Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

Is attending JavaOne still worth the hassle?

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JavaOne 2014 back in San Francisco

JavaOne in San Francisco is one of the longest running Java events. It is one of the more expensive events to attend (and for a company based in UK it is a trek). So is it still worth attending in 2017?

At its height, JavaOne used to take over the Moscone Center and San Francisco. Since 2011 it has been a more subdued event, taking place in the same week as OracleWorld. This year looks like it will make more use of the Moscone again, with the exhibitors stands back in Moscone. And the website has even been updated (finally)!

In previous years, we have attended as exhibitors, speakers and attendees. This year we will not be exhibiting but have decided it is definitely worth attending and speaking because:-

  1. It is still a great place to meet others in the Java community (and there are lots of Community events such as Devoxx4Kids and NetBeans Day).
  2. The talks are of a high standard and this should be the year of Java9.
  3. It is a really good opportunity to ‘feel’ the pulse of the Java world.
  4. Catch-up on developments such as the move of NetBeans to the Apache project.
  5. As a UK company it is a really good chance to see our clients and potential clients in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, etc.
  6. Ellie Goulding and Usher will be performing

So we will be in town at the start of October for JavaOne – will you?

If you are based in San Francisco/Silicon valley or you are attending and would like to meet at or before the show in October, just let us know.



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Mark Stephens Mark has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and is a big NetBeans fan. He enjoys speaking at conferences. He has an MA in Medieval History and a passion for reading.

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