Spring Dallas User Group Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
TOPIC: Spring G2X Summary by Craig Walls, Erik Weibust, others
6:30 to 7:00 Pizza
7:00 Main Meeting
Abstract: - Last month several from our group were fortunate to attend the Spring G2X event in Chicago. They will share their stories and what they have learned from the Seminar with our group. From the new Spring Social modules to the latest on Spring ROO to the new inventions in the Groovy/Gails area and all the latest and greatest involving Spring. Bring your questions to the meeting as we will run this as a open panel. They may be talked into a short presentation but it should be mostly discussion about Spring and Groovy/Grails.
Craig Walls has been professionally developing software for over 17 years (and longer than that for the pure geekiness of it). He is a senior engineer with SpringSource as the Spring Social project lead and is the author of Spring in Action and XDoclet in Action (both published by Manning) and Modular Java (published by Pragmatic Bookshelf). He’s a zealous promoter of the Spring Framework, speaking frequently at local user groups and conferences and writing about Spring and OSGi on his blog. When he’s not slinging code, Craig spends as much time as he can with his wife, two daughters, 5 birds and 3 dogs.
Erik has more than 10 years of business and information technology experience. His career started at Neiman Marcus where he worked on the inventory system and then moved to their online team where he helped with the initial launch of the NeimanMarcus.com web presence. Erik left the retail business for the high-tech, web-based, hotel travel booking company Pegasus Solutions. While at Pegasus, Erik gained experience developing and maintaining massively-scalable, clustered Java EE applications that powered the majority of hotel transactions on the internet. In addition, Erik gained experience in the mortgage industry while working for Custom Credit Systems developing custom mortgage applications, and most recently while working at Countrywide Financial.
Erik has a passion for learning, promoting and teaching Java technologies. Erik has been active with the Dallas/Fort Worth Java User group (JavaMUG) for over 7 years and currently serves as the elected President. Erik also started and continues to lead a Java User group that focuses on the Spring Framework (Spring Dallas User Group), a leading, lightweight Java EE framework.
Jonathan Ball is a Architect with Credera. He has over 14 years of information technology experience and over 13 years of Java technology experience. He has performed software application development for global software companies. Prior to joining Credera, he was the Lead Engineer of a 5 person team that wrote commercial developer tools using Java. Jonathan received his BS in Engineering Math and Computer Science from the University of Louisville and MBA from Southern Methodist University. Jonathan’s latest blog post on Credera site.
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16633 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
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