Monthly Archive: January 2016

Watch online recordings of Java Conferences from 2015

Visiting a conference is a very interesting experience. Plus you can meet some interesting people, hear what’s in hype, learn some new stuff and ask questions. On the other side, due to a budget and/or (what’s missing the most) available time, sometimes it’s not easy to participate to a conference. Nevertheless, this does not have to mean that you should not be able to watch online recordings of some of the interesting talks and presentations. If you search the internet and particularly Youtube, you will be surprised how much interesting stuff is available there. And all for free. Of course, what’s not free – is your free time. 🙂 You’ll have to find some and invest it in widening your horizons.

Since recently it somehow became a practice that many conferences (even big ones) publish recordings of the talks. In the Java world as well. So, if you have some time, you can enjoy recordings of major Java conferences and top industry speakers presentations. In this post I’ll share some links to Youtube playlists with recordings of Java conferences from 2015.

Get recordings of Java conference talks from 2015


Virtual Java User Group (vJUG)

For some time now I have an idea to start up a Java User Group (JUG) in my hometown. It is still on a level of idea but I’ve started to talk about it with some of the colleagues from local development community. Let’s see. Maybe it will happen some time soon. During my research on the internet, to see how other guys are doing it, I’ve encountered to a virtual Java user group (vJUG or virtualJUG,, which has a global, worldwide level. I was keen to join and become a part of such a community. On top of that, I was very positively surprised when I saw what presentations are held and the speakers who presented them. James Gosling (creator of Java), Simon Ritter (since recently the head Java Evangelist at Oracle), Dr. Venkat Subramaniam (award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., an instructional professor at the University of Houston), Matt Raible (technology evangelist, founder of AppFuse)… to name a few.  A lot of quality stuff there. It’s like an online Java conference all year long. And for free.

Read more about virtualJUG and how to join