October 2014 Meeting

October 13th, 2014 Comments off

When: October 14, 2014    11:30 – 13:00


Where: ProtoTek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC

Website: http://prototekokc.com/


Speaker: Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Jason Lee


Topic: Contract-First REST Development

For many REST developers, API design and implementation is an iterative process taking place mostly in code: a rough idea of the API is mentally sketched out, and some code is written; API tweaks are made, and the code is changed; repeat ad nauseam. While this can and does work, it’s not always the most efficient, as design details can be lost in all the code.


Due to a continuing lack of sponsorship for the remainder of 2014 and delays in getting some sponsorship money that is owed, there will be no food or giveaway at this month’s meeting. If you want to sponsor in the future then please contact Brent Wilkins (drodmaster@gmail.com or bwilkins@hertz.com or 405.650.7467).

Thanks to Chad Gorshing and Nuisto we will be having pizza and pop for the meeting today.

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September 2014 Meeting

September 8th, 2014 Comments off

Important: Meeting is back at ProtoTek and will be from now on.


When: September 9, 2014   11:30 – 13:00


Where: ProtoTek  401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Speaker: Jesse Harlin


Topic: Angular.js for Java People

Jesse will be presenting on Angular.js, a popular framework for building user interfaces that run completely in the browser, and work with your server via APIs.


One lucky attendee will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

NOTE: Due to sponsorship delays, no food or drink will be provided. BRING YOUR OWN FOOD.

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August 2014 Meeting

August 11th, 2014 Comments off

Important: Meeting at NW Library this month.

When: August 12, 2014   11:30 – 13:00

We are meeting this Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the NW Library (5600 NW 122nd St.) from 11:30 – 13:00 (that’s 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for you non 24 hour clock people).

Where: NW Library (5600 NW 122nd St.)

We are meeting at the NW Library again this month. We already had it reserved and paid for for August. We will be back at Protek again for all future meetings starting in September.

Speaker: Karl Kirch

Topic: Java 8 Streams

This will be a very interesting topic as Streams and Lambdas have been a big buzzword in the Java community.


As usual there will be Pizza and drinks provided. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Please come join us.

June 2014 Meeting

June 6th, 2014 Comments off

Important: New Location

We’re meeting at a new location this month: Prototek OKC. We are very grateful to Prototek for providing the accommodations for our meetings this summer.

When: Tuesday, June 10, at 11:30

We’re meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 11:30 am at Prototek OKC, at 401 NW 10th st, Oklahoma City OK.  Street parking is available nearby at no cost.

Topic: Generating PDF’s with Apache FOP and XSL.

Apache FOP is a processing tool that renders content in various formats from an XML (XSL-FO) document. Some of the formats are PDF, PNG, PCL, and AWT. We will discuss a very simple use case that starts with a Web form and ends with an email containing the attached PDF, generated by FOP.

Speaker: Erich Leipold

Erich Leipold

Erich Leipold

Erich Leipold is the COO of Confluex, an integration consulting company. He has been working in IT for the past 22 years, in various roles. He is primarily a Java developer, with additional experience in PHP, Python, and VB. Erich has been working in integration for the past several years, including using FOP for creating dynamic PDF documents.

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May 2014 Meeting

May 1st, 2014 Comments off

This month we have two presentations, so get there early! First, Jason Richards will show us some tips about writing a resume from years of experience helping candidates tune theirs.  Then, Jeff Bowman will present about lambdas in Java 8.

We’re meeting at 11:30am on Tuesday, May 13 at the Northwest Library.  As always, lunch will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please register for the meeting here.


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