Sunday, August 7, 2011

JCertif 2011 and JUG-AFRICA honored in Java Magazine

JUG-AFRICA and JCertif 2011 honored in the first Java Magazine Premier Issue (Page 7) and I have published the first of a three part series of technical article in Java Magazine Premier Issue (Page 17) on how to build and deploy RESTful Web Services

Another article about JUG-AFRICA published on Oracle website (

JCertif 2011 is coming ! The bigest Java Community event in Central Africa

As some of you already know. The next edition of JCertif is coming.
This year again the JCertif Conference will bring together developers from across Africa to learn, collaborate, and inspire each other.
This year, we're happy to announce 3 days of Java and Android training and 2 days of great talk, focusing on key areas where Java and open source are driving innovation: Java, Android, HTML5, JavaFX and JavaME.

If you feel like living a bit of an adventure, get acquainted with a different culture and meet great people, during an event other than the “classic” ones, then this is for you!
JCertif 2011 will take place in Brazzaville, Congo :
- JCertif Conference (2 days) : September 3-4, 2011
- JCertif University (3 days) : August 31 to September 2, 2011

We’re expecting 800+ attendees, based upon our previous events and several hundred people who are already registered.
Still hesitating to join JCertif 2011 ? There are a few names of great confirmed and to be confirmed speakers :

- Arun Gupta (Oracle). Yes! Arun will be the keynote speaker !
- Bruno Kinoshita (SysMap - Brazil)
- Douglas Mbiandou (Objis France)
- Horacio Lassey-Assiakoley (Atlantique Telecom TogoJUG)
- Michael Heinrichs (Oracle, Prague)
- Mike Levin (Cambridgeweb, OrlandoJUG)
- Roger Brinkley (Oracle)
- Van Riper (Google)
- ...
- ...
- And more.... !!

The final list of speakers will be published in few weeks !!

BTW : The Congolese beer is KITOKO ! Mike Levin and Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine should agree with me :) or

There are links that can help you to know more :

Photos from JCertif 2010:
JCertif 2010 University :
JCertif 2010 Conference :

Here is the website where you can get more info about call for papers:
PS : We're still looking for one more speaker for HTML5 (contact us :

Hope to see you in Brazzaville !

Java 7 Launch events in Africa

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.
Yes, I can agree on : With Java 7 event across the world, Oracle's demonstrated commitment to fostering strong and independent groups worldwide and to ensuring that the groups have a powerful voice.

Here is a list of most Java7 launch events that JUG-AFRICA managed.

FasoJUG (Burkina Faso) :
KinJUG and RDC-JUG sync event (DRC Congo) :
SeneJUG (Senegal) :
MoroccoJUG (Morocco) :
LagosJUG (Nigeria) :
Coders4Africa (Ghana) :
CongoJUG (Congo, Brazzaville) :
TogoJUG (Togo) :
MUFIX JUG (Egypt) :
UgandaJUG (Uganda) :
EgJUG (Egypt) :

I'd like to thanks Michelle, Cassandra, Ruth, Senja and Yolande from Oracle for the great support (Speaker/T-Shirt/Fund) and thanks for Simon Ritter who present Java 7 in Cairo and provided a very comprehensible technical material to our speakers.

À suivre....