Java Champions

I went to this BOF just to kill some time before the Grails BOF. It is interesting, just before attending this BOF I had read the blog entry by Yakov Fain about his impressions regarding the AJAX Smackdown session (my impressions are here). Yakov is a Java Champion from the New York/New Jersey area. Durng this BOF, Yakov talked about the obvious benefits to being a Sun recognized Java Champion. In regards to the negatives of such recognition he said, “my clients expect me to do miracles, why? Because I’m a Java Champion.” But Yakov admitted that he is a mere mortal programmer, with other priorities and a family. To those that have the passion Yakov said, “If you want to be a leader, it’s easy. Just be the one.”

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