About: This is the first in a series of blog posts about JavaOne 2006, live from
I have landed in the beautiful city of
The flight from Toronto was full of JavaOne attendees, you could hear words like ‘JDK’ , ‘.NET’, ‘parallel computing’, ‘modem’, ‘gigabytes’, ‘storage’, ‘trojan’ and others that filled me with a sense of belonging, the plane was full of people of our specie. In the row in front of me a gentlemen from a J2EE consulting company was arguing with his neighbor about how Java is destined to diminish Microsoft, the neighbor was not buying the arguments. I contemplated joining the discussion, but decided to be a silent observer. The flight was generally, uneventful, the low point for me was getting told by the flight attendant that I will have to ‘buy’ the pillow, before I could recover from the shock she told me that I will also have to blow it up myself, I declined politely, and dived again in my book about computer security.
The only other interesting event was the food distribution, by the time the buy-your-snack tray reached row 15, they only had one chicken sandwich left and four people asking for it in the immediate vicinity, my what-I-thought-was-a-great-idea to help them auction the last meal was met with a very stern expression and I shut up immediately, the last thing I needed was to get reported to a federal marshal for misbehaving! (not a pretty scenario for anyone, but especially not for someone with my first name).
At the hotel, I was given the shuttle service schedule with ‘the POWER of JAVA’ logo on it, I have decided to walk the four blocks to
I am looking forward to listening to the sessions, talking with the attendees at the Microsoft booth, attending the various parties and meeting my friends at the ‘ex-Sun-Java-Center-personnel’ reunion. It is bound to be an eventful week and I promise that my future posts will contain useful information, so stay tuned and drop-by at the Microsoft booth to say hello