Java 7 Community Celebrations Worldwide

Egyptian JUGJUGs around the world continue to celebrate and learn about Java 7. Here are a few highlights.  In Cairo, the Egyptian JUG celebrated the release of Java 7 with about 600 Java developers and students. Simon Ritter, Java Evangelist from Oracle, was the speaker and the event went well. Ahmed Hashim, EGJUG Leader, wrote "Thanks for Oracle for this support (Speaker/T-Shirt/Fund) and thanks for Simon Ritter who took the risk to visit Cairo while hundred thousands of Egyptian protested peacefully in the city center!"

Several events are happening in Brazil. For example, CEJUG – The Ceará Java User Group (O Grupo de Usuários Java do Ceará) had an event with presentations about Java 7 from Roger Brinkley, Java Evangelist from Oracle and Bruno Souza (Java Man!). Hilderto Mendonca, CEJUG leader wrote "Thanks to this event we got 50 more new members! Many thanks to Java 7!!!"

At press time the Pune, India JUG had 450 developers registered for their Java 7 event where Chuk Munn Lee, Java Evangelist from Oracle, was scheduled to speak.

Here are photos and writeups of other events that have happened:

Rhein JUG (writeup in German)
Lyon JUG (writeup in French)
São Paulo (photos)
PBJUG - João Pessoa (photos)

JUG Padova (photos)
Dakar, Senegal (photos)
Brazzaville, Congo (photos)
Kinshaha, DRC Congo (photos)

We are posting photos on I Love Java on Facebook as quickly as we can. 

Events are upcoming in Germany/Switzerland; you can view the list of Java 7 Launch-Parties & Other JUG-Events (in German).

Check out the map with list of all the Java 7 JUG events we know about, hopefully you can find one near you. Or, you can also host your own event (but don't bring actors into your kitchen, that would be weird). Download a Java 7 Launch kit that has a set of presentations: What's new in Java 7, 8 Plans for Java, JavaFX, JavaEE 6, Java ME and more (in pptx and odp format, so you can modify). The kit also includes source code demos and a short video tutorial. And there's more! Also included is a free copy of the O'Reilly book Java: The Good Parts (thanks, O'Reilly!). Before you click to download, be warned it is a 56MB zip file. You've been warned (download Java 7 Launch kit [zip]).

In addition, the following technical sessions on Java 7 features are available to watch on your desktop (video and slides) :

  • Making Heads and Tails of Project Coin, Small Language Changes in JDK 7
  • Divide and Conquer Parallelism with the Fork/Join Framework
  • The New File System API in JDK 7
  • A Renaissance VM: One Platform, Many Languages
  • Meet the Experts: Q&A and Panel Discussion

Thanks to the Java Community for your enthusiasm and drive. Oracle is committed to Java: the technology, the community, and the Java Community Process (JCP). The entire Java ecosystem is focused on moving Java forward!

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