James Ward was there (Flex Evangelist for Adobe), Bruce Eckel (Author of "Thinking in Java"), ???? Joe Darcy (Lead at Oracle for Project “Coin” [JDK7]), Bill Pugh (Findbugs) and many more.
Here are the sessions I attended at the Roundup:
- NoSQL Databases
- Apple and HTML 5 versus Flash (What Does the Future hold) and UI Framework experiences GWT vs Flex vs ?
- Measurable ≠ Meaningful (Business)
- Architecture standardisation
- JavaFX - What else do we want?
- Alternative Views of SW Development (Convention over configuration, static vs. dynamic, Rockstar dependencies)
- When companies transition from awesome to sucky corporate environments
- Project Coin, JDK7, Language Evolution
- Source Control Systems (Server based (SVN) vs. Distributed VCS (Git, Mercurial)
- When the wheels come off agile
- Share your IDE/Editor tips and tricks
On Thursday, I did a lightning talk on YSlow and JAWR which I think went pretty well (considering that I only prepared for it 1 hour in the afternoon that same day).
Thursday night, the 300th episode of the JavaPosse was recorded. It has been a lot of fun. The podcast episode was released on Friday!
This was my first JavaPosse Roundup conference. I am sure that I will return next year. It was an incredible learning experience and a ton of fun! A massive THANK YOU to Dick Wall, Tor Norbye, Carl Quinn, Joe Nuxoll and Bruce Eckel for organizing this amazing experience!