NOTE: FULL NAME (and ID) is required for building security! Change nick to full name or add name to comments. Speaker: Cameron Purdy, Founder of Tangosol Title: Creating Grid-Based Data Infrastructures for the Enterprise Our apologies for the last minute date change as we could not obtain a location for 50+ as this month the usual third Monday fell on the Martin Luther King holiday. Consequently we have changed the date to Thursday, February 7 as a combined meeting with the NYC Java Study Groups JUG. The meeting will be followed by drinks/food at a local bar. For those new to the Java Meetup, it's primarily an open discussion and social networking meetup with occasional guest speakers and presentations. We'll return to the usual schedule and format the following month. If you can not make new date please update your RSVP. If anyone has any announcements or questions about Java technologies bring them to the meeting, this an excellent opportunity to network with local Java enthusiasts. To sponsor either a location and/or refreshments or donate door prizes for future meetings contact the organizer or assistant organizer. Some of the door prizes are courtesy of Sun Microsystems. ------------------ past meetings: Thanks to Robert Half Technology for offering to host the December meetup (and for refreshments). We had a round table meeting with various topics selected by the group including DSL (Domain Specific Languages), scalability, empowering tools, Eclipse tools, Android/J2ME/JavaFX, Java 7 large and little language changes and more. Apologies to those who couldn't make it or were stopped by security (last names were required). Thanks to Accenture Technology Solutions for sponsoring the location and refreshments for November's meeting. The presenters were: Jython (David Turner), BUG and OSGi (Ken Gilmer), Hibernate (Jack Hoang) and Rich Applications with Flex (Yakov Fain). Thanks to Hudson Global Resources for sponsoring the October meeting location and refreshments! We had presentations and code demos by members (round table format) and we adjourned to the Snafu Bar. September meeting: Thanks to BSGAlliance.com for sponsoring NYC Java Meetup's September location and refreshments. Topics presented included review of Sun's Boston Tech Days and overview of the Java 7 proposals. August meeting: Thanks to Didit.com for providing a conference room and helping with refreshments. Pizza for this meeting was sponsored by the NYCJava.net JUG and the following topics were presented: OpenEJB, JavaFX Applets, Java and the iPod and iPhone. We adjourned at the nearby Harrington's Bar. The location for July's meeting was the Killarney Rose bar/restaurant (upstairs room) at Pearl St. (Wall St area). The location for the June meetup, Monday June 18 was courtesy of NYSIA (New York Software Industry Association) at 55 Broad Street, 10th Floor. A projector was available and we had a presentation culled from various JavaOne technical sessions in addition to general announcements and discussion. Free refreshments (pizza, beverages) were provided courtesy of Apex Systems, Inc.