Well, I am writing this post after a very long time. How are you all? Hope, you are good and doing well in your life! Talking about my life, it is going really great. I am working on many new technologies ( at least new for me ) these days and kind of enjoying them :) Well, this is so off topic that I should quickly switch to the main course!
The first and foremost thing to highlight is that I got chance to speak with many Java Experts from Oracle Corporation and even from some different companies like Globalcode. They all shared their valuable experiences with us which will definitely help us go a long way in life. :)
I had been to Hyderabad quite a times and I like this city. The event location was HICC beside a 5 star Novotel Hotel and the whole environment was mind blowing! When we entered into the campus, we actually thought that we are in US! Lot of foreigners especially from Oracle Corporation were present to attend/speak in the event. To catch few eyes, I would like to mention that there were very beautiful girls at the ID counters! ;) But so what, we were actually focusing to attend some sessions :P
I am a member of Java User Group, Nagpur and 13 members from this group participated in JavaOne. “All the Java Passionate people at a Pure Java dedicated event”, seems to hear so great right? Yes, it is! We actually were looking forward to attend some hardcore new java technologies/updates to boost in our data center :)
Following is the picture which shows some members with our Leader Mr. Tushar Joshi :
To be rather on a technical side, I attended the following sessions during JavaOne and Oracle Develop during 2 days:
1) The Java EE 6 Programming Model – Chuk Munn Lee
2) Data Parallelism with the Fork/Join Framework in Java 7
3) .NET for Oracle Database and PL/SQL – Christian Shay
4) Improving MySQL Performance with Hadoop – Manish Kumar and Sagar Jauhari
5) Delivering Smarter more efficient code for Java Platform – Ashwin Rao ( who plans the release of NetBeans Builds )
6) JavaFX controls and Charts – Jonathan Giles
7) JavaFX and HTML5 – Like Curds and Rice – Stephen Chin and Kevin Nilson
8) Project Jigsaw – David Holmes
9) Demystifying Big Data – Mark Drake
10) Java API for JSON – Kshitiz Saxena
11) Java Beyond IDE – Jai Suri ( Sr. Principal Product Manager at Oracle Corporation)
12) Having fun with Java EE 6, GlassFish, NetBeans and Home Automation – Vinicious and Yara Senger
The big problem was to actually select which session to attend as on a single time 4-5 sessions were being held. As you can see, I attended 12 sessions using my complete time-slot and there were in all more than 100 sessions during 2 days [quite a lot] :P
Some sessions to highlight:
1) JavaFX and HTML5 – Like Curds and Rice – Stephen Chin and Kevin Nilson
In all, I found this session very best! The dynamic duo Kevin Nilson and Steve Chin were superb in there session on JavaFX and HTML 5. They actually shared their knowledge using the way as if they were fighting on two technologies (Kevin on HTML5 and Steven on JavaFx). I liked it very much and gained a lot of stuff from this session. The topic is really important as far as the current tech days are going on and session was worth a sit! I even had a talk with them! They are amazing personalities and you can catch them on twitter or on their own websites. As many of you java people already following “steveonjava” on twitter then yes this is that famous steve! :)
2) Having fun with Java EE 6, GlassFish, NetBeans and Home Automation – Vinicious and Yara Senger
This team came all the way from Brazil to India for JavaOne and the technology they are working on can really change our life and the way we live! The topic was mainly on jHome automation API and their usage. The demos that they showed just blown away my mind. “Just a singlebutton click from any where in the world can switch on/off your fan (or anything that works on electricity) at home!” How’s that? ;)
3) Project Jigsaw – David Holmes
The complete atmosphere was very technical and so to add a relaxing endpoint, there was OTN Night organized for us! Whoa, we attended it and it was so fascinating in terms of quality and entertainment. Some Bollywood celebrities took it to another level as you can see from the pics below:
We also attended the Poolside GlassFish Party organized by Mr. Arun Gupta ( Evangelist at Oracle Corporation ) at Novotel Hotel.
The complete event was really amazing and learnt many new things in the 2 days span of time. Well, to do the needful we wondered in the city as well and enjoyed one complete day.
So, this was JavaOne 2012 at Hyderabad and yes, I am eagerly waiting for the next year event. I would definitely be going to attend the same in whichever city it will get organize! I think I forgot one very important thing to mention in the whole post, that is all related to “FOOD” :D Well, after enjoying 5 star food for 2 complete days, I might have jotted down some handful of weight and fats :P Well, gyming regularly helps. Will reduce it soon ;) Haha! You can watch some of our pics as follows:
@MsWizKid signing off!
Pics Credits: Mr. Chetan Gole