Javaone embedded combined

JavaOne is only 6 days away… Are you ready?

Man, what a crazy couple of weeks it has been. Haven’t blogged for ages. Insanely busy with preparations for JavaOne, Java Embedded @ JavaOne, and some new products we’re working on (on the latter, stay tuned …).

There is so much activity, information, and data around JavaOne to choose from – it’s hard to stay on top of it all. I’ll try to keep it short and provide the highlights as well as my embedded point of view. Ok, here it goes:

First, in case you may not know, there are actually two (!) Java conferences this year: JavaOne itself, and Java Embedded @ JavaOne.

  • JavaOne happens from Sep 30 through Oct 4 (yes, that means keynotes are on Sunday!  Don’t miss them)
  • Java Embedded @ JavaOne happens Oct 3 and 4 – in parallel to JavaOne

Java Embedded @ JavaOne
Why a dedicated conference for Java in embedded? Basically, we believe Java is the perfect platform for embedded solutions, and if you go by any one of the current predictions then smart, small, and connected systems will explode over the next 5 to 10 years. A huge opportunity for the Java ecosystem. 

Judson join us at javaone

For a quick intro, check out the video “Join us at Java Embedded @ JavaOne” with Judson Althoff, SVP, Worldwide Alliances and Channels. 

Henrik Stahl, Senior Director of Product Management, does a great job of introducing Java Embedded @ JavaOne. 

Finally, if you have more questions, check out my FAQ on the Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference.


As every year, JavaOne will be packed with keynotes, technical sessions, BOFs, Hands-On-Labs (HOLs), demo grounds, and events.

New for this year are tutorials, which are a mix between an extended technical session, a BOF, and a HOL. It gives the presenters extra time to show you the ropes on a particular topic and extra time for the attendees to ask questions. But it is less of a ‘lab’ setting compared to a HOL. Should be a good addition to the JavaOne structure.

Also new this year is the Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival, which happens throughout the conference (Sun-Thu) in a couple of venues around the main event area. There is music every day and a great line-up of performers such as Macy Gray, Jimmy Cliff, The English Beat, Joss Stone, and many more. Definitely worth checking out. Of course, there is the traditional assortment of parties and events – just check the JavaOne home page!

In terms of embedded, there will be a HUGE focus on that topic at this year’s JavaOne. Oracle is making a big push for Java in the embedded space, not just by launching the Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference (see above), but embedded is embedded (pun intended!) all throughout JavaOne itself:

  • Dozens of dedicated embedded technical sessions, BOFs, tutorials, and Hands-on-Labs – ranging from tiny embedded devices through complex end-to-end embedded solutions and touching on a range of different use cases and markets
  • Java in embedded spreads throughout the pavilion and demo boths
  • Embedded technology featuring in JavaOne keynotes (very cool – see for yourself!)
  • Involvement of partners specializing in embedded solutions built on Java

JavaOne embedded speaking

Last, but not least, I will be doing 2 technical sessions at JavaOne, one business session at Java Embedded @ JavaOne and managing one of the embedded Java demo booths with some cool new technology … and probably be involved in a dozen other things as well! If you are at JavaOne this year, you will be hard-pressed to avoid me 😉
Registration for Both Events
There is still time to benefit from the pre-event registration prices. Check out the registration pages (JavaOne,  Java Embedded @ JavaOne).
Special price breaks are available for students (FREE! see here), as well as for attendees of JavaOne (only $100 extra to add a full pass for the Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference).
And More …
Finally, don’t just take my word on JavaOne and Java Embedded @ JavaOne: