Curious to see where JUGs can be found all over the world?
The complete listing with geographic location, leaders and web site information for JUGs from around the world can be found in the Java User Groups International directory. For convenience, they are grouped by continent and country. Have fun discovering the JUG world…
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Today, we would like to introduce the Brussels JUG Forum. You can reach it via the ‘Forum’ link in the right sidebar.
The forum is intended for all kind of coordination issues (trips to external events, joint visits of conferences etc.), polls & surveys and project planning. The main communication and discussion channel is and remains our Google Group (i.e. mailing list) for the time being. All major forum sections are invisible for anonymous guests.
The forum is not reserved to Brussels JUG members! Every member of the Java community is welcome!
However, you must be either part of the Brussels JUG LinkedIn group, an accepted member of the Brussels JUG Google Group (not being in ‘moderated’ state) or being known by the Brussels JUG team prior of being accepted. Being recommended by a Brussels JUG member, joining a JUG meeting or asking the team directly (via mail or during a JUG session) is also an option. All forum registration requests are verified by the administrators before access is granted.
The reason for this policy is, beside of keeping spammers and harvesters away, that we consider the forum as a non-public place (in contrary to the Google Group). Messages about excursions, journey and conference planning, brainstorming and project organisation may contain personal information like emails, phone numbers, addresses, and journey and absence details. Brainstorming is sometimes an exchange of personal opinions that aren’t intended to remain public for the next 200 years.
Currently, we propose the following collective excursions on the forum: FOSDEM 2011, JDC 2011, DEVOXX 2010 and BRUCON 2010. More will certainly follow. Moreover, we would like to propose building work groups for collaborations with the JCP (Java Community Process), the OWASP and other JUGs. If this will work-out depends on your interest in such activities. Other forum topics might be joint trainings for all kind of certifications or FOSS project subjects. More details about these brainchilds later.