About HJUG

HJUG is dedicated to the use of the Java™ Technology. We are one of the many Java User Groups worldwide. HJUG thanks Rice University Computer Science Department, Professors Dan Wallach and Robert 'Corky' Cartwright for their continuous sponsorship.

HJUG also thanks the Computer Science Technology Department of Houston Community College System, especially Abbas Alamnehe.

HJUG Officers

Jim Bethancourt
jimbethancourt AT gmail DOT com

Vice President of Free Stuff:
Clay Smith
uhclay AT gmail DOT com

Java Resource Coordinator:
Adam Roberts
aroberts AT alum DOT rit DOT edu

Houston TechFest Coordinator:
Stephen Nimmo
stephennimmo AT gmail DOT com

Java Community Process Representative:
Daniel Solano Gómez
jcp AT sattvik DOT com

Designing Architecture

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by

Jane Prusakova

Software architecture often comes in complicated charts and indecipherable UML drawings, involves cryptically named patterns, and requires both developers and users jump through multiple hoops to achieve desired results. Agile tries to get rid of software architecture thoughtfulness altogether, by advocating "emerging architecture" on the fly, in the course of writing code.

This talk considers the goals of software architecture, the thought patterns used to arrive to architectural decisions, and ways to test software architecture designs. We will also look at the architectural pattern library that can make the work of an architect easier, more testable, and less mess-prone.

Jane Prusakova has broad experience in commercial software architecture and design. Large cloud-based systems, scalable software, reliable systems. Develop system and data architecture, requirements organization. Craftsmanship, cost-effective performance improvements, defensive testing and maintenance, monitoring systems, adapting to change, working with users' feedback.

She has a BS in Computer Science from Boston University and a MS in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises, where she has been working since 2008.

Meeting Sponsor:
Whitaker IT

Through our association with the Houston Java User’s Group, Whitaker IT has enjoyed building many partnerships with IT clients and professionals to meet their IT Staffing needs. Since 1983, Whitaker has called Houston home and has staffed many IT departments throughout the city and country. Our IT staffing services are focused in three key areas: project support, staff augmentation and direct-hire services in placing mid-senior level IT Professionals.

Please RSVP

Wednesday, January 31: RSVP by going to Eventbrite. We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order.

Meeting Location: PROS

3100 Main
2nd floor Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77002

Suggested Parking:

Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin (ideally on the 3rd floor) in any spot marked PROS Reserved (but not PROS Priority Reserved), taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage (if needed) and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the right just before you reach the elevator bank.

About our venue sponsor: PROS

We aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.

Our Core Values:

  • Ownership - We take responsibility.
  • Passion - We love what we do.
  • Pride - We accept only the best.
  • Trust - We can be counted on.
  • Integrity - We do what's right.
  • Innovation - We create possibilities.
  • Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.

Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win

Upcoming Meetings

Free membership. Free meetings. Free food (usually pizza).

Designing Architecture
Wed, Mar 28, 2018
6:30pm - 8:30pm

3100 Main
2nd floor Conference Room B
Houston, TX 77002


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