Top 3 reasons to register for JavaOne early…Stephen Chin | April 25, 2014
JavaOne planning is already in full swing with the largest number of CFP proposals submitted in the past 4 years. However, you may not know, but we have made some changes this year that may make it worthwhile to sign-up a little earlier than usual.
1. Special Java 8 Pricing — If you signed up for the Java 8 Launch Stream, you should have received an e-mail with a special discount code for $200 off [note to self, don't forget that the code is "DJS4"]. Combined with the super-saver discount available now (+$600 off), this is the lowest price for JavaOne — ever!
To use this you will have to hurry up, the code expires on May 2nd.
2. Invited Speakers — For the first time this year we have invited a small set of Rock Star speakers to come back to give presentations at JavaOne. Together with our first round picks, this gives you 18 ways to convince your boss to let you come to JavaOne:
- Adam Bien
- Anatole Tresch
- Arun Gupta
- Ben Christensen
- David Blevins
- David Svoboda
- Hendrik Ebbers
- James Ray
- Jim Manico
- Les Hazlewood
- Michael Hoffer
- Niklas Therning
- Dr. Rebecca Parsons
- Patrycja Wegrzynowicz
- Toni Epple
- Trisha Gee
- Simon Elliston Bal
- Woody Zuill
- Yara/Vinicius Senger
3. Beat OpenWorld to the Hotels — By signing up early, you have a window of opportunity to grab up some of the best hotels in San Francisco before the availability drops and the rates climb. Time to treat yourself and stay in the Hilton or Parc right upstairs from the big event.
Oh, and some specific advice for folks I know love to wait…
3S. For all you prospective speakers out there, I confirmed that you get a full refund once your talk is accepted. So get your discounted ticket and reserve your hotel now!
3J. And for the JUG members who have used the discount code in past years… feel free to sign-up using the Java 8 pricing knowing that you are getting the lowest possible price.
We have a lot of new, exciting stuff in the works, so I hope to see you at JavaOne!!!