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.

5 things to do NOW if you attending JavaOne 2014

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JavaOne is back in September! Are you ready?

JavaOne San Francisco is now less than a month away. So if you are attending, it is now worth starting to get ready because JavaOne is an amazing experience and the more preparation you do the more you will get from your visit. Here are FIVE actions for this week.

1. Review the talks and tutorials on offer. The Content catalogue is now online and allows you to see all the talks available. You can also book your place in talks and labs. There are limited spaces (especially for the hands on labs). The more popular ones will ‘sell out’ before the show even starts, so if you want to go to a session, book it now. It is also worth looking at WHO is speaking – you have biggest concentration of Java expertise on the planet so if you have any questions you want to ask the experts, you will find them here.

2. Read the event schedule. There is a lot going to  be packed into JavaOne – keynotes, talks, exhhition, concerts. The main show takes place in 3 hotels but the keynote sessions will be in the Moscone center (a 10 minute walk away). I will highlight some of my favourite items in some additional blog posts…

3. Sign up for all the social media channels. JavaOne is on Twitter, Facebook,  LinkedIn and the JavaOne blog. There will be lots of announcements there in the next 4 weeks and during the show.

4. Do not leave your accommodation until the last minute. San Francisco is hosting JavaOne and OracleWorld so it is going to be busy. You do not want to be miles from the conference.

5. Clear you desk. Getting the most out of JavaOne is a ful-time job and you do not want to be handling remote support requests from San Francisco. Start managing expectations and organising your tasks to leave the week free now.

Next time I will look at some events happening in or around JavaOne which are worth investigating.

JavaOne We are exhbiting

 

We will be attending and Exhibiting at JavaOne 2014. You can find us at Stand 5714 (our friends from IText are next door so lots of PDF experts available) .Why not drop by and see what we are showing and to say hi to all of us!

If you want more information on JavaOne 2014 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!

 

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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