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Happy First Year Anniversary, Brussels Java User Group!

Posted by editor on April 27, 2011 at 6:17 PM PDT

The Brussels Java User Group will be celebrating their first anniversary at their Thursday, April 28 meeting. The discussion topic for the meeting is Java EE 6, GlassFish and OSGi. Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine will be the guest speaker for that topic:

"Most of you certainly know Alexis. He is a member of the GlassFish team and has been acting as the ambassador for the project for the past couple of years. He has been working at Oracle (Sun Microsystems) for over 10 years and is a regular speaker at development and JUG conferences such as Devoxx, JCertif, JavaOne or JavaZone. He also spends quality time with customers, developers, and architects to better drive the evolution of Oracle middleware technologies. Alexis also participates in various open source communities."

Chris Gruwier and Tom Vleminckx will also speak at the meeting, presenting "Continuous build on steroids."

The Brussels JUG About page introduces the group's founding principles:

The idea of creating a JUG in Brussels was born out of the conclusion that despite of the fact that Brussels shelters thousands of Java developers, the city lacks what we would consider a “community”.

In our time, communication is of top priority. It’s all about staying on the edge of technology, continuous learning and sharing experiences, getting impulses and inspirations, keeping our minds open for alternative ways.

Building a local community not only facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge, but helps opening to the external world and encourages the introduction of professional knowledge from external sources. That’s the general idea behind JUGs: share and give access to information.

It sounds like this formulation is working out well for the Brussels JUG and the Brussels region's Java developer community.

You can follow the Brussels Java User Group on Twitter (@brujug), Google Groups, and elsewhere.

Happy first anniversary, Brussels JUG!


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