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Location: Gainesville, FL
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Latest Activity: Jul 10

GatorJUG Town

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Hello, GatorJUG!

Welcome to your new home on the web. This is going to be a much more sociable place to get together - virtually. Our legacy site,, will still be available for static info. Check the Codetown Events section for meeting info.

Meanwhile, take a look around CodeTown while you're here. This framework is Java-based with a PHP front end. We've got many groups here to peruse. Our meetings will be listed in the Events section.

Have fun!

All the best,

Michael Levin

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Java 9, OSCON & a free Cultivate pass!

Hello GatorJUG!OSCON, the O'Reilly Open Source Conference is right around the corner and I'm headed to Portland for it on Friday. I'll have a lot to report when we next meet.Want to know more about Java 9? Check this page out -, here are a few cool things for you to consider:O'Reilly has offered us one free pass to O’Reilly Cultivate, a career development training event happening during OSCON on July 20-21. That's a $2095 value! So,…Continue

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Started by Michael Levin Jul 10.

GatorJUG July

It looks like we're going to have another social meeting at First Magnitude. I just got back from, so I'll have a lot to report. I know several of you are working on new projects. It will be good to hear about them. Also, there's a lot of buzz about Java 9, so I'll bring some info to share. Here's a link to the announcement:, we have a Facebook page: /GatorJUGO’Reilly OSCON, happening July 20-24 in Portland, gathers the software engineering and developer community to explore what’s new in open source languages, tools, and techniques. OSCON is the best place to sharpen your skills and discover important new trends, making you better at what you do and rekindling your love of all things digital. The agenda has a problem/solution approach, giving you a window into how your peers are solving problems and equipping you to apply…Continue

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Started by Michael Levin Jul 6.


Did you know JaxJug meets the same day Gatorjug does? This month, Carol MacDonald is giving a talk. I asked her whether it would work for her to give the same Apache Spark talk at our GatorJug either the day before or after. That wasn't convenient, but she offered to do it 8/20 for Orlandojug. So stay tuned as I see whether that will work. Meanwhile, she said it would be ok for me to give her presentation for GatorJug! Check it out on the JaxJug site. Sound good? Let me know of presenters, presentations and venues y'all like and I'll do my best to accommodate.I'm just back from an amazing learning experience at in beautiful San Francisco. It's like a giant Gainesville ;). I'll talk about that at our next meeting, too.We'll meet next Wed at First Magnitude. Everyone seems to like it there.Oh, and OSCON is right around the corner! It's the best open source conference in the world. This year is the LAST YEAR it will be in Portland,…Continue

Tags: o'reilly, OSCON, Codetown, Gatorjug

Started by Michael Levin Jul 4.

GatorJUG June Meeting Tomorrow

Full details and RSVP here. This month we'll meet at First Magnitude Brewery and have a relaxed "Open Spaces" style meeting. What is Open Spaces? That's inspired by the formal Open Spaces approach where the subjects that are most interesting get discussed. In our case, we have one member who just finished two smartphone apps, so those case studies are very interesting candidates for discussion. We have another member who is working with a startup that is adding lots of features to their website practically real time. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.First Magnitude has a big, open courtyard in back, so look for me and bring whatever you'd like to support your talk. Digital is great, too!FYI, GatorJUG has one ticket to Open Source Bridge to raffle off. It's a fantastic conference. We also may have discounts available to…Continue

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Started by Michael Levin Jun 9.

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