March 28 - Meeting Agenda
Cutting Edge Contest
- 1st Place: $150 Best Buy gift card
- 2nd Place: $75 Best Buy gift card
- 3rd Place: $50 Best Buy gift card
- If there are 50 or more entries, 1st and 2nd prize amounts
will be doubled!
Deadline: March 17th, 11:59 PM
Have you written or know all about an opensource tool, IDE
Plugin, API toolkit, framework, testing toolkit / framework, build
system, or revolutionary new way to do something? Here's your chance
to share it and GET STUFF! It can be something you invented, or
something kind of obscure that you've figured out how to use. The only
requirement is that it helps with Java-based development or is
Java-based and is used in production.
The top 5 entries will be announced at the March HJUG meeting
and the entrants must be present to give their presentation or they
will be disqualified. After all presentations, the winners will be
voted on by the audience. All submitted entries will be distributed on
the website several days after the meeting is over.
The entry period ends Saturday March 17th at 11:59 P.M. Late
entries will not be considered, but will be added to the presentations
posted on the website. Re-submission of entries will be allowed, but
only the last submission before the deadline will be considered. Entries
must consist of a brief set of slides (no more than 5) that you will
show, along with any code you will use in your demo. Presentations
will need to be 10-15 minutes long, with a Q&A period of 5-10 minutes,
with the total presentation period being no longer than 20 minutes.
You must have a laptop in order to present. If you do not have
a laptop, you will need to find or borrow one in order to make your
Email you entry zipped up, with an explanation of what you're
presenting about, what you'll cover in your presentation, and clear
instructions on how to install and run your code to email@example.com Note:
Don't make us bend over backwards to set it up or we'll move on (i.e.
include all your jars/make it automated!)
Read these great articles on how to give a good presentation if
you get a chance (remember you only have 5 slides!):
your presentation before it kills again!
Beginnings: how to start a presentation...
presentation tips for developers
If you have questions, post them to the HJUG mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org so
everyone else can get the answer and be on the same footing. I will
also post the questions and answers on this page.
Sponsor Website: http://www.strategiccareers.com/