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 reasons to attend Code One conference in San Francisco

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Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA at sunset.

Oracle has revamped the traditional JavaOne technical conference (which forms part of OpenWorld) into Code One. There is still lots of Java but also a wider focus on other key technologies and areas such as Emerging Technologies, Big Data and other web technologies. It takes place 22-25th 2018 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

We will be attending and here are 5 reasons why you should:-

  1. Quality fo the speakers. There are some very good speakers doing presentations at Code One. Just one example is Venkat Subramaniam. I learnt more from his hour long talk on functional programming than I managed in 3 months trying to read-up and follow online courses. He is doing 5 talks including Twelve Ways to Make Code Suck Less [DEV5377] and Benefiting from Java 9 Improvements [DEV5372]. I intend to attend all of them.
  2. Range of topics covered. There are over 500 topics on offer across 11 tracks. In 4 days you can assimilate a huge amount of technical knowledge.
  3. Deep dive hands on labs. There are 25 very indepth practical labs to get you up to speed. If you are looking to pick a topic quickly, try sessions like Docker for Devs Workshop – BYOL [HOL4683], Jakarta EE Hands-on Lab – BYOL [HOL4852], or Lambda Programming Laboratory – BYOL [HOL6006]. 2 hours and you will be using them like a pro!
  4. Keep up to speed on the industry. If you are wondering what will happen after Java 11,  or where a technology is going, this the place to find out. There is an exhibitors Hall (where all the major players will have stands), lots of keynotes from not just Oracle but IBM, Intel, etc and lots of people to talk to.  It also a really good chance to find out what other developers are doing.
  5. After show activities. After a hard day of study, there are plenty of events and free parties to unwind at and meet other developers at. On the Wednesday night, there is the free concert at the Giants stadium. In previous years, acts have included Ellie Goulding, Elton John, Sting, Gwen Stefani, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon. Last year I went to more parties that week than my daughter (and she was at University for first year freshers week)…..

I hope to see you there….

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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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