Java inventor James Gosling in SA
James Gosling, the father of Java, is on his way to South Africa. Gosling will take part in the Sun Tech Days from 3 to 4 May at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Sun Tech Days is Sun Microsystems’ global developer conference.
Gosling’s presence is the centrepiece of the conference that will include practical workshops, informative seminars, programming fests and competitions to boost the skills and knowledge of pretty much every local developer.
Registration for SunTech Days is free (here) and will bring together programmers, developers and other technologists to focus on “Sharing for a Smarter South Africa”.
Among the highlights for Java enthusiasts will be a hands-on, plug-and-play lab where participants need only bring their own laptops to be able to take part in an extended developer session with a Sun instructor. An install fest will be available for developers using WiFi access to download the latest software.
In addition, there will be a Robosapien competition where the top five entrants will stage their robot moves; the best Java programming will be chosen by James Gosling.
Read Tectonic’s interview with Gosling here.