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JavaLand: New Java Conference in Germany

February 10, 2014 By: Tori Wieldt

JavaLand is a new technology conference happening in Germany March 25-26. The conference is organized by iJUG, an association of over 12 German-speaking JUGs in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. One of the interesting things about JavaLand is the venue: the Phantasialand theme park. Attendees never have to leave the venue for both learning and fun.

JavaLand 2014 is for both Java beginners and Java experts. Topics include Core Java, JVM languages, Enterprise Java, Tools, Software Architecture and Security. Some of the session titles are "My old Friend malloc - Off-Heap in Java," "JSR 354 - Go for the Money," and "55 New Features in Java SE 8."

What else makes JavaLand special? Organizer Markus Eisele says JavaLand is "by the Java Community for the Java Community." There will be several community activities, including:

Hacker Garden
Gerrit Grunwald of Münster JUG hosts a the Hacker garden, a software craftsmen's workshop, a classroom, a laboratory for experimentation and a place for discussion and getting to know open-source projects.

Night Hacking
Stephen Chin, Java Technology Ambassador for Oracle, will stream interviews live from JavaLand.

Early Adopters Area
Create the Future of Java by learning about and trying "Adopt a JSR" or "Adopt OpenJDK" project.

Lambdafy Your Project
Participants can learn how to switch existing Java projects to lambda expressions.

Meet the JUGs
Java User Groups will present in the "Java User Group Café."

Java Innovation Lab
Experience innovative Java projects whose focus connects the real with the virtual world. Check out Leap Motion, Raspberry Pi, virtual and augmented reality.

Great technology plus lots of community activities, it's a winning combination. Learn more at

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