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New Meetup: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software May Meetup

From: Gary
Sent on: Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:44 PM

Sorry about the earlier announcement. I had not gotten the website updated before the announcement went out. Here is the correct information. We are still looking for a basic concepts speaker if you have a short topic you would like to present/discuss.


What: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software May Meetup

When: May 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: AGENDA
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


Griffon is best described by analogy: "Grails for the Desktop." A runtime and build framework for Java Swing applications leveraging Groovy and the Grails build system to simplify and rationalized desktop and rich client applications.

Griffon got it's start as the SwingBuilder in Groovy, it was one of the original builders developed in Groovy as a proof of concept for the Builder pattern. While the SwingBuilder is still at Griffon's core, other dynamic features of Groovy really allow Griffon to transform how Swing applications can be written.

The presentation will cover

- Overview of the rails inspired conventions as applied to a desktop application

- Drill down on how each of the values applies to Griffon

- A whizzy demo application.

Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin is a Senior Software Engineer at Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc., a Colorado Springs based Defense contractor specializing in data analysis tools.

Danno has also been a contributor to open source, being an emeritus committer at the Tomcat and Ant projects and as an active committer for Groovy and as a despot for Griffon.





Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:
Food provided by Vaco Technology
Door Prize Sponsors:
Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from)
SourceBeat Publishing PDF technical book
Atlassian Technical books or other Techno Prizes
OReilly Publishing technical book or two
Sun Microsystems Additional door prizes

Learn more here:

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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