Another year is starting and I'm looking forward to it. Last year I had the fortune to work for a company that takes continuous learning seriously (Williams) and I was able to attend Java One. Now 3 or 4 months later I'm still digesting all the things I learned - expect to see more of that information over the coming year.
My new years resolution is to plan better for this group - both in getting external speakers and by better preparing for the presentations I'm responsible for. I'd like to thank Darren for volunteering to present on Wed. 1/14/2015.
At our meeting I'd like to take the time to map out the next 4 months of presentations and do some housekeeping for our group. I want to hear what everyone else wants to accomplish and find out if anyone else would like to take on the role of president this year. I'm willing to continue for another year but sometimes fresh blood is a good thing. Please consider that and join us for a night of learning, food, and fun.
We're back in our regular meeting room at TCC Southeast Campus - Room 4228 (2nd floor of the first building to the left of the main entrance - sort of behind the building that faces the entrance). TCC is located at the intersection of 81st and Hwy 169. We meet from 6PM - 8:30PM on the second Wed. of each month.
A big thank you to Tek Systems, the most reliable sponsor we could ever ask to have. They have been providing food and door prizes since the groups inception many years ago.
As those of you that were there last month know, we're having a little bit of a scheduling snafu with our normal meeting location. I'm happy to say that we have resolved the situation and will be back in our normal spot as of the January meeting.
For December 10th we will meet at Joe Mamma's in down-town Tulsa. The address is : 112 S Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120 We meet at 6PM (food will be on the table at 6:15) and normally run until about 8PM. We will have food drinks and a small presentation in the reserved back room. If you aren't familiar with down-town I personally recommend parking over in the dirt lot just east of McNellie's on 1st street. (Also a good spot if you are catching a game at Drillers Stadium). I'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsors at Tek Systems and also Addison Group who were willing to offer us conference rooms in our time of need. Please come join us for a good time - punctuated with just a little bit of learning!
Well thanks to my company I'm able to attend JavaOne this year. The crowd is quite large and some of the topics are quite interesting. There is something for everyone (over 500 sessions) and a lot of useful information. I've already attended one Java User Group Leader session which presented ideas for growing your group. If you are interested the keynotes videos will be here soon:
I want to thank everyone who attended the Java track at TechFest this past Friday. I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout and as promised I'm working on getting the materials from my sessions up online. I expect to start posting them tonight as I clean them up a little bit. They will show up as attachments to this message probably by the end of the night and I'll update this post with additional information.
-- Update #1: I've uploaded the Raspberry PI servo project. In order to build it I recommend using Netbeans or another IDE that supports maven. It is assumed you are either using a maven enabled IDE or that you have installed maven directly and know how to use it. The code is not the prettiest in the world but it demonstrates the concept of how to Move Servo's. I'll try to update this post more tomorrow and maybe cleanup and make the code a little more elegant.