JavaFX with Richard Bair

This is the grand kick-off of the new Silicon Valley JavaFX Users Group. We are co-hosting it with the Silicon Valley Web JUG, and are honored to have Richard Bair - JavaOne 2009 RockStar, Devoxx speaker, and JavaFX team lead. Be sure to sign up early to save a spot! You only need to respond to this meetup request if you are attending in person. For those of you attending remotely, we will have a live video feed and the opportunity to participate remotely by asking questions.


Agenda

  • 6:00-6:45pm Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Google

  • 6:45-7:00pm Group introduction & announcements

  • 7:00-8:30pm Main Talk followed by Q&A

  • 8:30-9:00pm Raffle and additional networking time


About the speaker Richard is a longtime speaker and member of the Swing Team at Sun Microsystems. He has his roots as an application developer turned toolkit developer and is the lead of the component toolkit API for JavaFX. He is a frequent presenter and often teams up with other UI luminaries to produce demos for JavaOne and other conferences. As an application developer he had a specific penchant for databases and multi-tier design. This event is brought to you with support from the following sponsors:

  • Parleys.com provides free streaming of our videos.

  • JFrog supports our meetup membership and gives free prizes.

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  • Keith MacDonald

    I was actually expecting something a bit more advanced - I know that it was sort of the "first" meeting etc. but I suspect that most people who have joined the users group already know the real basics (I might be wrong of course).

    I hope that a future meetup can start to explore some more "best practices" etc. since this is a new platform.

    The audio for the webcast was rough at the beginning but was very good for the remainder. The video of the presentation was not ideal - we really couldn't read what was being presented but I know this is a difficult thing to handle.

    December 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very knowledgeable and personable. His speaking time was cut short...need to manage the meeting time better so the speakers get their allotted time for their presentation.

    December 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. Had some great demos including those from Josh Marinacci.

    December 10, 2009

  • Alan Carwile

    A couple people asked about JavaFX versus Flex and other UI development methods. A key developer challenge is to be ready to compare/contrast and be productive with the myriad range of methods (Swing, JavaFX, Flex, Lasszlo, Javascript, dynamic HTML, etc. etc.). I'd like this group to help me learn about talks on other technologies as well.

    December 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good intro talk, good mix of high-level perspective and basic code features.

    December 10, 2009

  • Aleksandar Gargenta

    A great kickoff event! Rock-star speakers, flawless organization, and a great turnout! Plus I enjoyed getting a refresher on the state of JavaFX.

    December 10, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Richard is a great presenter and has a thorough knowledge of JavaFX. He's done a great job providing an overview of JavaFX and responding questions from the audience

    December 9, 2009

  • Anu Bhagat

    exceptional. I truly enjoyed hearing about JavaFx from the expert.
    Also look forward to using sunspot which I won at the meetup. Regards, Anu Bhagat

    December 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun event und excellent presentation from Josh and Richard.

    December 9, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I believe JavaFX has potential to change graphic programming as much as Perl influenced and simplified system administration. Being a database guy through out life, presentation by you and projectMaiTai open source developer was an eye opener. Great product, needs full support from graphic chip manufacturers and mobile devices like iPhone and Android.

    December 9, 2009

  • Tom Barbaro

    Good presentation. I was attending remotely. Very hard to read slides on the screen.

    December 9, 2009

Our Sponsors

  • Oracle

    Provides the venue, refreshments, and contributes prizes.

  • Linode

    Provides hosting for JFXtras, the open-source JavaFX Toolkit

  • Ubivent

    Provides our JavaFX streaming event platform

  • JFrog

    JFrog supports our meetup membership and gives free prizes.

  • Devoxx

    Join us in Belgium for the 10 year anniversary!

  • Parleys.com

    Parleys.com provides free streaming of our videos.

  • JavaPassion.com

    Discount for JUG members and prize giveaways.

  • JetBrains

    Gives away a copy of IntelliJ IDEA at our meetings.

  • Apress

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

  • O'Reilly

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

  • Manning

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

  • Pearson

    Provides free book prizes and discounts

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