27 lutego 2008

The Feel Of Java Revisited by James Gosling

Wczoraj przeglądając listę członków grup JUG na świecie zobaczyłem zaproszenie na spotkanie twórcy języka Java - James Goslinga w Sun Santa Clara Campus Auditorium w dniu 28.02.2008. Moment - pomyślałem - Przecież to jutro i przejeżdżam koło tego miejsca bodaj kilkakrotnie w ciągu tygodnia, nie wspomniając, że jeżdżę na lunch niedaleko (nie dalej niż 1km od tego miejsca). Rzut oka na godzinę - 5:45 pm PT - 8:30 pm PT i myśl, że przecież mogę się tam pojawić! Spotkanie darmowe, tylko należy się zarejestrować. Niestety, wszystkie 150 miejsc zajęte. Nie odpuszczając, wierząc, że na pewno ktoś się wypisał, czy nie będzie kompletu, piszę do organizatorów, że jestem zbłąkanym chętnym na spotkanie, że dopiero co się dowiedziałem i że jest to unikatowa dla mnie okazja do spotkania wielu ludzi z Bay Area i w ogóle z Jamesem, bo jestem nie dalej niż 5 minut od nich! Dzisiaj zaglądam do poczty, a tam wiadomość od Van Ripera i Aarona Houstona:

We have had a few cancellations so far, but, I have no reopened registration. So, I think we can fit the two of you in. I need first/last names and email addresses to add people to the registration system manually myself. I have yours, but, I need this information for the person you will be bringing with you. Please send that information and we will see you tomorrow night.

Cheers, Van

Odpisuję, a po kilku minutach kolejna wiadomość - potwierdzenie mojego uczestnictwa w spotkaniu z James Goslingiem!

Message to attendees of The Feel Of Java Revisited by James Gosling

Event: The Feel Of Java Revisited by James Gosling

Date: February 28, 2008
Time: 5:45 pm PT - 8:30 pm PT
Location:
Sun Santa Clara Campus Auditorium
4030 George Sellon Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054

For more information: http://feel-of-java.eventbrite.com

Hello Attendees,

First off, I want to thank all of you for registering for this very special event with James. We haven't done anything like this in the Bay Area for awhile, and so, we're hoping we can do more of these types of events in Santa Clara in the future.

Special Thanks, to all of Bay Area User Group leaders that are making this event possible.

Special Thanks to some of the Bay Area Java Champions who will be attending this event in person... So Welcome Josh, Neal, Bob, Dick, Bill, Calvin, Cay, Chris...and also Daniel who is town from Brazil. Thanks Guys, for your support!! More about the Champions here:
https://java-champions.dev.java.net/

A little bit of information about tomorrow evening's ***agenda:

6pm **Doors Officially Open** to the Sun Santa Clara auditorium. We will have pizza and sodas available. (There will be staff working beforehand inside the auditorium to get everything set up as early as 5pm)

CHECK-IN -- There will be a check-in station as you walk-into the lobby of the auditorium. We will have name tag stickers if you wish to write your name down for everyone.

Because the auditorium is an historic building, we had to limit the registration to 150 attendees. There will be some "freebie" items across from the check-in station. We also hope to have copies of the original "Feel of Java" paper at the check-in station.

***Hello WiFi*** -- There is free WiFi in the auditorium so everyone should stay connected to the web.

6:30-6:45pm --- We will be starting the program with a brief introduction of the local Bay Area User Group leaders. There will also be a presentation of a appreciation gift by James to the leaders of the Silicon Valley Web Users Group and to San Jose State University. We will also be joined by folks on a conference call line; they will be listening-in to James' presentation and asking questions during the Q&A.

The "EmCee" for the event will be Sun's Java Technology Evangelism Manager: Reggie Hutcherson.

Approx 6:45 to 7:45 -- James will begin his talk. We're giving James plenty of room to talk, but there will be plenty of time for interaction during the Q & A session after James finishes. (Standing microphones will be placed in the aisle ways, in addition to some wireless mics that will be available for folks to ask questions with)

8:30 -- We hope to wrap things up.

***Please help US keep the Agnew's Auditorium clean and pick up any cans or trash as you leave.

Looking forward to meeting you-all and we're really excited to have this opportunity with the Bay Area Java developer community.

Przepuściłem spotkanie grupy Maven bodajże 2 tygodnie temu w piątek w Bay Area (również około 10 minut od mojego apartamentu), ale tego wydarzenia nie mogłem przepuścić! Już nie mogę się doczekać spotkania z Jamesem!