Wenn sich 10 Personen in der Realität treffen, sitzen nicht immer alle an einem Tisch und reden miteinander. Es gibt immer auch Kleingruppen, die sich spontan entwickeln und wieder trennen und wieder neu fügen.
Klassische Video-Konferenzdienste wie Google Meet, Zoom, Whereby, Webex, Microsoft Teams, Facetime, etc sind spezialisiert auf einen gemeinsamen “Meetingraum”, meist mit einer Galerie von Leuten in Rechtecken, oder einem “zeige nur die Person, die gerade spricht”-Interface auf kleineren Geräten (smartphones).
Es gibt aber auch flexiblere Video-Meeting Dienste, wo man Teilgruppen bilden kann und sich in solchen ein und ausklinken kann, ohne den Dienst zu “verlassen”.
Der scheinbar populärste solcher Dienste heißt “Gather“. Er kombiniert ein retro 2D Videospiel “look & feel” mit eingebetteten Mini-Spielen und klassischen Video-Konferenz Funktionen.
The technical keynote was the final part of a day of keynotes on Sep 28th. Mark Reinhold (Java Platform Architect) looked back at the history of Java, talked about Java 8 and briefly about Project Jigsaw (modules for Java). Then Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) was finally starting to talk about exciting new initiatives for Java 10 and beyond.
At that point the keynote ended almost rudely, as Reinhold first told Goetz to speed things up, just to then cut him off a few minutes later, taking the slide clickers from him, quickly skipping through remaining slides in awkward silence and ending it with a curt “Have a good week” to the audience.
How unprofessional! Reinhold could have at least smoothed it over by saying that Goetz was trying to explain cool stuff like Value types and refer to a JavaOne session that will go into the details.
Or allow for 10 extra minutes, but maybe Oracle management was too inflexible for that. What a shame and how ironic that the longer term future of Java technology was not important enough. What was the motto of the conference again? “Create the future”? But don’t talk about it for too long, I guess.
Now that JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld 2012 are officially over, a lot of the slide decks and session recording videos are becoming available in the Content Catalog. You can explore sessions via the “Sessions” tab or the “Speakers” tab and filter by conference type, track and other criteria. The filter selection is done via the combo-boxes on the left.
Please note: The availability of full video for all sessions is apparently a novelty for JavaOne, as pointed out on the JavaOne 2012 blog.
Due to the large number of sessions and files on the site, you might have to click a “Get more results” link on the bottom of a page several times to actually see all results.
Once you find an interesting session, click on the “View More” link. This will cause a popup with session details, but you can also open the same “View More” link in a new tab (e.g. middle-click or CTRL+click) and it will be opened as a full page. On each of these session details pages, try the links in the “Presentation Download” and “Media” section on the right. They should point you to slides as PDF file or a video as embedded MP4 file, respectively.
The PDF and MP4 files are also listed on the so-called Virtual Collateral Rack tab. Each file is identified by the unique session identifier which is also used in the Sessions tab of the Content Catalog.
Part of the JavaOne conference this week was a huge party by Oracle on Treasure Island, San Francisco. It featured a live concert (photos) from around 8pm to 1am with Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam and a band that was apparently big in the US indie scene in the 80s called “X”.
I enjoyed Kings of Leon – who had the unenviable task of warming up a crowd of thousand of mostly male IT dudes, then a great Pearl Jam gig and stayed to see and dance to X, until in the end Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder reappeared and joined X on stage …