RJUG Discounts to EclipseCon 2012 Reston, VA, March 26-29


We are happy to offer bonafied Richmond JUG members a $250 discount on the "All Access Pass role" to EclipseCon 2012 / Agile ALM Connect.

We hope to see a good presence from Richmond in March!

JavaOne 2011 Announced


Oracle has announced the date for JavaOne 2011, October 2-6, San Francisco as a part  of Oracle OpenWorld.

The web site is

The call for papers is open from April 27 through Monday May 23 for the following in-depth technical tracks:

  • Core Java Platform
  • Emerging Languages, Tools and Techniques
  • Enterprise Service Architectures and the Cloud
  • Java EE Web Profile and Platform Technologies
  • Java ME, Mobile, Embedded, and Devices
  • Java SE, Client-Side Technologies and Rich User Experiences
  • The Java Frontier

For questions about the call for papers, contact the JavaOne Conference Program Committee at
To stay on top of JavaOne conference news use these social media tools:
    * Twitter: @javaoneconf
    * Facebook:
    * LinkedIn:


Slides from Tim Stone's HTML5 Talk


Tim has shared the slides from his talk at

See Tim's Blog at

Thanks again to all who came and participated.

RichmondJug now on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter


We're now on:

Please join the LinkedIn and FaceBook groups and follow us on Twitter.

River City GiveCamp Feb 4-6, 2011


Tricia Rhodes from RichTech has reached out to us, hopeful that we will support the River City Give Camp on the weekend of February 4th - 6th, 2011 at the Parham Road Campus of J Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond.

Anyone interested please email or contact The Camp Director directly or visit

Message Follows:

Mid-Level Java Developer Position


Veredus Corporation is looking for a mid-level Java Developer in Richmond for a contract to hire role.  Client is an up and coming shop here in town, so there is room for growth here.

JUG discount for TheServerSide Java Symposium 2011 in Las Vegas, Mar 16-18.


TheServerSide Java Symposium (TSSJS) is hosted each year by to explore new technologies driving enterprise Java today.

Keynote speakers for 2011 include:

  • Rod Johnson, Creator of the Spring Framework
  • Steve Harris, Oracle's Senior VP of Application Server Development
  • Adam Messinger, Oracle's VP of Development in the Fusion Middleware Group.

Other speakers already confirmed to present include Bear Bibeault, Cameron McKenzie, Jeanne Boyarsky, Mark Spritzler, Jim White, Cliff Click, Jim Knutson, Emiliano Conde, and more key Java experts.

First Meeting of the Technology Associations Roundtable


I have accepted an invitaion from RichTech to attend the first meeting of the Technology Associations Roundtable on Monday January 10.

Information below:

The intent of the meeting is for the tech community groups, associations, user groups, etc. to gain a greater awareness of each other and of each group's purpose and goals.  

RichTech is in the process of adding a webpage to its website which will provide a link to each of you and a brief description of who you serve. 

RJUG Steering Committee Meeting 4:30 PM Wed Nov 17


The RJUG Steering Committee will meet at 4:30 PM Wed Nov 17 just prior to the general meeting.  All members are invitted to attend.  Please send in your suggestions for topics, speakers and consider making a presentaion.

RJUG Steering Committee Meeting 08:30, Wed Sep 15


WHEN:   Wed 9/15/2010  08:30

WHERE: Dominion Innsbrook Tech Center (addr below)

RJUG Steering Committee meetings are open to all interested.

 o Retrospective on 2010
 o Open Steering Committee Positions
     o President
     o Scribe
     o Other
     o Joe McFadden will introduce his replacement in the next few months
 o Next year’s calendar
    o Apex interested in sponsoring major speaker
 o Feedback for areas of improvement
    o What to do w/ the Yahoo group

 Innsbrook Technical Center
 5000 Domininon Blvd
 Glen Allen, VA 23060


Please call my cell # upon arrival.

Oracle's Tom Kyte (AKA 'Ask Tom') at Richmond Oracle/Sun User Group. Tue Aug 10, at Genworth Financial


Join the newly formed Richmond Oracle/Sun User Group and Tom Kyte as we discuss Oracle Exadata. Learn how today's challenges of ever-increasing data volume, number of servers and storage, and rising complexity of applications can be addressed.

Oracle Gathering of East Coast User Group Leads -July 20, Reston, VA


Oracle invited the leaders of the East Coast Oracle technology user groups to a meeting on Tuesday July 20th in Reston, VA.

I attended the all-day meeting and met up with the NOVA and NY JUG leaders.

With the acquisition Sun completed Oracle is making strides to incorporate the Java user groups into their product, tool and technology user groups.  We (JUGs) pressed Oracle to provide more information regarding the roadmap of the Java technology stack.

If you have areas of concern or questions please contact me.


Steering Committee Meeting 5:00 PM Wed 6/16/2010


The Steering Committee and anyone else who is interested in the administration of the JUG is invited to attend the steering committee meeting that will occur just prior to the next monthly general meeting.

Leads for RJUG Topics and Speakers


If you ...

  • Would like to present to the JUG
  • Know of someone who you’d like to see present at the JUG
  • Meet someone who has an interesting topic
  • Are interested in a particular topic

Please send us your ideas or direct potential speakers our way.

Chris Allport can be reached at

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