java Frontier.

In addition to participating in sessions, conferencegoers can attend hands-on labs throughout each day and into the evenings, and birds-of-a-feather sessions on Monday and Tuesday nights.

JavaOne offers many opportunities to hear from Java luminaries about what’s new and what’s next for Java. Not to be missed are the JavaOne Oracle and Intel keynotes on October 3, the JavaOne technical and Juniper keynotes on October 4, and the IBM and Java Frontier keynotes on October 6.

Java Exhibition Hall

The crowds will head to the Java Exhibition Hall for partner and Oracle hands-on demos and discussions of the latest Java software technologies. Exhibitors will showcase their products and services, from developer tools and frameworks to management utilities, applications, and services developed with and for Java. At the Java DEMOgrounds, attendees can talk with the experts behind Java products and technologies.

Building Networks and Communities

Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. JavaOne can help attendees build their own Java community, with plenty of opportunities for networking. For user group veterans as well as those new to JavaOne, things start off with the Oracle Users Forum on October 2 and continue that day with the first official celebration, the JavaOne Open House.

Much of the networking activity will take place at the Mason Street Café in the heart of the Zone, which also includes the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, and Parc 55 Wyndham. The Café is a block-long playground and community space where developers can refuel between sessions; recharge themselves and their electronic devices; and renew acquaintances with Java user group leaders, Java Champions, and fellow developers.

On Wednesday, the action moves to San Francisco’s Treasure Island for the Oracle Appreciation Event, with performances by Grammy Award–winning musicians Sting, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. This attendee-favorite event offers hands-on entertainment, unlimited refreshments, and world-class music. And for one last hurrah, conference attendees can head to Yerba Buena Gardens on Thursday for the final event of JavaOne: the It’s a Wrap! celebration.

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