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Java brain teaser!

Give it a try!

https://twitter.com/heinzkabutz/status/1514319404997267464

Added by Michael Levin on April 14, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

RealityLabs ::: A great new Gainesville Florida experience!

Hello lab volunteers and friends...

RealityLabs, the community computer lab sponsored by the Gainesville Counseling Center and located at the Highlands Community Center is making progress towards our grand opening in later this year. 

We need some board members to help steer the progress and efforts of the lab, please let me know if you are interested.  

We will meet from 10a - 4p this Saturday the 22nd with the hope to start or accomplish some or all of the items…

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Added by Michael Levin on January 28, 2022 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Free Java conference not to miss!

Join the 2022 JChampions Conference. January 20, 21, 24, & 25.

• More info: https://jchampionsconf.com
• Talks: https://jchampionsconf.com/speakers.html
• Free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jchampions-conference-2022-tickets-231766418597

Added by Michael Levin on January 8, 2022 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Log4J Security Issue

https://apple.news/AakyMLdB9TcOiLXRyUTPcGQ

Added by Michael Levin on December 12, 2021 at 8:09am — No Comments

This FREE online Java conference is tomorrow!

This FREE online Java conference is tomorrow!

Visit https://www.accelevents.com/e/2021jconfdev to see the full agenda for the day as well as all session descriptions and speaker bios. It's free so no need for FOMO. The conference runs from 9:00 PM CST to 5:00 PM CST (3:00 PM UDT - 11:00 PM UDT

Added by Michael Levin on December 8, 2021 at 11:51am — No Comments

The 2021 JakartaEE Developer Survey is now open!

The 2021 JakartaEE Developer Survey is now open! The survey only takes a few minutes to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FD2GWM8

Added by Michael Levin on April 16, 2021 at 10:39am — No Comments

J4K is virtual this year...and free!

J4K was a superb conference last year. This year, it’s virtual and free! Some of the world’s best speakers will present. Register here: http://j4k.io/ They say tickets will go fast. #j4k 

Added by Michael Levin on July 2, 2020 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Dev Dot Next Webinar!

Dev.Next will run their online event this Tuesday, 24 March, starting at 12 pm EDT.

https://www.devdotnext.com/digital



Oracle is hosting a webinar on Java 14 next Thursday, 26 March from 2-2:30 pm EDT, which will cover some of the new features:…



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Added by Michael Levin on March 24, 2020 at 7:44am — No Comments

Hackathon

From Zach:

“Hey Mike, I am helping organize an upcoming hackathon at Palm Coast City hall and want to invite your group of devs to attend and compete. There is a $12k prize pool as well as raffle prizes and free food all weekend long. This is a free event and any and all experience is welcome to come check it out. The event website is TechBeachHackathon.com for all the details.”

Added by Michael Levin on January 11, 2020 at 2:06am — No Comments

Swampcast features Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO

Join Michael Levin in this Swampcast interview with Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO. Click here to listen. Photo…

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Added by Michael Levin on August 3, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Swampcast features Craig Newmark

Here's a Swampcast featuring Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Enjoy!

Added by Michael Levin on July 11, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

Here’s a blast from the past. Wikipedia CTO Brion Vibber walks us through the beginnings of Wikipedia. Enjoy! Click here to hear the…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 27, 2019 at 1:29am — No Comments

Pandora::: Swampcast features Pandora CTO Tom Conrad



Here’s one of the most talented CTO’s around to explain the inner workings of Pandora. Click here to…

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Added by Michael Levin on June 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

OSCON Free Expo Pass!

‪We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15–18. Want to join in but can't be there for the entire event? Grab a free Expo Plus pass using code EXPOPASS- but hurry, only a limited number of passes are available. https://oreil.ly/2FojuKe

Added by Michael Levin on June 21, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

OSCON

We're proud to partner with #OSCON in Portland, July 15-18. Save 25% when you use code PCOJUG on most passes
https://oreil.ly/2U5aTET

Added by Michael Levin on May 22, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

TheAIConf CFP

The #CFP for #TheAIConf in London is now open! Share your best ideas, practices or case studies in applied #AI.

Link: https://www.oreilly.com/pub/cpc/200573

Added by Michael Levin on March 21, 2019 at 6:34am — No Comments

Code One CFP

CodeOne is September 15-19. The CFP is open now until March 13. You can submit talks here: http://bit.ly/2tubcKD

Added by Michael Levin on March 8, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tips and Best Practices To Take Advantage of Spark

‪Carol McDonald published this article. Worth a read! https://dzone.com/articles/tips-and-best-practices-to-take-advantage-of-spark

Added by Michael Levin on February 22, 2019 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Java Versions

JDK Versions

The various JDK versions are:

  1. JDK Alpha and Beta (1995): Sun announced Java in September 23, 1995.
  2. JDK 1.0 (January 23, 1996): Originally called Oak (named after the oak tree outside James Gosling's office). Renamed to Java 1 in JDK 1.0.2.
  3. JDK 1.1 (February 19,…
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Added by Michael Levin on January 14, 2019 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Amanda's Giving a Talk at KotlinConf!

Amanda is giving a talk at KotlinConf...tomorrow at 14:00 CEST - that's the time in Amsterdam. Here's the abstract https://kotlinconf.com/schedule/#date=5-october&session=37796 and you can watch it live at …

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Added by Michael Levin on October 4, 2018 at 11:54am — No Comments

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