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Java User Groups Gear Up to Celebrate the Java 7 Launch

Posted by editor on July 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM PDT

Java User Groups around the world are preparing to celebrate the Java 7 launch this week and in the coming weeks as well. Oracle is sponsoring a global event on Thursday, July 7, a 4.5 hour mini-conference that will be broadcast live on the Web: Introducing Java 7 Webcast: Moving Java Forward.

But the live celebration won't only be happening in Oracle's offices. A great many Java User Groups have major events planned, centered on the Java 7 launch.

For example, the Tampa Java User Group has also scheduled a July 2011 Special Meeting - Java 7 Launch Event on 7/7. Jim Clarke, from Oracle, will be speaking.

Atul Palandurkar says that JUG Nagpur will hold a Java 7 Launch event on Sunday, July 10.

The Jozi Java User Group is holding a five hour Java 7 Launch Party on Thursday. The Aquarium's Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine will be on hand to participate in the festivities (he'll also talk about Java 7, Java EE 7, and the future of Java).

The hours available on July 7 were insufficient for the Java 7 celebration the Egyptian Java User Group has planned. Ahmed Ali says EGJUG (and Oracle):

decided to hold a launching event on the 9th of July 2011 (to make sure you have no excuse) so what are you waiting for? Come and join our full day event, full of technical goodies, sessions introducing what's new in Java 7 and also security enhancements in Java 7, hey wait a minute that's not all there will be a tremendous giveaways (books, licenses ...) and much more

Many other African JUGs will also be celebrating the Java 7 launch, as noted in the JUG-AFRICA and Java 7 launch event posted on the java.net Events calendar. Events will be held by the TogoJUG, FasoJUG, SeneJUG, CongoJUG, and more.

The SeneJUG home page features a clock that is counting down the time until the start of their event (see snapshot on the left).

Many JUGs have announced their Java 7 launch events on the JUG Events site:

Undoubtedly, this list of Java 7 events being hosted by Java User Groups is a very, very long way from comprehensive. Things get under way tomorrow, Thursday, July 7. Be there (somewhere where there's a Java 7 celebration happening), if you can!


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<p>Canberra Java Users Group (CJUG) is holding a Java 7 ...

Canberra Java Users Group (CJUG) is holding a Java 7 launch event on the 13th of July see http://www.cjugaustralia.org/ for details

Java User Group Scotland's Java 7 Launch Party takes place ...

Java User Group Scotland's Java 7 Launch Party takes place on July 20, reports Andrew Williams. See the details here: http://java7-ukjugs.eventbrite.com/

I expected that JUG Chennai would be doing something for the ...

I expected that JUG Chennai would be doing something for the Java 7 launch -- and not long after I posted this blog, JUG Chennai Lead Rajmahendra pointed me to the link (via Twitter - @rajmahendra): JUG Chennai's Java 7 Launch event takes place on July 9. If any Java User Group wants to publicize their Java 7 Launch event here, please feel free to leave a comment!