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Bucharest Java User Group: Launched and Growing!

Posted by editor on September 8, 2012 at 7:20 PM PDT

The Bucharest Java User Group is up and running in Bucharest, Romania! The JUG held its fourth meeting (see picture) on August 23. The group's first meeting was held on May 24. In a message to the Java.net JUG Leaders email list, Bucharest JUG leader Ioan Eugen Stan noted: "We've started a JUG in Bucharest and we're doing well. We've just held
our 4'th edition and there is a huge interest."

That's a great way to start!

Thus far, each meeting has featured three presentations! That's quite an impressive start for a new Java User Group. I'll guess that in part this is because Java is a very important technology in Romania. According to the web traffic analysis site Alexa.com, Romania ranks 28th among the world's nations in Java.net's audience (though Romania ranks 59th in population). But also, finding three people each month to give presentations surely attests to the organizational skills of Bucharest JUG's leadership.

Thus far, the presentation topics have included Guava, Maven 3, Apache James, open-source Java developers, Apache Sling, JAAS, Trove, secure Web apps, writing clean code, Eclipse Modeling Framework, and Sikuli. Some time after each meeting, the presentations are published online, and the links are published on the Bucharest JUG web site.

The Bucharest Java User Group has a Google Group with an email list, and they also have a github repository. The Bucharest JUG Java.net project was started in August.

The JUG defines its mission in its invitation to potential new members:

Welcome! If you are a passionate developer using either Java, Scala, Groovy, Clojure, JRuby or any other language based on the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) you are in the right place. Our plan is to organise a monthly face to face meeting with 2-3 presentations starting around 7PM and later on move to a pub for drinks.

Sounds like fun! Welcome, and congratulations, Bucharest JUG!


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