What we're about

The primary focus of The Belgium Java User Group (founded in 1997 by Stephan Janssen) is to inform our members about the Java ecosystem.
We regularly organise free sessions for Java and JVM interested developers, devops and teamleads to socialize, learn and inspire.

Interested to contribute and participate in our vibrant and independent Java community here in Belgium? Reach out to the team! We are always looking for new speakers and Meetup Hosts.

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Hybrid Cloud Applications and Cloud-Native Dev Tools

Cantersteen 47

Greetings everyone! Now that Voxxed Brussels is behind us, it's time for a new BeJUG event! We welcome you to Brussel, Sponsored by Red Hat!

This month, we are pleased to welcome Grace and Emily!


  • 18:00: Doors + food
  • 19:00: Session 1
  • 20:00: Session 2
  • 21:00: Mingling

Emily's Topic: Hybrid Cloud Applications Built with Pure Openness

Interested in utilising open source Java technologies to efficiently build hybrid cloud native applications without any vendor lock-in? This session will prepare you to achieve just this by introducing key open source technologies like Open Liberty, MicroProfile and JakartaEE.

We'll investigate how these technologies can be integrated with cloud native infrastructure and developer environments to enable a rapid application development without vendor lock-in and prepare for the cloud deployment. The journey to the cloud is unlocked!

About Emily

Emily Jiang is a Java Champion. She is Liberty Microservices Architect and Advocate, STSM in IBM, based at Hursley Lab in the UK. Emily is a senior MicroProfile lead and has been working on MicroProfile since 2016 and leads the specifications of MicroProfile Config, Fault Tolerance and Service Mesh.

She is CDI Expert Group member. She has worked on the WebSphere Application Server since 2006 and is heavily involved in Java EE and MicroProfile implementation in Liberty releases. She regularly speaks at conferences, such as Code One, DevNexus, JAX London, Voxxed, Devoxx US, Devoxx Belgium, Devoxx UK, Devoxx France, EclipseCon, etc.

Follow her on Twitter @emilyfhjiang and/or connect with her on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-jiang-60803812/)

Grace's Topic: Cloud-Native Dev Tools: Bringing the cloud back to earth

How can we effectively develop for the cloud, when we as developers are coding back down on earth? This is where effective cloud-native developer tools can enable us to either be transported into the cloud or alternatively, to bring the cloud back down to earth. But what tools should we be using for this?

In this session, we’ll explore some of the useful OSS tools and technologies that can used by developers to effectively develop, design and test cloud-native Java applications.

About Grace

Grace is a Developer Advocate at IBM, working with Open Liberty, MicroProfile and Cloud Technologies. She has been with IBM since graduating from Exeter University with a Degree in Biology. Grace enjoys bringing a varied perspective to her projects and using her knowledge of biological systems to simplify complex software patterns and architectures.

As a developer advocate, Grace builds POC’s, demos and sample applications, and writes guides and tutorials. She is a regular presenter at international technology conferences and has authored a book on reactive systems. Grace also has a keen passion for encouraging more women into STEM and especially Technology careers.

Follow her on Twitter @gracejansen27

Additional note: This meetup includes food and has limited space. We, therefore, ask you to please keep your RSVP status up to date, so we do not waste any of our food.

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