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Update 9/27:

  • Java DemoGrounds: New and expanded, there will be around 30 booths brimming with demos across the whole Java spectrum: Enterprise, Services Integration, Java Platform, Tools, Mobile Technologies and Services, TV/Entertainment, and Embedded Solutions

Update 9/21:

Less than two weeks to JavaOne 2011 in San Francisco … High time for my annual and (admittedly quite subjective) “Mobile & Embedded Show Guide”.

Here it goes, part 1 (of 2):

First off, JavaOne 2011 will see a number of changes to address some of the feedback we got last year. JavaOne will be more community focused again in many ways: A standalone conference with dedicated adjacent venues, bigger keynote and exhibition halls, “The Zone” – bigger and improved, numerous networking opportunities and parties, and better layout and signage. That’s all goodness.

From a content perspective, this year will see more than 400 keynotes, technical sessions, BOFs, and Hands-On-Labs (HOLs) – including three Oracle keynotes and three partner keynotes, and around 50 exhibitors. More than enough to keep anyone busy!

As for the overall schedule (see here) – these are the high-order bits:

Sunday, Oct 2:

Monday, Oct 3:

Tuesday, Oct 4 :

Wednesday, Oct 5:

Thursday, Oct 6:

“The Zone” is the area encompassing Hilton San Francisco, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, Parc 55 Wyndham, and the surrounding areas. It houses all JavaOne sessions and activities within easy walking distance. Here you’ll also find The Mason Street Cafe, The Buzz House, Candy Bar, Community Hub, Animation Station, Game Zone, Hang Spaces, The Powerplay Lounge, and The Store@The Zone. Check out the details here.

Content-wise, there will be seven (7) tracks this year (click on each track for a description):

The Content Catalog is your one-stop shop: Search by track, type, day, venue, time, experience level, and more. Be sure to reserve your space right there – many of the sessions will be popular and fill up quickly!

Finally, keeping abreast with JavaOne and what’s happening is easy through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Oracle Mix, and Oracle blogs:

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That’s it today for part 1. Tomorrow, I’ll post part 2 of the guide with content tips and highlights, focusing (but not exclusively) on mobile and embedded.

Cheers,

– Terrence