Successful DevoxxUK / "Hack the Tower" OpenJDK hackday

Donald Smith donald.smith at
Mon Jun 23 11:54:50 UTC 2014

..jumping in without knowing the specifics but based on historical 
moves in this area...

It's a bit of a numbers game, but technically as a BOF it will still be 
"panel style", and same gratis pass & room benefits, etc. It's just a 
bit of a numbers game with how the program is organized and the content 
is laid out.  This has happened to myself and team countless times in 
the past, and it's more about being specific content/topic that fit 
better with the BOF allocation.  But as I say, it's the same rooms, you 
can still easily do panels, it's still in the same program, etc.

  - Don

On 22/06/2014 12:48 PM, Daniel Bryant wrote:
> Related to the P.S. note on my previous email, I've just noticed that 
> the J1 OpenJDK session has been accepted as a BOF, but I submitted it 
> as a Conference Panel session... I wonder if it was changed, or if the 
> Oracle website is reporting this incorrectly?
> Best wishes,
> Daniel
> On 22/06/2014 17:45, Daniel Bryant wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Just wanted to mention that last Saturday we hosted a successful 
>> OpenJDK hackday in combination with the Devoxx UK conference and 
>> Salesforce "Hack the Tower" event.
>> We had 15+ attendees in the OpenJDK section of the event, and 
>> approximately a third were new (and so we got them building the 
>> OpenJDK via Mani's instructions), a third were more experienced (and 
>> so they experimented with fixing Sonar warnings), and the remainder 
>> worked on Betterrev.
>> We were also fortunate to have James Ward of Typesafe/Play fame with 
>> us at the event, and he offered some great feedback about the 
>> architecture and code within Betterrev.
>> We also ran an OpenJDK BOF session at the DevoxxUK conference, and 
>> Mani manned the OpenJDK booth at the associated Hackergarten. We 
>> received some good feedback on this event, and also some suggestions 
>> on how to make this better; the primary comment/question was 'what 
>> have the community contributed to OpenJDK', and 'what can we 
>> reasonably expect to contribute if we join up...'
>> Best wishes,
>> Daniel
>> P.S. Last week we received good news that we have an OpenJDK BOF 
>> accepted again at JavaOne this year, and the LJC also have a related 
>> Panel/BOF session about how JUGs can contribute to the future of Java 
>> :-)

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