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News: Announcing TheServerSide Java Symposium, March 3-6, Las Vegas

  1. TheServerSide Java Symposium is known uniquely as the yearly event in which all the key contributors in the java space meet and the most important new development innovations are presented. Currently in its third year, the event takes place March 3-5 at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas.

    Check out TSSJS 2005:
    http://www.theserverside.com/symposium/index.html

    Last year drew 550 people (60% more than the year before), doubled the average blog traffic on that week on javablogs.com (higher than even Java One!), and was the coming out party for many important technologies such as EJB 3. You can get a feeling for what it was about by watching a short video tour of the event, blogger comments and the conference coverage article from TSS and other media here:
    http://theserverside.com/symposium/experience.html

    This year we are continuing in our tradition in creating not just a technical conference but an important community event featuring a unique gathering of key figures from all backgrounds in the enterprise Java community who were invited (there is no call for papers) due to their contributions. Spec leads, book authors, open source project founders, and others are the types that attendees will have close access to (the previous 2 years at a 1:8 speaker to attendee ratio).

    TSSSJS is being run in association with the Java Community Process(sm) (JCP sm) Program, who is planning to showcase some of the exciting standards that recently crosssed the development finish line or are in advanced development stages under the program.

    If you're thinking about benefiting from this incredible show, you should register by Nov 9th to get in for $999($450 off), and select a free book to be signed in person by one of our speakers.

    We hope to meet you there,

    Floyd Marinescu
    GM of TheServerSide Communities
    Author, EJB Design Patterns

    Dion Almaer
    Editor, TheServerSide.com

    Threaded Messages (17)

  2. I really want to go this conference, but TSS always invites these anti-EJB speakers like Rod Johnson and Bruce Tate, why?

    A J2EE conference should be about the potential of J2EE. not about the short comings of specific speakers technical abilities.

    Is the TSS conference going to be a value added value for J2EE?

    Regards,
    A happy EJB user
  3. JBoss World[ Go to top ]

    You could always hit JBoss World (our first) on March 1-2 on your way to Vegas and TSS Symposium... We have over 100 submissions that we and a panel of customers are going thru right now to select the best - I am sure there will be some good ones by customers and some depth on EJB and EJB 3 and EJB 3 in a lightweight container even...

    http://www.jboss.com/company/events/jbossworld2005

    Bob Bickel
    JBoss
    OK, a bit of an advertisement, but someone asked about EJB...
  4. George -

    At last years Symposium EJB 3 was announced. There was an EJB BoF, as well as talks.

    This year will have more EJB talks.

    However, EJB is only ONE part of "Enterprise Java". We want to cover everything, and hence having someone like Rod Johnson speaking.

    Dion
  5. I really want to go this conference, but TSS always invites these anti-EJB speakers like Rod Johnson and Bruce Tate, why?A J2EE conference should be about the potential of J2EE. not about the short comings of specific speakers technical abilities.Is the TSS conference going to be a value added value for J2EE?Regards,A happy EJB user

    No, TheServerSide Java Symposium should invite speakers from the real world, working on successful real world projects, who have the ability to share their insights in a way that is useful to you. JavaOne is for "everything is great with EJB" hype.

    However, if you want to drink the Sun cool-aide, last years' symposium was a great chance to meet the very people working on the next generation of the J2EE and EJB specs and learn what's going on direct from the source. While they're dressed up as Batman comic book villains.

    Note: I will be speaking at the symposium myself. If you think that compromises the views above, you don't know me very well!
  6. It's a shame...[ Go to top ]

    It's a shame that too many TSS threads lately have to degenerate so quickly into everyone slamming everyone else. The latest trend seems to be jumping on to point out others biases. Don't worry about us, you don't have to point it out. We can spot the shills, we can spot the open source consultants, we can spot the book writers, we can spot the corporate plugs, give us some credit...

    I've spoken at TSSS -- it's awesome. I've spoken at Java One -- it's awesome. I've spoken at JAOO -- it's awesome. Etc... Why can't we just leave it at the fact that every conference has it's own target audience and that one man's Java One is another mans TSSS -- without having to slam, attack and snipe at each other.

     - Don
  7. I am not sure which side Server Side /TSS is on when they publish
    M$ funded study . TSS/Server Side cash cow is Java but hey they are
    biting their own hand. I dont think anyone that I have met so far trust Server Side / TSS.
  8. I dont think anyone that I have met so far trust Server Side / TSS.

    We've not met yet...
  9. I am not sure which side Server Side /TSS is on when they publish M$ funded study . TSS/Server Side cash cow is Java but hey they are biting their own hand. I dont think anyone that I have met so far trust Server Side / TSS.

    Jamie,

    TheServerSide did not publish any study. People keep forgetting that it was The Middleware Company that wrote and published those studies on it's own website. TheServerSide just reported on it like any good media organization (like news.com or eWeek) would.

    I continue to be puzzled by all this blame on TSS. Do you blame your local newspaper when something bad happens in your city?

    Floyd
  10. Jamie,TheServerSide did not publish any study. People keep forgetting that it was The Middleware Company that wrote and published those studies on it's own website. TheServerSide just reported on it like any good media organization (like news.com or eWeek) would.I continue to be puzzled by all this blame on TSS. Do you blame your local newspaper when something bad happens in your city?Floyd

    Maybe it is because according to your own site, "TheServerSide.com is owned and operated by The Middleware Company"?
  11. The last two TSS Symposiums were pretty good, and a lot of fun. Too bad it's in Vegas again :-o ..

    Anyhow, I'm looking forward to it, and we should plan to keep at least one night open for going out ;-).

    Peace,

    Cameron Purdy
    Tangosol, Inc.
    Coherence: Shared Memories for J2EE Clusters
  12. Wheee! I'll do my best to be there again. Ahh, such fond memories of stumbling outside of establishments of ill repute and met by glaring, cruel, blinding sunlight at 6am.
  13. there was sun in vegas?[ Go to top ]

    Sunlight hani?
    I don't remember seeing sunlight from lunchtime on arrival til leaving on the saturday, vegas seems engineered to avoid anyone ever leaving the non-stop money sink that is the gaming floor ;)

    I vote for the next one that someone tracks down some information on proper drinking spots rather than those overpriced, underatmosphered bars that fill the strip.

    Nath
  14. The last two TSS Symposiums were pretty good, and a lot of fun. Too bad it's in Vegas again :-o

    Dood...Let's play some poker.

    Bill
  15. The last two TSS Symposiums were pretty good, and a lot of fun. Too bad it's in Vegas again :-o
    Dood...Let's play some poker.Bill

    Last year, Mike from Atlassian and were up until 4am playing 3-6 Texas Hold'Em at (casino I can't remember).

    Bill, maybe we should arrange a Poker tournament at the conference this year for attendees?

    This would be fun. A no-limit, Texas Hold Em tournament for the world's top Java architects!

    Tyler
    The Middleware Company
  16. So what is the point in a symposium about Java technology by the TMC/TSS. If the TMC just "proved" in their "massive" study that .NET beats Java in every aspect (according to their own study.)
  17. Damn! Looks like we missed the CFP again. Or is it that no CFP has been published?

    Does anybody know about a public call for proposals for this event??
  18. Never seen a call for proposals...[ Go to top ]

    Damn! Looks like we missed the CFP again. Or is it that no CFP has been published?Does anybody know about a public call for proposals for this event??

    Hello Francois-

    We don't do a call for papers for TheServerSide Java Symposium. Our editors hand craft a schedule based upon current events, interest and developer needs.

    If you'd like more details about the speakers that have committed and any other possibilities, feel free to send Dion Almaer an email at dion at theserverside dot com.

    Tyler