“Parlez vous Français ?” @ JavaOne 2012 !

French dinner at JavaOneJavaOne, like most of conferences, serves 2 purposes. First it is the place to learn about the theme of the conference, in the case of JavaOne, the Java platform, language and environment. There are presentations, demos, keynotes for all of that. But more importantly, it is the place to socialize, meet friends and acquaintances, strengthen your network(s).

And so, we had on Tuesday evening, right after ForgeRock party, a “French dinner”. More specifically, a dinner with French speaking persons that are quiet active, one way or another, in the Java community. We, French, do love food and spending hours over a meal discussing, joking, laughing, sipping wine in good company. This year was no different, as the few photos can illustrate.

Thanks to Guillaume Laforge, leader of the Groovy community, for organizing it this year.


ForgeRock Party at JavaOne 2012

Thanks to all the developers from our open source projects and communities, all the customers and friends that attended the party that ForgeRock threw yesterday on the side of the JavaOne conference. We had lots of fun seeing you, discussing and raising toast to the good old times or to the great futures.

A special thanks as well to James Gosling, father of the Java programming language and supporter of ForgeRock, for showing up and raising the level of the party to an All Stars game !

You can find the photo album of the party on Facebook.

JDuchess @ JavaOne

Yesterday, as I was entering the conference room for our Open Source Identity and Access Management expert panel session at JavaOne, I noticed all JDuchesses were gathering in the corner for a group photo. As I had my camera with me, I quickly took it out and captured the moment.


The picture is viewable and downloadable from my Flicker account in all sizes, including the original 12M pixel one. Feel free to use as you want (in compliance with the creative commons license).

Meeting ForgeRock during JavaOne / OOW

If you want to meet ForgeRock and you’re in the San Francisco bay during JavaOne and Oracle Open World, there will be several opportunities to meet some of us: our CEO, our Sales team, some of our developers or myself.

Sunday September 30th:

I will be participating in the JUG Leaders meetings and discussions as well as the GlassFish ones (when schedule allows). Later, you can find me at the GlassFish and Friends Party from 8pm to 10pm at The Thirsty Bear.

Monday October 1st:

JavaOne attendees should be able to see me during the conference. I will be part of a panel discussion on Open Source Identity and Access Management solutions, from 5:30pm to 6:15pm.

Following that, some ForgeRock employees and I will be at the 2nd Annual Solaris Family reunion from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. The event, part of the ZFS Day, is free, but please register here.


Tuesday October 2nd:

ForgeRock logoCome and meet the developers and other members of the open source projects supported by ForgeRock. We’re having a Beer Burst party from 5:00pm until 8:30pm at The House of Shields. Please register through eventbrite so that we know how many to expect.

Rest of the week…

Otherwise, throughout the week, I will be most of the time at the JavaOne conference or in the ForgeRock San Francisco offices with the local team. Please send me an email or message me on Twitter (@LudoMP) to arrange a meeting.  I will be leaving California for New York on Monday, October 8th.

I hope to see a large number of people from the OpenDJ, OpenAM or OpenIDM community, other open source projects, ex-coworkers, future customers, and friends during my stay.