Monday, April 28, 2008

I'm submitting a Confluence plugin for the Atlassian Codegeist III competition. I've been working on and off on a plugin to allow attaching images via copy n' paste and drag n' drop and this contest motivated me to finish it, or at least get it in a working, useable state. Here's the page for my entry: Image Attacher Plugin

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Quite a bit late in coming, but I wasn't chosen as a speaker for JavaOne 2008. Based on the presentations they've picked, I think I had the problem of being slightly off the topics they wanted to cover and trying to cover too much in one presentation. I may try again this November if I feel that I can craft a presentation they're more likely to accept.

Also, they never contacted me at all except to indicate I hadn't been chosen. Again, not surprising considering how many they had to review, but it suggests you should assume that you won't get a chance to clarify anything for the judges after you've submitted.