Next Generation Jozi JUG - Working as a Java coder

Len Weincier from CloudAfrica.Net discusses things you should probably know starting out.

The 'Next Generation Jozi JUG' is not a normal Jozi JUG.
It is specifically for skilling up new and intermediate Java developers in South Africa.

There is a regular Jozi JUG session that runs as a separate track to this. So please only RSVP to this event if you are a new and intermediate Java developer.


18:00 - 19:00 Social and food

19:00 - 20:00 Len Weincier

Park in the boomed Firstrand Parking by Fegos

Sponsors of the event are LSD for the food and FirstRand for the venue.

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  • Len W.

    Hi All. We have created a place on the cloudafrica forms for us to talk about java questions - its easier than these meetup chats and more focussed on Q/A style interactions. Please go on over to and ask any questions you want to !

    2 · February 27, 2014

    • Richard K.

      Awesome Len :)

      February 27, 2014

    • Len W.

      Thanks - I see we have a list of books up already :)

      February 27, 2014

  • Naledi M.

    I have attended one meetup for the Jozi JUG but had to leave early because I was using taxis to get to the meetup and it was getting late and didn't want to find myself sleeping in the streets because of transport issues.

    With the understanding that the people who offer these talks are probably working and can only have such meetups when they come back from work which is around the time that these meetups usually happen. I still feel that if the target is new and intermiate Java developers, the timing becomes a disadvantage for those of us who are still students and don't own cars. I suggest that the timing of these meetups be reviewed so that a larger audience can be reached. I think weekends can be appropriate depending on the organizer's schedule.

    2 · February 24, 2014

    • Samantha L.

      I would be very interested in this :)

      1 · February 25, 2014

    • Trudy

      I would be very interested as well

      2 · February 25, 2014

  • Steve V.

    Thanks Len and everybody else. Was a very nice and informative first meetup. Look forward to some more.

    1 · February 25, 2014

    • Len W.

      Thanks it was fun !

      February 25, 2014

  • Samantha L.

    Great first meetup for me :)

    2 · February 25, 2014

  • Len W.

    I have uploaded the slide deck to

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Christinah

    hi richard i would also like to be part of it.

    1 · February 25, 2014

  • Arné

    So sorry, but I will not be able ti atrend tonight :(

    February 24, 2014

  • Christinah

    ive been to jozi jug and as a student i feel that this is it ,and with people who are sharing the skills is awesome and will make me the best developer .hey guys its great experience and nice feel hope to learn a lot on these meetups.

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Andre V.

    Will you consider streaming Len's talk?

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Christinah

    Hi all,i'm on learnershipship programme doing softwares development with java and very excited about this meeting and hope to learn much about java..

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Frank N.

    do i need to bring a PC?

    February 10, 2014

    • Richard K.

      I don't think so. The topic will be on the soft topics of being a Java developer.(The things they don't teach you before you become a developer)

      February 10, 2014

  • Steve V.

    Hello Everybody, This will be my first meet up :)
    I'm currently a 2nd year student at Monash studying for a Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences.

    Did Java last year and I'm currently doing a Java Enterprise Edition Course now in Feb.

    Looking forward to learning more and finding out more about Java in the workplace.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Richard K.

      Welcome Steve!
      The Next Gen JUG is targeting people just like you. We have an action packed year ahead. Please give us feedback after the meetup. BTW We give away a Intelij IDE licence ever month, have plenty free food and most importantly experienced passionate Java professionals.

      1 · January 31, 2014

    • Steve V.

      Looking forward to this :)

      February 7, 2014

  • Arnwaldy

    Hey Ninjas

    I'm amped for my first Jozi Jug. Hope this test on the same day happens in the afternoon *holding Thumbs*

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Richard K.

    oops, the address is slightly wrong.
    18th floor,1 Merchant Place

    February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to miss the last one due to last minute emergencies at work - ended up leaving a lot later than what I expected. This one is alot closer to work so I'll be there this time around :)

    1 · January 30, 2014

    • Richard K.

      Great, just remember this is the JUG for the less experienced community. The Arun Gupta talk is running in parallel.

      1 · January 30, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • BSG

    Venue and food for March 2015

  • Psybergate

    Pizza and drinks at the Feb 2015 meetup

  • Investec

    Investec is sponsoring food and their Sandton venue. January 26'th 2015

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    November food and venue

  • Oracle

    Oracle supplies food, drink and a venue for our meetups.

  • JetBrains

    1 Free License of IntelliJ IDEA or another JetBrains product

  • LSD Information Technology

    Food and drink for Feb Meetup.

  • Linux Warehouse

    November 2013 food for 'The Enlightened Enterprise'

  • ThoughtWorks

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  • Guru Hut

    GuruHut supplied food and beverages for the May 2013 meetup.

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    Food and venue for July 2014 meetup.

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