Monday, January 24, 2011

2010 : What I did !

This funny blog is just about to recall me what I was able to do.

I made a return to the source in Brazzaville, Congo

I host JCertif 2010 the biggest Java Community Conference in Central Africa. About 400 attendees. This was far from a “classic” event! It was a mix of technical session, life experience and a bit of an adventure. About 400 people from 6 countries (Congo Brazzaville, Congo Kinshasa, Togo, France, Canada and USA) attended the conference and classes.

I gave free Java courses and workshop. Really great !

and I came back to Quebec City (Canada)

I attended JavaOne and Oracle Develop in San Francisco

and I came back at home in Quebec City (Canada)

I went back to Boston enjoy the long-due weekend with my beautiful wife and visiting MIT and Harvard University

few days after Boston, Chrisbel and I attended Devoxx in Antwerp, Belgium. Very great Java community conference !

I got back to Quebec City to gave a talk on the future of Java under Oracle at «Le mois de la technologie» at Fujitsu Canada office of Quebec

À suivre...NEXT YEAR

Sunday, January 2, 2011

JUG-AFRICA Open Source Project to manage community annual events

In JUG-AFRICA we started an Open Source project to manage the BIG ANNUAL EVENTS for our JUGs. The first release will be available in the early second half of January.
The application will provide all services bellow via the REST Web services :
- Appointment Manager
- Conference Manager
- Paper reviews and approval Manager
- Profile Manager
- Registration Manager
- Sponsorship Manager
- Conference Center Manager
- Room booking Manager
- Etc...
The code source is available for free on google code.
The current presentation layer is based on Vaadin but anayonve can propose his own UI client.

20+ dev across Africa are working on this app. I will write a post in this blog to provide more details.
PS : Complete the form to join the team