What we're about

Denver Java Users Group is a free, informal, all-volunteer, group of Denver Java enthusiasts that has been meeting since November 1995. We rely on community participation. We need your involvement, ideas, thoughts, and help if we are to continue to provide quality technical education and events now and into the future! Denver Java Users Group brings you leaders and specialists in Java technologies for first-hand exposure to code, best practices, tools, methodologies, and cutting-edge solutions. Meetings are free and open to the public.

You can follow us on Twitter @denverjug (https://twitter.com/denverjug) or subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/denverjug).

Upcoming events (4+)

Sharat Chander: Moving Java Forward...Together

Online event

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TTc7rZACvQk

5:30-5:45: Announcements

5:45-7:15: Moving Java Forward...Together

The last 25 years have shown that Java has enriched the world we live in. Applications of all shapes and all sizes target a wide and diverse set of use cases. The foundation is strong! But, how will the next 25 years and beyond look like? That future is influenced so much by you, the developer community. And this session will focus on what you can do to participate to ensure the future remains bright. Learn about the many channels you can use to move Java forward.

About Sharat Chander

Sharat Chander (Senior Director, Java Developer Advocacy) has been driving the Java ecosystem forward for over 20 years. His focus is to help raise the value of the Java community, which helps keep the technology relevant for now and the future, as well as grow the visibility of Java to drive its adoption worldwide.

You can find Sharat on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sharat_Chander.

7:15-7:30: Q & A

The live streaming of this meetup is sponsored by Okta (https://developer.okta.com/).

TBD

Pivotal

5:30-6:00: Food, Soda, Beer and Networking

6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-7:45: Topic TBD

7:45: Door prizes

Gordon Weakliem: Coding Interviews for Java Developers

Online event

Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LH9tJ6qSGQ

5:30-5:45: Announcements

5:45-7:15: Coding Interviews for Java Developers

In the year 2000 - Joel Spolsky released his first “guerilla guide to interviewing” (most current version from 2006) https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2006/10/25/the-guerrilla-guide-to-interviewing-version-30/

This really started to set the standard for the modern software engineer interview. In particular, this quote set the tone:

> Most of the time in the interview, though, should be spent letting the candidate prove that they can write code.

Somewhere along the line, we started to suspect that maybe there were a lot of SE candidates who couldn’t actually write code, so making candidates write code became a standard practice.

Not all of us are performers or perform well under pressure, or with someone watching. Some of us don’t spend our nights and weekends working on toy problems, and the day-to-day code we work on is anything but a toy problem, or we work in an application framework or work on code that’s in maintenance mode where we’re not really writing tons of new code from scratch - when was the last time you wrote a main() method? So the coding exercise is an alien environment.

I’ll talk about general advice for live coding, as well as some strategies for succeeding in these coding exercises, particularly the live coding variety, with an emphasis on pitfalls for using Java in live coding interviews and strategies for getting around them.

About Gordon Weakliem

Gordon Weakliem has worked as a professional software developer for over 25 years. He has worked in distributed systems since the days when CORBA was the next big thing, and has worked extensively with HTTP based services, as well as large scale distributed data platforms. He has worked in the travel industry at companies like Sabre, Galileo, and Vrbo, and currently works for SiriusXM / Pandora Media supporting the Marketing team with big data analytics. In addition, Gordon is a Senior Interview Engineer with Karat, an online interview platform, and has conducted hundreds of coding interviews.

You can find Gordon on LinkedIn at @gweakliem (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gweakliem/).

7:15-7:30: Q & A

The live streaming of this meetup is sponsored by Okta (https://developer.okta.com/).

TBD

Pivotal

5:30-6:00: Food, Soda, Beer and Networking

6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-7:45: Topic TBD

7:45: Door prizes

Past events (119)

Jeremy Gustine: Java Logging Deep Dive

Online event

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