Impressive lineup at Oracle’s JavaOne San Francisco 2015

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  • Conference celebrates 20 years of innovation and highlights the future of Java
  • Intel comes in as Innovation Sponsor and IBM as Diamond Sponsor


JavaOne2015 will take place 25-29 October at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco.  

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 400 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, keynotes from foremost Java visionaries, tutorials, and expert-led hands-on learning opportunities, JavaOne is the world’s most important event for the Java community.

Java serves as the critical backbone of software solutions that touch both our professional and personal lives. From modernisation in enterprise big data, cloud, and the Internet of Things, Java continues to help drive developer innovation, revolutionise application development, and improve enterprise services.

The opening Java keynote by Oracle, as well as the Intel keynote begin Sunday, 25 October and the community and IBM keynotes will be held on Thursday, 29. 

JavaOne 2015 includes more than 400 technical sessions and more than 60 exhibitors. 

The conference is organised into eight learning tracks, which include 1) Core Java Platform, 2) Java and Security, 3) Emerging Languages, 4) Java, DevOps and the Cloud, 5) Java and the Internet of Things, 6) Java and Server-Side Development, 7) Java Clients and User Interfaces, and 8) Java Development Tools and Agile Techniques.

The JavaOne Exhibition Hall in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Grand Ballroom gives conference attendees the opportunity to see hands-on demos of technologies and enterprise solutions spanning the Java ecosystem. The Java Hub will showcase the Geek Bar, the MakerZone, and the Oracle Technology Network Community Café.

In celebration of 20 years of innovation, attendees will see a unique and interactive twenty year display that focuses on the past, present and future of Java at the Parc 55.  Additionally, a three-dimensional mosaic will be created from thousands of individual attendee photos uploaded during JavaOne by attendees via computer or mobile device.

JavaOne4Kids  sponsored by Oracle Academy, Target and Devoxx4Kids, takes place Saturday October 24, 2015 and is offered for children 10 to 18 years old. In collaboration with Oracle Academy and Devoxx4Kids, this event has sessions that include several topics like Greenfoot, Alice, Minecraft modding, Java, Scratch, Raspberry Pi and Arduino development boards, programmable robotic devices, and others.  Hania Guiagoussou, a passionate and award winning Java developer who is a high school student will open this event.

The 13th annual Duke’s Choice Award ceremony will take place Tuesday, 27 October at 7:30 p.m. For over a decade, Duke’s Choice Award winners have been announced at JavaOne where the award celebrates extreme innovation in the developer ecosystem on using Java technology.

JavaOne 2015 Keynote Lineup

Sunday, 25 October  

The ongoing modernisation and value of Java continues to help modernise the world in which we live. From smart devices to complex enterprise solutions, Java offers developers an open, standards-based, community-driven platform to create the next generation of rich, scalable, and secure applications. This year’s opening Java keynote will celebrate the Java 20th anniversary by reflecting on past technology investments, highlighting current technical insights and innovations, and showcasing future direction and roadmaps. Java engineering executives from Oracle and industry luminaries will explain ways developers can continue creating the future with Java. 

Keynote presenters include:

Georges Saab, Vice President, Java Platform Group, Oracle

Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect, Java Platform Group, Oracle

Michael Greene, Vice President and General Manager, System Technologies and Optimisation, Software and Services Group, Intel

Greene will speak on ‘Accelerating Java for a Connected World’ in which he will discuss how optimised Java is a key ingredient in solutions spanning from edge to data centre. Greene will show the benefits of Intel’s software optimisation efforts and unique relationships with key industry players, including Oracle, as well as how developers can leverage these to build amazing solutions.

Thursday, 29 October 

Java Community Keynote – The Java Community keynote celebrates the thriving global ecosystem of Java developers and enthusiasts, including more than 315 Java User Groups. This keynote will pay homage to the vibrant 20-year history of Java, along with showcasing several Java community luminaries and their body of work through innovative onstage demos. The Java community’s passion is an inspiration to all developers and is one of the most important elements of creating the future with Java. 

Keynote presenters include:

Stephen Chin, Lead Java Community Manager, Oracle

John Duimovich, Java CTO and IBM Distinguished Engineer

Duimovich will cover ‘Cask Strength Java, Aged 20 Years’. John and special guest, Tim Vanderham, Vice President, Cloud Platform Services Department, IBM will look back on the history of Java and how we got here, then look ahead – to where he sees the platform is going for the next 20 years – exploring how Java fits into the cloud platforms of the future, integrating with polyglot, cloud services on a developer friendly open platform.