Wednesday, February 15, 2012

DevNexus 2012 - March 21-22 - Schedule Published

DevNexus 2012 is only 5 weeks away and will take place March 21-22. As of late, we have been super-busy organizing and confirming the best minds of our industry. We are happy to announce the preliminary schedule at

Again, this year will mark our biggest DevNexus conference event, yet! Compared to last year, we added 2 more tracks to the conference, bringing the total to 6 tracks. 30+ speakers will deliver 48 sessions equipping you with the critical knowledge to take your career to the next level. And if this is not enough, we have 3 wonderful keynote speakers as well:

  • Patrick Curran, Chair of the Java Community Process organization will present "Java User Groups and the Java Community Process: a winning combination"
  • Barry Hawkins, a veteran in our industry will present "How We Got Here, And What To Do About It", and we also are delighted to have
  • Ben Galbraith, founder of and now running mobile architecture and engineering at

This year we will have an incredible breadth of topics. Besides covering core Java topics (e.g. Java 7+8, Joda Time, Guava) as well as JVM Languages (Groovy and Scala), we will also extensively cover Mobile topics (including HTML5). Furthermore, we will dive into Cloud related topics, covering Platform as a service (PaaS) providers such as Cloud Foundry, Google App Engine and Heroku. Here is a more comprehensive list of covered topics:

  • Core Java (Java 7+8, Joda-Time, Guava)
  • Spring (Spring 3.1, Spring MVC 3.1, Spring Integration)
  • JBoss (DeltaSpike)
  • Mobile (jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap, Android, Appcelerator Titanium)
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript (Node.js, jQuery), 
  • Cloud (Heroku, Cloud Foundry, Google App Engine)
  • Gradle
  • Groovy
  • Git
  • Scala
  • NoSQL (Neo4J, Cassandra)
  • Play Framework
  • Caching (EhCache  and JSR107)
  • REST
  • Continuous deployment
  • Talks on Agile Methodologies and Architecture

With this session line-up on the horizon, attending DevNexus should be a priority - This is also the South-East’s best, yet affordable, developer's conference!

We, the volunteers from the Atlanta Java Users Group would be delighted to see you all at DevNexus! Learn, network and have fun -

Please register today at:

We would like to thank our Sponsors that help us greatly to keep DevNexus super-affordable ($185 group-ticket / $200 regular ticket). We also welcome two new DevNexus Gold Sponsors:

  • SpringSource, a division of VMware
  • GCA Technology Services and Oracle University 

GCA Technology Services and Oracle University are thrilled to be sponsors of AJUG again this year. GCA specializes in Identity and Access Management (IAM) consulting and education. We partner with Oracle to provide industry leading solutions for user provisioning, role management, rights management, single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, governance and compliance. We deliver training for Oracle Solaris, Java, Oracle Identity and Access Management as well as other Oracle Applications and technologies. We believe that the blended approach by providing expert consultants who also educate our customers in the products we implement, allows us to achieve consistently positive results. Oracle's Java based IAM solutions lead the industry. Let us work with your team to create a training and IAM consulting solution that gets the results you want. Contact us at or 770-643-0443. We look forward to seeing everyone at Devnexus!

The DevNexus Gold Sponsors:

  • Terracotta
  • IntercontinentalExchange (ICE)
  • JBoss
  • The Intersect Group
  • GCA Technology Services and Oracle University
  • SpringSource, a division of VMware

Silver Sponsors:

  • Apex Systems
  • Anteo Group
  • 4t Networks

Cocktail Hour Sponsor:

  • MATRIX Resources

We are looking forward seeing you all in March!!!


Gunnar Hillert
President, Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG)


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