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Silicon Valley Code Camp 4.0

Posted by van_riper on August 21, 2009 at 11:05 AM PDT

CodeCamp at FootHill College. Click Here for Details and RegistrationPlease join me at the 4th annual Silicon Valley Code Camp at Foothill College in Los Altos on October 3-4, 2009.

JUG-USA Happenings at JavaOne 2009

Posted by van_riper on June 1, 2009 at 10:53 PM PDT

National JUG-USA Summit

This is the first JavaOne for JUG-USA and we are holding our first ever national JUG-USA Summit on Tuesday night in conjunction with the Java Community Process (JCP) Party.

Tips and Tricks for Starting and Maintaining a Successful User Group

Posted by van_riper on May 31, 2009 at 12:11 AM PDT

At CommunityOne West, Kevin Nilson and I are leading a session on Tips and Tri

Spring Fling: CommunityOne West and JavaOne in June

Posted by van_riper on March 8, 2009 at 2:32 PM PDT

For Silicon Valley Java Developers, there is absolutely NO EXCUSE for missing JavaOne this year. Even if you can't swing the registration fee for JavaOne, a FREE CommunityOne West registration will still give you access to the JavaOne General Sessions and the JavaOne Pavilion during the main conference.

Benefits of JUG-USA Affiliation

Posted by van_riper on February 19, 2009 at 12:40 AM PST

The opportunities afforded by affiliating together all the JUGs residing in the United States as part of an umbrella JUG-USA organization seem self-evident to me.

JUG-USA: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of the JUGs

Posted by van_riper on January 12, 2009 at 8:06 PM PST

We are officially launching JUG-USA today. It is an umbrella Java User Group (JUG) which local JUGs from all over the United States can affiliate with.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on the JCP

Posted by van_riper on January 5, 2009 at 6:17 PM PST

December 2008 marks the 10th Birthday of the Java Community Process (JCP) Program.

QCon San Francisco: Free Java Community Event

Posted by van_riper on November 14, 2008 at 4:58 PM PST

QCon San Francisco has invited bay area Java Developers to a Java Community Event on Thursday November 20th, 2008.

Silicon Valley Code Camp Nov 8-9

Posted by van_riper on October 27, 2008 at 10:32 PM PDT

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Rod Johnson's SV-WEB-JUG Visit: Standing Room Only

Posted by van_riper on September 10, 2008 at 6:57 PM PDT

Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource, gave a free talk to the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG at the Googleplex in Mountain View on August 18, 2008. It was a standing room only event with more than 200 local Java developers in attendance.