Announcing a new Meetup for The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group!
What: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup
When: Thursday, June 24,[masked]:00 PM
East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Announcements
6:40 - 7:10 PM - Basic Concepts
7:10 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings MAIN TOPIC ABSTRACT JCatapult
Here's a question I get a lot: "Another framework!? Really? I use Spring and it works great for me. Why should I use yet another framework?"
The answer is simple, overhead. The core idea of any good framework is to reduce code overhead and make coding simple. That is the core principle of JCatapult. It is designed to make your life simpler and make coding faster. It attempts to reduce code overhead through a number of features including:
- A modern MVC with support for type conversions, generics, validation, REST, AJAX, etc.
- A security system
- JPA support
- Dependency injection
- Testing support
This presentation will cover the basics of JCatapult and build a simple web form that uses the JCatapult MVC.MAIN SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Brian Pontarelli
Brian Pontarelli is the CEO of Inversoft, a Colorado based software company. In addition to Inversoft, Brian works on many open source projects including JCatapult, Savant and Java.net commons. In the past, he was the president of the Chicago Java User Group and an enterprise architect for Orbitz.
Brian has been programming for many years and works primarily with Java. He has published various articles in both print and online magazines and was a speaker on the No Fluff Just Stuff conference series for 2 years. Currently, Brian is helping Inversoft develop software products in Java that help companies filter, moderate and monitor User Generated Content.BASIC CONCEPTS ABSTRACT Creative Commons Licensing
Open source licenses are great for code but they aren't always appropriate for less technical works like books, videos or graphics. Creative Commons licenses were created as a standard set of licenses to allow for more access without giving up complete control of the licensed works. This talk will go over the different types of Creative Commons licenses and show examples of distribution methods that take advantage of more open licenses.BASIC CONCEPTS SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Tim Flink
Tim is a software developer in Colorado Springs. He has worked as an electrical engineer and developer in the US and Japan on medical device prototypes, hybrid vehicles and software testing frameworks. He got started making videos in high school and gained an interest in Creative Commons as a method for distributing those videos. Tim also helps the open source group with videotaping of the monthly meetings.OUR SPONSORS Website Sponsor: Homeland Security CareersFood Sponsor:AtlassianDoor Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains
Software license (Several products to choose from)JavaRebel
Software license Atlassian
Technical books or FoodOReilly Publishing
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/csopensource/calendar/13669270/