Real World Java Seminar at NYC Roosevelt Hotel
To some degree, the regional No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) symposiums kind of bridge that gap, but something like Real World Java can be a great success. I hope SYS-CON repeats the event in the coming years. I would certainly be delighted to speak there again.
Besides giving the talk, I got to speak with a number of Java folks like Jeremy Geelan (VP of SYS-CON), Reema Patel (Sun Evangelist), Mark Pollack (one of the Interface21 guys involved in Spring.NET) and Mark Richards (senior architect at IBM). I got positive feedback from a bunch of EJB 3 in Action readers too!