Javaone 2011: 3 small suggestions for Javaone2012

As Javaone2011 draws to a close, I have 3 suggestions for Javaone2012 which would make it a better show and would not be difficult. Javaone2011 has been great, but it could have been better in several ways so:-

1. Better organisation. Not sure if it is down to being split across multiple locations but general organisation could be much better. There were too many little things just not working properly which would have been fixed by better organisation such as the Candy Store running out of Candy.

2. Sort out the general hangout space. If you are going to stick it outside in Mason Street you need a wet weather plan (it rained 2 out of 4 days).

3. Reorganise the Oracle pavillion area. This consisted of lots of stands with Oracle engineers. It was confusing to find exactly what you were after as they had general titles (like Java Core) and there was no public rota of who was on. If you wanted to speak to a particular engineer, you needed to contact him directly, as nobody could tell you when they would be around.

None of them is big but they would make the conference run much better. What do you think?

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.
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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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