Wednesday Dec 17, 2014

Java Conferences in Africa

by guest blogger Max Bonbhel

JCertif Kigali 2014 was once again a great success. Over 250 Developers turned this event again into the leading Developer Community Conference in Rwanda.

We're still digesting the great number of LIKEs votes collected during the event! Some stats:

Attendees for JCertif University: 250 each day
Women: 25
Sessions : 12
Speakers : 6
(including the Minister of Youth & ICT of Rwanda and Business representatives )
Training days : 2
Participating User Group : 2 (Kigali JUG and KLab)

Next Up: JCertif Tunisia February 7-8, 2015.  JCertif Tunisia is a 2 days of mix of technical session, training, life experience and a bit of adventure! The event will take place in Souse, Tunisia on February 7-8, 2015 (University and Conference). Share your experiences in development by submitting a proposal for this event!

JCertif, a 2014 Duke's Choice Award winner, is an independent, non-profit organization whose goal is to promote new technologies of information through activities such as conferences (JCertif Conf), workshops and programming courses (JCertif University), and a laboratory development of open source projects. J Certif is present in several countries including: Canada, France, Tunisia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, Republic of Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Committees in Senegal and Algeria are being created.

Monday Jun 23, 2014

New Java Champion: Jean-Michel Doudoux

Congratulations to the newest Java Champion, Jean-Michel Doudoux! Nominated and selected by the current Java Champions, Jean-Michel has demonstrated expertise in and passion for Java.

Doudoux started using Java from version 1.  Since then, he has enjoyed sharing his knowledge about Java platforms SE/EE/ME and its huge ecosystem. In 1999, he started writing two free books published under GNU FDL licence, one about Java and the other about Eclipse. Written in French, the main book Développons en Java is well know by the French community around the world.  Since its creation, it has grown to more than 3000 pages. This tutorial is accessed by more than one million French developers each year. The final published version of this document is available in HTML and PDF formats on his personal website and mirrored on other sites. Doudoux is also the author of a second tutorial of 630 pages long, entitled "Let's develop in Java with Eclipse" also available free on the web.

Doudoux is also co-founder of the Lorraine JUG and member of the YaJUG, the Luxembourg Java User Group. You can visit his web site and follow him on Twitter at @jmdoudoux

The Java Champions are an exclusive group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are community-nominated and selected under a project sponsored by Oracle. Java Champions get the opportunity to provide feedback, ideas, and direction that will help Oracle grow the Java Platform. Nominees are named and selected through a peer review process. (Current Oracle employees are not eligible.) Learn more at the Java Champions page on Java.net.

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