The Scott McNealy Keynote was ok. I mean he had his rants and the slapping of the back by some consulting firm. Orbitz won a Dukie award for using Java and Jini that was cool. Itï¿½s nice to see a Chicago company get some recognition.
I went to some good sessions and some dogs. I attended a session on the new programming language Groovy. It is really nice and eliminates a great deal of java boilerplate. A friend of mine would like the support for closures and autoboxing. The Angry Penguin would like it because it can be run as an ant task.
I attended a session on instant messaging and presence. The best takeaways from that session were that the programming is slowly getting easier and this is going to big. Imagine a context aware device that facilitates and intermediates a customers experience. I say cool and the sooner the better.
Stay tuned more boring commentary to come.