Apr 10, 2014

Java User Group Meeting: Thursday, April 17th @ 6:30pm

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/

Our speaker this month is Daniel Lissner, presenting on Java 8.
Java SE 1.8 has officially released! Long-awaited new features bring functional-style programming idioms into the Java universe, including Lambda functions, additions/changes to Interfaces, serial and parallelized data Streams, and more. We'll take a look at some of these new language features and the API additions that support them by interactively coding examples and exploring their behavior.
Daniel Lissner is a local computer scientist and software engineer. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Math from the University of Memphis in 2011, where he did interdisciplinary research involving wireless sensor networks. He currently works as a software developer and engineer at Mosaik Solutions, a world leader in geospatial data intelligence solutions. Daniel is currently the organizer of the Memphis Java User Group and an active member of the #memtech community.

If you would like to present a short lightning talk (about 5-15 minutes) 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.

Mar 12, 2014

Java User Group Meeting: Thursday, March 20th, @ 6:30 PM

The next meeting of the Memphis Java User Group will be held Thursday, March 20th @ 6:30 PMPlease RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/169673892/

Our speaker this month is Kevin Berisso, Ph.D., presenting on AutoID (QR, NFC, RFID, etc).
Join us for a discussion of how to ensure success with your automatic identification based solution/promotion/campaign. Focusing on QR Codes and NFC, this discussion will explain how the technology works, will discuss some of the common pitfalls that crop up when using AutoID and will wrap up with some examples and tools that can be used to help ensure your next AutoID based project is a success.
Kevin received his Ph.D. in Technology Management from Indiana State University. He taught at the University of Central Missouri and Ohio University before coming to the University of Memphis. Kevin has over 15 years of experience in the AIDC (Automatic Identification and Data Capture) industry, starting as a project engineer at a custom warehouse management software company. He is an active member of the AIM Global Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) and the AIM Internet of Things committee, and he participates in the GS1 BCID Technical Group. He received the 2012 Ted Williams Award from AIM Global and in 2013 and was inducted into the AIDC 100.

If you would like to present a short lightning talk (about 5-15 minutes) 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.

Feb 12, 2014

Java User Group Meeting: Thursday, February 20th, @ 6:30 PM

The next meeting of the Memphis Java User Group will be held Thursday, January 20th @ 6:30 PMPlease RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/163778092/

Our speaker this month is Andrew McCracken, presenting on 3-D graphics and game development with the Unity IDE.
Unity is a game development ecosystem: a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with a complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows to create interactive 3-D and 2-D content; easy multi-platform publishing; thousands of quality, ready-made assets in the Asset Store; and a knowledge-sharing community.
I'll also talk about my current project in voxel rendering, and the Memphis Game Developers group.  We meet every other week at Midsouth Makers and participate in many events including the One Game A Month Challenge and Global Game Jam.
Andrew teaches Computer Science courses at the University of Memphis and is a Senior Programmer/Analyst at FedEx. He is an active member of the Memphis tech community and frequently attends the Memphis Java User Group, the Memphis Game Developers group, and others.

If you would like to present a short lightning talk (about 5-15 minutes) we still have availability. Contact us on Twitter, Meetup, 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.