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

JavaOne 2015 Recap + Functional Programming in Java

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Presented by

James Velasco and Jim Bethancourt

There were lots of big announcements, fancy demos, and technical sessions at JavaOne this year -- come and hear about the best of them! There was plenty of excitement about what's coming in Java 9, Java EE 8, and running apps in containers. There was more was going on that you'll want to learn about as well.

We'll also learn about the functional programming paradigm of telling your code what to do instead of how to do it is now much easier with the language and library features available in Java 8. Come and learn how this style of writing code is easier to read, easier to write, and easier to scale on your hardware!

James Velasco is the Chief Computer Scientist at INT and has been a past speaker at HJUG and JavaONE, and is a current member of the JCP.

Jim Bethancourt is a Sr. Software Developer at Triple Point Technology, and has led the Houston Java Users Group since 2007. He has given talks at the Houston JUG and at JavaOne.

Please RSVP

RSVP by going to http://hjug11182015.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: Apex Systems

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

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JavaOne 2015 Recap + Functional Programming in Java

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002


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