Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

JavaOne 2013: My First Time Speaking

I've been to JavaOne many times in my life, starting in 2004 and continuing in 2005, 2006 and 2008. I have fond memories of the first couple years, meeting all the Java open source guys and having a lot of fun.

You might notice that the aforementioned blog posts no longer show pictures. That's because they were originally hosted on Apple's HomePage, which they shut down years ago. I haven't bothered to republish the photos and fix the links, but I do still have them. For those looking for a blast from the past, checkout Mike, Howard and James or Bruce and Marc. I also have a set of photos from our Geronimo Live party in 2006.

As many of you know, JavaOne used to be a huge conference, attracting 15,000 attendees back in the day. Numbers have dwindled a lot since Oracle bought Sun and I've heard recent years are more around 1500. Since I've spoken at a lot of conferences, but never JavaOne, I figured I'd try this year. The good news is I got accepted and I'll be there next week!

On Tuesday afternoon, I'll be presenting the Play Framework vs Grails Smackdown with James Ward. On Wednesday morning, I'll be talking about The Modern Java Web Developer. I also look forward to The Black Keys on Wednesday night.

I have a feeling it's gonna be a great week!

Posted in Java at Sep 19 2013, 05:50:34 PM MDT 4 Comments
Comments:

Matt, Wishing you the best, w.r.t to your session on Modern Java Web Developer, would you throw some light on what should answer be, when asked if you are frontend or backend developer, as those lines have merged, What role you would like to play in the team.(if not an architect).

Posted by Mak on September 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM MDT #

Hope it went well. Best wishes. Could we have video recordings of your sessions? Thanks

Posted by Shahzad on September 27, 2013 at 09:29 AM MDT #

[Trackback] I flew into San Francisco this past Monday to speak at JavaOne 2013, and to meet with my new client . I made sure to wear a Broncos shirt since I was riding the train through Oakland and had some co-workers that were Raiders fans. My trip started ...

Posted by Raible Designs on December 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM MST #

[Trackback] This year marked my first time speaking at JavaOne . It seems to have gone well, especially since audience feedback resulted in a JavaOne Rock Star Award . I'm very humbled to be listed with some really great speakers. Congratulations to all the othe...

Posted by Raible Designs on December 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM MST #

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