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Event Description


Gerrit has been creating custom controls for a long time, starting with Java Swing, HTML5 Canvas, Android and JavaFX. In this session he will talk about how to create custom controls in JavaFX. Because the topic is too big to explain it in a session he will explain common strategies when creating controls using a simple example. In addition he will explain how to approach graphical challenges using examples. Be warned that this session is not all about coding but also about graphics :)


Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than ten years of experience in software development. He has been involved in Java desktop application and controls development. Gerrit is interested in Java on desktop, Java-driven embedded technologies based on JavaSE embedded and IoT in general. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects like ( as well as his own projects (Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas).

Gerrit blogs regularly at , he is an active member of the Java community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany), is a JavaOne rockstar and Java Champion. He is a speaker at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines.

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: (


5:00-5:30pm Arrive & mingle -- Food & drinks provided by Oracle

5:30-7:00pm Main Talk followed by Q&A

7:00 Evacuate the Building

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.

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