Java User Groups
What bagels, airport and missed planes have to do User Groups? For the past several weeks, I have been in such a crazy schedule of travels, visiting so may cities and User Groups, that they are all intermixed.
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. Read further to hear my constructive feedback as an active JUG Leader.
You can check online the presentations from JustJava 2007, one of the main Java events in Brazil. Most of the presentations are in portuguese.
I'm heading to Prague again, this time for two weeks. To anyone who's willing to give me a tour of Prague on next Saturday or Sunday (the 10th and 11th) I'll also answer questions on any Java topic (or find the answer if I don't know it)! Now that's a deal! I'll even throw in JavaFX as a bonus!
After few months of experiences and reviews, the first stable release of Footprint project is out,
with codename FOR - acronym of the Fortaleza airport. It includes a demo that shows how
to use the project library to easily send signed PDF files through email.
I have already blogged earlier about Silicon Valley Code Camp. This is my final call to action for the Java developers in Silicon Valley. All the Java sessions at Code Camp will be held on Saturday, October 27th. Come for the entire day or just come for our main community event at 3:45pm when the Java Posse will be doing a live podcast episode recording.
UNESCO, Development Country Progress and Indian Minister of Education, and JENI
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.
A JUG created a program where local companies provide reimbursement of vouchers to members who succeed in the
Sun Certification Program exams.
It has been a really long time since my last post. The reason for this is partly because I didn't have much time to write, and partly because I had nothing
important to write about. I have been really busy these days, and the main reason is that I was building the Bulgarian Java User Group. But let me start
right at the beginning.
It was probably in the middle of January, when I found...
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees. This year's BarCamp anniversary will take place full circle back in the same place it started: SocialText's offices... and spilling out into the streets!
The JUG Leaders Panel @ Jazoon will be a special occasion because, for the very first time, the three leaders of JUG Community will speak together.
Initial blog entry introducing the various Java Development Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are the two Silicon Valley JUGs that hold co-sponsored meetings in Mountain View. Plus, there is the SDForum Java SIG that meets in Palo Alto and there is the eBIG Java SIG that meets in Oakland.
This is my first blog @ java.net, and thx to Felipe GaÃºcho that asked me at JavaOne to post here.
He said to me, that java.net will put you in a next new level, and now here am i. Hope i can be part of the next big things.
I blog this directly from Java island, and we here try to flattening the world, and hope i will become one of the flattener.
Java has a big attraction here in Indonesia, esp...
Your JUG events can distribute certificates for the attendants through a new java.net project called footprint.
C and C++ may have additional uses as machine/assembly level programming languages that Java does not intend to be.
Java surpasses C and C++ in its capability and ease to build desktop, webbased and mobile applications. Someone who knows Java does not have to go back to C or C++ because Java is a more refined language. (Expertise in C or C++ would be required in tasks that requires programming...
In this week there is a special date for several JUGs in Brazil, because on Thursday we'll
have the SUN Tech Days happening down there. Probably the biggest SUN Tech Days in the world.
Now that I've had a week to recuperate, and heal from my poor attempts at snowboarding, I can tell you about where I was the week before last. From the 5th of March to the 9th I was in Crested Butte Colorado for the Java Posse Roundup.
A quick bit of background. The Java Posse is a podcast (an internet downloadable radio show, essentially) devoted to Java. It is run by Joe Nuxoll and Carl Quinn...
I visited Prague last year, where I met the guys from NetBeans and was even invited to be part of the NetBeans 5.5 launch party. Then, during JavaPolis, I met a few of then again, and I took the time to learn a little bit more about this cool open source project.