In August, we are doing something special! Arun Gupta, from Sun - now Oracle, has generously offered to deliver a two-evening crash-course on Java EE 6 for our group! August 10th and 12th. While you can certainly get an overview of Java EE 6 online, Arun promised not only to explain to us what Java EE 6 is and why it matters, but also to get us to play with this new technology. That's right, this is going to be a hands-on workshop - assuming you are willing to get your hands dirty. You just have to bring your own laptops pre-loaded with JDK 1.6 U20+ and NetBeans 6.9 "All" version! Some of you may remember Arun from our May 12th, 2009 event when he talked about GlassFish. So, here is the ouline for this two-day bootcamp event: Tuesday, August 10th, 6:00-9:30pm * Overview of Java EE 6 with Roberto Chinnici (Java EE 6 spec lead) * Managed Beans 1.0 * Interceptors 1.1 * Servlets 3.0 * EJB 3.1 * GlassFish 3 Introduction Thursday, August 12th, 6:00-9:30pm (requires a separate RSVP) * JPA 2.0 * CDI 1.1 * JSF 2.0 * GlassFish 3.1 Features & Roadmap Sandwiches/wraps and drinks for this event will be sponsored by Tony K. Le from Apex Systems. As always, we'll be giving away books, and other goodies from O'Reilly, Sun/Oracle, JetBrains, as well as Apex Systems. About Arun Gupta: Arun Gupta is a GlassFish Evangelist focusing on Web Tier at Sun, now Oracle. He was the spec lead for APIs in the Java platform, committer in multiple Open Source projects, participated in standard bodies and contributed to Java EE and SE releases. This event is organized by Marakana, which happens to offer a number of Java EE training courses.