After having had a real good breakfast (as you can imagine) we got to the conference rooms and I have to admit that the location is astonishing for such a conference. See for yourself
First session I attended today was The Zen of Agile Management.
This was quite an experience finding about all those things going wrong in software development and how to achieve a better process. After having lunch there was a real fun session with Brian Leonard and Oliver Nutter presenting JRuby and the Ruby on Rails integration in NetBeans 6.0, really impressive - and they were hurling t-shirts into the audience (the brand new NetBeans 6). Afterwards there was a session on code generation on a large scale using Freemarker and a presentation fomr Koshuke Kawaguchi on Hudson, a continous build integration server
For the short intervals between the session there was enough infrastructure to keep all the developers happy
The BOFs were very interesting as well. First a presentation about the OSGi approach (always a challenge for a NetBeans addict) and an astonishing presentation from the vice president of GigaSpace R&D about distributed systems, agile development and the special challenges. After a short discussion afterwards we called it day and went of for dinner, a Duvel and some more discussions about SCRUM, agility and the challenges of software development.
That was a lot for day 1 at the JavaPolis. More to come tomorrow.