Javaone2011 – First impressions of the Show

The show has not started yet but you can now register and see the finishing preparations for the show. The first technical sessions kick off at 9am on Sunday morning for the real hardcore devotees…

Javaone is part of OracleWorld and the first thing that strikes me is that this show is big. They have taken over the whole of Moscone Center (including Moscone West) as well as several hotels and the park next to it. They have even had the road closed between Moscone North and South to create a space for big pavilions. As you approach the area, there a huge adverts for Oracle on the buildings. Inside the Moscone West they have a big sailing boat as well as a plane hanging from one ceiling. Scale is everywhere. Javaone is just a part of this but it is impressive.

As with any show, there is a goodie bag consisting of the usual bag, pen, teeshirt (slogan ‘Moving Java forward’), notebook and a glass dring flask. These are still branded as Javaone and in a blue colour scheme (rather than the red Oracle). Most of the Java action takes place in a separate area 5-10 minutes walk from the Moscone center itself so it should have a distinct feel to it.

Each day will start with a keynote and then it is a full schedule of activities. The catalog lists all the events going on with a choice of five or so talks each hour and hands on labs. There are also several events with the OTN night on monday and Sting performing on Wednesday.

Today kicks off with several ‘pre-show’ activities and I am off to the Glassfish session. Get your breakfast early as the restaurants in town are likely to fill up – lots of people in town. It looks like it is going to be a busy week…

If you want more information on JavaOne and further coverage of the entire event check out our JavaOne Series Index, which covers everything that is happening and is constantly updated, keep checking back for new info!

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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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