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Java Tools Community Will Attend Two Conferences Next Week

Posted by editor on January 21, 2010 at 5:49 AM PST

The Java Tools Community has announced Issue 209 of the Java Tools Newsletter, the first issue in 2010:

A new edition of the newsletter is available, with news, new projects and tips! If you want to receive the newsletter by email, please subscribe the announcements mailing list - or read the current issue here.

This edition leads with news about two conferences that will be attended and covered (via Twitter) by the Java Tools team next week: Campus Party and Jfokus.

Campus Party, which takes place January 25-31, in Brazil, covers "internet, new technologies, social networks, and everything computer related... There are tents, food and a complete infrastructure so geeks can have the time of their lives." Now, in English, the name of this event may sound simply like a great big, well, campus party for geeks. But the Java Tools community assures us that "Java and open source are an important part of the conference." OK, well, I definitely look forward to reading the Java Tools tweets that come out of this one! ;-)

Java Tools team members will also be attending Jfokus, which takes place January 26 and 27, in Sweden. Jfokus is "the largest annual conference for those who work with Java in Sweden" and includes "insightful speakers, remarkable content, plentiful sessions to spark the imagination." On the Jfokus site's training courses page, I see that Kirk Pepperdine will be in presenting a 5-day Java Performance Tuning Workshop that begins during the Jfokus conference. Other headline Jfokus speakers include Nati Shalom, CTO and founder of GigaSpaces; Emily Bache, agile methods and test-driven development expert; and Gillaume Laforge, the Groovy project lead.

In addition to following the activities of the Java Tools team at Jfokus via Twitter, you can also follow the Jfokus Twitter user.

The Java Tools Community also plans to be involved in the GeeCON 2010 conference, May 12-14, in Poznan, Poland. GeeCON focuses on "Java-based technologies, dynamic languages, RIA, enterprise architectures, patterns, distributed computing and much more." The call for papers is now open.

Check out Java Tools Newsletter - Issue 209 for more information on Java Tools Community involvement in these conferences and other community news.

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