With 33rd Degree (http://2014.33degree.org) in town we reached out to the organisers and speakers and have invited 2 Java Rock Stars to give talks for our JUG. So a big thanks to both!
Arun Gupta will present: WebSockets in Java EE 7
Arun Gupta is Director of Developer Advocacy at Red Hat (http://www.redhat.com/) and focuses on JBoss Middleware (http://www.jboss.org/overview/). As a founding member of the Java EE team at Sun Microsystems, he spread the love for technology all around the world. At Oracle, he led a cross-functional team to drive the global launch of the Java EE 7 platform through strategy, planning, and execution of content, marketing campaigns, and program. After authoring ~1400 blogs at http://blogs.oracle.com/arungupta on different Java technologies, he continues to promote Red Hat technologies and products at blog.arungupta.me (http://blog.arungupta.me/). Arun has extensive speaking experience in 37 countries on myriad topics and is a JavaOne Rockstar. An author of a best-selling book, an avid runner, a globe trotter, a Java Champion, he is easily accessible at @arungupta (http://twitter.com/arungupta).
Gerrit Grunwald will talk about: Sensor networks with Java
Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than eight years of experience in software development. He has been involved in Java desktop application and controls development. His current interests include JavaFX, HTML5, and Swing, especially development of custom controls in these technologies. Grunwald is also interested in Java-driven embedded technologies. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas). Gerrit is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (http://www.jug-muenster.de/) (Germany), he co-leads the JavaFX and IoT community, is a JavaOne rockstar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally.