Thursday, May 15, 2008

CommunityOne 2008 Recap

This was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. I am very interested in open-source software (for a myriad of reasons) and this conference was almost completely about open-source. The keynote from Ian Murdock covered both the business and philosophical aspects of open-source software. I found the keynote very enlightening and enjoyable. If you would like to watch the videos from the opening keynote, they are available here.

At best, I consider myself a Netbeans n00b, so all of the Netbeans sessions were really cool and very informative. I haven't seen all of the bells and whistles of Netbeans. We went to several of the Netbeans sessions.

I also attended sessions on OpenESB/BPEL,Ubuntu and Web Services with Glassfish. All very cool to see what is possible with all of this open source software that is available.

I was telling John Wa (other author on this blog) that I got the same feeling of excitement from this conference I used to get while I was in college, going to big shows like Comdex. You see all of the possibilities and it inspires and excites you, making you want to get home and try some of it out. I well definitely make every attempt to attend next year.


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