Java User Groups Gear Up to Celebrate the Java 7 Launch
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:
- BreizhJUG: Lancement de Java 7
Share this event (July 7);
- Alpes JUG: Fête pour le lancement Java 7 (July 7);
- JUG Trento: Java 7 Launch (July 7);
- Morocco JUG: Lancement de JAVA7 (July 9);
- JUG Padova: Java 7 Launch (July 9);
- JUG Ancona: Java 7 (July );
- Twin Cities Java User Group: Java 7 Launch (July 11);
- Greenville Java User Group: Java SE 7 Lauch Event (July 14) - "featuring Danny Coward from Oracle to help kick off another successful release";
- Lyon JUG: Soirée Java 7 (July 21) - "Présenté par Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine et Julien Ponge";
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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