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GlassFish @ DF JUG in Taguatinga

Posted by arungupta on September 25, 2008 at 5:11 AM PDT



Mauricio href="http://today.java.net/pub/au/206">Doris,  href="http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/speaker/simon_ritter.html">Simon
and I visited DFJUG @ Taguatinga
yesterday (make sure to pronounce it
correctly, otherwise you'll be corrected again & again, as I
was :). 200 attendees, mostly students, stayed all along the 4
hourof 
presentations. The projector stopped recognizing any laptop after first
two presos. Fortunately Simon had a backup projector but we lost time
in debugging but at least all of us could speak!


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On
the way to JUG venue, Daniel and I talked more about how he is
contributing towards social responsibility in the community. A
particular one that touched me deeply is where JUG attendees are
recommended to bring milk powder for needy children, such a noble
thought! There were 150 boxes already donated for this JUG and more
were expected at the actual venue. It's not difficult to find 100
volunteers (of the total 33,000 members) to coordinate this effort at
each DFJUG venue, truly amazing. 



Another excellent step in that
direction is where
talented kids (between age 16-21) who cannot afford education are
trained in Java to succeed in life. You can find more details at
www.politecsolidaria.com.br
about his efforts. Check out the picture of "cloud" at Politec's office
;-)



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to the JUG, I presented on "GlassFish: The Best Open Source
Application Server" and the slides are available href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/resource/confs/glassfish-taquatanga-jug.pdf">here.



Drop a comment on the blog if you attended the talk. The demos shown
during the talk can be easily reproduced as explained href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/screncast_ws7_secure_and_reliable">here
and href="http://blogs.sun.com/arungupta/entry/tic_tac_toe_using_rails">here.



I also had a good interaction with faculty in href="http://www.facitec.br/">Facitec (JUG venue)
and
they are already planning to use GlassFish/NetBeans for their upcoming
curriculum courses. spotlight.dev.java.net/start
provides a comprehensive list of resources (tutorials, course material,
hands-on-lab, videos, etc) if you are interested as well.



Look at the following pictures during Simon's talk on JavaFX:



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Either JavaFX or Simon's British accent was having an amorous effect on
the audience, or it was too late on Wednesday night (around 10:30pm) or
may be it's just Brazilian culture ;-) Simon's demo on controlling Wii
Nintendo and JavaFX was very well appreciated (lots of whistles for a
long time). You can see the demo here:






Once again, freebies got the attendees excited. Thanks href="http://weblogs.java.net/blog/kohsuke">Koshuke
for the
tip and Aaron (JUG
Program Coordinator
) to provide the goodies. It was
definitely worth carrying
them all the way. A picture is worth a thousand words and here are a
few to prove that:


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Check out some other pictures from the JUG meeting:


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The evening ended with a late night BBQ dinner at a friend's house,
really great dinner and wonderful hospitality. The topic of discussions
ranged from Cricket, most pointeless/boring sports in Olympics,
Mah-jong, traffic in India :) My second dinner in Brazil and I'm still
sleeping/eating Pacific Time zone :)



Once again, a wonderful arrangement by Mauricio, Daniel &
Fernando. Obrigado!



Here is the complete album so far:





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Comments

I attended your presentation about GlassFish in DFJUG, I appreciated pretty much everything you showed there, however something that called my atention is the fact that when you talk about your competitors, you have several others proprietary AppServer vendors, but you insist in compare GF just against JBoss, if we are talking about 2 Open source projects, why not try gain attention over these proprietary ones first? I had many other thoughts, but as I had not chance to ask you personally... Never mind! Congratulations for the nice work in Glassfish.