The rocket ride starts...

Earlier this evening I spent a couple of hours at the "Fireside chat". We've been holding this for the last several years the night before JavaOne kicks off. It's mostly an open mike Q&A session with a collection of Sun folks in the hot seats answering questions from the audience. The thing I love about it is that it really is a two way exchange: we get to answer peoples questions, but in return we get a picture of what is on people's minds.

After that I had dinner with a few folks who had won the "Helix" contest. There should be an article about it in the JavaOne newsletter or website in the next day or two. It's always fun to gab with geeks having fun building cool stuff.

June 17, 2005