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From Matt Hogstrom <m...@hogstrom.org>
Subject Re: Las Vegas JUG Summary
Date Fri, 01 Dec 2006 14:58:19 GMT
Nice summary Tim, thanks...remember, what happens in Vegas stays in  
Vegas :)

On Dec 1, 2006, at 5:50 AM, Tim McConnell wrote:

> Hi, Last night I was fortunate to be able to present Geronimo to  
> the Las Vegas Java Users Group (JUG). It was held not in a casino  
> but in the Gordon Biersch Brewery. There were about 30 people in  
> attendance and I understand that accounted for fully 25-33% of the  
> development community in Las Vegas, so the turnout was very good  
> and I was elated. But to summarize:
>
> -- The agenda I chose:
> 	
> 	-- Geronimo Overview
> 	-- Geronimo Architecture
> 	-- Apache Overview
> 	-- Geronimo attributes (various assemblies, prerequisites,  
> footprint, etc....)
> 	-- How to install, configure, and use Geronimo
> 	-- How to use Admin console
> 	-- Futures
> 	-- Reference resources
> 	-- Deploying a sample application (I chose roller)
> 	-- Q & A
>
> -- There was some familiarity with JBoss, Tomcat, and WebSphere but  
> very little Geronimo knowledge or experience
> -- There was little knowledge (my impression ) of how open-source  
> software is developed
> -- There seem to be a lot of interest in Geronimo. For example,  
> these salient points were very well received:
>
> 	-- Geronimo's small footprint and memory requirements
> 	-- Geronimo plugin(s) capabilities
> 	-- The fact that Geronimo can literally be downloaded, installed,  
> and up and running in a matter of just a few minutes
> 	-- Capability to configure Geronimo as desired
> 	-- Ease of use of the console
>
> -- The questions were tamer than I had anticipated (translation: I  
> knew all the answers). The questions focused on these areas:
> 	
> 	-- Why is IBM involved in Geronimo ??
> 	-- What's the difference between WAS CE and Geronimo ??
> 	-- Licensing differences between Geronimo and JBoss ??
> 	-- Why Geronimo if we already use Tomcat ??
>
> Even though there was initially little knowledge about Geronimo I  
> left with the impression that Geronimo was favorably received and  
> would be downloaded by many in attendance. Also, there were  
> multiple requests for a copy of the presentation. I had a wonderful  
> time.
>
> Thanks much. Tim
>
>
>

Matt Hogstrom
matt@hogstrom.org



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