Friday, March 17, 2006

2006 JavaOne Conference - A "trip" to build a dream on

Even though it is not official yet, but my manager has come to my desk and announced that they are sending me out to the annual JavaOne Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

The event lasts from May 13th to May 16th. I am still not sure how long I will be staying in San Francisco at the moment. They probably want me to fly there on a Saturday or Sunday, just 1 or 2 days before the conference on Monday.

I have selected the session: TS-3456: Spring Web Flow. This is a newly developed and added module to the famous light-weight container Spring framework. Keith Donald, the main guy/architect behind Web Flow will give a presentation about his “baby” and later on that day we will have a chance to converse with his team.

Being in the conference and meet the masters in Java world has always been my jovial dream. I hear that Craig McClanahan, Joshua Bloch and Rod Johnson, and a bunch of hard-core developers from Apache will also be there. I was thrilled by when I got the announcement from the management and I certainly responded with alacrity as it will be a unique opportunity to titivate my Java skill!

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr.
Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof." -- "V" in V for Vendetta

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