Last week I spent a day at the first Java Mobile and Embedded Developer days conference. It was a great event, very technical in nature, organized by developers for developers. Sun’s Grand Auditorium is a beautiful building, a perfect setup. The organizers, Roger Brinkley and Terrence Barr did a great job.
Great set of sessions, poster presentations, and lightning talks. The event was recorded and you can find it at http://ustream.tv/sun. BTW, UStream.tv is a great service.
I presented on physical world connections with focus on NFC. I also moderated a panel on the topic of “Developing and Deploying Content in the Real World”, with focus on fragmentation and other developer issues, and the state of Java ME and the industry. It was an interesting discussion, which was followed the next day, then Friday with the discussion on the formation of a Mobile Development Alliance to help voice and represent the developer community. Terrence Barr and Sean Sheedy (with me helping as I can) are heading this effort. If you are a mobile Java developer, be sure to follow this effort, and get involved.
Due to business pressures (eZee) I wasn’t able to stay for the whole event, and I even missed the BarCampME (due to a tremendous headache that I had).
During the event I was recognized as a Java Community Champion/Star, and I appreciate that, thanks.
Related to this see:
- Mobile app developer alliance pondered (InfoWorld)
- Mobile developer alliance discussion to continue (InfoWorld)
- Do we need a Mobile Developer Alliance? (Terrence’s blog)
- Open Discussion of Developer Issues (Sean’s blog)