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JavaOne Sessions Schedule Completed - First Impression, Some Criticism

Last week I managed to schedule sessions I would like to attend. The topics are interesting and technical - really looking forward to it. Product pitches are not existent - at least I didn't found any. From the topic / session perspective - I really looking forward to this conference. From the content perspective it should be at least as good as the previous ones. (I will miss, however, the "Xtreme GUI Makeover")

The schedule builder software isn't a usability show case:

  1. The window in the left lower corner is way to small. Even on high resolution it was hard to see all sessions at a glance
  2. There is no clean separation between the conferences - so you get overwhelmed with sessions. There should be a clear separations between JavaOne and Oracle Develop. I would like to be able to explicitly choose between conferences. It was not only hard to find the JavaOne talks, but also Oracle Develop like e.g MySQL and virtualization because of this interference as well.
  3. Its really hard to find the time slots. I used the try-and-error strategy, but was time intensive
  4. I didn't managed to find a direct link to the talks. I always have to use the advance search to find my own talks. (a bit REST could be a solution for this problem)
  5. Why nothing happens on Wednesday after 5 p.m.? I miss the BoFs

  6. See you, however, at JavaOne. If you think Java EE 6 is complicated, slow or whatever - prepare your questions and attend my talk: S319369 The Feel of Java EE 6: Interactive Onstage Hacking (Wednesday). I will spend 30 seconds with slides and 55 minutes in the IDE and implement functional Java EE application with CDI, JPA, Servlets 3, JSF 2, REST, EJB 3.1, some mocks and units test without using any generators, prepared templates, wizards or other unfair stuff :-).
    I will probably deploy it ~100 times - and you will not even noticed that. I'm seriously thinking about implementing a Schedule Builder during this session :-).


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Comments:

Re: missing "Xtreme GUI Makeover"

all interesting things already happened @ SIGGRAPH 2010 :-)

Posted by michael bien on September 05, 2010 at 08:13 PM CEST #

@Michael,

yes, siggraph would be really nice. Btw. I didn't scheduled any graphics related session at this year JavaOne :-)

cheers!,

adam

Posted by adam-bien.com on September 06, 2010 at 12:05 AM CEST #

@Michael,

I associate SIGGRAPH somehow with one of these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGI_Octane

happy hacking!,

adam

Posted by adam-bien.com on September 06, 2010 at 12:09 AM CEST #

Hi Adam, Re Schedule Builder:

1. To distinguish between JavaOne and Oracle Develop, use the Stream/Track dropdown. You can select on only JavaOne sessions or only Develop sessions.
2. To find timeslots, the easiest way is to select the Day you want (in Advanced Search), then sort on Day/Time (or just sort on Day/Time alone).
3. Yes, no BOFs on Wed night because of the Appreciation Event. Trust me, you don't want to miss it.

Posted by Marilyn on September 07, 2010 at 04:37 AM CEST #

@Marilyn,

thank you very much for the hints. My strategy was a different one: I went through the timeslots on the right side - then there will be no distinction between the conferences. In advanced search it works, but it is hard to find sessions slot by slot.

I'm looking forward to the appreciation event. However: what I didn't liked on the previous JavaOnes was the After Dark party :-)

thanks & see you at J1,

adam

Posted by adam-bien.com on September 08, 2010 at 04:46 PM CEST #

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