[PJUG Javamail] So much for JavaOne...
dbullard at nurflugel.com
Mon Apr 12 02:52:39 UTC 2010
So, I complained to the Oracle folks about what was posted on the website concerning JavaOne.
I heard back from not one but two different folks from Oracle (one from my complaint, one from my blog posting - someone actually reads it!), reassuring me that this was not the case. Because of space limitations at Moscone Center, they had to move the exhibits elsewhere. They have received permission to close off Mason Street, and they’re going to have a big OT in tent. No word on the number of exhibitors, but one of the people thought I was asking for booth space, and quoted me a rate, so there will be more than what was in that PDF I saw.
They also said that there will be something like 700 sessions at JavaOne, and that this is an increase from last year - so the important content will have actually increased. That’s good to hear, as it was not immediately obvious from the website that that’s what was going on.
I bit the bullet and decided to register this year. Better sooner rather than later, since because they are combining this with Oracle open world, hotel space nearby will be at a premium. I’m staying at the Hotel Milano for $159 a night, and that’s right about halfway between Moscone Center and all the hotels where the JavaOne sessions will be at.
Of course, with the loss of James gosling, no T-shirt toss this year. Sniff...
On Apr 4, 2010, at 18:36, Douglas Bullard wrote:
> Just saw the floor plan for JavaOne - 34 booths. At the Hilton. They used to have a hundred or so.
> No word on the number of sessions, but they’re not at Moscone, either - they’re scattered throughout hotels.
> No alumni discount - bummer.
> But for 75 bucks, you can get an extra conference bag to bring back for a friend (note, they’re not calling it a backpack - that $75 gets you a conference bag, notebook, pen, and water bottle).
> What a sad way to treat JavaOne…
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