Java User Groups
So, you might be wondering, what is a code camp, and what does it cost? Well, it's completely free and completely staffed by volunteers. It's a place you can share your passion for technology with others like yourself, it's a place you can give a presentation on your favorite topic to a receptive audience, as well as go to sessions by others who want to share the knowledge. Typically, there are...
on Sep 17, 2007
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...
on Aug 23, 2007
BarCampEarth (formerly BarCampWorldwide) is a simultaneous compendium of Barcamps around the world to commemorate the anniversary of the first-ever BarCamp. This year's event will take place Aug 17-19 around the world. In Silicon Valley, the local event is BarCampBlock in Palo Alto on August 18-19. The plan for this year is to have a multi-office party starting at SocialText's offices... and...
on Aug 3, 2007
JUG Communities represent the core of the Java universe - the first layer of organization between Java professionals, like local sport teams or that bar you used to go with your school friends. It is something glued to the roots of your society - something stable that is always there, no matter the velocity of the transformations around you. They speak your language and they share your...
on Jun 22, 2007
I am one of the leaders of the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG. This JUG and the Silicon Valley JUG meet regularly at Google in Mountain View on the third Tuesday of the month. It might seem odd that there are two JUGs in Silicon Valley, but, it has worked out nicely now that we hold joint meetings regularly. It helps to distribute the work load of lining up speakers and organizing meetings...
on Jun 15, 2007
This is my first blog @ java.net, and thx to Felipe Ga
on Jun 11, 2007
Few months ago, my JUG participated in the Sun Tech Days Brazil - with more the three thousand participants over 20 different cities. The event was fantastic and the international evangelists sponsored by Sun made a great work introducing new technologies and the prospective innovations about Java. Despite the great success, the management model of JUGs - uniquely based on community...
on Jun 11, 2007
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...
on May 5, 2007
The giant SUN Tech Days @ Brazil
First of all I need to mention that Brazil is promoting probably the biggest SUN
Tech Days in the world, with more than three thousand participants over twenty
different cities. With a huge effort, SUN Brazil promotes it every year, counting on the support of
SUN Microsystems and some local heroes, with a special remark on
Bruno de Souza
- an unbreakable JavaMan...
on Apr 17, 2007
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...
on Mar 18, 2007
I visited the Czech Republic last year, where I met the guys from NetBeans and was even invited to be part of the NetBeans 5.5 launch party. While I was there, I visit this beautiful city, ?esk
on Feb 6, 2007
JavaPolis was a great event, and I wanted to learn about open source projects. Is there a better way to learn then to go talk with the people responsible for the projects?
Talking with Mark Reinhold, I learned that JDK 6 was released and that OpenJDK was open sourced. To really understand the importance of this, I had to go hear what Dalibor Topic had to say about this.
Dalibor is the leader...
on Feb 5, 2007
In recognition of the great job done by Java Champions and JUG leaders around the world, the Jazoon committee decided to offer a special condition for them: free tickets for Jazoon'07. And even better, each of them can invite a Java member of their community to come for free also. The idea is that the Champions and JUG leaders identify remarkable members of their community and take these guys to...
on Jan 15, 2007
For the first time in Egypt, the Egyptian Software Engineers Association (ESEA) together with the Egyptian Java Users Group (EGJUG) are jointly organizing the Java Developer Conference in Cairo. The Java Developer Conference will be held at the Saraya Hall of InterContinental Citystars Cairo on the 20th of January 2007.
Java technology is the most important technology in enterprise systems world...
on Jan 15, 2007
*** edited to add: please be aware that Jan 11 meeting has been cancelled ***
January 2007 is a special month at JUG Milano: we will have two guests in a week, and two very important guests: Dennis Reedy and Jonas Boner. Filippo Diotalevi just confirmed the two meetings:
On January 11, Dennis Reedy will present "Dynamic Services: Architecting for change". A quick introduction about the talk: "...
on Jan 7, 2007
No, I'm not changing IDEs, I'm already a NetBeans user. But after 6 years, I'm coming back to work for Sun Microsystems, and have just joined the NetBeans Team.
I had a great time working at Sun in the past. I started in 1995, just a couple of weeks before Java was publicly announced, and was lucky enough to spend the following 5 years dedicating my work and a good deal of my personal life to the...
on Nov 30, 2006
On the day Sun announced it was releasing its Java implementation under an open source license, I set out to interview Duke on his thoughs about it.
The interview didn't go as I expected, but, as a good reporter, I made the best of the situation, and I took the time to meet the most important players on the Open Source Java arena.
PS: you can download a better resolution of the...
on Nov 20, 2006
Despite all marketing about Java communities, the world is big and sometimes the spotlights
loose some interesting groups. Last week I had the privilege to visit
Macedonia, a small country
on the Balkan peninsula. My destiny was Ohrid,
a city on the shore of the beautiful Lake of Ohrid.
If you know that game Age of Empires you will feel yourself a character of the game
walking through the...
on Sep 24, 2006
During the FISL 7.0 (7o. F
on Jun 7, 2006
I've been pleansantly surprised to discover how strong of a bond my JUG affiliation has turned out to be. I have to refrain from the desire to call our community a clan. :-) I feel fortunate to have had the chance to visit various JUG communities in the USA, thanks to my participation in the 'No Fluff Just Stuff' conferences this year.
Being a member of the java.net JUGs community has been...
on May 24, 2005