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My key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne 2017

I've just literally arrived from Oracle Open World and JavaOne 2017 and my head still hurts with so many interesting announcements and cool new things I want to get my hands on and learn. This blogpost provides a short summary of my impressions and key takeaways from both events. General overview: This year OOW and JavaOne was full of changes from previous ones. For starting most of the sessions took place between Moscone South, Moscone West and the Marriot Marquis, as opposed to all over the place. I understand that this was mainly due to renovations that took place in Moscone which meant that more rooms were available. JavaOne this year took place in Moscone West (as opposed to Hilton Union Square). First thing that really stroke me was the vast amount of people that seemed to have attended the event (see below tweet from Adam Bien ). Not sure if more people attended JavaOne than OOW, but my first observation is that sessions in JavaOne were better attended than those in OO