We’re so excited of starting the New Year, and we want it to make it the largest, best, most involved CJUG year ever! So in this newsletter, we present what’s happening. Take a read! and share with all your co-workers!
Learn about Spring MVC, CFX, AJAX (JQuery) and Mule at our Feb 19 Meeting!
CJUG is proud to present 3 guest speakers for our February 19th meeting. Each presentation will be approximately 30 minutes each.
Presentation: Mule ESB – As organizations grow organically or through mergers and acquisitions, the number of technology components are increasing. We will discuss how an enterprise service bus, specifically Mule, helps facilitate the orchestration of data flow.
Bio: Davinder Kohli, a Chicagoan, is a TOGAF 9 certified enterprise architect and a strong advocate of open source technologies. He is an expert on Java, Spring, and SOA technologies.
Presentation: Developing SOAP based web service using CXF and Spring – covering some tips and techniques.
Bio: Vinay Shaviswamy is an experienced IT Architect specializing in Oracle, Java/Jee and Open Source technology stack.
Presentation: AJAX enabled web site using Spring MVC3, the Jackson “High Performance JSON Parser”, and JQuery.
Bio: Michael Lyons is a Chicago native who has worked as a developer/architect in and around Chicagoland for 17 years.
RSVP @ http://www.meetup.com/chicagoJUG (We’re moving to Meetup!)
Please do not RSVP through Meetup, instead join our recruiter-centric mailing list by sending an email to email@example.com. More instructions on how to participate and get the most out of the event will be shared there. Thanks!
Secondary Technical Sessions coming (VERY) Soon
Here at CJUG we are preparing ourselves to offer more sessions per-month! In addition to our Main Topic of the month, we are going to start including a Secondary session that tackles different real-world problems/issues, like:
- Troubleshooting Memory Leaks
- Fine-Tuning Garbage Collectors
- Optimization Techniques
These sessions focus more on the learning/practical aspect of your job, not necessarily the bleeding edge (as our main sessions do). Stay tuned, as one is going to be announced very soon!
Adopt-A-JSR program gearing up
Don’t you ever wish that you can change some aspect of the Java language you have to deal with everyday? Well, you can! Your local CJUG has started the process of being able to “Adopt-A-JSR” program. This program allows individuals (through their local Java User Group) to actively participate in the definition and steering of JSR standards. Right now we are applying for our JSPA and as soon as we have a green-light we will be asking YOU, what JSR should Chicago adopt!
YouTube Channel coming up!
We know that you want to be present in all of the CJUG meetings, but sometimes can’t. Do not despair! We’re gearing up a setup so that we can record and upload our Sessions so you don’t miss anything! Can’t be there because you’re taking a well-deserved vacation? No problem! Just watch our YouTube channel (to-be-announced) and presto!
It’s all about YOU!
We are doing all this because we want the Chicago Java Users Group to be the best and largest JUG in the country (and the World!). Spread the word, sign-up, participate, start dialogues, and if you find it in your heart to help us grow, or for anything you have an idea on, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re listening!
Have a tough Java Question from work? (or project). Are you looking for an expert with a certain API / Technology that could share his/her experience? We have launched the Mentorship Program. Sign-up and talk to one of our mentors! You’ll get their undivided attention for 45 minutes, and they can help you conquer that pesky problem that have been bothering you! Check it out at http://cjug.org/mentorship-program/
Psst…do you have local Java news that are worthy?
Share with us something cool and exciting you are doing with Java in Chicago. Do you have a cool product backed by Java? Is there a major company that uses Java that we don’t know about? Or maybe you created an awesome Java Open Source project and now want to share with your community. Well, if you know of any, drop us a line at email@example.com