JavaOne: where's the community?

In a few weeks, the main Java conference will kick off in San Francisco. JavaOne is the Java equivalent to Microsoft's PDC or TechEd. But where with those conferences, you see bloggers proudly declare that "they'll be there", with special icons and even special blog-sites, there seems to be very little of that going on in the Java camp.

Aren't people excited to be able to go? Don't bloggers want to meet other bloggers they only know from on-line so far? If it wasn't for the fact that I'm graphically disabled, I'd create a "I'll be there" logo myself so people can put it on their blogs. Because apart from the learning experience and the free t-shirts, I'd also like to meet other Java bloggers (and possibly the occasional Microsoft one, which should be easy enough to spot ;-) while I'm there.

Are you going? Blog it!

UPDATE: The guys from Atlassian/JavaBlogs are organizing JavaOne blogger-meetup - sign up here if you're interested.

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I'm going and will be blogging in the same way as I did last year. You can expect a blog entry in the next week or so. :-)

Posted by Simon Brown at June 8, 2004 5:39 AM

Re: JavaOne - where's the community?
Luke is asking where the JavaOne community is...

Trackback from Simon Brown's weblog at June 8, 2004 7:14 PM

Good point. We'll be there (and at WWDC - running at the same time).

Perhaps it would be cool to get some java.blogs t-shirts printed up? "java.blogger and proud of it."?

Simon had a good idea about a java.blogger meet up! Charles Miller (another vocal blogger from Atlassian) will be around too. Would anyone else turn up? :)


Posted by Mike Cannon-Brookes at June 8, 2004 11:50 PM

Java.blogs t-shirts would be great.

To make the Microsoft comparison again, they sent some nice t-shirts to bloggers prior to the PDC - just another example of where Sun could learn a thing or two from Microsoft when it comes to community building.

Needles to say, I'd definitely be interested in a blogger meetup at JavaOne - and I'm sure I won't be the only one...

Posted by Luke Hutteman at June 9, 2004 12:37 AM

How about an "I'll be across the road" button for people going to Apple's WWDC :)

Posted by Charles Miller at June 9, 2004 1:23 AM

java.blogs Community Meetup at JavaOne
Luke Hutteman asked JavaOne: where's the community?|, Simon Brown responded|, and Dan Brown suggested a java.blogs meetup|http://www....

Trackback from Confluence: Javablogs News and Updates at June 9, 2004 5:34 AM

Ack! Sorry about all those trackbacks... I didn't see they'd arrived until after I'd added that comment.

Aren't these things supposed to be idempotent?

Posted by Charles Miller at June 9, 2004 5:53 AM

Unfortunately Movable Type does not remove duplicate trackbacks - I just whacked 'em manually instead.

The reason you didn't see the trackbacks until after the comment is my fault btw - I used to have a patch in place to rebuild a page when a trackback comes in, but when I updated my MT-BlackList, that patched file was overwritten and I haven't gotten around to reapplying it

Posted by Luke Hutteman at June 9, 2004 11:06 AM
    ## already pinged?
    if ( MT::TBPing->count({ source_url => $url, tb_id => $tb_id }) ){
        $app->log("Double ping from $url to $tb_id");
        return $app->_response(Error =>
            "Looks like you already pinged that. Thanks anyway.");		

Just before the "### INSERTED CODE STARTS HERE ###" that checks the blacklist, works for me. Replacing the existing ping (to fix a typo) would be prettier, but a bit risky, unless it's coming from the same IP.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at June 9, 2004 1:41 PM

Java is DEAD!!! MUAHAHAHA...I suspect you will see more blogs about it as it draws nearer...still a couple of weeks off.

I hear that you have slipped to the darkside and now are a disciple of Lord Balmer and Emperor Gates :-P

Posted by Dennis Lee at June 14, 2004 5:13 PM

Phil: Just implemented your duplicate ping detection above (along with your rebuild when pinged-fix, which got lost when I last upgraded my MT-Blacklist install) and it works like a charm - Thanks!

Posted by Luke Hutteman at June 19, 2004 7:06 PM
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