Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trip Report from JavaOne 2012

Trip Report: JavaOne 2012 October 1-4, San Francisco 

I attended my first JavaOne conference, where I presented and attended a number of sessions and events.

Leveraging W3C Linked Data for Loosely Coupled Application Integrations

Tuesday Oct 2, 8:30
Track: Enterprise Service Architectures and the Cloud

There were about 90 people who preregistered for the session (see attachment) but seemed like there was a bit less than that at the actual session (50). Since they don’t serve the free coffee until after the 8:30 sessions, I felt like the attendees seemed very engaged by their responses and didn’t see anyone sleeping. The best was at the end where I had about 10 people approach me. Someone stated he was from a major news media company who asked how they could get involved in W3C Linked Data Platform (LDP) work and I highlighted some work at BBC that he might be interested in as well. Also a development manager from automative sector, asked how they could get involved as he was very interested in requirements traceability. Good news was that I could connect him with what other efforts in automative that were already occurring. There were a few others from healthcare and life sciences sector that said they were interested as well, handing out my card to a number of folks.

Linking the Java Application Lifecycle with Hudson

Wednesday Oct 3 4:30
Track: Development Tools

I was not on the original agenda to speak here but Mik Kersten CEO of Tasktop asked that I join him to explain Linked Data and OSLC, and give an overview of current activities. This session was also co-presented by Gregory Stachnick, Oracle Senior Director, Product Management. Greg is responsible for Oracle’s Eclipse-based tools strategy. Good overall flow considering some late changes, story around linking the lifecycle and need for standard integrations was good.

Some other activities:

Tuesday night Eclipse community meetup, good to talk with some Eclipse community members and talk about Lyo futures.
A number of sessions on JAX-RS, REST, WebSockets, Cloud, NoSQL, Hudson, CI, e4, ...
It was interesting to see the overall interest in REST, WebSockets, NoSQL and big data.

Overall very useful trip, look forward to trying to get back in 2013.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick Introduction to Linked Data and OSLC

I thought it would be useful to explain both Linked Data and OSLC using a simple buildup example.  Hoping to also show where Linked Data ends and OSLC picks up.  This was taken from a presentation that I did at Innovate 2012 and received better than bad feedback.