Dive into Development at JavaOne and Oracle Develop
by Caroline Kvitka, August 2010
Two other conferences share the spotlight with Oracle OpenWorld this September: JavaOne and Oracle Develop. Colocated with Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne and Develop are the must-attend developer conferences of the year. “This is an opportunity for Java and open source developers and those using Oracle technology to experience unrivaled learning from expert-led sessions, hands-on labs, and networking with peers—as well as take a glimpse into the future of Java, open source technologies, and Oracle software and hardware,” says Thomas Kurian, executive vice president of product development at Oracle.
As separate conferences, JavaOne and Develop each have their own educational tracks but also offer opportunities for joint learning and networking. Attend only JavaOne sessions, or widen your scope with Develop content. JavaOne and Oracle Develop attendees have access to all Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, exhibition halls, and networking and nightlife events. Show highlights focused on the developer community include the Java Exhibition Hall, Mason Street Tent, the Unconference, and OTN Night.
Java Exhibition Hall. Head to the Hilton San Francisco Union Square for hands-on demos, discussions of the latest Java technologies, and all things Java—from developer tools, frameworks, and management utilities to applications and services developed with and for Java.
The Mason Street Tent. Don’t miss the hub of the Zone—the Mason Street Tent—where attendees can meet up and exchange ideas with their peers in a variety of developer communities.
Unconference. Just say no to PowerPoint at the Unconference, where Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne, and Develop attendees sign up to lead their own technical sessions. The Unconference is a place for open, free-form discussion—and very few rules.
OTN Night. Join hundreds of your peers for a free attitude adjustment at Oracle Technology Network’s notoriously raucous annual Monday night community blowout. Start the week off right with friends old and new.
Caroline Kvitka is senior managing editor of Profit.