I was at JavaOne 2008 this month. I attended mostly server-related sessions, with a few J2SE and J2ME presentations thrown in to see how the other half lives. This is my photo report.
JavaOne is held at Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.
People queued up outside the rooms until they were allowed to enter (about ten minutes before the session’s start time). This was surprisingly well-organized: Moscone Center staff stood outside the rooms with large signs containing the room’s number and made sure everyone stood in the right line. The Esplanade was especially crowded, so the staff took to standing at the end of the line, holding up their sign and shouting their room number every few seconds.
On Thursday night there was a Smash Mouth concert in the adjacent Yerba Buena Gardens.
My company, Vringo, presented a BOF called Real-World Challenges in Signing Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME Platform) Applications. The reason the title is so unwieldy is that Sun enthusiastically replaced the text in all the presentations with the One True Marketing Terminology. This turned a simple title such as “Real-World Challenges in Signing J2ME Applications” into the monstrosity above.
This photo shows our CTO, David Goldfarb (right), and mobile developer Chaim Kutnicki (left).