Jan 6: An Evening with Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine – “Concurrency & Performance”

December 23, 2009

An Evening with Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine – “Concurrency & Performance”

When at Where: Jan 6th from 6:30 PM – 9 PM at Sun Microsystems, McLean Office

Sun Microsystems, McLean Office
7900 Westpark Dr
1st Floor, Theodore Room #1080
Mclean, VA 22102

Register: Click Here!.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Bridge Education are bringing renowned Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine from Europe to deliver his Java Performance Tuning Course in North America. While he is in the DC area we will be hosting a free evening seminar in conjunction with the NovaJUG and you are invited! Please register!

Abstract: The move from single to multi-core is a silent revolution. It has happened without Java developers taking much notice. Part of this is because Java developers have been writing multi-threaded applications for a long time. Even so, multi-core is a game changing development and with a 1000 core CPUs on the event horizon, it’s one that we must adapt to if we are to remain competitive. In this talk we will explore some of the developments that are taking place in the JVM, and in the JDK to help us. We will also look at techniques we can use to improve the performance of our applications running on machines with 10s or even 100s of CPUs.

Kirk Pepperdine, a Sun Java Champion since September 2005, is a primary contributor and consultant to javaperformancetuning.com, which is widely regarded as the premier site for information about Java Performance Tuning. Kirk is also the co-author of Ant Developer’s Handbook.

In addition to this free Seminar, Sun is offering a full Java Performance Tuning Workshop.
The Course: The Java Performance Tuning Workshop (EXL-2025)
In this 4-day Extreme Learning Workshop, you will learn a blend of tuning methodology, performance theory and practical tips on solving difficult performance problems. You will have an opportunity to hone your skills on a series of labs that are derived from real problems found during our consulting experience. The tools learned are all freely available or open source and will equip you to immediately apply what you have learned in your workplace. No more suffering through slow, under-performing applications. You will learn how to develop code with performance as the goal and the end user in mind.

Expert: Kirk Pepperdine – Java Champion and Java Performance Tuning Expert

» Washington, DC — January 5th – 8th
» San Francisco, CA — January 11th – 14th
» Atlanta, GA — February 9th – 12th
» Ottawa, ON — February 22nd – 25th
» Toronto, ON — March 22nd – 25th
» Sacramento, CA — April 12th – 15th
» Vancouver, BC — May 10th – 13th
» San Francisco, CA — June 14th – 17th

Learn More: Course Information
Extreme Learning: Click Here!
Bridge Education: Click Here!
866.322.3262 · info@bridgeme.com


Dec 16: Solr Powered Lucene by Erik Hatcher Sponsored by Lucid Imagination

December 7, 2009

Dec 16: Solr Powered Lucene by Erik Hatcher sponsored by Lucid Imagination

When at Where: Dec 16th from 6:30 PM – 9 PM at FGM, 12021 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20175

Call 703 727-1307 to get in the building. After 6 the door is locked, so you will need this number.

Register: Click Here!. The Lucene/Solr meetup has the token to give out the remaining 25 seats (70 are already gone). If you already registered don’t worry, this is just for the remaining seats. This meeting with be sold out. So, act now if you are interested in attending. Thanks.

Free pizza and sodas will be provided by Lucid Imagination.
Lucid Imagination
Solr now powers the search of many enterprise applications and high profile web sites. Long before Solr shone on enterprise search, Lucene – Solr’s core search library, was and still is used to drive the search of applications pervasively around the world. In this talk, Erik will introduce Solr, and dive right into building a full featured search/find application. We’ll explore the plethora of ways to get data into Solr, including database (via JDBC), RSS/Atom/arbitraryML feeds, CSV, rich text (Word, PDF, HTML, etc) documents, native APIs, and more. And we’ll end with full featured search/find application, complete with faceted navigation, query term highlighting, dynamic clustering, spell checking, and more-like-this capabilities.

Speaker: Erik Hatcher is the co-author of “Lucene in Action” as well as co-author of “Java Development with Ant”. Erik has been an active member of the Lucene community – a leading Lucene and Solr committer, member of the Lucene Project Management Committee, member of the Apache Software Foundation as well as a frequent invited speaker at various industry events. Erik earned his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.