JavaOne 2005

Last year i got to go to TechEd and had an amazing time.  It was a
huge eye opener and it really showed me the extent to how our tools are
used, and how important each part of our business is for an enormous
amount of companies and developers out there.  This year I get to
go to the 2005 JavaOne
conference!!  I'm totally psyched about this.  I was a big
java developer before i came to MS and i have a good 1/2 million lines
of code under my belt in that language.  This will get me a chance
to catch up with all the areas that i've been sort of neglecting for
the past couple of years.  I'm going to be paying close attention
to the developer tools space (eclipse and netbeans), but i'm also going
to look hard at all the new langauge enhancements (tiger) as well as
the work beign done in the Data space (i.e. Hibernate and
whatnot).  There's a ton of awesome stuff to see and i'll be there
for the full conference so i'll get a great chance to check out a ton
of it.

And, on top of all that, the conference is in SanFran! 
Exxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcellent!  If any of you are out there at the same
time, let me know and we can grab a beer or something :-)