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Welcome to the newest virtual home of the Philadelphia Area Java Users’ Group, twice rated by Sun as one of the world’s top Java User Groups! The Philly JUG’s main objective is to provide great learning events for our membership, and if you look at our history we’ve done just that. Over the past fifteen+ years the Philly JUG has done quite a bit of growing up. Very few of you might remember our first meeting, where about 35 members sat on the floor in the office of a long departed dot com. If you have been to a meeting recently you know how far we have come.

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An Introduction to Apache Spark

The Judge Group

This talk will be a gentle introduction to Apache Spark, with very few slides and lots of code demos in Spark notebooks. We’ll do some ETL, some data analysis, a even a short introduction to the Spark machine learning API. Brian has more than 35 years’ software development experience in a broad variety of areas and has used far too many programming languages to list them all here. He founded and still runs the Philly Area Scala Enthusiasts (PHASE) user group. Brian currently works for Databricks, a Spark as a service company headquartered in San Francisco. He frequently speaks on Spark- and Scala-related topics.

Quantum Computing for Java Developers


The buzz about quantum computing has been rapidly increasing lately, and a growing number of developers have been looking into the subject. Concepts developers typically find challenging after cursory investigation of quantum computing include: superpositions of quantum bits (qubits), quantum gates, quantum entanglement (Einstein’s “spooky actions at a distance”), and the relevance of Schrödinger’s famous cat. In this session, James Weaver will give a gentle introduction to quantum computing, including: A brief history of quantum computers, visualizing superpositions, composing quantum algorithms with quantum gates, understanding Shor’s potentially RSA encryption busting algorithm, and current status of quantum computers. Speaker: James Weaver James Weaver is a developer, author, and speaker with a passion for quantum computing. He is a Java Champion, and a JavaOne Rockstar. James has written books including Inside Java, Beginning J2EE, the Pro JavaFX series, and Java with Raspberry Pi. As an IBM Quantum Developer Advocate, James speaks internationally at quantum and classical computing conferences. He tweets as @JavaFXpert, and blogs at http://JavaFXpert.com and http://CulturedEar.com. Venue: Cerner (https://www.cerner.com) At Cerner, we’re continuously building on our foundation of intelligent solutions for the health care industry. Our technologies connect people and systems at more than 25,000 facilities worldwide, and our wide range of services support the clinical, financial and operational needs of organizations of every size. Food Sponsor: TEKsystems (https://www.teksystems.com) We’re passionate about helping people achieve their ambitions. We‘re partners in transformation with over 80% of the Fortune 500. Our clients’ ability to take on digital transformation is dependent on talent capable of driving change. We help you get in front of decision-makers at today’s leading organizations. Put your talent to work.

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