This is a first and last reminder from us to all of the folks out there that the JavaOne 2015 CFP closes on April 29 - just about two weeks from now.
The procrastinator in you might be thinking two weeks is plenty of time. In reality if you haven't started working on your submissions yet, you are probably setting yourself up for some stress that will likely result in a weak submission. This is especially true if like most of us you will need to collaborate with others or get your boss's approval for your submission. Putting things in perspective the CFP has already been open for about two weeks so other folks already have a head start to maximize their chances of getting accepted. We want to make sure everyone in the community has a fair chance to help us build a strong Java EE track agenda by submitting their best ideas. As always, never hesitate to get in touch if you have a question.
Consider the following as inspiration for submissions to the Java EE track (the only real limits of course are your own imagination on anything in the Java EE ecosystem):
- Existing and upcoming Java EE technology JSRs and implementations
- Cool stuff that extends Java EE in new and interesting ways
- Case studies using Java EE 5, Java EE 6 or Java EE 7 (specially migration from other technologies)
- Best practices and design patterns for using Java EE technologies
- Emerging trends in the ecosystem such as HTTP2, HTML5 and microservices
- Insightful research, development and analysis work in server-side Java
Fortunately or unfortunately some previous JavaOne CFPs have been extended beyond their initial date. Please do yourself a favor and don't assume this will happen again. You may be winding up denying yourself a shot at submitting your great talk altogether :-).
Finally, here is that all important link to the CFP. Hope to see and accept your great topic soon :-)?