South Bay (Los Angeles) Java and JVM User Group - SBJUG

Join the SBJUG now!

The south bay Java and JVM user group is a group of software developers who get together the third thursday of every month to share ideas, best practices, and learn about new technology running on a Java Virtual Machine. Membership in the community is FREE.

There are 10 ways to participate in the SBJUG,[Bad binary joke!] and we hope you will do both! You can sign up for the on and you can just show up!

This is not a group for staffing professionals!

We (sbjug members) appreciate recruiters/headhunters/staffing professionals and the service they perform for companies and candidates alike. You are welcome to join the Meetup, and attend any meeting. There will be a few minutes at the beginning of each meeting that you will be allowed at no charge to announce any positions you might have open. This community is open to engineers and programmers only. If you desire to communicate a job posting please use our JUG job board, when it's up and running. Posting jobs, product announcements, or spam will get you removed from the mailing list and banned from future meetings and events. If you are a member of a staffing firm and you post to the mailing list your entire company will be blocked from future participation.

Meeting Format

We meet on the Fourth Thursday of every month.

  • Pre-meeting sponsored food and drinks (opportunity to network)
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Acknowledgment of our Sponsors and our "Real World" Java and Keynote Speakers
  • Employment Opportunity announcements
  • Update on South Bay JVM User's Group business and activities
  • First speaker - "Real World" Java, our members to present on what the are "really" doing with Java technology.
  • Break - we take a 5 minute break with food and drinks.
  • Second Speaker - Keynote Speaker presents a 60-90 minute talk about a Java technology, tools, and products
  • Raffle - Our speakers and sponsors usually raffle of items (shirts, software, books, etc)
  • Post-meeting celebration with sponsored food, Wine and Beer

Not just a Java User Group!

With the LAJUG moving north to Santa Monica and the JVM ecosystem rapidly growing outside the core Java language we believed there was a gap in the south bay of a stong JVM oriented technical community. We think of the south bay as El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, Harbor City, Lomita, and San Pedro, but welcome members from anywhere in the Los Angeles area.

Mission Statement

The South Bay JVM User Group's (SBJUG) mission is to promote the exchange of ideas, information, and lessons learned about languages, tools and techniques for building web, desktop, and mobile applications targeting the Java Virtual Machine®