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Pictures from Java 7 Launch Events across Four Continents

Posted by editor on July 18, 2011 at 6:27 PM PDT

After writing about the Egyptian JUG's Java 7 Celebration (which took place as large but peaceful protests were happening across Egypt), I invited JUG leaders to point us to photos of their Java 7 Launch events. So far, the response has been great! Below are selected pictures from Java 7 events in South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

PBJUG, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

I'll start out with registration at the PBJUG's July 9 event in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. Photo courtesy of Mauricio Linhares, from his Java 7 Launch Event - N-Ésimo encontro do PBJUG - João Pessoa Flickr album.

Ceará Java User Group, Brazil

Also in Brazil, Thiago Sa posted this picture of a session at the Ceará Java User Group's July 14 event. See his CCT de Julho Flickr album for more photos of the event.

SeneJUG / JUG-Africa, Dakar, Senegal

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean, this presentation was given at the July 7 SeneJUG event in Dakar, Senegal. JUG-Africa leader Max Bonbhel posted this and many other photos in his Picasa Java 7 Dakar album.

Brazzaville, Congo

After attending sessions, it was time to mingle, network, and possibly even map out the next world-changing app in Brazzaville, Congo. Thanks again to Max Bonbhel for the photos (see the full gallery).

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Across the river, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, it was clear that whatever the speaker was saying was captivating the audience. Thanks once more to Max Bonbhel (see the full album).

Morocco JUG

Heading Northeast, I was invited on Facebook to the July 16 Java 7 event that took place in Casablanca, Morocco (I "Facebook like" them). I couldn't attend, but judging from the picture set they posted, it was an interesting and educational day for all who attended.

JUG Padova, Padua, Veneto, Italy

Switching continents to Europe: after a long day of learning about and thinking about Java 7, JUG Padova members posed for this group picture. Thanks to Dario Santamaria for posting this (see also the complete album).

Java User Group Chennai, India

We head Southeast to Chennai, India in this final image. Is that edible? Seems like it should be, but I'm a long way from Chennai... and it's dinnertime in Connecticut, US... Anyway, it looks like JUG Chennai's Java 7 event was enjoyed by all. Here's the full album.

More to come...

This isn't likely to be my last post related to Java 7 Launch events, because many Java User Groups haven't yet had their events (and some haven't yet posted and/or pointed us to their photos). So, you can expect more to come -- maybe even from Java 7 events that took place in Australia or North America (you're missing from my Java 7 event posts thus far!). Weblogs

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