The month of July was a global gathering for all Java Communities around the world to say "Hello" to Java 7.
JUG-AFRICA also hosted multiple events to celebrate Java 7 (see the photos below). I have traveled in Africa to give technical Java7 talks and met with hundreds of vibrant Java and Android developers. In Dakar, Senegal (July 7), Brazzaville, Congo (July 9) and Kinshasa, DRC Congo(July 10).
Oracle provided the Java launch kits, which include a Java 7 technical presentation with detailed speaker notes, related technology modules, and T-shirts for JUG members. More than 90 JUGs have also accepted Oracle's offer to supply speakers including four JUGs in Africa (SeneJUG, CongoJUG, EgJUG, KinJUG and RDC-JUG).
The events where held in Dakar, Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Cairo, Abuja, Lagos, Kampala, Lomé, Accra, Ouagadougou and Rabat.
I'm very happy about the progress of Java in Africa and the collaboration between Oracle and the user community there.