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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
.

 

Articles

Van Riper describes how the JUG Map was created. He also demonstrates how individual JUGs can customize the JUGs Map to embed it in their own JUG pages like one that was set up for Silicon Valley JUGs

Weblogs


National JUG-USA Summit

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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...

The opportunities afforded by affiliating together...

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

Sentilla Labs, a recently launched community website, offers developers a step-by-step guided tour through the project development process, allowing...

In addition to the JUG that we run, Kevin Nilson and I also run the Silicon Valley Google Technology User Group (SV-GTUG...

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After seeing the latest updates on Project Wonderland during JavaOne combined with the great memories of hanging...

Helping a high school student get a Sun SPOT from Sun for his school computer club has to be number one. The Java Champions BOF was pretty interesting. I wonder how many people know you don't have...

Seeing JavaFX applications running on Android. Attending the JavaFX overview session by Christopher Oliver. Seeing...

This year's CommunityOne was definitely an upgrade over last year. I thought it was pretty good last year too. The price/performance (free) was excellent and the turnout was good. My one gripe as...

... is I get paid for doing this. I'm not actually paid to run my JUG, but, my company supports my involvement including giving me paid time...

I was at the Google Campfire One event on April 7th where Google App Engine was officially launched....

There is a new user group in Silicon Valley and it is not a JUG. It is a GTUG (Google Technology User Group). The Silicon Valley GTUG meets on the first Wednesday...

With the help of several other JUG Leaders, I have put together a world map of Java User Group (JUG) locations. It is setup as a KML map file that can be...

If you missed CommunityOne 2007, it was a great/free one day event on the day just prior to the start of JavaOne 2007 in...

This was much more than just a redesign of the SDN home page. The SDN content team joined with the .SUN organization, and Sun's software marketing...

See my earlier blog entry about Silicon Valley Code Camp for the background material. At this point, the...

Gavin King will be speaking about Web Beans at the Silicon Valley Web Developer JUG meeting on October 16th.

So, you might be wondering, what is a code camp, and what does it cost? Well, it's completely free and completely staffed by volunteers...

There were about 300 people in attendance at this conference. There were about 40 people presenting during this three day event. With the communal meals and an attendee/speaker ratio on the order...

The No Fluff Just Stuff symposium series has announced the 2007 Rich Web Experience coming...

BarCampEarth (formerly BarCampWorldwide) is a simultaneous compendium of Barcamps around the world to commemorate the anniversary of the first-...