Feb 28: Mylyn 3.5, Agile and the new face of the Java IDE by Mik Kersten

January 10, 2011

What: Mylyn 3.5, Agile and the new face of the Java IDE by Mik Kersten

Registration: Click here to register

When: Monday Feb 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, presentation starts at 7 PM

Near Infinity Corporation
1881 Campus Commons Drive
Suite 203 (the training center)
Reston, VA 20191

Parking: There should be plenty of parking in the garage behind or out in front of the building.

Food: Pizza and Liquid Refreshments will be provided by Near Infinity Corporation.

Description: A decade ago, heavyweight ALM tools did more to impede developers than to support collaboration. With the move to Agile methodologies, the time has come to embrace lightweight collaboration and social coding tools to increase our velocity. For many Java developers, Mylyn has become the tool of choice for connecting team communication with coding. In 2010, Mylyn became a top-level Eclipse project and grew to support the entire Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) stack. This talk will overview of how Mylyn can double your Java coding output by bringing the entire workday into the place where you are most productive—your IDE. Demos will showcase how Mylyn’s task-focused interface integrates all leading task and Agile tools, SCM tools such as SVN and Git, and build/CI tools including Hudson. We will then review productivity best practices learned from deploying Mylyn at scale both in open source projects and large organizations. The talk will conclude with a vision of how realigning collaboration around a unified notion of tasks can yield a measurable productivity and knowledge capture benefit across the entire organization.

Speaker: Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Mik’s thought leadership on task-focused collaboration makes him a popular keynote speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. Mik has also been recognized as one of the top ten IBM developerWorks Java technology writers of the decade. He enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done.

Call 703 727-1307 (Gray’s cell phone) if you have trouble getting in.


The Java Road Trip Cruises to Charlottesville!

June 29, 2010

Join the NovaJUG in welcoming the Java Road trip to Charlottesville on July 2 from 1:30 to 6 PM.

Perrone Robotics
1180 Seminole Trail, Suite 135
Charlottesville, VA, 22901

This event is hosted by Paul Perrone, one of the original founders of the NOVAJUG. Paul is going to open up his doors and let attendees check out some of his latest Java based projects and provide rides in Tommy, Jr. the DARPA autonomous vehicle challenger.

Check out Java Road Trip for more details, plus all photos, videos, blogs, maps will be available there. And for real-time updates, you can follow along on twitter: @java (hashtag: #javaroadtrip)

Scala Month continues with the Reston Scala Lift Off!

October 25, 2009

Scala Lift Off* featuring Martin Odersky, Dean Wampler, Lex Spoon, and Josh Suereth, et al

When at Where: Oct 30th from 9 AM – 5 PM at FGM, 12021 Sunset Hills Rd, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20175

For details: Click Here!

Our unofficial Scala month continues with the Scala Lift Off held Oct 30th at FGM (the normal NovaJUG meeting place. This is a un-conference that will be kicked off with a presentation by Martin Odersky on “Why scala?” and the “New features in 2.8”. Kaliya Hamlin will be the facilitator.

* Technically, the Scala Lift Off is a production of Josh Suereth’s and the Scala Community, but we are claiming, since it is so good and it is in our clubhouse! ;^)

Devoxx Conference Nov 16-20

September 10, 2009

The Devoxx conference will be held this year November 16-20. As usual it will be located in Antwerp, Belgium in the the great Metropolis movie theater and conference complex. This is a very large conference that is very similar to JavaOne, but for a fraction of the price (even factoring in the international airfare). Devoxx is community driven, put on by the BeJUG, the Belgian Java Users Group. But don’t let that fool you-Devoxx is a first-rate Java conference. Fellow Novajugger’s and recent NovaJUG speakers Andrew Glover and Dan Allen spoke there last year, as did Sun’s Carol McDonald, also one of our speakers from last year.

No Fluff, Just Stuff returns Nov 6-8

September 10, 2009

The Northern Virginia Software Symposium is just around the corner. This time the bi-annual software conference will be held November 6-8 in Reston, Virginia.

Many Novajuggers have been to this conference (including me, of course) and the reviews are always great. If you haven’t been to one before, do yourself a favor and go! They have group discounts, so round up a bunch of folks from your office and save yourself some money.