Our past events


Our events are about deep-learning. Recent events have included technology subjects like GraalVM with Oracle's Oleg Selajev, eclipse Microprofile with Tomitribe's Director of Engineering and Java Champion Jean-Louis Monteiro, and Java with Simon Ritter of Azul Systems.

Check out some of our past speakers and presentations, or view upcoming events.


Image Speaker2019 Nov 2019 - Testing Java Microservices with Andy Gumbrecht
2019-11-04
Co-author of the highly acclaimed Testing Java Microservices, Andy Gumbrecht visits the West Midlands Java User Group in November! Focusing on testing Java Microservices, you will learn some neat embedded Kafka and mongo, Arquillian and gitlab pipeline tests. This developer-only event takes place at 19:00 on Monday 4th November in Birmingham city centre. #**Booking Notes** Please respect that seats are in demand. Please check your schedule **BEFORE** booking a seat. We do not have the resources to back-fill cancellations. **Do NOT take a seat unless you are 100% sure you can attend.** Only registrations through this page will be guaranteed a seat. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you are not the intended audience.

Image Speaker2019 Oct - Red Hat's Edson Yanaga
2019-10-23
We have another Java Champion visiting us in October. Edson Yanaga is Director of Developer Experience for Red Hat. In this double bill, Yanaga, as he is affectionately known the world over, will embark upon a live coding session before your very eyes with the supersonic subatomic Java, Quarkus, a Kubernetes Native Java stack tailored for GraalVM & OpenJDK HotSpot, crafted from the best of breed Java libraries and standards. Right! This developer-only event takes place at 19:00 on Wednesday 23rd October Birmingham city centre. #**Booking Notes** Please respect that seats are in demand. Please check your schedule **BEFORE** booking a seat. We do not have the resources to back-fill cancellations. **Do NOT take a seat unless you are 100% sure you can attend.** Only registrations through this page will be guaranteed a seat. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you are not the intended audience.

Image Speaker2019 Sept - Hazelcast Neil Stevenson
2019-09-16
Our second event of September sees Hazelcast's Neil Stevenson make his debut at the West Midlands Java User Group to review the popular open-source in-memory technology Hazelcast. Expect football, cats and the odd bit of Java code! # **Whoaaaa! STOP THE PRESS....** At this event, we will be giving away a free [**Voxxed Days Microservices**](https://voxxeddays.com/microservices/) conference and workshop taking place in Paris October 21-23. The ticket is worth 840 euro! You need to be at the WM-JUG event to be in with a chance to get your hands on this fabulous prize - our developer-only event takes place at 19:00 on Monday 16th September in Birmingham city centre. #**Booking Notes** Please respect that seats are in demand. Please check your schedule **BEFORE** booking a seat. We do not have the resources to back-fill cancellations. **Do NOT take a seat unless you are 100% sure you can attend.** Only registrations through this page will be guaranteed a seat. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you are not the intended audience.

Image Speaker2019 Sept - Java Champion Matt Raible
2019-09-04
Our first September event was very special! Matt Raible has long been recognised as an open-source advocate. He is a Java Champion, Author and regular guest speaker at conferences the world over. We were delighted he joined us at the West Midlands Java User Group to share his knowledge This developer-only event took place on the evening of Wednesday 4th September in Alpha Works, Birmingham city centre.

Image Speaker2019 Jul - Oleg Selajev / Oracle / GraalVM
2019-07-18
Our July event sees saw lead developer advocate at Oracle Labs, and Java Champion Oleg Selajev, take a hop from his native Estonia to join us at the West Midlands Java User Group to share his knowledge of GraalVM, one of the most exciting things to emerge in the Java space since... well, sliced bread. This developer-only event took place at 19:00 on Thursday 18th July in the Birmingham and Midland Institute. To see upcoming events, check out [wm-Jug.org](https://wm-jug.org)

Image Speaker2019 Jun - Jean-Louis Monteiro / Tomitribe
2019-06-20
Our June event sees Tomitribe's Director of Engineering Jean-Louis Monteiro join us at the West Midlands Java User Group to share his knowledge of eclipse microprofile. His colleague and WM-JUG member Jonathan Gallimore will be co-presenting. Expect to go away with a solid understanding of lightweight microservices, and stateless microservice security via JWT, TomEE and MicroProfile. #**Booking Notes** Please respect that seats are in demand. Please check your schedule BEFORE booking a seat. We do not have the resources to backfill cancellations. Do NOT take a seat unless you are 100% sure you can attend. Bookings through this page will be guaranteed a seat.

Image Speaker2016 Nov - Simon Ritter - Java 9 Project Jigsaw
2016-11-22
On the 22nd November, 2016 we had two speakers, Sam Tebbs and Simon Ritter. We're massively grateful for Simon, and his employers at Azul for making the time to come up to Birmingham to talk. Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.

Image Speaker2015 Apr - Freestyle Java Talk
2015-04-21
On the 22nd November, 2016 we had two speakers, Sam Tebbs and Simon Ritter. We're massively grateful for Simon, and his employers at Azul for making the time to come up to Birmingham to talk. Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.

Image Speaker2015 Jan - Freestyle Java Talk
2015-01-13
An evening of 'Freestyle' Java talk and discussion. In Steves absence, our friends at Connect are hosting an evening of 'Freestyle' Java talks and discussion - over to Hannah... We’ll be introducing some of our senior members from the development team, who'll be talking about their experiences, current interests and about recent projects they've been involved with at Connect. A full list of our speakers and subjects to be confirmed soon. Big thank you to Ruth Mills, Lead Developer and Rhys Charlton, Technical Architect both from Connect who'll be giving a short talk on a subject of their choice. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A session. Drop me a line if you would like to do a short talk or require any further information about the venue or Connect. Have a fantastic Christmas & New year! Sponsored by Connect Media and advertising

Image Speaker2014 Nov - Freestyle Java Talk
2014-11-18
Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.

Image Speaker2014 Oct - Cleancoders Case Study.
2014-10-28
ollowing on from Augusts CleanCoder video ( catchup for only $12 ), we hope to show Episode 2, Part 1. If you want to follow along with the code, you can get it from github here: https://github.com/cleancoders/CleanCodeCaseStudy This episode is in the "E2 Complete" commit from May 13, 2014. Sponsored by Majestic-12 Ltd. For more details, and to register interest, join our meetup group. Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.

Image Speaker2014 Sept - Java Lightening Talk
2014-09-23
ollowing on from Augusts CleanCoder video ( catchup for only $12 ), we hope to show Episode 2, Part 1. If you want to follow along with the code, you can get it from github here: https://github.com/cleancoders/CleanCodeCaseStudy This episode is in the "E2 Complete" commit from May 13, 2014. Sponsored by Majestic-12 Ltd. For more details, and to register interest, join our meetup group. Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.

Image Speaker2014 Jul - Belated Welcome to Java-8
2014-07-15
Slides from oracle describing the features of Java 8 - with some Java 8 t-shirts to give away! Sponsored by Majestic-12 Ltd. For more details, and to register interest Sponsored by Majestic-12 Ltd. For more details, and to register interest, join our meetup group. Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.

Image Speaker2014 Jun - The First West Midlands Java User Group Event
2014-06-10
A Video and a Chat, sponsored by Majestic-12 Ltd. For more details, and to register intere, join our meetup group. Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.


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