James Gosling: Creator of Java & Deep Sea Explorer

James Gosling will join us for our Kick-Off TechXploration of 2013.

After creating and leading development of the Java programming language for 26 years at Sun, James joined a startup and started hacking robots for ocean data collection.

Come learn what James Gosling is up to and how he plans to change the world. More details coming soon...



As always, this event will feature:

  • free food from a delicious San Jose-based restaurant,
  • craft beer tasting and
  • an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with the brightest TechXplorers in the South Bay!


RSVP now to get your seat. Attendance will be capped!


@ 6:24PM: Delicious Food & Craft Beer Tasting

@ 7:21PM: James Gosling's Deep Sea Tales

@ 8:03PM: Questions & Answers  


How to find us: Town Hall is at PayPal HQ, facing North First Street.

Public Transit Info: PayPal Town Hall is directly across the street from the Karina Station of VTA/Light Rail in San Jose, CA.

Parking Info: All unmarked spots at PayPal HQ are up for grabs. When you pull into the campus, look for Town Hall (large building says "Town Hall" above doors, faces North First) and then park where you'd like.


Please RSVP for you and your guests to make check-in speedy.

Please also bring a valid ID.

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  • Amanda S.

    Entire talk available on video now.

    Part 1 of 4 posted here: http://youtu.be/y5l_QkRA2cw

    Watch and share!

    January 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see that floating bots are helping us.

    January 18, 2013

  • William M.

    Excellent and worth attending. Nice to see it was not all about software.

    January 18, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Very good presenter and an interesting and intruiging topic.

    January 18, 2013

  • Evan m.


    January 17, 2013

  • Gary C.

    Always fun and interesting presentations from James..

    January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this being streamed?
    (either Audio or video)

    1 · January 17, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Not streamed but videotaped! Video coming Monday.

      January 17, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Do the recent Java 7 security concerns really pertain only to Java apps (not Javascript) running client side, in users' browsers? Or do customers also need to worry about any app running in their JVM?

    January 17, 2013

    • Dan B.

      BTW, I'm a fellow Canadian living in the Bay Area. You make us proud!

      1 · January 17, 2013

  • Sandra

    James, when will we see autonomous robots and softbots become mainstream? What about AI in online games? Where is AI going? Are the Japanese going to lead?

    January 17, 2013

  • Sandra

    James, would we get a tsunami if there were a subsea avalanche/earthquake in the canyon off Monterey and could your data give us warning? (Michael asks)

    1 · January 17, 2013

  • Michael

    My guest is David tsai

    January 17, 2013

  • Suresh R.

    Hi, I wish to know whether my reservation for today's techexploration with James Gosling is confirmed. When I registered I was in waiting list hence wish to know the current status.
    S.Suresh Ram

    January 17, 2013

    • Aniket N.

      Amanda please loop me in. Last time my status was in waiting as well.


      January 17, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      10 spots just opened up!

      January 17, 2013

  • Suyash J.

    What is James going to be talking about? Java or Deep Sea Exploration? I know he is an expert of both.

    January 17, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      We'll start with one and likely go into the other! Come and see.

      January 17, 2013

  • Yuri D.

    Hey Xplorers, a quick reminder: we are expecting a full house for Thursdays event. Please be considerate to those on the wait-list and update your RSVP if you can't make it. Thanks : )

    January 15, 2013

  • Sadath S.

    As a Sun Alumni, I'm looking forward to hearing James speak.

    January 4, 2013

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