Aug 18, 2014

Java User Group Meetup: Movie Night! Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 PM

The next meeting of the Memphis Java User Group will be held Thursday, August 21st @ 6:30 PMPlease RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/195536512/

Summer is winding down and we've all been working hard, so let's have a night at the movies! I will bring a list of several programming related movies and documentaries and we will pick one (or more, depending on length) to watch and discuss. We'll also give away a book or two and as always have food.

If you would like to present a short lightning talk (about 5-15 minutes) on ANY developer-related subject, there is time available. Contact us on TwitterMeetup, or the Mailing List. Lightning talks are a great way to practice presenting technical topics and get experience with public speaking in the comfort of a smaller, relaxed audience. A few suggestions for topics are features of Java, JVM languages, developer tools (editors, debuggers,  IDE's), favorite software or cool programs, workflows, libraries, languages, frameworks, a problem/solution you worked on or interesting experience, etc.

Meeting Location:
Fulton Auditorium
Southwest Tennessee Community College
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134.
From I-40, exit at Sycamore View Road. Turn right at Macon road, then continue to the campus entrance. Take a left at the next road, then turn right.

Jun 16, 2014

Java User Group Meetup: Thursday, June 19th, 6:30 PM

The next meeting of the Memphis Java User Group will be held Thursday, June 19th @ 6:30 PMPlease RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/188145612/

This month we will explore Processing, a cross-platform collection of Java-based tools and libraries for creating data-driven visuals and animations. From the Processing website:
Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing evolved into a development tool for professionals. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.
You can download Processing and check out lots of examples, tutorials and more on the website http://www.processing.org/

If you would like to present a short lightning talk (about 5-15 minutes) on ANY developer-related subject, there is plenty of availability. Contact us on TwitterMeetup, or the Mailing List. Lightning talks are a great way to practice presenting technical topics and get experience with public speaking, with the comfort of a smaller, relaxed audience. A few suggestions for topics are features of Java, JVM languages, developer tools (editors, debuggers, etc.), workflows, libraries, other languages, frameworks, a problem/solution you worked or interesting experience, etc.

Meeting Location:
Fulton Auditorium
Southwest Tennessee Community College
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134.
From I-40, exit at Sycamore View Road. Turn right at Macon road, then continue to the campus entrance. Take a left at the next road, then turn right.

May 12, 2014

Java User Group Meeting: Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 PM

The next meeting of the Memphis Java User Group will be held Thursday, April 17th @ 6:30 PMPlease RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/173788722/

This month, I wanted to do something that gets the whole group talking, instead of one person speaking to an audience, so this will be Share Your Project month. Come prepared to show off and talk about one of your code projects with the rest of the group! Sharing isn't mandatory, but the more we have, the better.
Showcase the features, explain the architecture, talk about the code, share your challenges and lessons learned, and whatever else you want to say. Is it an open-source or collaborative project? Tell others in the group how they can support or contribute. Don't have any current Java projects? That's okay! Show us something in another language, show us some of your tools and workflow, a framework you like, or even a book or tutorial you found very useful.
There's no need to prepare slides or anything like that; this will be a laid back night. We'll gather around your screen or you can show us on the projector if you'd prefer. Just be ready for some great group discussion!
I'll be sharing the Midsouth Parks and Greenways app for Android that several local developers worked on at GiveCamp Memphis for the Mid South Greenways Steering Committee.

If you would like to present a short lightning talk (about 5-15 minutes) before we all share, we still have availability. Contact us on TwitterMeetup, or the Mailing List.

Meeting Location:
Fulton Auditorium
Southwest Tennessee Community College
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134.
From I-40, exit at Sycamore View Road. Turn right at Macon road, then continue to the campus entrance. Take a left at the next road, then turn right.