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We are now confirmed for Wednesday 1/16 at the Oracle HQ Conference Center as usual.

Room 102.

Event Description

This will be a Hands on Lab session in programming the Rasberry Pi with JavaFX

The Rasberry Pi is a $25, credit-card sized computer that that plugs in to a TV and keyboard. It includes an ARM chip that is powerful enough to run a full version of Java SE including JavaFX. In this lab you will get a chance to test out Java and JavaFX technology running on a very accessible embedded platform. With a full Java Virtual Machine at your disposal, the possibilities are endless!

Please bring a laptop and if possible bring your own Raspberry as Angela only has a limited number.

Please pre-install a VNC client on your machine (TightVNC for Windows, Chicken VNC for Mac are both free):

Stephen and Simon Ritter and Angela Caicedo ran a lab session at DevOxx back in November and it looked like a lot of fun so we are bringing it here to our lucky group and you don't even have to fly to Europe to participate.

The session will be led by:

Angela Caicedo

Java Technology Ambassador


Please see here for a photo and directions:

Watching the Live Stream Online

This is a hands on lab session, so I'm not sure how much you will get out of the stream, but we'll give it a shot anyway. Just be sure you have your own Raspberry Pi so you can play along at home.


  • 6:00-6:45pm Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Oracle
  • 6:45-7:00pm Group introduction & announcements
  • 7:00-8:45pm Main Talk/Lab
  • 8:45-9:00pm Project Review/Prizes

Prizes and Sponsorship
We also have some great prizes to give away, including:

  • An IntelliJ Ultimate Edition license ($249 value)
  • Technical books including Pro JavaFX Platform
  • Premium swag for everyone who walks in the door!

This event is brought to you with support from the following sponsors:

  • Oracle supports our meetup by providing a venue and prizes.
  • Linode provides open source hosting.
  • JFrog Artifactory supports our meetup membership and gives prizes.
  • Ubivent provides our JavaFX streaming event platform..
  • gives discounts for JUG members.
  • provides free streaming of our videos.
  • Jetbrains gives out free IntelliJ licenses at our meetings.
  • Apress gives free books as prizes.
  • O'Reilly gives free books as prizes.

If you are interested in having your company appear here, please let me know!

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  • Lou D.

    Is there a recording available to replay?

    February 14, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Should be up on ustream in a min

    January 16, 2013

  • Keith C.

    We are still working on the stream...

    January 16, 2013

  • Eric K.

    Is there a video feed for tonight?

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am in Cupertino, where can I buy a Raspberry Pi for tomorrow?

    January 16, 2013

    • David B.

      I think you can only get the Raspberry Pi online still. Fry's doesn't carry it, nor does central computer.

      January 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance this could be organised in the UK, specifically London :-)

    I would love to attend this, being a fan of both JavaFX and Raspberry Pi.

    January 11, 2013

    • Keith C.

      Your request has been forwarded to Simon Ritter of Oracle in the UK and the London Java Community, so hopefully they can put something together soon.

      January 15, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • Oracle

    Provides the venue, refreshments, and contributes prizes.

  • Linode

    Provides hosting for JFXtras, the open-source JavaFX Toolkit

  • JFrog

    JFrog supports our meetup membership and gives free prizes.

  • 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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