Last week, I was in France to talk about "Java on the Server" at the Lyon JUG and the day after, I was in in Grenoble at the Alpes JUG to cover the same topic.
The first half of the evening was devoted to Java EE 7. Java EE 7 is not even a year old, so it is still an important and relevant topic as a lot of people are not yet up-to-speed on Java EE 7.
The second half of the evening was spent on Project Avatar and its underlying layers (Nashorn and Avatar.js). It's alway a bit surprising to see, in a Java audience, how popular Node.js is. At both places, roughly +10% of the audience was using Node!
Those 2 Java User Groups are some of the french JUGs that have been a bit neglected lately by Oracle and this for various reasons so my visit there was important (and long overdue)!
If your JUG would like us to come to talk about Java EE and related topics, fell free to contact us (e.g. by mail or through the comments of this blog). We are a small team so we won't be able to go and talk to all JUGs but we are distributed and we'll do our best. And if needed, we can also do sessions remotely.