Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 2008 Meeting Minutes

The Year Started off Great!
Thank you to all of you who came out to see James Ward of Adobe System. Here is a wrap up of that meeting if you missed it:

  • The meeting was well-attended with close to 40 people showed up (it was tight in that room, some ended up standing).

  • There were plenty to eat from our food sponsor KForce.

  • We intended to start at 7.00 pm. However, James' flight was delayed and ended starting at 8.00.

  • Pretty much everyone waited around for James while we filled up the hour with talk about the Group, Java technologies, and one attendee (Cameron Ingram) showed us how he's using JBoss Seam and Flex. Cameron is presenting at JBoss World !!!

  • When James finally arrived, he quickly ramped and covered many topics about Flex and the desktop runtime environment called AIR.

  • James ended taking the group to Wing House for beer and food (about 15 of us went and had a great time there).

  • This has got to be one of the best meeting yet despite the late start!!!!

Special Thanks
James Ward - Adobe, Inc
KForce - Food
Amy - GCA Technologies
RJ - Axiomatic IT, Inc
Cameron Ingram - PSCU

Stay tuned for our meeting announcement for next month!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

January 2008 Meeting - Sexy Web Apps with Java, Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex

Greetings Tampa Bay area Java enthusiasts and Happy New Year!

Our first meeting of 2008 will be an exciting one! The Tampa Java User Group starts the year by hosting James Ward of Adobe Systems, Inc to talk about Flex. James will do an exploratory presentation showing how easy it is to create rich, compelling, responsive, and engaging web applications using Adobe Flex and Java (see details below).

NOTE: As always, if you plan to attend, bring a colleague and send email to vvivien at yahoo dot com to RSVP. There will be food, some giveaways, and network with other Bay area technologists.

Sexy Web Apps with Java, Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex

In this session James Ward will do live demonstrations and write code to show how easy it is to build sexy web apps with Java, Mozilla Tamarin, and Flex. The session will cover

  • The Flex programming model

  • Java Remoting

  • Pub/Sub messaging & Java Messaging (JMS) Integration

  • Data Synchronization

  • Hibernate integration

  • Charting

  • Cinematic experiences

  • Media integration

Additional Resources:
- James Ward's Blog -
- Learn and see Flex in Action -
- Adobe Labs Flex 3 Info -
- Flex Presentation by James Ward on Flex

Meeting Details:
Speaker: James Ward, Adobe System, Inc
6:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NOTE: If you plan to attend, send RSVP to vvivien at yahoo dot com.
Arrive early, the building's main door locks automatically at 7:00 pm.

GCA Technologies Solution
4919 Memorial Hwy. Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33634
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GCA Technologies
Adobe Systems

Make sure to bring a colleague. We want to show to Adobe that Tampa has a dynamic and vibrant Java developer community. See you there!

Vladimir Vivien