Using Facebook Pages For Networking @ IndicThreads Conference On Java, Pune, India

The 3rd Conference On Java Technology will be held in Pune from 25-27 Nov 2008. In previous years, the conference has been quite good at getting people from various companies, countries and cultures talking about Java. However as yet we didn’t have an online forum for delegates to connect amongst themselves and with the speakers. So we recently evaluated the various networking options available. Creating our own networking site, using Orkut, Facebook, Linkedin or a social networking site like Ning were the options we looked at. Read more

San Francisco Days – Experiences @ Oracle Technology Conference

Oracle OpenWorld In San Francisco USA - Lessons for Pune cityI am writing this column from the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on an Internet connection that’s as fast as the Internet speed of half of Pune put together. It’s strange how fast Internet connections always put me in a good mood. Anyway, talking of OpenWorld, it’s an annual event that has over 40,000 people coming to San Francisco from over a 100 countries. It’s amazing that the city can pull off such a mammoth event fairly easily and the infrastructure doesn’t collapse under the load.

The city administration seems to go the extra mile to ensure that delegates have an enjoyable and safe visit to the city. Although OpenWorld is the biggest, it is just one of the many events that happen all year round at the Moscone Center. Each event not only gets people to San Francisco and works as a great public relations exercise for the city but also pumps millions of dollars into the economy of San Francisco.

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Conference On Java Technology, Pune India, Oct 07

IndicThreads Conference On Java TechnologyI am pleased to inform you about the Conference On Java Technology 2007 that will be held on 26th and 27th October 2007 at Pune, India.

The conference is an independent event with indepth vendor-neutral technical sessions about Web Services, Ajax, SOA, EJB, Mashups, Frameworks, JSF, Data Caching, Dependency Injection, Patterns and various other aspects of Java software development.

The event is a gathering of the best Java brains in the business and a place to learn from technology thought leaders about the latest and greatest in Java technology. It is also a great place to network and meet like-minded people from across companies and industry segments.

Registrations for the Conference On Java Technology 2007 are open. Register now to grab the very early bird discount that closes on the 31st of Aug 07.

The conference website is Do check it out.

Being the editor of IndicThreads and a speaker at the event, I certainly will be around at the conference. Look forward to seeing you there.

Call For Speakers For The Conference On Java Technology Closes Tomorrow invites submissions for the Conference On Java Technology 2007 to be held on 26th and 27th October 2007 at the Symbiosis Infotech Campus, Hinjewadi IT Park, Pune, India. The conference is the premier independent conference on Java technology in Asia and is the place to be, to learn the latest in the Java world while meeting with like-minded individuals from across the industry. You can find details of last year’s conference at

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Presenting On Groovy, Grails and Struts at JAX India

Sessions on Groovy, Grails and Struts at JAX India ConferenceThe JAX India conference has got some great names and many interesting sessions listed. Do check it out. is a media partner of the event and you will get all the updates from the conference at

My sessions –

Hope to see you at JAX.

I also would be around at JavaOne and Oracle Develop (Bangalore). So a lot of conferencing lined up.

The “Java Is Open” Contest – Win Great Books & Conference Pass

Java Is Now Open Source. To mark the occasion, is running a contest on Java technology, where you just answer four questions and can win –

1) A copy of “Beginning EJB 3 Application Development: From Novice to Professional” by Raghu R. Kodali, Jonathan R. Wetherbee and Peter Zadrozny

2) A copy of “Java Persistence with Hibernate” by Christian Bauer and Gavin King

3) A full conference pass to the Conference On Java Technology

5 second prizes – Get a 25% discount on the regular conference registration pass!

Authors of the above books, namely Gavin King and Raghu Kodali will be speaking at the conference. Apart from Raghu and Gavin, there are a number of other book authors whom you could meet at the event.

Check out the speaker list at .

Java Persistence With Hibernate (Manning)
Beginning EJB3 (Apress)
Full Conference Pass

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India’s first independent conference on Java technology – Pune – 1st & 2nd December 2006

Ever wondered why apart from a handful of open-source events, no learning-oriented technology conferences happen in India?

We are mostly stuck with conferences that are promotional events or marketing shows with free 5-star lunch, goodies and t-shirts in return for spending hours listening to why company X’s product Y is the best and how company X’s products are changing the world.

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