Sun ONE/J2EE vs .NET SmackDown!: The Debate of the Year



  • Microsoft and Sun will be on the same stage providing an "insiders" look at Microsoft's .NET and Sun Microsystems' ONE (Open Net Environment, J2EE certified platform) technologies side by side, feature by feature.

    On-line registration is closed. Seats are still available. Please register at the door.

    We all know that any time representatives from both Microsoft and Sun Microsystems are in the same room it's a newsworthy event! The Software Development Forum is pleased to bring you this informative, yet fun, look at one of today's more hotly debated technologies.

    This event will provide a fair look at both Microsoft's .NET and Sun Microsystems' Sun ONE using J2EE technologies side-by-side, feature-by-feature in an entertaining mock debate format. This debate will mimic the World Wrestling Entertainment's popular SmackDown! event by having two panels of contenders, rounds of questions, referees and penalty cards. As opposed to the television show, however, no actual "winner" will be declared. We will leave that decision entirely up to you!

    Pre-registration will be the only assurance that your ring-side seat to this event will be saved.


    The Contenders ("In this corner...")

    From Microsoft From Sun Microsystems
    Dino "Hannibal" Chiesa, PM/.NET Technical Strategy Bill "The Liberator" Day, Technology Evangelist
    Alay "Stompenator" Desai, Sr. Tech Specialist, .NET Platform Strategy Sang "The Shining Light" Shin, Technology Evangelist
    David "Wildman" Weller, Sr. Tech Specialist, .NET Platform Strategy Tom "Secret Weapon" Daly, Software Staff Engineer

    ** View the Contender's Bios **


    The Referees

    Alan Zeichick, SD Times
    Larry O'Brien, Founder of Software Development
    Lizette Wilson, SF Business Times
    Venki Seshaadri, President, SVJUG (SV Java Users Group)
    Scott Stanfield, Bay.NET Users Group

    The Moderator

    Laura Merling, Executive Director, SDForum

    Event Logistics


    Hotel Sofitel
    223 Twin Dolphin Drive
    Redwood Shores, CA


    6:30-7:00pm Registration/Networking
    7:00-7:15pm Opening Remarks by Moderator and Panelists
    7:15-9:15pm The Action (Rounds 1 through 8)



    $15 SDForum, Bay.NET, Silicon Valley Java Users Group Members
    $15 Employees of Microsoft and Sun Microsystems
    $25 Non-members

    Pre-registration unavailable at this time. Please register at the door.