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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
Please join me at the 4th annual Silicon Valley Code Camp at Foothill College in Los Altos on October 3-4, 2009. It is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year's event. Attendance is FREE, but space is limited. So, you do need to register in advance. Sessions will range from informal “chalk talks” to presentations. There will be a mix of presenters, some experienced folks, for...
on Aug 21, 2009
Everyone is start to getting exciting about upcoming FISL (the Free Software International Forum), which it's the 10th edition and promises alot of surprises. Last year we had 6.000 attendees and plenty of technical talks coming from several International speakers from all corners of the world. A few days before FISL, SOUJava (Brazil's largest User Group) and RSJUG is putting together another...
on Jul 7, 2009
I have not posted here lately, the excuse is the same as always, but this time for a good cause, I have worked intensively in the book and the development of Eclipse plugin X-Card Tools. I created a social network only for Java developers meeting around the source code for the following purposes: - Dissemination of scientific research - Learning Java Cardâ„¢ - Publicize events - Share...
on Jun 9, 2009
Bruno Souza got a whole bunch of us together to participate in creating this video (embedded below) - how Java Users Groups drive Java - from an unusual perspective :-)
on Jun 5, 2009
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. JUG Leaders and/or JUG Liaisons are invited to gather at the java.net Community Corner at 6:45pm on Tuesday evening. We will make our way as a group to the JCP party from there. Earlier this year, JUG-...
on Jun 1, 2009
At CommunityOne West, Kevin Nilson and I are leading a session on Tips and Tricks for Starting and Maintaining a Successful User Group. Of particular interest to the JUG Leadership Community, we will be discussing the synergy we are seeing between our Silicon Valley Web JUG and our much younger Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group. You will also learn about JUG-USA and gtugs.org in this...
on May 31, 2009
I did a couple of presentation on IEEE Open Source week at Cairo university, Faculty of Engineering. The power point presentation are attached, and if any one has a question send me hashim {at} egjug.org EGJUG Session Open Source Software
on Apr 29, 2009
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. In my efforts to bring JUGs around the country on board, I am learning that this is simply not the case. So, here are my thoughts on this matter. What JUG-USA Affiliation IS! There are three simple requirements a Java User Group (JUG)...
on Feb 19, 2009
The campus party last year, brought together a large number of Internet users, developers, bloggers, adding more than 4,000 subscribers. This year we more than 6,000 participants in one event. The campus party in 2009, each participant received a tent, to stay somewhere in the event. You can find several people in the country, this region of the South to the North. I am representing a Java user...
on Jan 24, 2009
the birth of a community Originally uploaded by brazilianjavaman This week I'm participating of Campus Party, an Internet and multimedia show-party-hack-a-ton-craziness that is happening for the second time in Brazil. Campus Party is a 24 hours, 7 days event, that merges software, internet, music, culture, talks, booths and of course, tents and very little sleep. The main focus of the...
on Jan 19, 2009