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 (requires a separate RSVP) * Overview of Java EE 6 * Managed Beans 1.0 * Interceptors 1.1 * Servlets 3.0 * EJB 3.1 * GlassFish 3 Introduction Thursday, August 12th, 6:00-9:30pm * JPA 2.0 * CDI 1.1 * JSF 2.0 * GlassFish 3.1 Features & Roadmap Pizza for this event will be sponsored by Michael Viguilla from TekSystems and beverages will be provided by Brigham Thompson with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. As always, we'll be giving away books, and other goodies from O'Reilly, Sun/Oracle, JetBrains, etc. 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.