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Special Reception for Certified People at JavaOne San Francisco, CA May 8-11

Bob Nedwor
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Does anyone know if they are going to have the special reception for the certified profesionals like they did last year? I was so bummed I had to miss JavaOne last year, but I am going to be there for sure this year. Did anyone attend this reception last year? They had it at the Nikko Hotel on Wednesday night.

Here is the email message I received for the one LAST YEAR from "sunmail@hermes.sun.com" with a subject of "Invitation to a Reception for Sun Certified Professionals at JavaOne." Thanks so much to anyone who may have any information on this.


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Reception for Sun Certified Professionals
Special JavaOne Invitation


Dear Sun Certified Professional,

Are you attending the upcoming JavaOne conference in San Francisco? Or, will you be in the Bay area on Wednesday, May 17, 2006? If so, Sun Microsystems and Thomson Prometric cordially invite you, as a Sun Certified Professional, to an appreciation reception in your honor during the 2006 JavaOne conference in San Francisco, California.

Come relax after Wednesday's sessions. Meet our special guest, Jeff Jackson, Sun's Vice President of Engineering, responsible for managing the Java platforms and technology. Jeff has a unique perspective on the Java Platform, having been one of the originators of the J2EE project at Sun.

* Day: Wednesday, May 17, 2005
* Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
* Location: Nikko I & II Ballrooms at the Nikko Hotel (just a short walk from the Moscone Center)
* What: Reception with open bar and hors d'oeuvres
* Gifts: Welcome gifts for the first 100 attendees
* Prizes: Drawings will be held for some cool prizes during this reception. You must be a Sun Certified Professional and be present during the drawing to win. Please see the Web page below for full details.

NOTE: Please bring your Sun certified professional identification card to facilitate your entry to the event.

For more information about this special event and to get the address for the Nikko Hotel, please visit: http://www.sun.com/training/savings/reception_javaone.xml

For more information about JavaOne visit: http://java.sun.com/javaone/sf/

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[ February 15, 2007: Message edited by: Bob Nedwor ]

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Theodore Casser
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They'll probably have one - I was at the one at JavaOne in 2005. (And that was a lot of fun, finding all the others who've taken the tests.) I should be there this year, once I get final approval from my supervisor to register for 2007's...


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Do they have such receptions in India for Sun Certified professionals?
Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by BM.Sathiesh:
Do they have such receptions in India for Sun Certified professionals?


I wouldn't know. The only one I've ever seen, as asked by the original poster, takes place at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco each year...

Though it would be a nice perk now and again of certification, to have regional gatherings.
Bob Nedwor
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Thanks, Theodore.
Please let me know if you hear anything and I promise to do the same.
Bob Nedwor
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Gary from who2contact@sun.com wrote me back and said that the reception WILL be on again this year!!

More details will be sent out later, but it will be on Thursday May 10th and it will probably be at the Argent Hotel!!

See you certified people there!
Theodore Casser
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Neat. Wonder if they'll do a giveaway again this year for the first X folks who show up.... still have and use the Leatherman I got in 2005...
Bob Nedwor
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On Tuesday, I received a message from James Vonick about the reception. It will be at the Argent Hotel on Thursday! And yes, they say they will give away prizes to the first 50 attendees!

See U guys there!!
Theodore Casser
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Hmmm. I didn't get any mail. But I'm going to show up anyway...
Theodore Casser
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Just thought I'd be good and let anyone checking here for more information know. While I was on line this morning to get my materials for Java University, there were folks handing out cards with information on the reception.

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Time: 6 - 7:30 PM
Place: The Westin San Francisco Market Street (formerly The Argent Hotel), 50 Third Street, Metropolitan I Ballroom

Prizes for the first 50 attendees and drawings for cool prizes (and yes, you must be present).

(Updated because those crazy San Franciscans changed the name... though the cards at JavaOne still say Argent...)
[ May 08, 2007: Message edited by: Theodore Casser ]
Bob Nedwor
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Thanks, Theodore!!
I am at JavaOne right now!! This place is rocking!!!
Bob Nedwor
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I just got back from the reception and got to meet Theodore with his 7 Java Certifications, not including 2 upgrades (more than anyone else at the reception).

You all should please try to make it to JavaOne next year, and come to the reception if you are Certified.

This is my first year at JavaOne and it is totally amazing!
Theodore Casser
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Primus inter pares nothing... and to think that it netted me a cool leather jacket.

Definitely was fun, as always, to see the other folks as looney as me...
Bob Nedwor
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Bummer
I cannot go to JavaOne
And James Gosling is appearing at the Special Reception for Certified People this year.

The rest of you please have fun and I will see you there next year for sure!
Bob Nedwor
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I will be at JavaOne / Oracle Develop next week.

Let me know if you guys hear about the reception for certified people.

They had it last year and it was great.
 
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