If anyone will be in or around Atlanta, GA, October 24 – 26, you should think about attending the Atlanta Java Software Symposium which is part of the No Fluff, Just Stuff symposium series. I’ll be presenting a session entitled “Scripting on the JVM” in which I will present various scripting languages like Python and Ruby running on top of the Java virtual machine and trying to explain why that’s cool. The session abstract is located on the sessions listing page; I’m about 1/3 of the way down the page.
I attended this symposium last year and had an excellent experience. The ratio of useful information to vendor-specific sales-weasel crap was extremely high, which is a good thing. I wrote about it in the February Java Developer’s Journal if you want to read about it. There is also a review of one of the other symposia in the series in the current issue.
I’m really looking forward to presenting at it this year’s symposium.