The Los Angeles Java Users' Group

Welcome to the Los Angeles Java Users' Group. Brought to you for Java enthusiasts by Java enthusiasts.

The Los Angeles Java Users’ Group (LAJUG) is an informal non-profit organization that serves the greater Los Angeles area community of Java developers and enthusiast. We usually meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and discuss a wide variety of technological issues that impact the Java developer community. Membership is completely informal, and anybody is free to attend. Please see our Events schedule for information with regards to our meetings.

For those unfamiliar with Java, it is a programming language, platform, and set of standards used to develop software solutions for a wide-variety of needs. At LAJUG you will learn more about the Java platform. Furthermore, we also use our meetings as an opportunity to network, foster friendships, and give back to the community from which we benefit.

Special Announcement - LAJUG has moved!

LAJUG @ OPodz
362 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LAJUG now meets at OPodz in Little Tokyo, Downtown, Los Angeles. Opodz is located in the heart of historic Little Tokyo and the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles on East 2nd Street between San Pedro and Central. OPodz is directly across from Spitz (great gyros!) and American Apparel, and right next to Wolf and Crane.

Street parking and nearby parking structures are also available throughout Little Tokyo. Adjacent to the OPODZ meeting location parking is available for $5.00 flat rate. If you park on the street, please be sure to respect the meter limits. All street parking in Little Tokyo is free after 8 p.m.

If you'd rather save some gas, then take the Metro Gold Line, just two blocks away.

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Next Meeting

Sponsors

OPodz provides our meeting location in Little Tokyo, Downtown, Los Angeles. OPodz offers space and bandwidth in a well-designed collaborative work environment serving downtown Los Angeles in the Little Tokyo/Arts District. but OPodz is much more than a physical space – it is the nexus between arts, culture, and technology. whether it is working solo, sharing ideas, networking, attending an event, or just hanging out, the people, relationships, and ideas you encounter here aim to inspire “open source creativity.”
Food and refreshments will be served throughout the evening courtesy of sponsor, Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency. Filter Digital's client list spans global brands and Fortune 100 companies to startups and boutique firms. Let us help you create a digital solution that fits your needs.
JetBrains
Our monthly raffle of products such as IntelliJ are provided by JetBrains.
Q
Q was our former sponsor, and provider of a meeting location, food, and drinks. We will honor that experience and keep our up our link. Thank you Q!
LAJUG @ OPodz
362 East 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
LAJUG meets at OPodz. Opodz is located in the heart of historic Little Tokyo and the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles on East 2nd Street between San Pedro and Central. OPodz is directly across from Spitz (great gyros!) and American Apparel, and right next to Wolf and Crane.

If you'd rather save some gas, then take the Metro Gold Line, just two blocks away.

View on Google Maps

Email List

The list creates a dynamic for discussing topics related to the Java programming language. It also provides a forum for the members of the LAJUG community to network and interact professionally. Please read and mentally agree with the Email List Policy prior to participating. And note that both normal and digest versions are available.

Charter

The LAJUG Email List creates a dynamic for discussing topics related to the Java platform. It also provides a forum for the members of the LAJUG community to network and interact professionally. Please read and adhere to the Email List Guidelines prior to participating. Please note that normal and digest versions are available.

Guidelines

Please follow the guidelines below when participating in the LAJUG Email List.

  • Be careful when responding to the list. Replying to the list responds to the whole list, not just the sender. Take particular caution when including private matters or concerns in your messages. If you must reply privately, then edit the message header to replace the LAJUG email list address with that of the intended recipient.
  • Use the list to discuss the Java Platform and related technologies. If you are not posting Java Platform related messages, then preface your message with EMPLOYMENT, ANNOUNCEMENT, PROMOTION, WORKSHOP, CONFERENCE or other reasonable subjects. This allows for users to easily organize their messages.

    If you stray off topic, at least try to be concise, witty, and intelligent. When people ask you to be quiet, please do so.

Posting Employment Opportunities

While the LAJUG Job Board is under development, please post employment opportunities to the LAJUG Jobs List.

Below are guidelines for posting employment opportunities to the LAJUG Email List:.

  • Show up to any LAJUG Meetings to announce your openings.
  • Combine multiple job opportunities into one email.
  • Post if you are the official company human resources representative.

In addition, LAJUG has created the following "do not" rules for Job Opportunity Posters:

  • Do not post weekly or daily job opportunities for the same positions.
  • Do not use tacky or verbose language.
  • Do not behave as a blowhard recruiter or headhunter.
Command Email Address Description
Post Message lajug@lajug.org

Post to the LAJUG Email List by sending a message to the given email address. You must subscribe to the list or the digest before you can post to the LAJUG Email List.

Subscribe lajug-subscribe@lajug.org Subscribe to the LAJUG Email List by sending a blank message to the given email address.
Unsubscribe lajug-unsubscribe@lajug.org Unsubscribe to the LAJUG Email List by sending a blank message to the given email address.
Digest Subscribe lajug-digest-subscribe@lajug.org Subscribe to the digest version, in which one compilation is sent every few days, by sending a blank message to the given email address.
Digest Unsubscribe lajug-digest-unsubscribe@lajug.org Unsubscribe to the digest version, in which one compilation is sent every few days, by sendng a blank message to the given email address.
Jobs Subscribe jobs-subscribe@lajug.org Subscribe to the LAJUG Jobs List by sending a blank message to the given email address.
Jobs Unsubscribe jobs-unsubscribe@lajug.org Unsubscribe to the LAJUG Jobs List by sending a blank message to the given email address.
Jobs Post jobs@lajug.org Post to the LAJUG Jobs List by sending a message to the given email address. You must subscribe to the list before you can post to the LAJUG Jobs List.
Help lajug-help@lajug.org If you need further assistance, send a blank email to the given email address.


We recommend trying the regular list first. If it overwhelms you, then unsubscribe and try the digest version. Note that joining both lists is redundant.

Furthermore, thanks to Michael Amster for setting up and running the lists.

LAJUG Westside Study Group

This group provides a free forum where by Java users can discuss different topics in Java, software design as it pertains to Java, and methodologies as they pertain to Java. The format of the meets is a group discussion where we encourage everyone to participate. Usually the group focuses on a selected section in a book or some other media format of choice. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of one's current experience level in area of Java Software Development.

For the latest on the LAJUG Study Group go to www.lajugstudygroup.org.

An email is sent out usually the Friday before the next meeting to the LAJUG mailing list and the LAJUG Study Group mailing list found at http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/lajug_study_group/.

Group meetings are on every Tuesday, except the first Tuesday of the month in respect for the LAJUG meeting, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

We will meet at the Starbucks at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center across from the Sony office. I will walk you over to the Sony Office at 7:30 PM. If you arrive late, I will leave information with the security guard on duty to be able to contact me so that I can come and let you up.

About

The Los Angeles Java Users' Group consists of Council Members and LAJUG Members. Council Members are a volunteer group of individuals who assist in administrating LAJUG. LAJUG Members are community members who participate in LAJUG monthly meetings and study groups.

Council

Marco Villalobos, President

Now that you can spot me in a crowd, please feel free to ask me any questions or provide any suggestions.  As  LAJUG President, I am here to serve you.  Thank you, and see you at LAJUG.

Marco leads LAJUG. Feel free to contact him with any suggestions or questions. You may also contact him if you would like to provide a presentation at LAJUG. Marco has been managing LAJUG since 2003.

You can also read more information about Marco at http://mvillalobos.kineteque.com/.

Michael Amster, Council Member

Michael manages the official LAJUG website and mailing list.

Ken Dempster, Council Member

Ken leads the LAJUG Westside Study Group.

Seeking Speakers

Interested in speaking at LAJUG? We are always looking for speakers. Please contact Marco Villalobos.

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