CJUG Office Hours

Chicago Java Users Group
Chicago Java Users Group
Public group


Need help with a project? Would you like a second pair of eyes to dig into that tricky issue you’ve been facing? Or do you just want to hang out with your laptop and some people after work? We’ve got just the thing for you! Introducing CJUG Office Hours!

Office Hours will be hosted after work. Every session will have at least one aide in attendance for the full session. The purpose of these sessions is similar to that of a ‘coffee and code’ - connecting with people who want to work on personal projects, get a code review, or just hang out. There is no set format and you may come and go as you please.

Current Aides

Janine Patterson

I started with Core Java in the financial field in 2008, with a main focus on high performance, low garbage collection, and binary data interchange formats like Fix/Fast. Since then I’ve moved on to microservices architecture and cloud platforms. I can help with:

- Core Java

- RESTful API’s and Swagger

- JPA, Hibernate

- Gradle

- Cloud Foundry, Heroku

Todd Ginsberg

I’ve been working with Java since 1995 and currently work for a financial services company. In the past, I have worked in payments, telephony, and advertising. I have developed a wide range of systems and frameworks in Java and other JVM languages. Areas I feel I can contribute to:

- Core Java

- Spring Framework

- Code reads / reviews

- Debugging

- Java 8 - streams and lambdas

- Kotlin and Scala - don’t work with this daily, but can offer advice.


When/Where will office hours be hosted?

Office Hours will be hosted twice a month from 5:30 - 8:30pm. Each session has no set agenda, feel free to come and go as you please.

Who should attend?

Office Hours are targeted at

- anyone who like a code review or help with a coding issue

- anyone who would like to collaborate on a project

- anyone interested in java related technologies

- anyone who just wants to hang out

I’m interested in becoming an Office Hours Aide. What do I do?

Thanks for volunteering! Please send a short intro to [masked] with the subject ‘Office Hours Aide’ and the following information:

- 3 sentence personal bio

- 3-5 technologies and/or areas you can help with

- session(s) you are available for