GlassFish @ DF JUG in Taguatinga
By arungupta on Sep 24, 2008
Mauricio, Doris, Simon and I visited DFJUG @ Taguatinga yesterday (make sure to pronounce it correctly, otherwise you'll be corrected again & again, as I was :). 200 attendees, mostly students, stayed all along the 4 hourof presentations. The projector stopped recognizing any laptop after first two presos. Fortunately Simon had a backup projector but we lost time in debugging but at least all of us could speak!
Another excellent step in that direction is where talented kids (between age 16-21) who cannot afford education are trained in Java to succeed in life. You can find more details at www.politecsolidaria.com.br about his efforts. Check out the picture of "cloud" at Politec's office ;-)
to the JUG, I presented on "GlassFish: The Best Open Source
Application Server" and the slides are available here.
Drop a comment on the blog if you attended the talk. The demos shown during the talk can be easily reproduced as explained here and here.
I also had a good interaction with faculty in Facitec (JUG venue) and they are already planning to use GlassFish/NetBeans for their upcoming curriculum courses. spotlight.dev.java.net/start provides a comprehensive list of resources (tutorials, course material, hands-on-lab, videos, etc) if you are interested as well.
Look at the following pictures during Simon's talk on JavaFX:
Either JavaFX or Simon's British accent was having an amorous effect on the audience, or it was too late on Wednesday night (around 10:30pm) or may be it's just Brazilian culture ;-) Simon's demo on controlling Wii Nintendo and JavaFX was very well appreciated (lots of whistles for a long time). You can see the demo here:
Once again, freebies got the attendees excited. Thanks Koshuke for the tip and Aaron (JUG Program Coordinator) to provide the goodies. It was definitely worth carrying them all the way. A picture is worth a thousand words and here are a few to prove that:
Check out some other pictures from the JUG meeting:
The evening ended with a late night BBQ dinner at a friend's house, really great dinner and wonderful hospitality. The topic of discussions ranged from Cricket, most pointeless/boring sports in Olympics, Mah-jong, traffic in India :) My second dinner in Brazil and I'm still sleeping/eating Pacific Time zone :)
Once again, a wonderful arrangement by Mauricio, Daniel & Fernando. Obrigado!
Here is the complete album so far: