Java User Groups
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December 2008 marks the 10th Birthday of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program. Java developers in Silicon Valley are invited to join the JCP Executive Committees and the Program Office in celebrating ten years of collaborative work from companies, academics, individual developers and not-for-profits from all over the world. The party will be at the Computer History Museum on January 13th in Mountain View, California. See the full post for registration information.
Egyptian Java User Group is organizing a Free NetBeans platform training by Geertjan Wielenga.
QCon San Francisco has invited bay area Java Developers to a Java Community Event on Thursday November 20th, 2008. This free event will be a one-hour long panel on the State of Java with well known Java
luminaries and QCon SF speakers. Although free, an advance RSVP is required and space is limited. See the full blog entry for a list of speakers and the advance registration link.
For the third year running, this Code Camp will be held at Foothill College in Los Altos, California. This is my second year organizing the Java Speaker Track at Code Camp with the help of Kevin Nilson. We have 115 sessions lined up and 850+ developer signed up to attend this free code camp. Read the full entry to learn about the camp twitter feed, Hackathon4Kids, lightning talk opportunities and more.
On Thursday I was at a conference hosted by Japan Java User Group (JJUG) and gave a keynote about software development productivity and Hudson. I think there were maybe 100-150 people. I wore a Hudson T-shirt, so that others can find me more easily.
A few random pictures from Tokyo. I took them while I was going out for a lunch.
More about the presentation at Just Java 2008, related to Agile and Java. Principles, Values, Practices and valuable tools that your team can use to become more effective.
Rod Johnson gave a free talk to the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG at the Googleplex in Mountain View on August 18, 2008. It was a standing room only event with more than 200 local Java developers in attendance. If you missed it, the entire talk was recorded by Google and the video is now available on YouTube. The slides are a bit blurry on the video, but, Rod was kind enough to give us a separate copy of the talk slides. Please see the full blog entry for links to the video and slides.
Just Java 2008 is one of the greatest Java Conferences we have in Brazil. I will be there tomorrow with my fellow Giovani Salvador presenting about Java and Agile Methodologies. The title? Java Meets Agile â€“ A survival guide to adopt Agile inside Java teams
I'll be visiting Brazil from September 9th to 21st, as a part of the month of Java in Brazil. If you'll be at one of those events or living/working nearby, please let me know and I'd love to chat about stuff that I do.
Sentilla Labs, a recently launched community website, offers developers a step-by-step guided tour through the project development process, allowing visitors to download code and illustrations and rapidly bring projects to life. Some projects at Sentilla Labs can be created with fewer than 100 lines of code. In addition, developers can upload and display their own projects with confidence because they retain all rights to their code.
In addition to the JUG that we run, Kevin Nilson and I also run the Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group (SV-GTUG). Sometimes, we have joint meetings like this one where the topic intersects Java Development and Google Technology. Kevin Bourrillion gave this talk at a recent SV-GTUG meeting. The talk is available for viewing on YouTube.
Let's imagine for a moment, a entire nation talking about Java technologies for a whole month. Think about Brazil then.
From September 10th till September 30th, Brazil will have 16 Java conferences, thanks to power of Java User Groups all around. If you are anywhere near to Latin America, consider to drop by.
R.I.P Usenet: 1980-2008 ?? Surely you jest, surely this is one of those "the rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated" moments? Ah, but, there is some kernels of truth to the story..
Namely, well, I haven't dipped into any Usenet groups in years but the need for Usenet has IMHO been bypassed by the Web. I believe though that we've lost something in that Usenet's discussion was shared widely...
For the third year running, this Code Camp will be held at Foothill College in Los Altos, California. This will be my second year organizing the Java Speaker Track at Code Camp with the help of Kevin Nilson.
JUG took my email interview a few days ago and published it
Read it here.
Thanks to Mario
Special appearance: The Duke is Sylvester Stallone.
After seeing the latest updates on Project Wonderland during JavaOne combined with the great memories of hanging out recently at the java.net Community Corner in the Pavilion, I keep thinking about a year round virtual Community Corner implemented using Project Wonderland software on Sun hardware. A place where Java User Group (JUG) Leaders, Sun Java Champions and others from the Java developer community can gather virtually anytime.