JavaOne is a software developers conference held each fall in San Francisco California. The conference is held at the same time as Oracle’s larger product conference – OpenWorld. Together both events bring in about 110,000 attendees to the city. Many streets near the Moscone Center and O’Farrell are only open to foot traffic and serve snacks and beverages to attendees. There’s something decadent about drinking a hot latte in a recliner on a blocked off street in the middle of San Francisco.
I thought a post was in order since many are surprised to learn Oracle’s JavaOne conference has a security track. This year is the third year for the security track at JavaOne. I can’t share too much about this years track just yet but I can share about last years track. In previous years, the security track included around 40 sessions held over the course of the conference week. Content covers various areas like open source projects, technologies, platform security, labs, and more. Many industry verticals are covered like finance, insurance, banking, government, academia, as well as independent researchers. A key differentiator for JavaOne is that that conference sessions are defensive in nature. For example, we focus on defensive techniques developers use to strengthen software applications as opposed to offensive techniques to exploit software weaknesses.
The security track is not the focus of attention for JavaOne so we don’t have a keynote like other tracks but we provide an opening presentation that launches the track. Following is the presentation I provided last year to give you some background.
See you at JavaOne!