Gephi is one of the Duke’s Choice Award winners this year and has therefore be kindly invited to attend the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
The project has been featured in the Mason Street tent during the five days of the conference. Moreover, Mathieu Bastian (Gephi’s Software Architect) presented Gephi during the Java Frontier Keynote as a brilliant example of Java innovation. Mathieu provided a short demo using a longitudinal Java dependency graph, the classes in the Java package from Java 1.2 to Java 6. The keynote was introduced by Ray Kurzweil, who insisted on the vast amount of data, the “Petabyte Age” and the need to process, analyze and extract value from it.
You can watch the video of the Gephi presentation online (go to topic 36). EDIT: now on Vimeo in HD!
Mathieu Bastian presenting a live demo of Java packages evolutions at JavaOne 2010 conference.
The project has been also mentioned in the following articles:
The Duke’s Choice Awards recognize and honor extreme innovation in the world of Java technology, and are granted to the most innovative uses of the Java platform. Because the primary judging criteria is innovation, the awards put even small developer shops on an equal footing with multinational giants. The winners are selected by Oracle’s Java technology leadership team.
Congratulations to all Gephi contributors! Thank you to the Oracle’s Java Team to make Gephi a Duke’s Choice and the technology that have enabled us to build Gephi and Gephi Toolkit.
The winners will be featured at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, September 19-23rd. Gephi’s Software Architect, Mathieu Bastian will be present there to receive the award, and attend the conference!
Java provides all the components and development tools to develop large data-intensive open-source applications. Gephi is built on top of the Netbeans Platform, and profit from its module and window systems. The platform allows us to propose solutions to reuse and extend features, in terms of plug-ins, and let developers create new data wrappers, algorithms or filters easily. The rendering engine is built with JOGL (Java OpenGL) and gives responsiveness and interactivity, thanks to hardware acceleration. We use a large number of Java libraries. I would like to use the occasion to offer thanks to all contributors of these projects.
A new video that features Gephi in five minutes:
Introducing Gephi at JavaOne from gephi on Vimeo.