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Welcome, FasoJUG!

Posted by editor on June 8, 2011 at 7:25 PM PDT

One of the newest projects is FasoJUG, the home of Burkina Faso's new Java User Group. The JUG was founded by member Constantin Drabo in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Constantin posted an entry at NetBeans Zone describing the launch of "the youngest African JUG" as follows:

On the morning of 16 May 2011 some Java passionned guys assisted in the lauch of the latest JUG, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It is named FASOJUG. This Java User Group is founded by me, Constantin DRABO, together with Dr. Paul Kaboré.

Burkina Faso is a West African nation, with French being the official language. So, you'll have to be able to read French to read the postings on FasoJUG's site or its Google site.

FasoJUG has already joined forces with JUG Africa, the umbrella Java User Group organized by Jean-Francois (Max) Bonbhel. Among FasoJUG's first activities was getting involved in Google's Android Developer Challenge - Sub-Saharan Africa.

That first FasoJUG meeting was sponsored by Google. The next event, which will coincide with the launch of Java 7, will be sponsored by Oracle.

Constantin concludes his NetBeans Zone article by saying:

This young group has a big dream and needs a lot of help to achieve it, not for itself, but for the whole Java community!

I think it's clear that FasoJUG is off to a great start! Thanks and congratulations to Constantin and Dr. Kaboré for organizing FasoJUG. I look forward to following their effort to accomplish their dream, and, indeed, I hope can be an important partner with FasoJUG in making that dream come to be!


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