JavaOne 2012 Analysis - Speaker and Proposal Stats
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Based on the complete data for what has been submitted to JavaOne 2012 in San Francisco I will let you have a look at types, distribution and speakers. Every number given here is a percentage and the numbers behind them are still confidential. And again: This is an analysis of the complete submitted data. This doesn't tell you anything about what is going to be selected! The voting is still ongoing and the different program committees are hard at work reviewing every single proposal.
Submission TypesFirst of all let's look at the general distribution of submitted types independently of any track. Speakers could select any of five different types for their submission. The classic session, a BoF (Birds of a feather) a tutorial, a HoL (Hands on Lab) and for the first time this year a community keynote.
Not a big surprise that most of the submissions are sessions (70,14%). Second most proposed content are BoFs. Followed by tutorials, HoLs and some community keynote proposals. Even if this sounds very concrete, there is still some motion in here. Some BoFs might become sessions and the other way around.
Next most interesting figure is the general distribution of submissions per track. Seven tracks
are there to chose from. Starting with the Core Java Platform and
finishing with Java on Card and Devices. It is good to see a very evenly
distributed number of proposals for every track. Lead by the
Development Tools and Techniques track (24,15%) both Java ME, Java Card
Embedded and Devices (8,21%) and Emerging Languages (5,86%) are the
bottom end. Very few proposals are moved around from track to track
during the voting process but it happens. I don't expect the final
distribution to differ heavily from the one shown below.
Submissions per Track
|Distribution per Track|
Internal vs. External SubmissionsThe no 1 question discussed a lot in the past is the number of sessions given by Oracle employees. even if I would love to make an educated guess here, anything I can show you is the distribution with regards to the proposals. I have looked at the first speaker of every session and assigned it an internal or external flag (yes, that took some time ;)). More than 2/3rd (71%) of the submissions come from external (aka non-Oracle) speakers. Even if I have seen some combined proposals also this is a clear sign, that JavaOne is a community driven conference.
|External vs. Internal Speakers|
But where exactly is Oracle jumping in? Are there differences in submissions per track if we look at the internal speakers? Internal proposals have a stronger focus on Embedded Java, the Core Platform and JavaFX compared with the external submissions.
|Submission Distribution by internal speakers|
|Submission Distribution by external speakers|
What do we learn from all that? JavaOne is going to be a great, community driven conference with a lot of awesome sessions to come! If you haven't done so take a look and register for it! The final program is going to be announced in a few weeks and there still is plenty of time to find a flight and a hotel near by.
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