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29 January 2010, 11:16

JavaOne to continue - 2010 conference date set

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One of the uncertainties created by Oracle taking over Sun was resolved during last Wednesday's announcement of the company's strategy for Sun's portfolio: Sun's big JavaOne conference will continue to exist and will be held at the same time as the larger Oracle Open World. Both events are to take place together in San Francisco from the 19th to the 23rd of September. So far, the Java conference has been a spring or early summer event, and the JavaOne 2010 is still listed for June on the Moscone Center website, the traditional venue for JavaOne. Regular visitors will now have to schedule their attendance in a different season.

JavaOne is the largest conference for Java developers worldwide. It was first held in 1996 and has, at times, attracted around 20,000 visitors. By comparison, last year's Oracle Open World had more than 40,000 visitors. According to Oracle's president, Charles Phillips, JavaOne is to remain a separate event and Oracle plans to tour the JavaOne conference in other countries, such as Brazil, China, India and Russia.


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