Open Site Navigation
  • Shawn McKinney

JavaOne Survival Guide

With next week being my 12th time at JavaOne, here’s some wisdom for those who’ve never been.

  • Use the schedule builder. Many sessions fill up early and if you didn’t reserve your seat you’ll be stuck in overflow.

IMAGE FROM: HTTP://SEOJEFF.COM/
IMAGE FROM: HTTP://SEOJEFF.COM/
  • Don’t miss the Oracle Appreciation Event. It’s one of the hottest attractions in San Francisco. Event bracelets are highly sought after and traded by the locals on the free market. I recommend leaving well in advance of the encores to avoid the long queues that gather for the return bus trip.

IMAGE FROM: HTTP://SEBBIEBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM/2012/10/MORE-PHOTOS-FROM-ORACLE-APPRECIATION-AT.HTML
HTTP://SEBBIEBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM/2012/10/MORE-PHOTOS-FROM-ORACLE-APPRECIATION-AT.HTML
  • Enjoy a brew at the Thirsty Bear a block from the Moscone center. You’ll be glad you did. And don’t skip the tapas.

IMAGE FROM: HTTP://BEER47.COM/2011/02/CASKS-QUESOS-AT-THIRSTY-BEAR-FOR-SF-BEER-WEEK-2011/
IMAGE FROM: HTTP://BEER47.COM/2011/02/CASKS-QUESOS-AT-THIRSTY-BEAR-FOR-SF-BEER-WEEK-2011/
  • Attend the BOFS. More casual (and fun) than the event keynotes or technical sessions. BOFs are a great way to meet the leading minds working with Java. The relaxed format encourages audience participation and are a way for your voice to be heard.

  • Trouble reserving a room within your price range nearby? Try renting an Airbnb apartment. Often times apartments may be rented for a fraction of the cost you would otherwise pay for a hotel room.

  • Take the BART. No need to rent that car or pay $40 in cab fare. BART has terminals at both local airports, is fast, easy and cheap.

  • Get out and walk a bit. Market Street (shopping), Union Square (more shopping), and China Town (eating and sightseeing) is walking distance from the conference hotels. Better yet, stop by the Embarcadero for a ride on one of the ferries shuttling commuters across the bay.

IMAGE FROM: HTTP://WWW.EVERYTRAIL.COM/GUIDE/SAN-FRANCISCO-WALKING-TOUR-EMBARCADERO
IMAGE FROM: HTTP://WWW.EVERYTRAIL.COM/GUIDE/SAN-FRANCISCO-WALKING-TOUR-EMBARCADERO
  • If you’re lucky you might snag a bar seat at the Slanted Door which is one of the best restaurants in town.

IMAGE FROM: HTTPS://NIGHTOUT.COM/CA/SAN-FRANCISCO/THE-SLANTED-DOOR
IMAGE FROM: HTTPS://NIGHTOUT.COM/CA/SAN-FRANCISCO/THE-SLANTED-DOOR
  • Need a laugh? Check out Pier 39’s Sea Lions at the Wharf.

IMAGE FROM: HTTP://WWW.PIER39MARINA.COM/THE-SEALIONS-AT-PIER39/

  • Stay until Friday. Avoid the mad rush to the airport on Thursday afternoon. The conference pace slows to a crawl which is nice after all the earlier hustle and bustle. There’s usually plenty of free beer left as Oracle tries to drain the last of the kegs.

38 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

We are pleased to announce the availability of Symas OpenLDAP 2.6.3, which was released on July 14, 2022. Several high profile changes included in this update are: Fixed librewrite declaration of call

We are pleased to announce the availability of Symas OpenLDAP 2.5.13, which was released on July 14, 2022. Several high profile changes included in this update are: Fixed librewrite declaration of cal

We are pleased to announce the availability of Symas OpenLDAP 2.5.12, which was released on May 4, 2022. Several high profile changes included in this update are: Fixed slapd to clear connections on b

  • Symas Blog RSS Feed
  • Symas on Facebook
  • Symas on Twitter
  • Symas Blog
  • Symas on LinkedIn
  • Symas YouTube Channel

Copyright © 2022, Symas Corporation. All rights reserved. Privacy Statement (updated July 28, 2022)

Phone:

Main Office: +1.650.963.7601
Fax: +1.650.390.6284

Email:

Sales: sales@symas.com
Support: support@symas.com

Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

Office Location:

Symas Corporation
PO Box 391
Grand Junction, CO 81507 USA