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Dec 12th, 2005, 12:38 PM
I really enjoyed the spring experience and I got to thinking of ways to, somewhat, recreate that great learning experience by starting a local, Boston, user group.
At Thursday's lunch I noticed that most of the people at my table where from my area, Boston. In fact one guy lived just down the road.
Wonder if anyone has started a local user group for Spring?
Boston does already have a great Java user's group, nejug.org, but I'm just blown away how much Spring specific stuff I've heard about at the conference that I can use. I think it would be great if spring developers could do more of this type of sharing and promoting spring.
I've been using Spring since the fall of 03 and I'm surprised that spring hasn't taken off more than it has. I'm always promoting Spring to other developers. And I don't like how Spring is sometimes misunderstood. Think local user groups would help promote Spring and debunk some of the misunderstandings.
Dec 12th, 2005, 01:27 PM
Philly got one. :)
Thomas Risberg set it up. There were a lot (over 50) in attendence for the first meeting.
Spring Experience was a Great Experience.
Dec 13th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Don't know if I'm going to follow thru with this. Still kicking the idea around.
Dec 14th, 2005, 08:02 PM
I'd say go for it. You just need someone to do the initial presentation and get the word out. I worked with the local JUG and they announced it on their mailinglist. You could also post here on the forum or as an event on the Spring website. If you need some more pointers getting started let me know.
Dec 14th, 2005, 10:23 PM
Thanks for the encouragement and advice. Going to find a meeting site and contact New England Java User(NEJUG) after the holidays.
Jan 8th, 2006, 08:43 AM
Contact me (rod AT interface21.com) if you're interested, and I'll see what Interface21 can do to help with some presentation materials, book/training discounts etc.
Aug 7th, 2006, 10:57 AM
I'm just wondernig if any progress was made toward a Boston area users group? Any activity out there?
Aug 9th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Yes, the Boston Spring SIG (within NEJUG) will have our kickoff meeting on Thursday, September 28th!
The session will be "AspectJ for Spring Developers" and the speaker will be Ramnivas Laddad (author or "AspectJ in Action" and Interface21 Principal).
The details are here: http://www.nejug.org/2006/sep_2nd_06.jsp
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (I live in Boston btw).
Jan 16th, 2007, 09:28 AM
I mailed you last week regarding the possible startup of a Swedish user group. Since I haven't recieved any answer yet, I'm trying the forum ;). So... How do we go about doing this?
Jan 16th, 2007, 09:42 AM
I would been quite interested in the process as well. I've spoken to a few people recently who talked about setting one up.
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:27 PM
Is there any group here in Brazil? If someone can post a list...
Feb 22nd, 2007, 03:34 PM
I'm not sure how complete this is, but here you go.
Mar 15th, 2007, 02:56 AM
Iím just wondering if there is a Dutch Spring User Group,
if not perhaps interesting to setup a Dutch Spring User Group.
Apr 7th, 2007, 06:48 PM
I'm wondering how I can go about starting a Spring user group in
Seattle. I'm already a member of the local SeaJUG. I've been totally obsessed with Spring since the 2006 No Fluff Just Stuff conference and have used it along with Spring LDAP at work. Spring2 has unlimited potential.
Apr 8th, 2007, 06:10 AM
There is a Dutch Spring User group here: http://groups.google.com/group/sug-nl
Dec 30th, 2007, 09:46 AM
The St. Louis Spring Users Group has been formed. Please visit us online at http://www.stlspring.org.
Jan 3rd, 2008, 04:28 PM
I have setup a new site for Spring User Groups at http://www.springusers.com. I'm hoping that this will become a central meeting place for people from different Spring User groups to meet and discuss ideas.
On the site is a registry of different Spring User Groups. If you see that yours is not listed please email admin [at] springusers.com with the details of your group and a contact person for the group and I will add the group to the registry.
Also, I started a LinkedIn Spring Users Group if anyone is interested in joining, here is the URL to join:
Jan 11th, 2008, 02:21 AM
Congratulations for the newly created site dedicated to Spring User Groups: http://www.springusers.com.
The first list of Spring Users Groups ever published is available at www.SpringHub.com. A direct link to this most exhaustive listing of Spring Users Groups is: http://www.springhub.com/component/option,com_weblinks/catid,54/Itemid,76/
As of today, January 11, 2008 there is over 18 Spring User Group across five continents:
Philadelphia Spring Users Group (USA)
Spring Dallas User Group (USA)
St. Louis Spring Users Group (USA)
Boston Spring SIG -within NEJUG (USA)
Spring User Group Toronto (CANADA)
Spring User Group (PERU)
Spring User Group Poland (POLAND)
Spring Framework Italian Goup (ITALY)
Swiss Spring User Group (SWITZERLAND)
Spring User Group Nederland (NETHERLANDS)
Sweden Spring User Group (SWEDEN)
German Spring User Group (GERMANY)
Sydney Spring User Group (AUSTRALIA)
Brisbane Spring User Group (AUSTRALIA)
Melbourne Spring User Group (AUSTRALIA)
Japan Springframework User Group (JAPAN)
Korea Spring User Group (SOUTH KOREA)
Bangkok Spring User Group -BSUG (THAILAND)
Seen the huge adoption of Spring among developers throughout the world, still a lot to be done to have Spring Users Groups represent such popularity.
Is it time for the Spring Community to come with practical ideas for the creation of new Spring User Groups?
Is it time for SpringSource to come with a Spring User Groups program and more incentives to encourage such effort?
What are your thougths?
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