December 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Attending Campus Crusade's Midsouth Conference...

It's the first time I have ever attended a Christian conference where twitter was being used so much during the conference. Usually I don't equate twitter with a Christian conference, but Campus Crusade's midsouth conference is certainly an exception. From the beginning of the conference to the end, participants were tweeting all kind of stuff all the time.

Added by Bradlee Sargent on December 31, 2009 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year



Happy New Year! What a year 2009 has been. 2010 is surely looking like an exciting time to come.



What are your thoughts about CodeTown? Is it the software community you hope for? If you have comments or suggestions, please let me know. You can post them here as comments or send me a private message.



Thanks for your contributions to CodeTown this year. It's growing, and becoming more interesting with every post you make,… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on December 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Umbrella Java User Group AFRICA

I have just created JUG-AFRICA wich will be an umbrella Java User Group (JUG) for the entire continent that country JUGs or individual JUGs can affiliate with.

Like Congo JUG, Togo JUG, RDC-JUG (Kinshasa) and Cameroon JUG are on the track to join JUG-AFRICA.



Why JUG-AFRICA ?



The idea behind JUG-AFRICA is to allow JUGs located within Africa to collaborate globally in ways that will ultimately benefit Java… Continue

Added by Max Bonbhel on December 30, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Amazon: Kindle Books Outsold Real Books This Christmas



Wired: "Happy Christmas. I got a coffee pot. You? If you got a book, it’s likely that it wasn’t made of paper. The succinct title of this Amazon press release tells the whole story: “On Christmas… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on December 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Contest Town Coding Contest #1 - Eric Lavigne using Clojure is Winner!



Codetown, we have a winner! Check out Eric Lavigne's winning entry to the first Codetown Coding Contest here...



Eric will describe his code at the next GatorJUG meeting. Eric tells us that he'll give a presentation on Clojure tomorrow at the next Gainesville Ruby User Group meeting (GRUG… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on December 28, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Delve into Dot Net Town



Yep, it was bound to happen. Curiosity set in and I looked to see how much this new Windows 7 thang is running. $29.95 ain't too bad. But, as we all know, that's just the beginning. The first gram is free. You and I both know that installing a new release leads to more serious drugs. I mean, apps. I mean...you know what I mean.



Anyhoo, last time I worked with Visual Studio it was pretty impressive. Visual Studio 2010 is out in beta,… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on December 25, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Looking for Java/Groovy developers for help with an Opensource Project

Hey everyone just throwing it out there,



The other day I was on the beach wondering what to do next when I came up with an interesting idea, a social networking aggregator that could add content to a Wave document in real time(of course then I got extended). It now looks like I can make it happen and I am trying to start finding more people to help the project. Currently we could use someone to manage a JIRA server as well as other developers. Currently the project is in Java,… Continue

Added by Jackie Gleason on December 18, 2009 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Google releases Public DNS

Google just announced a public DNS. Cmments?

Added by Michael Levin on December 4, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

What is Google Wave?



I've been nominated to be a beta user. Anyone working with the Wave yet?… Continue

Added by Michael Levin on December 4, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

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