NetBeansTM Software Day at 2005 JavaOneSM Conference

NetBeans Software Day 2005

The second annual NetBeans Software Day in San Francisco was a resounding success — so much so, that walls had to be moved to accomodate the standing- room-only crowd.

The event was a great opportunity for community members to meet each other face-to-face. Attendees also met the developers of NetBeans, saw demos of upcoming NetBeans IDE features, and attended talks where they learned how to write plug-ins for NetBeans and how to get the most out of advanced features such as the NetBeans Profiler. The day ended with a special presentation of the NetBeans Community Awards.

NetBeans Software Day 2005 took place on June 26 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco. It was held a companion event to the JavaOne Developers' Conference which began the following day. NetBeans Software Day was free for anyone who wanted to attend and ran from noon into the evening.

The NetBeans project team takes this opportunity to congratulate our Special Guests, Presenters, Community Award winners, attendees, and other supporters who made this incredible event possible!

Couldn't make it to NetBeans Day? Want to come to the next one?

Good news! NetBeans Software Day presentations are now available online. We are also taking NetBeans Software Day on an around the world tour! Our first stop will be in China on Sept 12, 2005, the day before JavaChina. More details will be posted soon on JavaChina.cn.

On behalf of the NetBeans project team we would like to thank everyone who attended and supports NetBeans for making this incredible event possible!

Presentations

The attendees of the NetBeans Software Day 2005 were treated to a series of insightful presentations. If you missed them or you want to relive your favorites, our presentations are now available for you to download.

Track A
J2EE 1.4 EJBs and Web Services and a preview of J2EE 5 annotation support
Building NetBeans plug-ins: easily extend the already comprehensive NetBeans capabilities
Track B
Java Studio Creator: see the critically-acclaimed visual IDE in action
Java Studio Enterprise: First IDE with unique code aware developer collaboration
NetBeans and Mobility: NetBeans developers show you all the latest features

Speaker Bios

James Gosling

James Gosling

James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He is currently a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems. He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine. He has recently been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and most recently was a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He is now the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products group.

Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Microsystems. In this role he is responsible for operations and execution of Sun's day-to-day business including Systems, Software, Global Sales Operations, worldwide manufacturing and purchasing, customer advocacy and worldwide marketing. Before holding this position, Schwartz served as executive vice president of Sun's software group where he was responsible for the company's software technologies and business. During his tenure at Sun, Schwartz has also directed the company's long-range planning and corporate development activities including mergers and acquisitions and Sun's venture capital portfolio. He also oversaw strategic initiatives for the industry, including the Liberty Alliance, an industry alliance to promote standards around network identity. He also headed Sun's investment group and ran Sun's development tools and Java product marketing organizations. Before joining Sun in 1996, Scwhartz was chief executive officer of Lighthouse Design, Ltd., which Sun acquired. He began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Co., Inc., serving financial services companies. Schwartz is on the board of directors of Dorado Corporation. He holds degrees in economics and mathematics from Wesleyan University.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Rick Ross founded Javalobby.org in 1997 and has been an advocate for developer interests ever since. His current interests include rich internet applications, service-oriented architectures, human factors and usability engineering, and integration of heterogeneous software systems. Rick himself is an active Java developer, writes a popular weekly newsletter column, and speaks frequently at Java-related gatherings. Javalobby has grown from the original website operated out of Rick's New York City apartment into a network of Java developer sites that serves almost 200,000 members worldwide. The Javalobby Network now includes Javalobby.org, JRoller.com, MyJavaServer.com, JDocs.com, JUGCentral.com, JavaCrawl.com, JavaBlackBelt.org and other sites in development. Rick lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife and daughters.

Hideya Kawahara

Hideya Kawahara

Hideya Kawahara is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems and the creator of Project Looking Glass. His interests are in the areas of software environment for next generation desktop and consumer devices. Project Looking Glass is an opensource exploration project to bringing a richer user experience to the desktop and applications via 3D windowing and visualization capabilities. He is enjoying to explore the new opportunities with the bright community members.

Tim Cramer

Tim Cramer

Tim Cramer has been at Sun for 12 years. Currently, he is the Engineering Director for NetBeans. Prior to that, he managed the Java performance group, worked on the dynamic compilers, and also did static compilers. Prior to Sun he worked on supercomputers for Supercomputer Systems, Inc and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. Tim is very excited to help shepherd the resurgence of NetBeans. He will MC NetBeans Day.

Graham Hamilton

Graham Hamilton

Graham Hamilton is a VP and Fellow within the Java platform team at Sun Microsystems. His main interests are around the use of the Java platform for large scale enterprise and web development. He is also strongly focused on attracting new developers to the Java platform.

Hamilton joined the Java technology team in 1995 and has contributed to a wide variety of Java technology initiatives, including technologies such as CORBA support, the JDBC APIs, JavaBeans component architecture, the Java Plug-in software, RMI-IIOP, Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC), and others. He has been the lead architect for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) releases 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5. Hamilton has helped encourage community participation in Java API development and he was one of the designers of the Java Community Process program.

Hamilton's current activities include acting as a Sun representative on the JCP Executive Committee, helping develop plans for the post-Tiger releases of J2SE, leading an Ease-of-Development initiative within the Java platform team, and working with Sun's tools group on new tools initiatives.

Robert

Robert Brewin

Robert Brewin is a Distinguished Engineer and Architect for Sun's Developer Tools and a leading advocate for various tools initiatives with an emphasis in improving the ease of development capabilities in both the tools and platforms. Within these roles he was also the architect for Java™ Studio Creator as well as the Java Studio Enterprise and Sun Studio product lines. He has been involved in a number of Sun initiatives, including the SunOne architecture and various technical and architectural teams within the Sun software organization.

Tim Lindholm

Tim Lindholm

Tim Lindholm is a Distinguished Engineer for the Java™ Software group at Sun Microsystems, and the Architect of the Java™ 2 Micro Edition platform. Tim was an original member of the Java project at Sun and was a key contributor to the Java programming language and runtime. He remains the architect of the Java virtual machine, and is co-author of the Java Virtual Machine Specification. He is also one of the designers of the Java Community Process (JCP) and is currently Sun's primary representitive on the JCP Micro Edition Executive Committee. Tim graduated from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota with a B.A. in mathematics. Prior to joining Sun he worked in runtime environment design and programming languages at Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Edinburgh, Quintus Corporation, and Xerox PARC.

Tim Bray

Tim Bray

Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the University of Waterloo in 1987-1989, co-founded Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq:OTEX) in 1989, launched one of the first public web search engines in 1995, co-invented XML 1.0 and co-edited "Namespaces in XML" between 1996 and 1999, founded Antarctica Systems (antarctica.net) in 1999, and served as a Tim Berners-Lee appointee on the W3C Technical Architecture Group in 2002-2004. Currently, he serves as Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems, publishes a popular weblog, and co-chairs the IETF AtomPub Working Group.

Bill Shannon

Bill Shannon

Bill Shannon is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he is one of the architects of the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition. He has been with Sun since 1982 and previously worked on the JavaMail API, the HotJava Views product, the Common Desktop Environment, the Solaris operating system, and all versions of SunOS. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University with an MS in Computer Engineering.
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