Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Austin Java User Group Meeting July 28, 2009

Since my daughter has been playing volleyball on Tuesday nights, I've missed the JUG this summer so it was fun to get to go back and see my friends at the JUG.
As is sometimes the case, the most important things happen outside the regular meeting talks. Rob asked how many people were looking for jobs and about half of the 36 people attending raised their hands. Usually it's only a handful of people looking for work.
Steve Romohr gave a good overview of several talks at the recent NFJS conference. Kevin Graham talked about SCALA and Clojure.
During his talk, Cheng mentioned the space station, shuttle, and Russian supply ship were doing to pass overhead at 9:15, so we all went outside and watched the amazing spectacle. Below is a picture of the shuttle speeding its way across the sky.
(If you look carefully you can see the slight damage to one of the tiles on the left side about 2/3 of the way down in the middle).

Thanks to Rob for organizing the meeting!

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