Sun Microsystems today announced the speakers for the 2008 JavaOne conference General Sessions, as well as details on JavaOne conference Pavilion “villages”, areas of the exhibit hall focused around particular themes.
The 2008 JavaOne conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders and other technology experts – those programming directly in Java(TM) technology and those looking at it from new perspectives including scripting, RIA, open source and more. Once again, John Gage, chief researcher and director of the Science Office at Sun, will return as the host for the 2008 JavaOne conference. For the latest headline news and announcements, developers are encouraged to subscribe to the JavaOne conference RSS feed at: http://developers.sun.com/rss/javaone.xml.
More than 125 exhibitors, including the following cosponsors, will be participating in the 2008 JavaOne conference:
Platinum Cosponsors – AMD, Intel, Motorola, Oracle
Cosponsors – BEA, Blackberry, BluAge, IBM, InterSystems, JBoss, Microsoft, NAVTEQ, Parasoft, SAP, Terracotta
In addition, this year’s JavaOne Pavilion will feature more than 50 companies that are first time participants in the Conference, including nearly 20 startup companies.
2008 JavaOne Conference General Sessions
For those unable to attend the Conference in person, Sun will host live webcasts of all the 2008 JavaOne conference General Sessions from the JavaOne website – http://java.sun.com/javaone.
Tues. May 6th – 8:30-10:30am – Rich Green, executive vice president, Software at Sun
Tues. May 6th – 1:30-3:00pm – Robert Brewin, distinguished engineer and Software CTO at Sun
Tues. May 6th – 3:20-4:20pm – Jeet Kaul, vice president of Client Software Group at Sun
Weds. May 7th – 8:30-9:15am – Oracle General Session – Thomas Kurian, senior vice president of development for Oracle Middleware platform products, including Oracle Application Server and development tools
Weds. May 7th – 5:30-6:15pm – AMD General Session – Leendert vanDoorn, senior AMD fellow
Thurs. May 8th – 8:30-9:15am – Intel General Session – Douglas W. Fisher, vice president, Software and Solutions Group and general manager, Systems Software Division at Intel Corporation
Thurs. May 8th – 5:30-6:15pm – Motorola General Session – Christy Wyatt, vice president, Software Platforms and Ecosystem at Motorola, Inc.
Fri. May 9th – 8:30 am – 10:30 am – James Gosling – vice president and Sun fellow
JavaOne Pavilion Villages : The JavaOne Pavilion has several special areas that are each focused around a particular theme, including:
Startup Exhibitor Alley : Host companies that are first-time participants in the Conference. Attendees can meet with smaller, creative companies introducing their innovative solutions and services to the global Java technology community. Participants include: Active Enpoints, Applet Systems, ClearApp, Control Tier Software, Determyne, Hello2Morrow, JINSPIRED, Kaizen Technologies, Meetup, Mobile Distillery, Numiton, Protecode, Related Content Database, Sentilla, Twisted Pair, Vringo, WebTide, ZK.
Mobility and Device Village : Java(TM) Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) is the most ubiquitous mobile application platform powering eight out of 10 mobile devices. Attendees can experience the most compelling and successful mobile services powered by Java ME, interact with industry experts, find out about the latest in developer tools and resources or just hang out in the Digital TV Living Room to see how Java ME is powering Blu-ray devices, set-top boxes, DVRs, and IPTV. In addition, by visiting the Mobility and Device Village Information Counter and obtaining ME Treasure Hunt cards, attendees have a chance to win one of the daily prizes.
Community Corner – Sponsored by java.net : This village gives attendees the opportunity to share their thoughts on Java technology, meet and chat with developers, community leaders, project owners, Java User Group members and Java Champions. Attendees interested in a programming challenge can participate in the RoboHACC, which involves programming and obstacle course solution algorithm for Systronix TrackBots powered by a Sun(TM) Small Programmable Object Technology (Sun(TM) SPOT) application. In addition, the Community Corner will have Mini Talk sessions on java.net projects and communities, every half hour during Pavilion hours. Schedule on the Mini Talks is available at: http://wiki.java.net/bin/view/Javaone/CommunityCorner.
SOA Village :New for 2008, the SOA Village is dedicated to Java technology-based tools and services for SOA implementations. Information on participating vendors is available at the SOA Village welcome kiosk, along with complimentary copies of “Java SOA Connection,” a custom publication co-sponsored by Sun Microsystems and Extension Media, featuring SOA case studies, best-practice tutorials and other educational content from the Java software community.
Java Playground : In this area, attendees can get real life hands-on experience with the latest Java technology-based products, applications and games. From mobile and desktop games from java.com, the Java Powered Tommy Jr. Car and real-time Java control station to a Java Card(TM) 3.0 developer challenge and the winners of the 2008 Duke’s Choice Award. Developers can also stop by Sun’s “virtual” Java Playground in Second Life, where they can equip their avatar with all the latest Java logo branded goodies, drive off in a replica of the Tommy Jr. Car and more.
About the JavaOne Conference :Located at Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 6-9, the annual JavaOne conference is one of the leading events for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the Conference provides technology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in Java technology, scripting, Open Source, Web 2.0 and more. Developers get hands-on experience with the technology, can network with their peers, and have the opportunity to network directly with experts and industry leaders. For more information about the JavaOne conference, visit http://java.sun.com/javaone.
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