July Meeting: An Introduction to Programming with Minecraft Mods

June 30th, 2015 Comments off

When: July 13, 2015    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Jason Lee

Topic: An Introduction to Programming with Minecraft Mods

Greetings, Oklahoma City tech community! Do you have a son or daughter (or niece, nephew, grandchild, super-friendly neighborhood child) who loves Minecraft? Does said Minecraftian have an interest in learning how to program? If so, this is your lucky day. The Oklahoma City Java User Group would like to invite you and 0 or more of your pint-sized and precocious progeny to our July session where we’ll be offering an introduction to programming using Minecraft modding as the goal.

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June Meeting: Lightweight Development Environments

June 4th, 2015 Comments off

When: June 9, 2015    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Brett Schuchert

Topic: Lightweight Development Environments with Vagrant

On software development teams, a lot of time, effort, and wasted work can come from the manual and unnecessarily complex way team members set up their development environments.  Brett will explain the ideas behind lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments, and demonstrate the use of Vagrant to create them.

Pizza, Chairs, etc.

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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May Meeting: Real Time Data Processing with Apache Storm

May 11th, 2015 Comments off

When: May 11, 2015    11:30 – 13:00

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

Speaker: Mark Smith

Topic: Real Time Data Processing with Apache Storm

Apache Storm “makes it easy to reliably process unbounded streams of data, doing for realtime processing what Hadoop did for batch processing.”  Mark Smith will introduce the concepts behind Apache Storm, and demonstrate how to use it through a live demo using Twitter data.

Pizza, Chairs, etc.

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

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April Meeting: Double Header with Venkat Subramaniam

April 13th, 2015 Comments off

When: April 14, 2014    16:00 – 20:00

Please note the change in time and location this month! 

Where: The Paramount, OKC

701 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK (on Film Row)

 

Speaker: Venkat Subramaniam

 

4:00pm: Transforming to Java 8

The new facilities in Java 8 is about the change the way we write code. Our code will become more expressive and concise. But, exactly how?

In this presentation we will take several common Java code examples, discuss the core idea expressed in code, and transform that code to use the facilities in Java 8. Watch and interact as you see Java code go through a weight loss program right in front of your eyes.

6:00pm: Core Software Design Principles

Creating code is easy, creating good code takes a lot of time, effort, discipline, and commitment. The code we create are truly the manifestations of our designs. Creating a lightweight design can help make the code more extensible and reusable.

In this presentation we will take an example oriented approach to look at some core design principles that can help us create better design and more maintainable code.

 

Pizza and drinks will be provided between the 2 sessions. Also, one lucky attendee from each session will win a $25 Amazon gift card. Stay for both sessions and double your chances of wining.

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March Meeting

March 9th, 2015 Comments off

When: March 10, 2014    11:30 – 13:00

 

Where: Prototek    401 NW 10th St.   Downtown OKC


Website: http://prototekokc.com/

 

Speaker: Karl Kirch

 

Topic: Webscale HTTP services with Dropwizard

Building web apps in Java has changed significantly over the past few years. Many of those changes revolve around keeping your application fast, maintainable, and flexible in the face of ever changing deployment environments (aka “the cloud”) and rapidly changing standards. Dropwizard looks to fit in the areas that J2EE does not and even replace it in a large number of cases. So if web APIs are your thing, come checkout Dropwizard and how it can help when building production ready APIs.

Pizza, Chairs, etc.

We thank Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the projector, pizza, and chairs.

 

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