[jdom-interest] Java Jam
jhunter at acm.org
Tue Jul 31 13:13:25 PDT 2001
Normally when I write to this list about upcoming conferences with JDOM
activities the conference location is San Francisco or New York or some
such. This time, it's a cruise ship! :-)
Yep, the first week of November I'll be teaching with Geek Cruises.
This is a conference where people sail around the Carribbean for a week,
learning Java on the even days and doing ports of call on the odd days.
I taught on the ship last year, and I'm doing it again this year. I
have a JDOM talk, one on web technologies, and one on open source.
There's a whole pile of interesting speakers (because speakers get a
If you're interested in attending, it's a pretty good deal. Think about
it this way. When an organizing company books a conference at the
Marriott (hotel rooms and meeting rooms) they're competing with other
companies, and the price is shockingly high. When they book a cruise
ship, they're competing with retirees, so the price is reasonable. You
can tell your boss with a straight fact that a conference on a cruise
ship could very well cost less than a conference at the Marriott. Plus,
it's a lot sunnier, a lot more fun, and you get to know the other
attendees better (scuba diving and drinking in Mexico creates a bond
Here's the link for info:
They do other topics also. Perl Whirl was the original. This is the
2nd Java cruise.
Let me know if you're going. I'm curious who else'll be there.
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