Wonderland at JavaOne 2008

The next big event for the Wonderland team is the JavaOne developers conference in San Francisco on May 6-9th. We’ll be hosting an informal Wonderland Community Gathering at the Thirsty Bear pub (661 Howard Street, San Francisco) on May 7th at 7:30pm. If you’re in the Bay area, I hope you can join us for a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face. The entire Wonderland team will be attending.

I would also encourage all of you to come visit us at JavaOne itself. We’ll have two demo stations, one in the Sun booth (#194) and one in the Java Playground (#1034). If you pre-register by May 5th, a one-day Pavilion pass is only $50. If you decide to attend the full conference (students can get in for free!), there are a variety of Wonderland, Darkstar, and Java gaming events in the formal program that may be of interest. Most of the action is on Tuesday:

Tuesday, May 6th:

10:50 am Designing an MMORPG with Project Darkstar 
Jeff Kesselman – Technical Session

1:30 pm Project Wonderland: Community-built Virtual Worlds
Nicole Yankelovich & Nigel Simpson – Community Corner talk

2:00 pm Wonderland with Kids (time may change)
Gilda Garreton & Juan Carlos Herrer – Community Corner talk

3:20 pm Project Wonderland: A Toolkit for Building 3-D Virtual Worlds 
Paul Byrne & Jonathan Kaplan – Technical Session

3:20 pm Project Darkstar Hands-On Lab
Jeff Kesselman & Jana Olivova – Hands-on Lab

6:00 pm Creating Games on the Java Platform with jMonkeyEngine
Rikard Herlitz & Joshua Slack – Technical Session

It’s too bad the Wonderland talk and the Darkstar hands-on lab were scheduled opposite one another, but by the time we realized it, it was too late to change the schedule.

On Wednesday, May 7th:

6:30 pm Video Game Development on the Java Platform:
                      Past Present and Future of Java Technology Games

                        Chris Melissinos – Birds-of-a-Feather Session

7:30 pm Project Wonderland Community Gathering
Thirsty Bear – 661 Howard Street, San Francisco

Hope to see you there!


One Response to Wonderland at JavaOne 2008

  1. Great list! BTW, Adam Bien will be giving a lighting talk on Underworld – a GF-based back-end for Wonderland at CommunityOne, in the GlassFish Lighting Talks session. I believe it is Monday 4pm, Esplanade 305. – eduard/o

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