Monday morning. 8AM. JavaONE. Moscone Center. San Francisco.
Between my hotel and the JavaONE pavilion, I’ve already had 3 pastries and 2 cups of coffee. Who knew there’d be so many free muffins?
I don’t know why I decided to do this. I guess I wanted to be that kind of Java geek. I’m not the only loner in this place, though there do seem to be a majority of people travelling in groups. This will be good reason to post to my blog: someone to talk to. Thank God for the Jobster PowerBook and free wireless.
So far, my terror is justified. Lotsa geeks everywhere (I am them). My initial guess is 10:1 male:female ratio. Already an abundance of schwag: backback with t-shirt, notebook, etc. I’m more interested in the schedule. It’s like a college coursebook. There are scheduled events ’til almost midnight. Not sure if I’m going to make all of them; I need to get intimate with schedule.
People are starting to file out of breakfast to the first “General Session.” I imagine it’s a general rah-rah to kick this party off right. However, there’s still a long line out the door of people waiting to get their kruller. Glad I’m an early riser.