Past Meetup

Beyond Beauty: JavaFX, Parallax, Touch, Raspberry Pi, Gyroscopes, and Much More


Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Location image of event venue


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Event Description

A 3-D environment can provide beauty and immersion in a user interface. Unfortunately, it can be really heavyweight for small devices or even the Web, but there are simple techniques that can make your UI unbelievably realistic without the need for 3-D hardware. A technique often used in video games is to use independent layers that are scrolled at different speeds in a simulated parallax motion. This effect provides the illusion of depth, resulting in a rich user experience. If you include touch and screen orientation, the result is a unique and very realistic interface. Attend this meeting, which includes demos, to learn about the implementation of this unique UI pattern.

Presented by:

Angela Caicedo

Java Technology Ambassador


Watching the Live Stream Online

To be eligible for prizes (see below), please register for this meetup. For the live video feed, please go to the SvJugFx page on my blog: (

6:00-6:45pm Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Oracle 6:45-7:00pm Group introduction & announcements 7:00-8:30pm Main Talk followed by Q&A 8:30-9:00pm Raffle and additional networking time
Prizes and Sponsorship
We also have some great prizes to give away, including:

An IntelliJ Ultimate Edition license ($249 value) Technical books including Pro JavaFX Platform ( Premium swag for everyone who walks in the door! This event is brought to you with support from the following sponsors:

Oracle ( supports our meetup by providing a venue and prizes. Linode ( provides open source hosting. JFrog Artifactory ( supports our meetup membership and gives prizes. Ubivent ( provides our JavaFX streaming event platform.. ( gives discounts for JUG members. ( provides free streaming of our videos. Jetbrains ( gives out free IntelliJ licenses at our meetings. Apress ( gives free books as prizes. O'Reilly ( gives free books as prizes. If you are interested in having your company appear here, please let me know (!