Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 2007 Meeting Minutes

The joint Tampa Java User Group and USF's IEEE-CS Google October meeting was a complete success. We had our most attended meeting so far. At some point I counted 43 attendees including USF students and Java professionals. Although the weather wasn't the best, our attendees enjoyed food, giveaways, and a great presentation from Google.

Here are some highlights

- Networking started at 6.30 pm as people started to arrive
- Google passed around swags (pens, notebooks, etc).
- Plenty of food from Panera
- Presentation lasted an hour
- Give aways including an a 30 Gig iPod
- Finally at the end, Google entertained questions about working at Google, Inc. (they are looking for talented individuals and they do no evil!)

Special Thanks
- RJ Salicco
- Google Inc
- Rita Tech

- November meeting coming up.
- December we will have our second annual Holiday Social... details to come.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Parking Info for Tampa JUG's Google October Meeting at USF

If you are not familiar with USF's campus, use this as a guide. You will need parking permit to park at any USF parking. So, bring cash!!! You can do the metered parking (I think they are 2Hr long and limited to certain lots), or buy a daily permit for $4.00 at parking Parking Info Center (see map ). Keep in mind that there are classes going on at that time, so traffic and parking on campus will be a little busy.

The easiest way to get on Campus is:
- Head north on Learoy Collins Blvd, USF's main entrance (from Fowler Avenue )
- Buy daily parking permit at Campus Parking Info Center (on you right, see map ).
- Park at one of these lots {GZ2, 8A, 47, 47T, 8C}.
- Continue on L Collins Blvd for lot GZ2.
- Use Alumni and Magnolia Drive to access lots 8A and 47(T).
- Walnut Drive and lot 8B are closed due to constructions.
- The event is in the Chemistry building, room 103.
- See highlighted version of the campus map (chemistry bldg in blue).

For questions, send email to vvivien at yahoo dot com.

Monday, October 1, 2007

October 2007 Meeting - Understanding the Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

Google Is Coming to Tampa Bay!

During October 2007 Tampa JUG meeting, we will have Alan Wendt from Google, Inc to talk about the Google Web Toolkit (GWT). In GWT, you write Java code which gets compiled into AJAX/JavaScript code. GWT shields developers from the quirks browser-based development and concentrate on their Java skills to easily build Web 2.0 applications.

Learn about GWT -

How the Google Web Toolkit Works
An exploration of the Java source code for the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) which is a set of tools and applications to enable you to create AJAX/Web 2.0 applications using Java and Java development tools such as Eclipse.

Speaker Bio:
Alan Wendt received his BSEng in Computer Science from the University of Florida in 1975, and his MS and PhD from the University of Arizona in 1998. His interests include compiler code generation, database systems, and automatic generation of application codes. He joined Google in April of 2006.

Meeting Details:
Speaker: Alan Wendt, Google, Inc.
6:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NOTE: the meeting will be on Wednesday, October 24, not the last Tuesday of the month as we usually do. The meeting will be at the University of Sourth Florida, Tampa. If you plan to attend, send RSVP to vvivien at yahoo dot com.

University of South Florida, Tampa
Chemistry Building (CHE 103, Campus Map)
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33620

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