The Danish Java User Group is running a conference called GR8 Conference, covering Groovy, Grails, Griffon and other gr8 technologies, starring: Graeme Rocher, Guillaume Laforge and Mr HaKi.
Check out the web page at: http://eu.gr8conf.org
They are getting close to conference start, but still have some tickets left, which they offer to Java User Groups around the world at special price: €300 instead of €525 (offer valid until May 5th).
Interested? Just drop us a mail.
We would like to thank you for all the positive feedback that we got during the last weeks. This motivates us a lot! Please keep it coming and send us your ideas and suggestions!
It is now about time to present you the results of our efforts and to ask you for your input about the future direction of the JUG project. Hence, we would like to invite you to our first official JUG meeting.
The gathering is open for all those who are interested to take part in the development of the user group. Moreover it’s a nice opportunity to get acquainted and to do some chatting and networking.
Thursday, April 29th 2010.
We will be there as of 18:00 (mini lunch, feel free to join), official meeting start is 19:00.
Brasserie 1898, Avenue d’Auderghem 4, Brussels. Close to the RP/metro Schuman, Parking around is easy. We booked a corner for around 15 people. They serves belgian beer and food. Web – Map.
Not required, but desired in order to avoid a (surely positive) surprise :). Registered people will get papers. Please send us a mail via the registration page accessible in the side bar, or comment this post.
- Hello World
- Networking – Presentation of speakers who agreed to speak for us (see this page), current contacts and funny stories, discussion and exchange of ideas.
- Activities and Pricing – Presentation of planned types of activities (see here and here) and pricing concepts (see Q&A), input and exchange of ideas.
- Sponsoring – Presentation of concepts, input and discussion.
- Conference Sites – Do you know nice places?
- Conference Time – What’s the best day (evening, weekend)?
- JUG Advertisement – Presentation of what we have done so far and discussion about how we can reach the Brussels’ Java population.
- Optional and free registration as member of the BruJUG ASBL/VZW.
- Any other JUG business.
- Cheeese! – Group Photo (Kidding!)
Please note that this agenda is preliminary and will be updated during the next days. Feel free to propose additional topics (by mail or on the mailing list).
More info: BruJUG Wiki Space
Last update: 21.04
Les Cast Codeurs, the best know French Java Podcast, speaks about the Brussels JUG.
Discover the newest episode “Oracle je t’aime moi non plus et l’invasion des lapins”, featuring Emmanuel Bernard (JBoss, Hibernate), Guillaume Laforge (VMWare, Groovy), Antonio Goncalves (Freelance, Auteur) and Vincent Massol (XWiki, Maven):
We have prepared a BruJUG DIN-A4 flyer as PDF.
You can download the document via link in the sidebar (somewhere there –> above) or in our Google Group. If you work in a company in Brussels, feel free to print-out a copy and post it on your local billboards.
After two weeks of work and a lot of mails, we eventually added the tenth contributor to our list of “Projected Speakers“. We are proud to be able to present interesting people and juicy topics, and we don’t intended to stop here. Promised, we still have something up one’s sleeve!
Some topics we cover so far: Groovy and Grails, Grails and Flex, distributed Java, collaborative and documentation tools, Enterprise Content Management, Sling & Jackrabbit, The Apache Software Fondation – insides, web application testing with Tellurium and Selenium, Play!, Spring 3.0, GIS, Hibernate Spatial, OpenStreetMap… and… Ruby on Rails… :-)
You want see other topics on this list?
You would like to contribute as speaker?
Or present a lightning talk?
Or perhaps be one of the moderators of an Expert Café?
No Problem! Just let us know!
It is now possible to subscribe for the Brussels JUG newsletter by sending a mail to the address in the sidebar.
We will keep you informed about events, happenings, plans, interesting discussions and more. The newsletter is sent by the BruJUG team about 2-3 times a month.
Privacy: All addresses are kept strictly private and are not given to external parties, even not to our sponsors, without your personal (and written) affirmation. The newsletter is sent manually, so the email addresses are NOT stored in the web site database or any other globally accessible place.
Commitment: Being on the mailing list does not make you a member of the Brussels JUG (asbl). The subscription is without any engagement.
A BruJUG group is now part of the second largest business networking platform: XING.
XING counts around 8,75 Million members whereof 687.000 are (paying) premium members. The platform is available in 16 languages.
When you have a profile on XING, please join us there…
These are some ideas we have in mind. Of course it is not possible to make them all happen as of the first day, but we are working on it.
- Java dégustations
- Conferences, speeches and talks
- Expert cafés
- Coding dojos
- Lightning talk collections
- Book sessions
- Visiting national and international events
- Organising group tours to BeJUG sessions
- Having enriching contacts with other JUGs
- Cultivate the Belgium and Brussels Java scene
Some words of explanations…
Java Dégustations are, well, … just drinks … We gather in a nice (and calm) cafée/bistro to talk about Java and all. All you need is time and a coin for a glass of wine (In Vino Veritas!) or a pint of beer (Carpe Cerevisi!).
An Expert Café is something quite funny. Three or four “experts”, this means guys that have an expertise in a specific topic, sit at one table each. The attendees create small groups of 5 to 8 people and each group joins an expert table for a 30 minutes talk. This can be a Q&A session, a monologue or a mix of both. At the end of each mini-session, the groups do a “round-robin” (watch out, geek joke) to switch the table. At the end of the session, every group passed 30 minutes with each expert.
Barcamps are free conferences (so called ’unconferences‘) where all attendees must also contribute.
During a Book session, the moderator reads the selected passage of a book, which is then discussed. The moderator can, but does not have to be the author of the book. Doing such sessions is a great source of inspiration and can lead the minds into undiscovered domains.
In case you may ask, there is a bit of French in these names simply because it sounds cool. ;)
Do you have other ideas? Then let us know, just comment or post in our Google Group! Your are more than welcome!
We will be having a fierce discussion over HTML5 vs. Flash and we will be meeting interesting people willing to help us in organization and possibly also in speaking at our JUG meetings.
Mind you, it’s Café Numérique – a place worth a visit on its own!
Drop by the 7 april at Mirano at 19 o’clock !
PS. This is an unofficial meeting, just to enjoy the CN and to have a chat about the JUG. It is NOT a “real” BruJUG session.
Juggy, the Java Finch, mascot for Java Users and Java User Groups around the world, visited the Brussels JUG and you can easily guess what he liked most:
Juggy is a member of a strong and numerous family of Java users, and also a distant relative of Duke™. Juggy is also in very good terms with a closer cousin, the penguin Tux, although he prefers flying and hot climates. Many Juggy’s relatives are scattered around the world, in hundreds of Java User Groups.
We now have a user group on LinkedIn, which is already quite successful. If you are active in this network, please feel invited to join us there…