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NetBeans Software Day
at the JavaOne Conference

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Monday, May 7
10 am - 6 pm
Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California

NetBeans Day/JavaOne Session Flier

What Is It?

NetBeans™ Software Day is FREE - you do not have to be registered for JavaOne to attend.

On Monday, May 7, the day before the JavaOne Conference, the NetBeans Software Team hosted a FREE companion event at the Moscone Center. See how the NetBeans IDE continues to lead with the latest technology. Learn from the experts about what's new and what's coming: JRuby Scripting, Swing GUI Building with Matisse, the new installer, editor improvements and more. Find out what a Schliemann is!

Hear from the experts. James Gosling, the father of Java™, discussed the future of Java and developer tools. The NetBeans Evangelism Team was there, along with the Java Posse. There also were keynotes by Jonathan Schwartz, President and CEO of Sun Microsystems, and Rich Green, Sun's Executive Vice President for Software.


  • Listen to James Gosling - the father of Java technology, as well as other Java technology luminaries, will be present to discuss the future of Java developer tools and the rich client platform.
  • Chat with the Java Posse (Dick Wall, Tor Norbye, Carl Quinn and Joe Nuxoll) who will record a special episode of their Java Posse podcast live during NetBeans Day. They will be looking for NetBeans developers and enthusiasts to interview.
  • See demos of NetBeans 6.0 - the new Installer, Editor, Profiler, and Schliemann.
  • Learn about Ruby and JRuby scripting language support in the NetBeans IDE.
  • Enjoy Sun SPOT robots and the NetBeans toy show -- get inspiration to create applications that are as useful as they are funny.
  • Meet the NetBeans Evangelism Team (Roman, Brian, Tim, Gregg, Ashwin, Matt, Dave, and Bruno) and ask them tough questions.

Free Book! Free Flash Drives! Free T-shirts!

The first 400 attendees will receive a free copy of Rich Client Programming: Plugging into the NetBeans Platform. We will also be giving out 1 GB USB flash drives, loaded with the latest NetBeans 6.0 Milestone. Throughout the day, we will be giving out a special edition NB 6.0 T-shirts and NetBeans cubes. Pay attention, you may have to earn your T-shirt by asking or answering a question.


The most current schedule can always be found in the NetBeans wiki.

11:00 - 12:00 General Session with Schwartz and Green
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch break with the Java Posse - Live Podcast!
  Track A:
NetBeans Innovations
Track B:
NetBeans Everywhere
  Gateway 102/103, Moscone Center Gateway 104, Moscone Center
01:30 - 02:25 NetBeans 6.0: Installer, Editor,
Profiler, and Schliemann.
Partner Showcase
Collabnet: Subversion and the NetBeans IDE
Yasu Technologies: Architecting Apps using BRMS and Open-ESB
02:40 - 03:35 Swing GUI Building with Matisse.
NetBeans Mobility, including
Sun SPOTs for robots.
03:35 - 04:00 (Break)
04:00 - 04:55 JRuby: Understanding the Fuss
Partner Showcase
Intland: NetBeans and Codebeamer
Xoetrope: Rapid RIA with XUI and NetBeans
05:00 - 05:55 Closing Session with James Gosling
Featuring NetBeans toy show and the Dream Team
06:00 - 08:00 Free food & drinks
Have a chat with fellow developers

Speaker Bios

James Gosling

James Gosling

James Gosling received a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary Canada in 1977. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1983. The title of his thesis was "The Algebraic Manipulation of Constraints". He is currently a VP & Fellow at Sun Microsystems.
He has built satellite data acquisition systems, a multiprocessor version of Unix, several compilers, mail systems and window managers. He has also built a WYSIWYG text editor, a constraint based drawing editor and a text editor called `Emacs' for Unix systems. At Sun his early activity was as lead engineer of the NeWS window system. He did the original design of the Java programming language and implemented its original compiler and virtual machine.
He has recently been a contributor to the Real-Time Specification for Java, and most recently was a researcher at Sun labs where his primary interest was software development tools. He is now the Chief Technology Officer of Sun's Developer Products group.

Rich Green

Sun's Executive Vice President for Software, Rich Green, is responsible for the overall operational leadership of Sun's software division, which has delivered some of the computer industry's most innovative technologies and business models. Mr. Green oversees the Solaris Enterprise System, including the Solaris Operating System, the Java Enterprise System suites, N1 management software, Sun Studio and Java Studio developer tools. In addition, he leads a variety of industry-standards efforts and open source communities.

As Sun's chief Java advocate, Green played an essential role in the company's negotiations leading to its landmark $1.6 billion settlement and 10-year collaboration agreement with Microsoft. Green also spearheaded the development of such critical technological advancements as Java Studio Creator and was instrumental in driving adoption for Sun's Java Virtual Machine software. Previously, Green served as vice president and general manager of the Solaris products organization.

Tor Norbye

Sun Senior Staff Engineer Tor Norbye is responsible for the NetBeans Ruby support. Before that he worked on Java Studio Creator's visual page designer.

He blogs frequently on Ruby and Java related topics and is a member of the Java Posse.

Charles Oliver Nutter

Charles Nutter has been a Java developer since 1996 and he currently works full-time on JRuby at Sun Microsystems. He led the open-source LiteStep project in the late 90s and came to Ruby in the fall of. Since then he has been a member of the JRuby team, helping to make it a true alternative Ruby platform. Charles presented JRuby at RubyConf and co-presented at JavaOne with Thomas Enebo. Charles blogs on Ruby and Java at headius.blogspot.

Jonathan Schwartz

Jonathan Schwartz is president and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems. He became Sun's CEO in, succeeding the Company's co- founder and current chairman of the board of directors, Scott McNealy. Schwartz was promoted to president and chief operating officer in and managed all operational functions at Sun - from product development and worldwide marketing, to global sales and manufacturing. An inveterate blogger, Schwartz has led Sun's drive toward transparency and openness in everything the organization stands for.

A leader behind many of Sun's open source and standard setting initiatives, from the open sourcing of Sun's flagship Solaris operating system and UltraSPARC microprocessor, to the Liberty Alliance, a cross industry effort to drive royalty free standards for secure network identity, Jonathan's been an outspoken advocate for the network as a utility with more than just value for the computing industry - but as a tool for economic, social and political progress.

He joined sun in 1996 after the Company acquired Lighthouse Design, where he was CEO and co-founder. Prior to that, Schwartz was with McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Schwartz received degrees in economics and mathematics from Wesleyan University.