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Desktop Programming in Kotlin + 5 mistakes professional Java Developers Mak...
Wed, April 26, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
John Childress and Bruno Souza
Desktop Programming in Kotlin
Tornado FX is a small and light JavaFX Framework for the Kotlin programming language.
Come out for an introduction to Kotlin and TornadoFX. Learn how TornadoFX can help you build desktop applications on the JVM.
In addition to the usual door prize giveaways, John has arranged to give away two copies of Kotlin in Action!
John Childress has been developing software since 1998. For the last 14 years he has focused on electricity trading in North America. He loves Java and in particular developing database and desktop applications.
5 mistakes professional Java Developers Make that Prevent them from Growing in Their Careers
As developers, our ultimate goal is to change the world and improve people's lives. For that, we need to become better developers. And the only way to grow in our careers as developers is to work in innovative projects, with great developers. But... Without noticing, professional Java developers make serious career mistakes, that stiff our careers and prevent us from growing. In this presentation, we'll discuss the 5 biggest mistakes, and how Java developers can solve them in a practical and immediate way.
Bruno Souza is a Brazilian Java programmer and open source software advocate. He was President of SouJava, a Brazilian Java User Group he helped establish which became the world's largest. He was one of the initiators of the Apache Harmony project to create a non-proprietary Java virtual machine. He's known as the "Brazilian JavaMan"
Bruno is a member of the Board of Directors at the Open Source Initiative representing Affiliate members. This is his second term on the OSI Board. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Java Community Process. In 2010, he co-founded ToolsCloud, a developer tools provider.
Meeting Location: PROS
Houston, TX 77002
Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin in any spot marked PROS Reserved, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.
Preparing the world’s future innovators
Science and technology are critical drivers of today’s global innovation economy. More and more companies–across all industry sectors–are seeking people with computer science (CS) and computer engineering skills.
In the U.S., there will be 1.4 million CS-related jobs by 2020, yet U.S. college graduates are expected to fill less than a third of those jobs. For American youth, this means an unfortunate mismatch between education and opportunity that we must solve by bringing together professionals from across the CS industry.
By increasing access to CS for all youth as early as possible, we will help them prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow and give them the opportunity to become creators of technology and the world’s future innovators.
About our venue sponsor: PROS
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) helps companies around the globe realize their revenue profit potential. PROS is the only company with a solution portfolio that improves top- and bottom-line financial results simultaneously. B2B and B2C companies count on our sales, pricing and revenue management solutions to accelerate sales, formulate winning pricing strategies and align product, demand and availability.
As the largest publicly traded software company in Houston, PROS is proud of our world-class R&D team that’s more than 300 team members strong. Our company culture values ownership, innovation and a relentless commitment to “We Care.” Ask anyone about the best part of working at PROS, and the answer will be “our people.” PROS employees are the most caring, committed, knowledgeable and talented technology professionals around. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Java is the backbone of all our products. We’re continually looking for ways to remain on the cutting edge of technology, and we’re proud to be supporters and sponsors of Houston’s growing developer community. To find out more about what PROS is all about, please visit our website at www.pros.com.
Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win
- JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- Hello2Morrow has donated a SonarGraph Personal license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- Headway Software has donated a license of the new Structure101 Studio
- SemanticMerge has donated a one year license of their product to one lucky winner, and another to the speaker.
Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.