[ajug-members] Latte Group
Mao, Dean (IHG)
Dean.Mao at ichotelsgroup.com
Wed Feb 22 11:53:52 EST 2006
Aside from the little religious thread that I started (which isn't that
useful for discussion purposes anyway), I think there is one way we
could encourage participation from current java programmers who normally
wouldn't attend. It might be nice for current java programmers to go
and just give a quick 10 minute overview of some open source
java-related framework/package. I think these days employers are more
keen on seeing just how many open source java frameworks you are
knowledgeable with, rather than rate your ability on specific J2EE
skills. I'm probably familiar with around 15 open source packages that
aren't the typical jboss, hibernate, spring type packages that are still
pretty useful, but every now and then I'll find another open source
package that really fits a solution here.
Global Brand Services
InterContinental Hotels Group
dean.mao at ichotelsgroup.com
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[mailto:ajug-members-bounces at ajug.org] On Behalf Of Burr Sutter
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 3:55 PM
To: General AJUG membership forum (100-200 messages/month)
Subject: [ajug-members] Latte Group
I'd like your feedback on a few items. Joe Talafous was kind enough to
take on the leadership on the Latte study group which is targeted at
those folks interested in learning many of the base-level Java and J2EE
skills. They have done a fantastic job pulling together a Wiki,
tutorials and meetings.
The job market has heated up and I've received a few requests for
entry-level Java/J2EE programmers.
A critical success factor for our Atlanta-based Java community is
growth. At some point, some of the AJUG'ers will hit it big and retire.
Others will move on to non-Java and perhaps non-software career paths.
As a community we all need to be recruiting for future AJUG members.
Key presenters and sponsors are most interested in an organization that
is vibrant, thriving, large and representative of a large cross-section
of the local market (corp. america, consultants and ISVs).
- How do we encourage "newbies" to join our Latte group?
- What mentoring can we provide for these folks looking to increase
- What is the correct path for newbies? Please check out the following
attempt at a path
- How do we encourage more participation from current Java developers
who otherwise don't attend?
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