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

USA JUGs Tour - Bringing Java and Cloud to Your City!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Presented by

Bruno Souza, Otavio Santana, Ean Schuessler, and Leonardo Lima

USA JUGs Tour - Bringing Java and Cloud to Your City!

Talks that will be given:

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.

Code it, Ship it! DevOps and Containers

The Java Community Process - Make the Future of Java

Java and the Internet of Things

You got your Browser in my Virtual Machine! Impersonating Javascript environments in the Java VM

NoSQL, no Limits, lots of Fun!

Java in the Cloud

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.

Lunch and Venue Sponsors:

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 300 employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others.

Our culture encourages both the inspiration and motivation to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of trust.

Energy Transfer Partners

Energy Transfer is a Texas-based company that began in 1995 as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator and is now one of the largest and most diversified investment grade master limited partnerships in the United States. Growing from roughly 200 miles of natural gas pipelines in 2002 to approximately 71,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), refined products, and crude oil pipelines today, the Energy Transfer family of partnerships remains dedicated to providing exceptional service to its customers and attractive returns to its investors.

Energy Transfer’s IT group is over 300 employees and provides services such as cybersecurity, infrastructure, service desk functions, application support, application development, business intelligence. Our technology stack is deep and Java/Groovy is primarily used at Energy Transfer in external facing customer systems. We strive to keep up recent technology, allowing our employees to keep their skill set fresh. We are a dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunity and reward.

Meeting Sponsor:
Oracle Developer Community

The Oracle Technology Network's mission is to evangelise, advocate for, and expand the community of technologists who work with Oracle products and technologies to design, develop, and deploy technical solutions. We've grown to be the most comprehensive technical community by fostering engagement at the intersection of Oracle and industry standard technologies. We are host to millions of developers, admins, and architects: membership is free and you can join simply by clicking the "Log In" link in the top right of Oracle Developer Community.

Please RSVP

Thursday, May 11 (West Houston): RSVP by going to Eventbrite. We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order.

Friday, May 12 (Downtown Houston): RSVP by going to Eventbrite. We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order.

Meeting Location: Please refer to Eventbrite event pages

Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.

Upcoming Meetings

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

USA JUGs Tour - Bringing Java and Cloud to Your City!

Thursday, May 11, 2017
9 AM-5 PM

Friday, May 12, 2017
9 AM-5 PM


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