JavaOne, 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.
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:
Come 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.