Java IoT Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, William Schmarzo, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: Java IoT

Java IoT: Article

Countdown To JavaOne: "Come See the Dream-Team of Well-Known Java Leaders There," Says Yakov Fain

JDJ's Enterprise Editor Can This Year Be Found Among the Exalted Ranks of the Industry's "Java Champions"

The week of May 15, I shall be in San Francisco.It's an exciting trip for me, a sort of high-end vacation.

“How dare you!”, says Joe Smith; “I’m planning to be working twelve hours a day at this show trying to absorb technical wisdom from all these Java gurus. What vacation are you talking about?”

Hey Joe, just change your attitude. Don't spoil the party. JavaOne is a place with a super-high Java energy. Sort of a Java spa. Being in the place with the highest possible concentration of people sharing a passion for the same thing is like a medical procedure - just being there will cure and recharge your worn-out brain. Enjoy the fluids...

In the morning , light breakfast, and then not more than two brain-massaging technical sessions. Make sure that most of your sessions are given by professional masseuses. Who is teaching is more important than what they teach. Then, two hours lunch break. Eat slowly, enjoy your food, and stop drinking these soft-killing-sodas. Use my diet.

After lunch walk around the vendors area. Do not get intimidated. Like the design of this T-shirt? Just stop by the booth, introduce yourself and spend five minutes listening to the brouhaha about how the product XYZ will revolutionize your life. Get the T-shirt and move to the next table. Look at these nice little glowing pens! Aren’t they something? Just give these vendors your business card and bring home a couple of pens for your kids. You'll sure get this annoyning phone call from their saleseman in a month or so, but it's in a month... and your kids will start enjoing these pens next week. Daddy came back from a business trip! What did you get for us? Look at this lady in red: she carries a huge bag of freebies and brochures. Trust me, she’s not going to read them. In the best case scenario, she'll bring them to her office after the show. But most likely she'll leave them in the hotel room.

On a more serious note, if you are really interested in a particular technology, you’d better spend some time at the vendors’ tables. For example, if you are interested in Java messaging in general, stop by every company that offers their implementation of JMS. You’ll find some strong technical people who researched this particular technology really well. You may not get access to their bodies that easily any time soon, especially if you live in a small town somewhere in Alabama.

After lunch, I prescribe you an intake of up to two more technical sessions in the closed rooms, and then blend in again with the Java crowd. In the evening, take one beer, then one BOF session, and two more beers. Of course, it would be very stupid to miss the Java Champions BOF on Thursday at 7:30PM. You’ll see a dream-team of well-known Java leaders there. Again, it’s good just to be there because of even higher concentration of Java-sharpened-minds per square foot. I’ll spend 10 min there teaching you how to become a Java community leader. Yeah, right! Hey, teachers, leave us kids alone! As of today, I do not know what I’m going to say to you. And not because I do not have anything to say, but because I’m not planning to prepare my short speech. I’ll just let it go. Whatever's on my mind at that moment (I do have one Powerpoint slide though).

Attend a couple of keynote sessions. The topic is not important, but speaker’s personality is. If s/he was able to get invited to give a keynote talk at JavaOne, this deserves 50 minutes of your precious time. Most likely though, you’ll be having hard time remembering next day what that motivational keynote speech was about. Bright future? Open sourcing Java? Why EJB still deserves a second look? And most importantly, did he cut his ponytail? Will he? I can’t trust my memory anymore, so I'll be taking notes and blog from the show on a daily basis. I might get myself in trouble again, as it happened after I’ve asked a question and published my notes at a recent conference. Oh well.

During the last two weeks I’m receiving lots of invites to meet with particular vendors, who want to present their latest  products. Some of them will become THE products in the future, but I try not to make any commitments. I’m on vacation,  and will try to enjoy every minute of it. At this point I’ve registered to attend the NetBeans day on Monday and nine technical session for the rest of the show. On Tuesday at 12:30PM I’ll be giving an interview at the Community Corner. I was invited to a dinner on Monday and a VIP party Wednesday night, Thursday night is for BOF and the After Dark Bash party. Every morning from 5AM to 6AM I'll be working on the next chapter of upcoming Java-related book. And 6AM to 7AM is my blogging time so stay tuned.

posted Sunday, 7 May 2006

More Stories By Yakov Fain

Yakov Fain is a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay. He wrote a thousand blogs (http://yakovfain.com) and several books about software development. Yakov authored and co-authored such books as "Angular 2 Development with TypeScript", "Java 24-Hour Trainer", and "Enterprise Web Development". His Twitter tag is @yfain

Comments (1) View Comments

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

Most Recent Comments
SYS-CON India News Desk 05/08/06 03:06:09 PM EDT

'JavaOne is a place with a super-high Java energy,' writes JDJ's enterprise editor Yakov Fain, who shares here his advice for anyone attending this year's annual Sun-created Javafest, in San Francisco May 16-19.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO" has announced that its Call for Papers is now open. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Financial enterprises in New York City, London, Singapore, and other world financial capitals are embracing a new generation of smart, automated FinTech that eliminates many cumbersome, slow, and expe...
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cloud-enabled transformation has evolved from cost saving measure to business innovation strategy -- one that combines the cloud with cognitive capabilities to drive market disruption. Learn how you can achieve the insight and agility you need to gain a competitive advantage. Industry-acclaimed CTO and cloud expert, Shankar Kalyana presents. Only the most exceptional IBMers are appointed with the rare distinction of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor in the company. Shankar has also receive...