Posted by van_riper
on June 15, 2007 at 12:09 PM PDT
Initial blog entry introducing the various Java Development Communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are the two Silicon Valley JUGs that hold co-sponsored meetings in Mountain View. Plus, there is the SDForum Java SIG that meets in Palo Alto and there is the eBIG Java SIG that meets in Oakland.
I am one of the leaders of the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG . This JUG and the Silicon Valley JUG meet regularly at Google in Mountain View on the third Tuesday of the month. It might seem odd that there are two JUGs in Silicon Valley, but, it has worked out nicely now that we hold joint meetings regularly. It helps to distribute the work load of lining up speakers and organizing meetings every month. These meetings are always free and open to the public.
Although the meetings are not free (unless you already have a paid membership to SDForum), the SDForum Java SIG meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Cubberly Community Center in Palo Alto. Meetings are free for SDForum members and $15 at the door for non-members.
If you are looking for a Java community in the East Bay, there is the eBIG Java SIG that meets on the third Wednesday of the month in Oakland. This group is led by Chris Richardson , the author of POJOs In Action . Meetings are free for eBIG members, $10 for non-members that pre-register, and $15 at the door for non-members.
If I missed any other Java Communities that meet regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, please let me know about them and I'll update this blog post accordingly. Thanks!