Thursday, June 28, 2007

Live from Jazoon 2007

If you want to know about Jazoon conference details look at:

Jazoon 2007, 3rd and last day preview

Here we are,
yesterday afternoon Davide and me taked a look to Zurich city after the only "Social Event" we consumed, the 5D Cinema: Cool but the 4D Cinema in Las Vegas was more realistic IMHO. Anyway Zurich has very beautiful places, anything is in order, people continues to walk smootly: no one run! So much different by Rome...

I've so many photo in my Nikon, but I missed to take the cable with me, so I'll publish once home (It's time I open a Flickr or similar account).

After these three days in Zurich I can make a face-to-face between Zurich and Rome:
Business men cross the city using the mono pattinoOnly children use it
Trams are always on time and never full, trains tooFew trams but bus and metro are often full and overdue
So few cars around, probably since public transportation works fine and other people use cycle (and mono pattino, see above)Too much cars and moto cycles!
Vey few people smile, in public they are very formal, maybe in private no? (I look very strange shops in the city...)You can hear laugh and see smiles in most faces
Everything is in its place and in orderUnordered impression, much more "lived"
Many Italian places such as restaurants and barsI don't know any swiss restaurant in Rome!

I also enjoyed the party in the night, where Bruno Bossola sang as a real singer!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jazoon 2007 conference: 3rd day

Yesterday I was attendeed to JUG Leaders Panel BOF and we've talked about the JUG cooperation in tools and initiatives.

The third day of Jazoon 2007 Conference is not finished but the feedback on today is much positive. Surely the most interesting conference day until now. I selected the following sessions:

This afternoon there will not be technical session but "Social Events". We have not yet take a decision on what to do...

Note: Picture from Fabrizio Gianneschi

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Jazoon 2007, 2nd day

First impressions about the Jazoon 2007 are quite positive. The location is very beautiful, the environment much more "fashion" than I thought. I like Zurich, no one goes running. Anything is at your place. Maybe too much!

The average level of sessions is quite lower than I expected. Maybe 40-50 minutes are too few to present something in deeper. But it should be so: a way to discover interesting points to look in deep once home.

I can't find a cool solution against Roma Meta Framework, nothing of really innovative! This gives me a lot of reasons to go forward with my job.

Tonight or tomorrow I'll post comments about the second day.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Just arrived in Jazoon 2007

After a lot of troubles I arrived in Zurich, Switzerland! My flight was at 9:40 am but I had to reach the check-in about a couple of hours before. This morning all trains from Roma city to the Fiumicino Airport was suspended for a non planned public protest.

After some minutes of panic a girl I never seen before, come in Parco Leonardo station and invite the hostess sat near me to go along with her to the airport. Since the hostess and me are talking to get a taxi together, that girls seems to come from the sky!

In the car I've discovered that we all togheter are neightbour.

So my trip was saved as much as my conference. The picture you see was shooted by Davide Cerbo, a JUG Roma member while we're waiting to the first one talk: Me as member of Simpson family!

Friday, June 15, 2007

First one AssetData Go-Kart contest

Today, friday June 15th 2007 there will be the first one AssetData Go-Kart contest: an event organized by me some days ago. There will be a bounche of AssetData people and some friends that will challange on the road.

I think a little bit of sane competition on the road would improve also the reflexes on writing down code :-)

Monday, June 11, 2007

SourceForge project nomination

If you're using Roma in your project or you think Roma Framework is the most innovative project in the Java market, then why don't vote it at the SourceForge 2007 Community Choice Awards?

Click on the banner and select your vote. You can express the vote for Roma in multiple areas such as: Best Project, Best New Project and Best Tool or Utility for Developers