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Van Riper

Michael Van Riper has a Bachelors in Computer Science from MIT. Van has more than 25 years of experience as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. He was a core member of the engineering team at Adobe that built the award winning Adobe PageMill web authoring program. Since 1999, he has focused on developing web applications in Java. He is Chief Web Technologist at Krillion in Mountain View, California. He is also the founder and co-leader of the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG and the Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group.


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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.