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Charles River Analytics Employee Receives Top Session Award at JavaOne Conference

Charles River Analytics announced that David Koelle, Senior Software Engineer, was recently awarded as a top speaker at the JavaOne conference that took place from May 5-9, 2008, in San Francisco, California. JavaOne is the largest conference for Java™ developers, and attracts over 15,000 attendees to the annual event. Session attendees named Koelle a Java Rock Star for his session with Matt Warman of STAR BASE Consulting, called “Jamming with Java Technology: Making Music with JFugue and JFrets.” As well as being inducted into the Java Rock Star program, Koelle’s name was added to the JavaOne Rock Star Wall of Fame.

“JavaOne provides a great opportunity to gain more depth of knowledge in some topics, and to discover other entirely new and fascinating ideas,” says Koelle. “I believe the audience at my session enjoyed learning about and diving deeper into easy, yet powerful, music programming. For many people, this rekindles their joy of programming! It is really a special honor that my audience thought so highly of my presentation.”

JFugue is an open-source Java API developed by Koelle, which enables users to program music without the complexities of MIDI. Warman built JFrets on top of JFugue as an open-source, interactive tool to teach users how to play guitar.

This is the second JavaOne top speaker award for Koelle. Last year, he was awarded for his session, “JFugue: Making Music with Java MIDI and Illustrating API Usability.”

Charles River congratulates David Koelle on his award.

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