In something that was a bit of a surprise, even to me, Tapestry won a Duke's Choice award for innovation at this years JavaOne.
They gave me a big, wacky Duke statuette (photos to follow). I mean, I'm going to have to hire a pack mule to get it back to Portland. I also had a chance to chat with James Gosling about Java. I complimented him on the language and told him how much fun I'm having with it, which he seemed to like. On the other hand ... when I mentioned wanting "all the goodness of Java, but a little less typing", ala Ruby, he went a little cold. I didn't realize until this moment that he might have thought I was referring to object typing (an issue for another day) when I was, in fact, talking about keystrokes!
Meanwhile, I had to drop off the statuette in the room, so I've probably missed the Java bloggers meetup at the Thirsty Bear. We'll see if I can catch the end of that.
Been having a lot of fun so far ... maybe tomorrow, I'll even make it to a session!