Java Conference Calendar

This is a calendar of Java related trade shows. Shows I plan to attend are marked with a ATTENDING!. Shows where I am speaking are marked with a SPEAKING!. Instructions for adding shows are at the bottom of this page.

Software Development 2005 West Santa Clara, California March 14-20, 2005 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show for which I chair the XML track. Other tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design
http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days September 13-14, 2005 Beijing, China

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://www.ftponline.com/conferences/javaprolive/ Java Pro Live! September 12-14, San Diego Westin Horton Plaza Fawcette Technical Publications, Inc.

A J2EE and web services focused conference.

http://www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf Better Software Conference & EXPO 2005 September 19-22, 2005 San Francisco, CA Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Software Quality Engineering

A vendor independent, practical conference that covers the entire software development lifecycle.

http://www.sdexpo.com/ SD Best Practices September 26-29, 2005 Boston, Massachusetts Hynes Convention Center English CMP

A practical, vendor-independent, non-academic conference. Tracks include:

  • Build & Deploy
  • Design & Architecture
  • People, Projects & Teams
  • Process & Methods
  • Requirements & Analysis
  • Testing & Quality
JAOO 2005 http://www.jaoo.dk/index2.jsp September 25-30, 2005 Aarhus, Denmark English jaoo@jaoo.dk http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days October 4-5, 2005 Toronto, Canada

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://www.oopsla.org/2005/ShowPage.do?id=Home OOPSLA 2005 October 16-20, 2005 San Diego, California Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

The preeminent conference on research in object oriented programming. "OOPSLA is a diverse conference—a puzzling mixture of academia and industry, spanning a range from hardcore practitioners to rock-solid researchers to quizzical innovators."

http://www.softwaresummit.com/ Colorado Software Summit 2005 October 23–28, 2005 Colorado Keystone Resort English Kovsky Conference Productions

"This conference is sharply focused on building and deploying Web services using Java and Open Source technologies." Unusually, each presentation is given at three different times during the week.

http://www.stpcon.com/ Software Test & Performance November 1-3, 2005 New York City http://www.theroosevelthotel.com/ Roosevelt Hotel English BZ Media

This is a technical conference on testing and performance issues for software developers and development managers, as well as testing/QA managers and senior test professionals. Classes and tutorials will offer instruction on testing and performance management techniques and strategies across the application development life cycle. Emphasis is on practical, hands-on information that attendees can put to work in their organizations today. Topics include:

  • Testing and Performance Tuning of Web Applications
  • Agile Processes and Extreme Programming Testing Tactics, Test-Driven Development
  • Testing Large-Scale Distributed Systems
  • Security Testing
  • Compliance Testing
  • Locating Performance Bottlenecks in J2EE, .NET
  • Managing Testing/Performance Teams, including Outsourced Testing
  • Improving Quality, Performance of Web Services Applications
  • Performance Management of Deployed Applications
  • Best Practices for Test Automation
  • Beta Testing
  • Requirements Analysis
http://jp.sun.com/company/events/javaone/2005/index_e.html JavaOne Tokyo Tokyo International Forum November 8-10, 2005 San Francisco, CA info@jevent.jp W-JAX Munich, Bavaria, Germany November 14-17, 2005 http://www.wjax.de/ Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel German

Copied from the conference web site because I speak not a word of German:

Die W-JAX gehört zusammen mit der Schwesterkonferenz JAX zu den wichtigsten europäischen Events im Enterprise-Java-Bereich. Auch in diesem Jahr erhalten Sie wieder zahlreiche wertvolle Informationen über aktuelle Technologien und Lösungsmöglichkeiten für Ihre IT-Projekte.

Neben den Sessions und Power Workshops mit bekannten Vertretern der Java-Community bietet die W-JAX mit der ergänzenden Expo sowie zahlreichen Roundtable-Diskussionen und Social Events eine ideale Networking-Plattform für Architekten, Entwickler und Projektmanager.

Teilnehmer der W-JAX 2005 erhalten wertvolle Informationen zu den wichtigsten Java-Technologien und Programmiertechniken sowie strategische Entscheidungshilfen bei der Wahl ihrer Softwarearchitekturen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden Erfahrungsberichte aus komplexen J2EE- und Integrationsprojekten – hier stehen Ihnen erfahrene Berater und Coaches Rede und Antwort und geben Tipps für die erfolgreiche Realisierung von Projekten.

http://www.sqe.com/starwest/ STARWEST 2005 November 14-18, 2005 Anaheim, California The Disneyland Hotel Software Quality Engineering

A vendor independent, practical conference focussed on software testing in all its forms: unit tests, functional tests, system tests, and integration tests.

The Spring Experience Bal Harbour, Florida, USA December 7-10, 2005 http://www.thespringexperience.com Bal Harbour Beach Resort No Fluff Just Stuff English
Four parallel tracks covering effective web architecture, enterprise systems, and agile process. Featured speakers include core Spring developers Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller, Rob Harrop, Colin Sampaleanu, Keith Donald, Alef Arendsen, Ben Alex, and Jim Clark, as well as industry experts and distinguished authors Bruce Tate, Matt Raible, Craig Walls, Justin Gehtland, Jonas Boner, James Strachan, and Dion Almaer.
AspectJ Winter Camp Stuttgart, Germany December 8-10, 2005 http://www.jugs.org/ajwc/index.html University of Bonn Java User Group Stuttgart German

Die Java User Group Stuttgart laedt ein, neue Wege in der Programmierung zu gehen und mit AspectJ in die Welt der Aspektorientierten Programmierung (AOP) vorzudringen. Sie werden erfahren, was Programmieren mit Kuchen backen zu tun hat und werden neue Rezepte kennenlernen, um die wachsende Komplexitaet kuenftiger Systeme besser in den Griff zu bekommen.

Zwei Tage lang werden Sie die Gelegenheit haben, die Sprache AspectJ kennzulernen und auszuprobieren. Sie werden eigene Aspekte entwickeln, um die Sprache besser zu verstehen und Sie werden für manche Probleme eine andere Sichtweise einnehmen.

All diejenigen, denen zwei Tage zu wenig sind, haben dann am dritten Tag die Gelegenheit, sich zu einem Team zusammenzuschliessen und im Wettstreit mit anderen Teams ihre frisch erworbenen Kenntnisse umzusetzen. Neben dem Sieger-Titel als bestes AspectJ-Coding-Team winken jede Menge Spass und neue Erfahrungen.

http://www.weekendwithexperts.com/ Weekend with Experts December 10-11, 2005 Philadelphia, PA The Desmond Smart Data Processing, Inc.

A J2EE focused event. Topics include XML, XQuery, JDBC, and SOA.

http://www.javapolis.com/ Javapolis December 12-16, 2005 Antwerp, Belgium MetroPolis English

A fun, friendly user group show.

http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~dpw/popl/06/ Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages January 11-13, 2006 Charleston, South Carolina English ACM SIGPLAN Charleston Place Hotel

Fundamental principles and important innovations in the design, definition, analysis, transformation, implementation and verification of programming languages, programming systems, and programming abstractions. Both experimental and theoretical papers on principles and innovations are welcome, ranging from formal frameworks to reports on practical experiences.

http://www.sigs-datacom.de/sd/kongresse/oop_2006/index.php OOP 2006 January 16-20, 2006 Munich, Germany English, German SIGS-DATACOM ICM International Congress Center

A solid practical conference for German speaking developers with a strong Java focus.

Software Development 2006 West Santa Clara, California March 13-17, 2006 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center CMP English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show for which I chair the XML track. Other tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design

According to Bruce Eckel, "SD is best described as a teaching conference. There are half-day and full-day pre-conference tutorials, and during the conference all the talks are 1.5 hours long (I created both the C++ and Java tracks for the SD conference and chaired them for many years, and so I helped evolve this structure). All the subjects are intended to be well-established on the acceptance curve; this is a commercial conference and they want each topic to have a strong draw. SD is a good place to go in order to develop expertise, almost as if it were a multi-subject professional development seminar."

http://javasymposium.techtarget.com/index.html TheServerSide.com’s 4th Annual Java Symposium March 23-25, 2006 Las Vegas English TheServerSide.com Caesars Palace

Focused on server-side Java technologies and development practices.

http://www.eclipsecon.org/ EclipseCon March 23-26, 2006 Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara Convention Center

The preeminent conference devoted to the Eclipse IDE and platform.

Bonn, Germany March 20-24, 2006 http://aosd.net/conference University of Bonn ACM SIGPLAN and ACM SIGSOFT English Fifth International Conference on Aspect-Oriented Software Development English

The premier event entirely devoted to aspect-oriented technologies and practices, bringing together leading researchers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss the latest developments and future directions in the field. Topics include:

  • Requirements Engineering, Analysis and Design
  • Software architectures and product lines
  • Applications and tools
  • Aspect interference and composition
  • Contracts, components and aspects
  • Model Driven Architecture and UML
  • Concern modeling and mining
  • General-purpose and domain-specific aspect languages
  • Software development methods and patterns
  • Reverse engineering and refactoring
  • Reflection and meta-programming
  • Semantics and type systems
  • Compilation techniques and optimizations
  • Verification, validation, static and dynamic analyses, and testing
  • Distributed systems and middleware
  • Evolution and adaptability
  • Evaluation and metrics
JAX Weisbaden, Germany May 8-12, 2006 http://www.jax.de/ Rhein-Main-Hallen German, English
Copied from the conference web site because I speak not a word of German:

Nur wenige Konferenzen weltweit können eine ähnlich erfolgreiche Bilanz wie die JAX vorlegen: Durch ihr Jahr für Jahr steigendes Wachstum hat sie sich als führende IT-Konferenz für Enterprise-Technologien in Europa etabliert. Auch im kommenden Mai wartet die JAX wieder mit einer Fülle an Angeboten sowie bekannten Experten auf und bietet Ihnen jede Menge Know-how, Networking und Informationsaustausch.

Im Zentrum der JAX steht die Beherrschung der wesentlichen Technologien Java, XML und Web Services, wobei wir stets auf die richtige Mischung aus zukunftsorientierten Themen sowie Best Practices für aktuelle IT-Projekte großen Wert legen. Dabei stehen nicht nur die Techniken im Fokus, sondern auch aktuelle und zukunftsweisende Tools, mit denen sich Projekte in time und in budget realisieren lassen.

Themen

Die JAX bietet Ihnen einen umfassenden Themen-Mix aus allen wichtigen Technologien im Java-Umfeld. Bei der Programmerstellung wird auf solche Themen, die in die Zukunft weisen und wichtige Trends aufzeigen ebenso Wert gelegt wie auf Best-Practices-Themen, die den Teilnehmern wichtiges Know-how für ihre Projekte vermitteln. Sie werden im JAX-Programm, das ab Mitte/Ende Januar zur Verfügung stehen wird, Experten-Sessions sowie jede Menge Angebote für Einsteiger finden.

Eclipse Forum Weisbaden, Germany May 8-10, 2006 http://www.jax.de/ Rhein-Main-Hallen English
All Eclipse related topics. The preeminent (i.e. the only) European Eclipse conference.
http://java.sun.com/javaone/ JavaOne Moscone Center May 16-19, 2006 San Francisco, CA

A Sun sponsored conference that tends to focus very heavily on the party line. Year-to-year, third party speakers seem less and less welcome. It is one of the few programmer conferences left with a decent sized exhibit hall that's worth exploring.

STAREAST 2006 May 15-19, 2006 Orlando, Florida The Rosen Centre Hotel Software Quality Engineering

A vendor independent, practical conference focused on software testing in all its forms: unit tests, functional tests, system tests, and integration tests.

http://research.microsoft.com/conferences/pldi06/ ACM SIGPLAN 2006 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation June 10-16, 2006 The Ottawa Marriott Ottawa, Toronto English ACM SIGPLAN ACM SIGOPS

PLDI is a forum where researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners can exchange information on the latest practical and experimental work in the design and implementation of programming languages. The PLDI conference seeks original research papers that focus on practical issues in the design, development, implementation, and use of programming languages. Emphasis is placed on novel language designs, innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and run-time technology, and results from experimental studies of actual implementations. Topics include:

  • language support for security and safety
  • dynamic compilation and optimization techniques
  • languages and compilers for parallel computing
  • storage management techniques
  • design and processing of domain-specific languages
  • compilation for distributed heterogeneous systems
  • effective implementation of advanced language features
  • techniques for embedded and of mobile code
  • program representations
  • interactions between compilers and architectures
  • program analysis
  • software development tools
  • program optimizations and transformations
  • techniques for effective compiler construction
http://www.veeconference.org/vee06/ Second International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments June 14-16, 2006 The Ottawa Marriott Ottawa, Toronto English ACM SIGPLAN ACM SIGOPS

The goal of Virtual Execution Environments is to be a first-rate research forum that brings together leading practitioners and researchers in the broad area of virtualization, which includes topics such as high-level language virtual machines (JVM, CLR, etc.), process and system virtual machines, translators, machine emulators, and simulators.

http://www.sqe.com/bettersoftwareconf Better Software Conference & EXPO 2006 June 26-29, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada South Coast Hotel & Casino Software Quality Engineering

A vendor independent, practical conference that covers the entire software development lifecycle.

http://2006.ecoop.org/ ECOOP 2006 July 3-7, 2006 Nantes, France

ECOOP 2006 invites the submission of technical papers presenting research results or experience in all areas related to object technology and multi-paradigm work that incorporates object technology. Research papers should describe work that advances the current state of the art. Experience reports should be of broad interest and should describe insights gained from the practical application of object technology that are of use to other researchers and practitioners.

Architecture & Design World 2006 Chicago, Illinois July 17-20, 2006 http://www.cmpevents.com/SDUM6/a.asp?option=N&CPid=125 Hyatt Regency Mccormick Place CMP English

A show for software "architects and mid-level developers in a unique environment. Tracks include: Architecture, Design, Modeling, Usability and Software Process & Methods. Architecture & Design World 2006 will also focus on UML and modeling and how it fits into the overall development process."

http://agile2006.org/ Agile 2006 Hyatt Regency July 23-28 Minneapolis, Minnesota

The preeminent conference for practitioners and theorists of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and other agile methodologies.

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2006 http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/index.html $1595 August 7-11, 2006 San Francisco, California English The preeminent conference dedicated to Macintosh development. Some but limited Java content. More focused on Objective C and Cocoa. http://www.wifo.uni-mannheim.de/pppj2006/ International Conference on Principles and Practices of Programming In Java (PPPJ 2006) August 30-September 1, 2006 Mannheim, Germany English ACM SIGPLAN ACM SIGAPP GI Fachgruppe 2.1.4 (Programmiersprachen und Rechenkonzepte) Department of Management Information Systems, University of Mannheim May 8, 2006 May 22, 2006 July 3, 2006

PPPJ 2006 seeks to draw together researchers, teachers, practitioners, and programmers who study or work with the Java programming language to discuss the principles and practice of its use in a friendly and convivial academic environment.

EclipseWorld 2006 Cambridge, MA September 6-8, 2006 http://www.eclipseworld.net/ Hyatt Regency English

A show dedicated to learning all things Eclipse including plug-ins, SWT, debugging, RCP, BIRT, the Test Tools and Performance Platform, Web Tools, and so forth.

Software Development Best Practices 2006 Boston, Massachusetts September 11-14, 2006 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Hynes Convention Center English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show focusing on high-level (non-coding) issues in software development. Tracks include

  • Build & Deploy
  • C++
  • Design & Architecture
  • People, Projects & Teams
  • Process & Methods
  • Requirements & Analysis
  • Testing & Quality
JavaZone Oslo, Norway September 12-14, 2006 http://www.javazone.no/ Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel English?

JavaZone er den største samlingen for utviklere i Norge, og arrangeres for fjerde år på rad. JavaZone arrangeres av javaBin i samarbeid med partnere og vil i 2005 bli avholdt 14-15. september i Oslo.

JavaZone har en kompetanseorientert, teknologisk profil og tilbyr en kombinasjon av tekniske foredrag, BOFer, sosialt og partnerstands. Foredragene er inndelt i fem spor:

  • Core Java Technologies, AOP, POJO and research
  • Enterprise (J2EE development and architecture)
  • Mobile, Gadgets and Java Gaming
  • Utilities and Experiences
  • Method and Business
http://cn.sun.com/event/2006Tech-Days/ Sun Tech Days September 27-29, 2006 Shanghai, China

Two days of Sun marketing hype

JAOO 2006 http://www.jaoo.org/index2.jsp October 1-6, 2006 Aarhus, Denmark English jaoo@jaoo.dk

More than 80 international speakers, including Guy L. Steele, Werner Vogels, Charles Simonyi, Martin Fowler, Jeff McAffer, Alistair Cockburn, and Jeff Sutherland. Tracks include

  • .NET Client Applications
  • .NET Enterprise Development
  • Abstractions for Concurrency
  • Architecture Quality
  • Back to the Future
  • Domain Specific Languages, and Beyond
  • Emerging Web Technologies
  • Java Rich Client Development
  • Modeling and Designing Enterprise Applications
  • Open Source Enterprise Java
  • Performance in Modern Enterprise Systems
  • Relational Databases
  • SOA - What's Left to Say?
  • What Makes Agility Work?
  • What Makes Ruby Roll?
http://www.oopsla.org/2006/ OOPSLA 2006 October 22-26, 2006 Portland, Oregon Oregon Convention Center ACM SIGPLAN

The preeminent conference on research in object oriented programming. "OOPSLA is a diverse conference—a puzzling mixture of academia and industry, spanning a range from hardcore practitioners to rock-solid researchers to quizzical innovators."

http://ar.sun.com/sunnews/events/2006/techdays/index.html Sun Tech Days October 23-25, 2006 Buenos Ares, Argentina

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://www.sqe.com/starwest/ STARWEST 2006 October 30-November 3, 2006 Anaheim, California The Disneyland Hotel Software Quality Engineering

A vendor independent, practical conference focussed on software testing in all its forms: unit tests, functional tests, system tests, and integration tests.

W-JAX Munich, Bavaria, Germany November 6-10, 2006 http://www.wjax.de/ Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel German

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Die W-JAX ist die führende Konferenz für Enterprise-Java-Technologien, Web Services und SOA. Gemeinsam mit ihrer Schwesterkonferenz, der JAX, bildet sie eine unverzichtbare Plattform für Entwickler, Architekten und Lösungsanbieter in der deutschsprachigen Java-Industrie. Sie bietet allen Java-Experten erstklassige Informationen über neueste Technologien sowie Tipps und Best Practices für aktuelle Tools und Techniken. Darüber hinaus bietet die W-JAX ein ideales Forum für Networking und Erfahrungsaustausch.

Wie jedes Jahr treffen Sie auf der W-JAX exzellente Speaker, die Einblicke in ihre Projekterfahrung bei den wichtigsten und größten europäischen Unternehmen geben. Das Themenspektrum reicht von klassischen Java-Technologien über Architekturberatung bis hin zum Management komplexer Enterprise-Anwendungen. Zahlreiche Sessions informieren darüber hinaus über Vorgehensmodelle und agile Methoden, die für einen Projekterfolg unerlässlich sind.

Einen Schwerpunkt bilden außerdem Erfahrungsberichte aus anspruchsvollen Java EE- und Integrationsprojekten – hier stehen Ihnen erfahrene Berater und Coaches Rede und Antwort und geben Tipps für die erfolgreiche Realisierung Ihrer Projekte.

http://www.stpcon.com/ Software Test & Performance November 7-9, 2006 Hyatt Regency Cambridge, MA English BZ Media

This is a technical conference on testing and performance issues for software developers and development managers, as well as testing/QA managers and senior test professionals. Classes and tutorials will offer instruction on testing and performance management techniques and strategies across the application development life cycle. Emphasis is on practical, hands-on information that attendees can put to work in their organizations today. Topics include:

  • Testing and Performance Tuning of Web Applications
  • Agile Processes and Extreme Programming Testing Tactics, Test-Driven Development
  • Testing Large-Scale Distributed Systems
  • Security Testing
  • Compliance Testing
  • Locating Performance Bottlenecks in J2EE, .NET
  • Managing Testing/Performance Teams, including Outsourced Testing
  • Improving Quality, Performance of Web Services Applications
  • Performance Management of Deployed Applications
  • Best Practices for Test Automation
  • Beta Testing
  • Requirements Analysis
http://kr.sun.com/developers/techdays/ Sun Tech Days November 8-10, 2006 Seoul, Korea

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days November 14-16, 2006 Prague, Czech Republic

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://conference.indicthreads.com/ IndicThreads.com Conference On Java Technology December 1-2, 2006 The Pride Hotel Pune, India English IndicThreads.com

The event includes technical sessions, panel discussions, booths and BOF sessions. Topics include:

  • Enterprise Java Security
  • EJB 3
  • Enterprise Java Trends
  • Test Driven Development
  • JSF and Seam
  • Synergies between J2EE, SOA and Web 2.0
The Spring Experience Hollywood, Florida, USA December 7-10, 2006 http://www.thespringexperience.com Westin Diplomat No Fluff Just Stuff English
Parallel tracks covering effective web architecture, enterprise systems, and agile process. Featured speakers include Rob Harrop, Colin Sampaleanu, Matt Raible, and Ben Hale.
http://www.javapolis.com/ Javapolis December 11-15, 2005 Antwerp, Belgium MetroPolis English

A fun, friendly, cheap user group show.

http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/popl/07/ Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages January 17-19, 2007 Nice, France English ACM SIGPLAN ACM SIGACT 5:00 A.M, EDT, July 15, 2006 Plaza Hotel

Fundamental principles and important innovations in the design, definition, analysis, transformation, implementation and verification of programming languages, programming systems, and programming abstractions. Both experimental and theoretical papers on principles and innovations are welcome, ranging from formal frameworks to reports on practical experiences.

http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days February 21-23, 2007 Hyderabad, India

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://www.eclipsecon.org/ EclipseCon March 5-8, 2007 Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara Convention Center

The preeminent conference devoted to the Eclipse IDE and platform.

http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days March 6-8, 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days March 14-16, 2007 London, UK

Two days of Sun marketing hype

Software Development 2007 West Santa Clara, California March 19-23, 2007 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center CMP English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show for which I chair the XML track. Other tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design

According to Bruce Eckel, "SD is best described as a teaching conference. There are half-day and full-day pre-conference tutorials, and during the conference all the talks are 1.5 hours long (I created both the C++ and Java tracks for the SD conference and chaired them for many years, and so I helped evolve this structure). All the subjects are intended to be well-established on the acceptance curve; this is a commercial conference and they want each topic to have a strong draw. SD is a good place to go in order to develop expertise, almost as if it were a multi-subject professional development seminar."

http://javasymposium.techtarget.com/index.html TheServerSide.com’s 5th Annual Java Symposium March 21-23, 2007 Las Vegas English TheServerSide.com The Venetian

Focused on server-side Java technologies and development practices.

http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days April 17-19, 2007 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://www.stpcon.com/ Software Test & Performance April 17-19 San Mateo, CA San Mateo Marriott English BZ Media

This is a technical conference on testing and performance issues for software developers and development managers, as well as testing/QA managers and senior test professionals. Classes and tutorials will offer instruction on testing and performance management techniques and strategies across the application development life cycle. Emphasis is on practical, hands-on information that attendees can put to work in their organizations today. Topics include:

  • Testing and Performance Tuning of Web Applications
  • Agile Processes and Extreme Programming Testing Tactics, Test-Driven Development
  • Testing Large-Scale Distributed Systems
  • Security Testing
  • Compliance Testing
  • Locating Performance Bottlenecks in J2EE, .NET
  • Managing Testing/Performance Teams, including Outsourced Testing
  • Improving Quality, Performance of Web Services Applications
  • Performance Management of Deployed Applications
  • Best Practices for Test Automation
  • Beta Testing
  • Requirements Analysis
http://java.sun.com/javaone/ JavaOne Moscone Center May 8-11, 2007 San Francisco, CA

A Sun sponsored conference that tends to focus very heavily on the party line. Year-to-year, third party speakers seem less and less welcome. It is one of the few programmer conferences left with a decent sized exhibit hall that's worth exploring.

http://developers.sun.com/events/techdays/ Sun Tech Days May 16-18, 2007 Mexico City, Mexico

Two days of Sun marketing hype

http://jazoon.com Jazoon'07 June 24-28, 2007 Sihlcity Zurich, Switzerland

Java and open source

Architecture & Design World 2007 Chicago, Illinois July 24-27, 2007 https://www.cmpevents.com/SDUM7/ Hyatt Regency Mccormick Place CMP English

A show for software "architects and mid-level developers in a unique environment. Tracks include: Architecture, Design, Modeling, Usability and Software Process & Methods. Architecture & Design World 2007 will also focus on UML and modeling and how it fits into the overall development process."

JavaZone Oslo, Norway September 12-13, 2007 http://www.javazone.no/ Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel English? Montreal, Quebec CMP

JavaZone will offer a combination of technical talks and panels with 2000 - 2400 participants expected. This year's conference has coverage on the following areas:

  • Core Java, AOP and utilities
  • Enterprise application development and integration
  • Java Web Technologies
  • Embedded, Mobile and Gaming
  • Experience reports
  • Methodology and Business
Software Development Best Practices 2007 Boston, Massachusetts September 18-21, 2007 http://www.sdexpo.com/ English CMP

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show focusing on high-level (non-coding) issues in software development. Tracks include

  • Build & Deploy
  • C++
  • Design & Architecture
  • People, Projects & Teams
  • Process & Methods
  • Requirements & Analysis
  • Testing & Quality
JAOO 2007 http://www.jaoo.org/index2.jsp September 23-27, 2006 Aarhus, Denmark English jaoo@jaoo.dk
http://www.stpcon.com/ Software Test & Performance October 2-4 Boston, MA Cambridge Hyatt Regency English BZ Media

This is a technical conference on testing and performance issues for software developers and development managers, as well as testing/QA managers and senior test professionals. Classes and tutorials will offer instruction on testing and performance management techniques and strategies across the application development life cycle. Emphasis is on practical, hands-on information that attendees can put to work in their organizations today. Topics include:

  • Testing and Performance Tuning of Web Applications
  • Agile Processes and Extreme Programming Testing Tactics, Test-Driven Development
  • Testing Large-Scale Distributed Systems
  • Security Testing
  • Compliance Testing
  • Locating Performance Bottlenecks in J2EE, .NET
  • Managing Testing/Performance Teams, including Outsourced Testing
  • Improving Quality, Performance of Web Services Applications
  • Performance Management of Deployed Applications
  • Best Practices for Test Automation
  • Beta Testing
  • Requirements Analysis
http://www.oopsla.org/2007/ OOPSLA 2007 October 21-25, 2006 Montreal, Quebec ACM SIGPLAN

The preeminent conference on research in object oriented programming. "OOPSLA is a diverse conference—a puzzling mixture of academia and industry, spanning a range from hardcore practitioners to rock-solid researchers to quizzical innovators."

http://www.sqe.com/starwest/ STARWEST 2007 October 22-October 26, 2007 Anaheim, California The Disneyland Hotel Software Quality Engineering

A vendor independent, practical conference focused on software testing in all its forms: unit tests, functional tests, system tests, and integration tests.

EclipseWorld 2007 Reston, VA November 6-8, 2006 http://www.eclipseworld.net/ English

A show dedicated to learning all things Eclipse including plug-ins, SWT, debugging, RCP, BIRT, the Test Tools and Performance Platform, Web Tools, and so forth.

http://www.sigs-datacom.de/sd/kongresse/oop_2008/index.php OOP 2008 January 21-25, 2006 Munich, Germany English, German SIGS-DATACOM ICM International Congress Center

A solid practical conference for German speaking developers with a strong Java focus.

Javagruppen.dk Annual Conference Fyen, Denmark February 7-February 8, 2008 http://www.javagruppen.dk/hindsgavl08/?newLocale=en/ Hindsgavl Castle Javagruppen.dk English

A vendor independent conference focused on Enterprise Open Source Java.

Software Development 2008 West Santa Clara, California March 3-7, 2008 http://www.sdexpo.com/ Santa Clara Convention Center CMP English

A vendor-independent, non-academic trade show. Tracks include

  • Java
  • .Net
  • Business of Software
  • Ruby
  • C++
  • Web Services Architecture
  • Web Services Design

According to Bruce Eckel, "SD is best described as a teaching conference. There are half-day and full-day pre-conference tutorials, and during the conference all the talks are 1.5 hours long (I created both the C++ and Java tracks for the SD conference and chaired them for many years, and so I helped evolve this structure). All the subjects are intended to be well-established on the acceptance curve; this is a commercial conference and they want each topic to have a strong draw. SD is a good place to go in order to develop expertise, almost as if it were a multi-subject professional development seminar."

Architecture & Design World 2008 Chicago, Illinois July 21-24, 2007 https://www.cmpevents.com/SDUM8/ Hyatt Regency Mccormick Place CMP English

Architecture & Design World is an independent conference and trade show dedicated to the design and architecting of software systems, with an unbiased focus on the technology, not just the tools. Designed to help developers be more efficient and effective on the job, Architecture & Design World offers the information developers need to architect solutions for their development projects.

  • Architecture & Design World 2008 will attract architects and mid-level developers in a unique environment.
  • Tracks include: Agile Development & Methods, Modeling & Design, Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves, Service-Oriented Architecture, Solutions/Technical Architecture and Traditional Development & Methods.
  • Architecture & Design World 2008 will also focus on UML and modeling and how it fits into the overall development process.

Adding Shows to This Calendar

I will probably eventually design a form for submission of trade show listings; but until I do if you would like a trade show listed here, please email some HTML formatted information about it to elharo@metalab.unc.edu. Please keep the description brief and to the point. You should definitely include dates, locations, email addresses, phone numbers, web pages and pricing. You may also include highlights of the conference and featured speakers or exhibitors. Use the examples above for ideas.

Please do not include complete listings of everyone and everything that will be at your show. The more extraneous hype I have to remove, the longer it will take me to list your show. Anybody who sends me more than a couple of paragraphs about their show will receive some propaganda from me about my commercial web development and hosting services to assist you in setting up a web site for your show. In other words, this page is merely a calendar for the benefit of the interested public. It is not a substitute for your own advertising, on the Web or elsewhere.

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