Sun Microsystems’ Tenth Annual JavaOne Conference Celebrates the Power of Java Technology

Tenth Birthday Events, World-Class Developer Challenges and Awards Highlight the Worldwide Developer Conference

May 23, 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq: SUNW), the creator and leading advocate of Java technology, has preparations in full swing for the upcoming JavaOne 2005 conference, where it will host an industry-wide celebration for the Tenth Birthday of Java technology. The conference, which is scheduled for June 27-30, 2005 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, is the premiere venue for Java technology companies and developers to showcase market-changing innovations. The JavaOne Conference program also presents a compelling technology agenda, prestigious awards and events that have become the hallmark of the Java development community’s annual gathering.

Industry leading companies are participating as co-sponsors at this year’s conference including BEA Systems and Nokia as Platinum sponsors; Justsystem as a Gold sponsor; and Silver sponsors — Axalto, Compuware, Fair Isaac, HP, Motorola and Siemens.

JavaOne Conference Highlights

The JavaOne Coding Challenge — One of the highest-rated attendee events in 2004, the JavaOne Coding Challenge returns this year. Sun has teamed with TopCoder, Inc. to bring Java technology programmers together for coding, competition and fun. The coding competition will give conference attendees a chance to apply what they learn during conference sessions to real-world programming problems. In the onsite competition arena, participants will be presented with real-world programming problems and will use the Java programming language to code, compile, test and submit solutions to the problem sets. The Grand prize will include one complimentary full conference badge to the 2006 JavaOne conference valued at $1,995 and a collection of six books from Sun Microsystems Press valued at $300.

NetBeans Software Day — Scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. At the Argent Hotel, NetBeans day will offer attendees the opportunity to hear about new developments in the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and other Sun tools. Additionally, Dr. James Gosling, chief technology officer for Sun’s Developer Platforms Group, will discuss the future of Java developer tools and how new technologies will offer increases in developer productivity, as well as application quality and performance. Presenters include Graham Hamilton, Sun Fellow, Bill Shannon, Sun Distinguished Engineer in Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE platform) and Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML.

“Ask the Experts” — New this year, the “Ask the Experts” event will take place during the JavaOne event welcome reception on Monday, June 27, 6:30-8:00 p.m. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to ask Sun Microsystems experts the questions they’ve always wanted to ask about Java technology. Experts will also be on hand to discuss future products and for general brainstorming.

The Duke’s Choice Awards — The awards program returns this year to celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology. Sun CEO Scott McNealy will once again take time during his JavaOne General Session to recognize the coolest Java technology applications.

The 2005 conference agenda features hundreds of technical and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions on topics ranging from RFID and security to the most innovative and thought-provoking uses of Java technology. Register today for the JavaOne conference at

About JavaOne, Sun’s 2005 Worldwide Java Developer Conference

The JavaOne conference is the leading event for Java technology developers. Established in 1996, the conference provides Java technology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about the latest Java technology innovations, get hands-on experience with the technology, network with their peers, and have the opportunity to network directly with technology experts from Java technology industry leaders.

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision — “The Network Is The Computer” — has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at

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