JavaOne LA 2016 – Part 2 – Being a Speaker

It’s been really really difficult to keep on posting here… I got to deal with this!

On the second part of the serie “JavaOne LA 2016”, now I will share some thoughts about the amazing experience of being a speaker in a big event like JavaOne.

Some people would ask: “why being a speaker?”, “why give a talk in a conference?”, “why expose yourself?“.

For me this is all about improving yourself and improving your career. That’s why I decided to give myself a try this year and submit papers to some of the most important IT events in Brazil and in the World.

To prepare yourself for this kind of task you should use some skills that maybe you don’t use in daily basis (specially if you are a developer/architect like me). You need to research, write, prepare presentation, and research again, build demos… you need even to smile when someone ask a question that you have absolute no idea of what he/she is talking about!

(This last part I do in daily basis…)

Being at JavaOne LA was even more interesting as it is probably one of the biggest IT events in Latin America (if not the biggest one). There you can find tons of people to share experience and interests. And, even better, I could find tons of people that know much more than me and are much better than me in so many ways (not that this is a hard work to accomplish…).

Oh… talking about my talk… here you can see the presentation! 😉

Worthy of mention are my friend Bruno Souza and Andre Carvalho. Our partnership was key to have this task done.

Next September we all three will be at JavaOne US (San Francisco) giving another talk. Surely another great experience worthy of a couple of posts!

Leave a comment if you feel like too… 😉

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Author: Elder Moraes

My name is Elder Moraes and I am Brazilian. I am passionate for programming languages, specially Java. I've been working on IT market since 1999 and learned a lot of stuff (and maybe some tech things). I am also a husband, father, musician and an addicted reader.

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