Presentations in Portuguese for JustJavasteveonjava | May 20, 2012
I just finished a huge speaking engagement at JustJava Brazil. While I have been to Brazil several times before, this was my first time speaking at this event, and it was very impressive. The entire conference is community-run, and had a very good vibe to it with lots of attendees, great content, and a perfect venue to allow interaction and hallway conversations to happen.
I ended up giving 5! talks total… probably the most exhausting conference I have done in a while, but was well worth the effort. I also had a lot of local help from Marcelo Quinta (GOJava) who translated all my talks and Rafael Alfonso (ScalaFX Contributor) who cospoke with me and also was my audience “plant” during the keynote.
Speaking of the keynote, you won’t find that talk anywhere below… I have been getting bored of scripted talks, so Rafael helped me to have a little bit of fun with it. You had to be there to appreciate it, but the audience had a lot of fun enjoying the ups and downs as I kept changing the presentation to meet the demanding needs of our Brazilian audience.
This was the first talk I gave, and covers JavaFX in general. I highly recommend trying out some of the demo code by downloading the free code bundle from our book website:
The next talk was a Portuguese version of the 55 New Things in Java 7 deck that Donald Smith originally did for the EclipseCON keynote. Everyone in the audience (me included) learned something new about Java 7 during the talk, and I guarantee that you will too!
I did a solo version of the XML Free Programming talk that Arun and I created for JavaOne last year. Not quite as much fun without a co-presenter, but still got lots of laughs from the audience.
Have you signed the Freedom from XML Petition yet?
I also did an updated version of the ScalaFX talk together with Rafael. He added some great content about the Color Selector control that he created, and added a lot of depth to the presentation since he has been committing code like crazy to the project (think he has me beat on commits by this point).
Finally, this is not a talk that I gave at JustJava, but rather a quickie I put together on Bruno’s request during the community JCP meeting the night before JustJava. It was a lot of fun to do with the audience, who generated some interesting JSR ideas (several a bit too good to be considered “crazy”). Feel free to repurpose this talk for your own user group or community sessions to have some fun.
I had a lot of fun at JustJava, but it is time to move on to some of the other communities in Brazil. Next stop is GOJava in Goiania followed by Brasilia and Salvador. If you are in any of these locations, feel free to ping me via the Let’s Meetup page.