GlassFish @ DF JUG in Taguatinga


MauricioDorisSimon 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!

On the way to JUG venue, Daniel and I talked more about how he is contributing towards social responsibility in the community. A particular one that touched me deeply is where JUG attendees are recommended to bring milk powder for needy children, such a noble thought! There were 150 boxes already donated for this JUG and more were expected at the actual venue. It's not difficult to find 100 volunteers (of the total 33,000 members) to coordinate this effort at each DFJUG venue, truly amazing. 

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 ;-)



Back 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:




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Comments:

Hi,

I see that Simon's JavaFX demo did work in Taguatinga...
I am jealous. ;)

Cheers,
Eunildes Quintan

Posted by Eunildes Quintan on September 24, 2008 at 10:49 PM PDT #

I too liked Simon's YouTube JavaFX demo...would love to see Simon post the code he was using for his JavaFX projector screen project somewhere so the rest of the community could see how he did that... Aaron

Posted by Aaron Houston on September 25, 2008 at 07:48 AM PDT #

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