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An important part of TheServerSide Java Symposium is making connections with new friends and maybe even future colleagues. We offer you plenty of time to network with your peers and our expert speaker lineup. Follow us on Twitter @JavaSymposium to stay connected during the conference.

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Meet the Authors: Day 1

If there's one thing TheServerSide Java Symposium has in spades is leading technical authors who will be presenting a wide variety of sessions at this year’s conference.

We're gathering the authors both speaking and contributing all together in one place where attendees can meet the writers of their favorite technical books and, perhaps even more importantly, get some insight about exactly what it would take to bring a technical book to market.

Just imagine how popular you will be the following Monday when you walk into work with an autographed copy of, say, Bear Bibeault's jQuery in Action? That's worth the price of admission right there!

On Wednesday evening, the "Meet the Authors" gathering will definitely be the best place to be for a Java professional in Las Vegas.

Authors participating include:

  • Bear Bibeault, jQuery in Action, 2nd edition
  • Jeff Genender, Professional Apache Tomcat 6 (WROX Professional Guides, Enterprise Java(tm) Servlets, Professional Apache Geronimoa (WROX Professional Guides)
  • Lasse Koskela, Test Driven: Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers and Unit Testing in Java
  • Cameron McKenzie, Hibernate Made Easy, What is WebSphere?, and more
  • Andrew Monkhouse, Sun Certified Java Developer Certification Guide
  • Reza Rahman, EJB3 in Action
  • Martijn Verburg and Ben Evans, The Well-Grounded Java Developer

Evening Reception and "Ask the Execs" Q&A Keynote Panel, Day 1

Sponsored by Oracle

Please join us for a moderated question and answer session regarding the Oracle Day One keynote with Oracle executives while enjoying your favorite refreshing beverage. Panelists include:

  • Patrick Curran, Head of the Java Community Process
  • Ted Farrell, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President
  • Steve Harris, Senior VP, Application Server Development
  • Adam Messinger, VP, Development in the Fusion Middleware Group

Passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Ask the Expert Discussions: Day 2

Sponsored by EnterpriseDB

Ask the Experts is a unique way of providing answers to specific questions you may have upon coming to the conference. You are able to sit in an informal situation with our expert speakers and have a small group exchange of ideas and advice on topics of your choice. Our experts lead the discussion and are willing to answer your individual questions on technology, your projects, languages, frameworks, architectures, or the best tools and techniques for a given problem. By participating, you can network with experts and peers, and get real life answers to your technology issues that can immediately benefit you on the job. Details about this year's Ask the Experts coming soon!

Dinner with Strangers: Day 2

Go as Strangers, Leave as Friends! We'll make reservations at some of Las Vegas' best restaurants. You sign up for the restaurant of your choice on Days 1 and 2, meet your fellow "strangers" in the lobby and head to the restaurant. It's a great way to meet new friends.

*Dinner with Strangers is a social networking opportunity. The cost of dinner, transportation and gratuities are the responsibility of the individual attendee.

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