by Guest Blogger Edgar Alberto Martinez Cruz
Oracle Java Day was held in Oracle’s Mexico Development Center offices Saturday, July 27th. Over 150 developers attended the event. This was the first [Oracle] Java event in Mexico and was organized by Guadalajara Java User Group. The event was promoted through the web page gdljug.mx. Timing was perfect to celebrate the Java EE 7 launch, and developers got together to learn what is coming in Java EE 7, and also in Java 8. The tracks included Java EE 7 New features, Introduction to Java EE, JavaFX with Java EE 7, and Lambdas in Java 8.
Two conferences occupied the first half of the day. Java Champion Jorge Vargas shared his experiences as CTO of the startup Yumbling in his talk “Geolocation in mobile devices”. Next, Bruno Borges presented the new features in Java EE 7. Bruno has been traveling these days across several Latin American countries for the OTN Latin America Tour 2013 talking about GlassFish, WebLogic and Java EE 7. The second half of the Java Day was for the four workshops running in parallel; people enjoyed practicing the new Java EE 7 APIs and Lambdas in Java 8. The Java community in Mexico really enjoyed the event and is waiting now for the next one!
The Oracle Technology Network Tour 2013 brings several community and Oracle speakers to OUGs (Oracle User Groups) and JUGs across Latin America. Check the official OTN Tour 2013 page for countries, dates, and speakers. Also, watch for #LAOTNTOUR on Twitter and Facebook. You can follow Bruno on Twitter @BrunoBorges.