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JavaOne 2014 Recap

Houston Java Users Group

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Presented by

James Velasco, Bernd Ruehlicke, and Jim Bethancourt

There were lots of big announcements, fancy demos, and technical sessions at JavaOne this year -- come and hear about the best of them! While the big focus was on lambdas, plenty more was going on that you'll want to learn about as well. If we're lucky, a member of the JCP Executive Committee will also be able to attend and give us a better idea of what's going on in the JCP.

James Velasco is the Chief Computer Scientist at INT and has been a past speaker at HJUG and JavaONE, and is a current member of the JCP.

Bernd Ruehlicke is president of Eriksfiord, Inc. part of the Eriksfiord group, a geoscience provider with focus on image/sonic log based geological and geomechanical studies. Bernd contributed to most of the geological applications modules of Recall (Landmark) during his time at Z&S (Stavanger/Norway): Speed correction, interactive spherical statistics, geomechanical interpretation. At PGS and Landmark, he built the interface between the Petrobank (Oracle) database and Recall, and worked on R&D projects such as the Java DecisionSpace platform. Bernd is now developing the business of the Eriksfiord group in the Americas, responsible for all image and sonic quality control and processing in the group and building specialized software to support Eriksford's geology and geomechanics interpretation staff. Bernd holds a BS in Computer Science and MS in Mathematics from Aarhus University, Denmark. He has an MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria, USA

Jim Bethancourt is a Sr. Software Developer at Triple Point Technology, and has led the Houston Java Users Group since 2007. He has given talks at the Houston JUG and at JavaOne.


Please RSVP

RSVP by going to We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order. Since there may be a large turnout, please only RSVP if you're certain you'll be coming.

Suggested Parking:

Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, 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.

Meeting Sponsor: Clearpoint

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  • On the Technology side in specific, our company works with the full-life cycle of IT positions including all types of Technical Applications/ Infrastructure/ Functional PM/BA centric roles.
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About our venue sponsor: PROS

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Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win

 Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.

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