Wednesday, April 27, 2011

JavaOne11 - The Bad, the Good and the Very Good

As a member of the volunteer JavaOne advisory committee, I got a special invitation for the briefing Call Monday April 25th 8:30am PT before the public announcement by Oracle.
Several Java leaders aroun the world attended the conference such as Bruno Souza (SouJava), Stephan Janssen (Devoxx), Jim Bethancourt (Houston JUG leader)...

There are some key points :

The bad :
  • - Yes : This year again JavaOne will happen during Oracle Open World in the same 3 hotels like last year.
The so-so:
  • - All JavaOne 2011 sessions, including keynotes, will take place exclusively in "The Zone" at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, the Hotel Nikko and the Parc 55.
The good:
  • - JavaOne will be a separate, standalone conference (bye bye Oracle Develop !)
  • - More sessions, the number of sessions will be increased
  • - Bigger room, the size of many session rooms
  • - Popular sessions wiil be repeated throughout the week.
  • - More networking and vendor space, there will be a number of enhancements to The Zone from 2010
  • - More maps, signage and onsite staff to answer questions.
The very good :
  • - 4 room dedicated to the User Group Sunday
  • - Java leaders to participate in planning sections
  • - Glassfish and MySQL community will be in the Zone too
  • - Some number of passes for Java Leaders
The track :
  • - Core Java Platform
  • - Java SE, Client-Side Technologies and Rich User Experiences
  • - Enterprise Service Architectures and the Cloud
  • - Java EE Web Profile and Platform Technologies
  • - Java ME, Mobile, Embedded, and Devices
  • - The Java Frontier
  • - And Emerging Languages, Tools and Techniques.
The call for papers :
  • - Open Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • - Close : Monday, May 23, 2011
JavaOne 2011 URL:
Content tracks listed at

À suivre...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Android Developer Challenge (JUG-AFRICA)

There are the Android events I managed for the JUG-AFRICA. The events was supported by Google under the Android Developer Challenge — Sub-Saharan Africa

Other event will be published here.
À suivre....Stay tuned !

Thanks to all JUG-AFRICA Leaders..

Thursday, April 7, 2011

JUG-AFRICA Android Tour ! Android got a crush on Africa !

Android just fall in love with African developers ? It sound really awesome !
I'm managing the Android events for the Java Users Group across Africa (sub-Saharan). JUG-AFRICA Android Tour is a community event hosted by the local JUG and supported by Google.
We also planned some Sync events with all the Google Technologies User Groups (GTUG) in order to not have two little events in the same place but one bigger one..

Bellow the summary of the planned Android events by the JUG-AFRICA :
  • Dakar, Senegal : Will be hosted by the Senegal Java Users Group (SeneJUG) and Corders4Africa
  • Lome (TOGO) : Will be host by the Togo Java Users Group (TogoJUG)
  • Abuja, Nigeria : Will be host by Abuja Java Users Group (AbujaJUG) and the Abuja-GTUG
  • Johannesburg, South Africa : Will be host by the Johannesburg Java User Group (FJUG) and Johannesburg GTUG (to be confirmed)
  • Cape Town, South Africa : Hosted by the CAPE Town (CTJUG) and South Africa GTUG
  • Brazzaville, Congo : Hosted by the Congo Java Users Group (CongoJUG). Subscribe here
  • Kinshasa, RDC Congo : Hosted by the Kinshasa Java User Group (KinJUG)
  • Douala, Cameroon : Hosted by the Cameroon Java Users Group (CamerJUG) and the Cameroon-GTUGLink
  • Accra Ghana : Hosted by the Ghana-GTUG and Conders4Africa
  • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso : Hosted by the Burkina Java Users Group (FasoJUG)
Let the fun begin!

Thanks to all the JUG-AFRICA Leaders in Africa !