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

Desktop Programmin in Kotlin + 5 Mistakes Professional Java Developers Make That Prevent Them From Growing in Their Careers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Presented by

John Childress and Bruno Souza

Desktop Programmin in Kotlin

Kotlin is a statically typed language that targets the JVM and JavaScript developed by JetBrains.

Tornado FX is a small and light JavaFX Framework for the Kotlin programming language.

Come out for an introduction to Kotlin and TornadoFX. Learn how TornadoFX can help you build desktop applications on the JVM.

In addition to the usual door prize giveaways, John has arranged to give away two copies of Kotlin in Action!

John Childress has been developing software since 1998. For the last 14 years he has focused on electricity trading in North America. He loves Java and in particular developing database and desktop applications.

5 mistakes professional Java Developers Make that Prevent them from Growing in Their Careers

As developers, our ultimate goal is to change the world and improve people's lives. For that, we need to become better developers. And the only way to grow in our careers as developers is to work in innovative projects, with great developers. But... Without noticing, professional Java developers make serious career mistakes, that stiff our careers and prevent us from growing. In this presentation, we'll discuss the 5 biggest mistakes, and how Java developers can solve them in a practical and immediate way.

Bruno Souza is a Brazilian Java programmer and open source software advocate. He was President of SouJava, a Brazilian Java User Group he helped establish which became the world's largest. He was one of the initiators of the Apache Harmony project to create a non-proprietary Java virtual machine. He's known as the "Brazilian JavaMan"

Bruno is a member of the Board of Directors at the Open Source Initiative representing Affiliate members. This is his second term on the OSI Board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Java Community Process. In 2010, he co-founded ToolsCloud, a developer tools provider.

Meeting Sponsor: TEALS

Science and technology are critical drivers of today's global innovation economy. More and more companies across all industry sectors are seeking people with computer science (CS) and computer engineering skills.

In the U.S., there will be 1.4 million CS-related jobs by 2020, yet U.S. college graduates are expected to fill less than a third of those jobs. For American youth, this means an unfortunate mismatch between education and opportunity that we must solve by bringing together professionals from across the CS industry.

By increasing access to CS for all youth as early as possible, we will help them prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow and give them the opportunity to become creators of technology and the world’s future innovators.

Please RSVP

RSVP by going to Eventbrite. We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order. Since there may be a large turnout, please only RSVP if you're certain you'll be coming.

Meeting Location: PROS

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002

Suggested Parking:

Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, 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 and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left 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).

Desktop Programmin in Kotlin + 5 Mistakes Professional Java Developers Make That Prevent Them From Growing in Their Careers

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002


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