August 31, 2016

Conference Preview: JavaOne 2016

Written by
Jessica Barrett Halcom

This just in. We’re giving away free passes to the 2016 JavaOne Conference. First 10 people to contact us get one — no strings attached. 

Whether you’re a well-versed Java coder or a new programmer just starting out, you’ll want to make plans to attend the JavaOne Conference next month. Scheduled for September 18th through 22nd at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 hotels, this annual conference is not to be missed.

The JavaOne Conference is an opportunity to learn from leading Java experts around the world. Attendees can choose from over 400 sessions, including technical seminars, hands-on labs, tutorials, and “birds-of-a-feather” workshops. You can follow in-depth technical tracks to focus on the Java technology that interests you most. Hear from keynote and featured speakers, meet both formally and informally with other developers, and attend a world-class Oracle Appreciation Event (Billy Joel, anyone?).

Don’t Miss These Keynote Speakers

Learn from several accomplished Oracle executive and engineering experts as they focus on strategy and roadmaps, technical insights, and new innovations within the global Java community. They will highlight ongoing Java enhancements, especially the highly anticipated Java 9 release, showcasing innovative ways developers can put it to work.  

Georges Saab

Saab is the vice president of development for the Java Platform Group at Oracle. His team is accountable for Java Standard Edition, including the Java language, core libraries, and the Java Virtual Machine. He has worked in this field for more than 25 years. He began working with the Java platform as Standard Edition developer at JavaSoft and Sun Microsystems, where he helped found the Swing group and Java Webstart. He also ran development of JRockit JVM at BEA Systems. Saab has been in the field for over 25 years and serves as chairperson of the OpenJDK governing board.

Mark Reinhold

Reinhold is the chief architect of the Java Platform group at Oracle. His work on the Java Platform includes character-stream readers and writers, reference objects, shutdown hooks, the NIO high-performance I/O APIs, library generification, and service loaders. He was the lead engineer for the JDK 1.2 and 5.0 releases, the JCP specification lead for Java SE 6, and the project and specification lead for Java SE 7 and Java SE 8. Reinhold is currently leading the JDK 9 and Jigsaw projects in the OpenJDK Community, of which he is also serving on the governing board.

Anil Gaur

Gaur is the group vice president of engineering for the Cloud Application Foundation organization at Oracle. He leads the development of the WebLogic Server, GlassFish Server, and Java Cloud Service. He also leads the development of microservices and Java EE, and regularly assists in creating industry standards. Gaur has more than 23 years of experience in the IT, with a background in both engineering and business. Before moving to Oracle, Gaur worked as a director of engineering at Sun Microsystems, where he was responsible for delivering the Java EE platform and the GlassFish Server.

Sharat Chander

Chander has worked for Bell Atlantic, Verizon, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle, totaling more than 20 years in the IT industry. His technical specialty is in Java development tools, graphics design, and product/community management. He has been actively involved in the Java Community for 15 years. He currently serves as the director of Java developer relations at Oracle, and the JavaOne conference content chairperson.

Improve Your Skill Set

In addition to hearing talks from great minds in the Java world, you can improve your knowledge and expertise by accessing valuable, hands-on content. Attend sessions that zero in on more nuanced, technical areas and offer real-world solutions. You can pick from seven different tracks at JavaOne 2016:

  • Core Java Platform
  • Emerging Languages
  • Java, Cloud, and Server-Side Development
  • Java and Devices
  • Java Clients and User Interfaces
  • Java Development Tools
  • Java, DevOps, and Methodologies

Network, recharge, show off your skills in a hacker competition, drink cold beer. But do more than just leave the JavaOne conference a stronger programmer. Join the community that’s using Java to shape the future.

Remember, the first 10 people to contact us get a free pass. Otherwise, you can visit the registration page through this link, and get a $200 price discount until September 16. Be sure to follow @JavaOneConf on Twitter for news and updates.

Cover image credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts