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

Let's talk about Good Code

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Presented by

Josh Rizzo and Jane Prusakova

Many programmers are dedicated, or even obsessed, with writing "good" code. Often we follow certain patterns and practices because we believe they are the best solution for the problem, or because the "experts" tell us to. In this session, we will discuss what good code really is, and what challenges and benefits it brings.

Josh Rizzo is a consultant at Improving Enterprises in the College Station office. He is a fluent C# and Java developer, with an emphasis on web applications. He is well versed in the entire web application stack, working with database architectures like SQL, Oracle, and RavenDB, as well as front-end technologies such as HTML, Javascript, and CSS. His main focus, however, is on business-layer programming in C# and Java. He is also a Certified SCRUM Master and proponent of Agile software practices. - See more at: http://www.improvingenterprises.com/about/people/josh-rizzo/bio/#sthash.SSYzNt4o.dpuf

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.

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Please RSVP

RSVP by going to http://hjug01282015.eventbrite.com 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.

Meeting Sponsor: Improving Enterprises

Improving Enterprises is an advanced software development professional services firm. We challenge the basic assumptions of traditional technology service models. Our people are senior, seasoned professionals who bring years of real-world enterprise development experience to the table in the form of Agile software development process & principles. Our mission is to offer an esteemed level of quality IT training by using real world solutions, supported by a dynamic, energized team focused on providing excellence in and outside the classroom. Specialties: Certified Consulting, Mentoring, Agile, Applied Training, Rural Sourcing, Microsoft, .Net, Java, Networked Recruiting, Room Rentals, Project Management, Quality Assurance

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).

Let's Talk About Good Code

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002


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