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Java User Groups

So, in 2007 I traveled to several places. Visiting Java User Groups in many cities and countries, I saw lots of my best friends Java User Group leaders and members all over the world. I also made lots of new friends, large and small! During the year I gave a talk at JavaOne (hopefully the first talk ever done by a bird) and was even featured on national television in Brazil. Things were so wild...
on Jan 10, 2008
Mmm, you can ask this question if you have an inactive user group, or when you are going to establish a new user group. How to make a successful Java User Group? After discussing with JUG-Leaders allover the world, and with the support & idea of Aaron Houston, the Sun JUG program coordinator we reached the keys of the success of every java user group. Now I will try to conclude them in...
on Jan 4, 2008
Last week, I had an interview with Geertjan Wielenga, an author at JavaLobby (also Netbeans Engineer ), it was about JUG in Egypt and our upcoming event. It was a very interesting meeting, Geertjan can speak Arabic BTW:-) The interview is available on JavaLobby website
on Jan 4, 2008
Last December 2007, we finished deliver the JENI content, thx to JEDI team that developer the core, we use their material for JENI 1 through 3 as the baseline review. Next year (today), we are in the new year and we have a new target to develop 1 millions Java programmer in 5 years. This is a target from ministery of education - foreign affair departement. We have JENI 4 a Mobile Game curicullum...
on Dec 31, 2007
JDC 2008 will take place at 15 March 2008 @ Intercontinental CityStars. We are looking for sponsors for our event. If your company can sponsor our event, contact me off list and will give you all information about the sponsorship. In JDC2008, we have a lot of interesting topics to introduce like * Rich Internet application development using Java Server Faces and AJAX * Service Oriented...
on Dec 24, 2007
Want to know Bruno's action in Indonesia: 1. meet with JUG leaders here (Thomas), and Netbeans communtiy leaders (Ifnu), pic attached   2. shooting with Juggy in Malang, in flower park, Selecta 3. wearing batik (the most popular indonesia dress), 4. dancing with lecturer in Indonesia biggest lecturer gathering (Fornas)     5. photo with me 6. JUggy shoot   7. Foto with...
on Dec 20, 2007
This is the first time I've been to JavaPolis, and I'm having a lot of fun! First of all, I really liked this "conference in a movie theater" idea. The chairs are very comfortable, screens are big, and sound is excellent. I wish JavaOne could be like this (but given the # of people I guess it's just impossible there.) I gave a talk about Hudson on Monday night. It was a short 30 minutes slot,...
on Dec 13, 2007
I really don't know what are JUG's structures around the world (maybe you could provide me a feedback about it) but most JUGs in Brazil face almost the same problem: Coordinators who need to spend considerable time to work for the JUG. Let's not forget that working for a JUG, according to my opinion, should be volunteer job, which means that you are aware that sometimes need to spend your time...
on Dec 12, 2007
If you missed CommunityOne 2007, it was a great/free one day event on the day just prior to the start of JavaOne 2007 in San Francisco. Plus, you could get a free one day exhibition pass to JavaOne just by attending CommunityOne. CommunityOne 2008 should be even bigger and better than the last one and the call for participation has just gone out. The key dates are: Conference registration opens...
on Dec 7, 2007
Tangkuban Perahu is an active volcano near Bandung, in the west part of the Java island, Indonesia. Its last eruption was in 1983, and since then, there has been warnings about possible new activity. It is a very impressive place, with high stone walls and constant steam coming out from its crater. When you bathe on the hot spring waters on the side of Tangkuban Perahu, you feel a tiny bit of the...
on Dec 3, 2007
Recently, Bruno Souza wrote about the tour that they were doing in some Latin America cities. Unfortunately, he had to travel to Russia, but the awesome guys (Tim Boudreau Tim Jacobson, Maur
on Nov 17, 2007
I have been upset with myself for not blogging for way too long (not that I am a particular prolific blogger by any stretch of imagination...), and I wanted to return to the blogosphere. Well, once you are away for so long, any reason is a good reason to start, and I just found one. A few hours ago I eat a bagel sandwich in Heatrow, the London airport. I always love the European sense of humor...
on Nov 14, 2007
This was much more than just a redesign of the SDN home page. The SDN content team joined with the .SUN organization, and Sun's software marketing organization to create a model that will continue to evolve to meet the needs of both Sun's traditional developer base and new developers moving forward. On the whole, this is a positive development. However, I was disappointed by the lack of any top...
on Nov 10, 2007
You can check online the presentations from JustJava 2007, one of the main Java events in Brazil. The event was organized by SouJava JUG. The event happened last October 3rd to October 5th. Most of the presentations are in portuguese. I was there presenting about Test Automation for Java applications. Talked about Cruise Control, PMD, JUnit, FIT, Easy Mock, Selenium IDE, lots of Java tools to...
on Nov 7, 2007
Yep. I'm heading to Prague again, this time for two weeks. Since I'll have a bit more free time than my usual whirlwind trips so I'm making an offer. In exchange to anyone who wants to buy me dinner some evening in Prague, I will answer any Swing related question you have. Here's your chance to ask anything of a Swing Hacks co-author. And if that's not enough, I'll up the stakes! To anyone...
on Nov 2, 2007
After a long vacation, I finally had time to release the first stable release of Footprint :). The project is new and should evolve to something more sophisticated in the next few months. For now, we are proud to provide the community a simple tool to enhance the quality of JUG events or perhaps bigger or more commercial events. I hope you follow our Footprint. * The project's license is LGPL...
on Oct 23, 2007
See my earlier blog entry about Silicon Valley Code Camp for the background material. At this point, the sessions are finalized down to the times and locations for each talk. I personally made sure that the Java sessions were all scheduled on Saturday, October 27th. Here is a sampling of the free talks you can attend this coming Saturday: Drawing Graphics the Groovy Way by Andres Almiray...
on Oct 22, 2007
Today, our minister of education with 5 general director and our JENI boss, the director for foreign affair, mostly 14 peoples in Paris, for UNESCO meeting. Several interesting happen, we try to learn from what India did to make 25 millions long distance learning system, which in Indonesia our target is only 1 millions / year, and that number still an hopefully. As we know 47 millions students in...
on Oct 19, 2007
Gavin King will be speaking about Web Beans at the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG meeting on October 16th. This JUG meets at 6:30pm on the third Tuesday of each month at Google in Mountain View, California. 18:30-19:00 Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Google 19:00-20:30 Web Beans Presentation The goal of JSR 299 (Web Beans) is to enable EJB 3.0 components to be used as JSF...
on Oct 8, 2007
Yes, it is true: FREE VOUCHERS! We from CEJUG just created a program called CEJUG Certified, that works as follows: A JUG member succeed in a Sun official certification exam. He nominates himself to be reimbursed by one of the local companies participating in the program. If there is a voucher reimbursement available, the approved member receives back the full cost of the voucher. * For the...
on Sep 23, 2007