Insights on JavaOne 2010 with Eugene Ciurana
Everyone is gearing up for JavaOne 2010, and in anticipation of the event, TheServerSide got a chance to chat with habitual presenter, Eugene Ciurana.
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This isn't your first time at JavaOne is it?
No, this isn't my first time at all. I try to get back every year. It's a conference I always look forward to.
So, what's going to be different this year?
Well, it's not just JavaOne, but it's Oracle's OpenWorld and Oracle Develop as well. There's going to be an incredible amount of information to take in.
And how is Oracle's stewardship going to make things different at JavaOne this year?
I can't say for sure. We'll have to see. But it will be different. I think everyone has to be prepared for some changes, but at the same time, people should approach the change with a positive attitude. Things will be different, but there's no point complaining just for the sake of complaining. JavaOne should be a positive experience for Java and IT professionals alike. And if there are criticisms, let's make them constructive criticisms and use them to help JavaOne evolve.
Any advice for JavaOne first timers?
Yeah. Get to your sessions early. They fill up in a hurry. Plus, it's just polite and respectful to the people presenting to arrive on time. Also, don't overbook yourself on sessions. There's more to JavaOne than just attending seminars.
Are there any sessions in particular that you're looking forward to?
Well, to be totally honest, I haven't even looked at the sessions yet. I'm presenting on Monday, and preparing for that has been fairly consuming. I'll build my schedule when I've got my presentation behind me.
What's the name of your session?
Mission-Critical Enterprise/Cloud Applications. It's Monday at 10:00.
Any advice for people visiting San Francisco for the first time?
Definitely take an afternoon out from JavaOne and see at least some of the city. You need to walk through Fisherman's Wharf at least. And everyone will ask if you visited Alcatraz. If you like sushi, there're plenty of options for you in the cultural district.
Any last thoughts?
Enjoy JavaOne, meet as many new people as you can, and remember to stay positive, as things are bound to change.