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Hello JUG Leaders & Champions.... I've been busy of late, but I wanted to let you all know that I landed safely with a new job at Adobe. I will be one of their new Community Managers working with several of their user group communities: Flex, Air, ColdFusion, Photoshop User Group(s) + many more. Officially started today 3/15. Ran into my old friend Chet Haas in the Adobe SF office last...
on Mar 15, 2010
Is it still possible to ask this question in 2010? Isn’t the answer obvious ? Well no ! It was the question I was asking myself three years ago, even though I had been working as a consultant and Java trainer for seven years. In 2007, my ex-colleague Éric Marcoux (Oracle ACE Director) suggested I join JUG Québec (Canada). I said JUG ? Java User…What ?...
on Feb 28, 2010
Hi, Welcome in my page at Java.net, thanks for Sun, Oreilly and Java.net  community. I'm already blogging here http://www.bonbhel.com, but in this blog,  there will be another things related to Java technologies, JUGs in Africa, the  sense of community and belonging among Java developper in Africa and some time  the point de vue of Java community in Africa etc...
on Feb 28, 2010
JDC 2010 has been recognized from 90 country. The attached report could be useful for sponsors and compaines to know who is looking for JDC. Also it will give you indication about the countries interested in Java technologies in Africa.
on Feb 17, 2010
Entry posted to my new blog.
on Feb 4, 2010
Obrigado, my friends,  It is time for me to leave Sun/Oracle. Thanks, to all of the Java Champions, NetBeans Dream Teamers and JUG Leaders who have just been terrific over the last (5) years....You guys are "cool"! Stick together and maintain your connections with each other. See you on the other side... But, I probably won't be too far away  ;-)  JUGs/JC's support...
on Jan 29, 2010
THIS IS HOUSTON.... The Silicon Valley JavaFX JUG met for its 2nd meeting on Jan 13th, 2010. SVJAVAFXJUG once again had another rock star speaker in Amy Fowler. Amy Fowler is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and is one of the founding members of the Java Swing GUI Toolkit. . Over 70 people attended this meeting at Sun's Santa Clara Auditorium. Plus, 40 folks were watching remotely via...
on Jan 17, 2010
I had the opportunity to attend the Community Leadership Summit (CLS) West Event (wiki, attendee photo gallery, eventbrite registration site, CLS session notes page, etc) this last weekend (Jan 9th, 2010) at the Devry campus in Daly City. It was an unconference event.  Lots of Community Leaders from different Tech Companies were there which was...
on Jan 11, 2010
My first speech of the year will be at the JavaDay 2010 in Rome - officially a JUG event, practically a mini-conference (with more than one thousand attendees). It's free, so save the date. My speech will be about best design practices for component oriented platforms - of course, such as the NetBeans Platform, but it's a design talk, so most concepts can be applied in different contexts as...
on Jan 11, 2010
ORIGINALLY Posted on December 10, 2009 at 2:21 PM PST (before java.net site was taken down) Last night, I attended the very first JavaFX JUG meeting in Silicon Valley. SVJAVAFX.org. We has a special guest speaker in Richard Bair who gave an introductory talk on JavaFX. Also, Josh Marinacci happened to be in town from Portland, Or.  Stephen Chin plugged Josh into the talk line-up before...
on Jan 8, 2010
Shadow copy of http://www.egjug.org/node/956 I would like to invite you to the Spring Integration session organized by EGJUG. We will talk also in quick about the upcoming JDC 2010 and may go to public restaurant to have light dinner after the SpringFramework night. Date: 15 December 2009 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Place: FCI-CU, check the map. Fees: FREE forever How to register: Send your name,...
on Dec 8, 2009
Few months back, I got an opportunity to review one of the uCertify’s PrepKit. So, I opted for SCJP 5.0 PrepKit and here’s what I had to write about the PrepKit. Update: 23rd Dec, 2009 uCertify writes special blog entries for their PrepKit reviewers. Have a look at blog about my review. See ya later..
on Dec 4, 2009
This is Houston... Just cleared out my iTouch of Tweets from the DEVOXX09 conference....Man! were there a lot of Tweets... Here's a list of the one's I've "starred"... Ack! there were hundreds more...   date time sender tweet 15/Nov/09 12:09 PM sbglasius (Soren Berg Glasius) Eating dinner with 9 other #devoxx attendees. By wed we will be 40 attendees from #...
on Dec 3, 2009
"This is HOUSTON...." -- Here is a collection of voices and quotes from the DEVOXX conference last week... Well... DEVOXX is over... It was a busy week; and, I had planned to record a 100 voices from DEVOXX... Well it didn't happen...just like at JavaOne.... the events, the technical sessions, BOFs, and the personal time I spend with the JUG Leaders and community leaders all took its...
on Nov 22, 2009
Here is a raw recording of the JUG BOF at DEVOXX with James Gosling who was our special host. We had 56 Java User Groups represented at DEVOXX; We had 60 people in the room with James. Detailed list of topics discussed by timing marks in the MP3 recording. MP3 is 19MB to download and is 40+ min long. Here's bits and pieces, so here is the disclaimer: Please Listen to the MP3 before making any...
on Nov 19, 2009
Received an email from my good friend Daniel deOliveira who runs the DFJUG-Brasilia Java User Group (the largest JUG in the world w/ 30,000+ members) Aaron, bom dia !Do you remember when Matt signed the JEDI partnership document, during last year JavaOne ? You took some photos of he, I, you and Nichole. I'm trying to find them but I believe they are in an old backup and couldn't find....
on Nov 10, 2009
Java Evangelist Carol McDonald sent me a snippet from this blogger: " User Groups: If you live near a major metropolitan area, it's easy to get involved in the local user groups that are there. Most user groups meet once a month, so they don't consume too many evenings when your family expects you to be home. Don't be a passive participant; get involved. Talk about what you've been...
on Nov 9, 2009
Awhile ago, the java.net Program Manager approached me about blogging about some of the day-to-day interactions I've had with the Java community over the years, primarily the Java User Groups (JUGs) and Java Champions program. I get a ton of email from folks who are interested in starting a Java User Group and want to know how to get started. Honestly, I tell them, the best place to learn about...
on Nov 6, 2009
The W3C Social Web Incubator Group is organizing a free Bar Camp in the Santa Clara Sun Campus on November 2nd to foster a wide ranging discussion on the issues required to build the global Social Web. Imagine a world where everybody could participate easily in a distributed yet secure Social Web. In such a world every one will be able to control their own information, and every business would...
on Oct 26, 2009
I am absolutely thrilled to anounce that I will be talking at the Canberra JUG meeting next week (on Wednesday, September 9, to be exact), about BDD in general, and Easyb and JDave in particular: Behaviour-Driven Development, or BDD, is an excellent development strategy that can help bridge the traditional gap between requirements and implementation. This talk will go discuss the basic...
on Sep 2, 2009