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New Meetup: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

From: Gary
Sent on: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:05 PM
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, October 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where: 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

Comparing JVM Web Frameworks

The rise of Java Web Frameworks has come and gone, yet many are still widely used today. This session looks at the top JVM web frameworks and compares their pros and cons.

Frameworks included: Struts 2, Spring MVC, Wicket, JSF, Tapestry, GWT, Grails and Rails (Frameworks discussed subject to change)

Matt Raible

Matt Raible has been building web applications for most of his adult life. He started tinkering with the web before Netscape 1.0 was even released. For the last 11 years, Matt has helped companies adopt open source technologies (Spring, Hibernate, Apache, Struts, Tapestry, Grails) and use them effectively. Matt has been a speaker at many conferences worldwide, including ApacheCon, JavaZone, Colorado Software Summit, No Fluff Just Stuff, and a host of others.

Matt is an author (Spring Live and Pro JSP), and an active "kick-ass technology" evangelist on He is the founder of AppFuse, a project which allows you to get started quickly with Java frameworks, as well as a committer on the Apache Roller and Apache Struts projects.

For the last few years, Matt has served as the UI Architect for high-traffic web sites such as LinkedIn and Evite. He currently serves as the Chief Architect of Web Development at Time Warner Cable.

New Blender Movie and Discussion

Come and check out the new Blender Movie short produced completely with Open Source Software! We will watch the movie and discuss the features used in creating it.

Kevin Werner

Kevin Werner is a Senior Creative Specialist (aka web developer) for CodeBaby Corporation in Colorado Springs, CO. He generally sticks to web development for his day job, however, he also does web design and development on the side using a multitude of technologies and open source tools including Gimp. He is also a fanatic about music and movie production and especially animation. This leads him to do video and audio production work on the side as well using his all FOSS home production studio.

Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:
Systems Engineering Services
Door Prize Sponsors:
Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from)
JavaRebel Software license
Atlassian Technical books or Food
OReilly Publishing Technical books

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Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • Blackstone Technology Group

    Blackstone Technology group is a quarterly food sponsor for the group.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

  • Pearson Education (Books)

    35% off books USERGROUP 40% off 2 Products IUG240 45% off Digital IUGD45

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