Java user groups are springing up everywhere. I highly recommend joining one if there's one in your area. If there isn't one why don't you start one? It's not hard. You don't even need to know how to program in Java. You need an email address and a place to hold the first meeting. Things will pretty much roll from there.
The Capital District Java Developers Network, located in the Capital District of New York State, is a users' group dedicated to the JAVA™ platform Through its members, the JDN provides a unique forum for developers of all experience levels to engage in technology presentations, cross-training improving Java Skill sets and social interaction. The JDN accomplishes its mission through a member-built web site, monthly meetings at entertaining locations, short seminars, and contact with local & national software companies.
The Albuquerque Java User Group welcomes both experts and beginners interested in Java technology. Come share some knowledge with us. We are averaging about 25 members per meeting, and have a membership base of over 200 people. We charge no membership dues. Contact Dan at email@example.com or Dwight Coles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AlexJUG is the Java User Group for Alexandria, Egypt. The aim of this group is to provide its memebers with community relations, fun, education, and job opportunities, all related to Java. It would aid in informally exchanging technical tips and product information. Enthusiasts are welcomed to join our group as long as their contributions would be in the field of Java. Contact Tamer Salama at email@example.com
The Ann Arbor Java Users Group (www.aajug.org) meets once a month at Washtenaw Community College. Meet other friendly Java professionals in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area.
Java User Group Argentina (JUGAR)
Atlanta Java Users GroupSumiyyah Rasheed is interested in starting or helping to start a JAVA user's group in the Atlanta/Stone Mountain Area. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dong Zheng is interested in forming a Java user group in North Atlanta Area (North Fulton, Norcross, Alpharetta, Roswell counties). Please contact him at email@example.com
The Australian Java User's Group has branches in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Queensland, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia.
UTJava at the University of Texas, Austin, is a group of UT students interested in promoting the use of Java in the UT community. To this end we invite speakers from the industry and faculty to present current usage of Java in business and academia. We also conduct tutorials on using various components of Java. Contact Tabrez Syed at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Belgian Java User Group (BeJUG) is a vendor independent group that aims to promote Belgian awareness, knowledge and high-quality interchange of information about Java and it's related technologies.
The Magic City Java User Group (MC-JUG) is organized to support the local Birmingham, Alabama developer community. Support services include:
The Boston Java User Group (The Bean JUG) is open to all interested in Java and is intended to be vendor independent. We expect to meet monthly and cover basic tutorials, advanced technical topics, vendor presentations, and management topics as well. Speakers are invited.
To subscribe to the mailing list, for meeting reservations, or information, contact Maureen McMorrow at email@example.com or 617/863-8400
The Web Tech Group is a special interest group (SIG) for Internet application developers sponsored by the greater Boston chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The Web Tech Group focuses on Internet application development tools and technologies, including Java, browser extensions (applets, plug-ins, ActiveX), and server extensions (NSAPI, ISAPI).
The Boulder Java Users Group has regularly scheduled meetings the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Boulder, Colorado. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Java RS - Rio Grande do Sul state Java group covers southern Brazil. Interested people should contact Leandro Indrusiak at email@example.com.
The Grupo de Usuarios Java do Brasil (Brasil Java Users Group - "BRJUG"), based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is focused on Java technologies (Applets, Servlets, Applications, RMI, JavaBeans, JDBC, tools etc). Its objectives are to:
For more information contact Leonardo Fichera at firstname.lastname@example.org or 55-17-9740153
CALJUG is a Java User Group situated in Calcutta, India. CALJUG communicates through newsletter. To subscribe send an empty email to : email@example.com It also meets about twice a month.
The Calgary Java Users Group is thriving. Regular CJUG meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. Contact Carol Babin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canberra Java Users Group (CJUG) is an informal group which meets on the last Wednesday of each month to talk about all things Java. Membership of is free For information about the group contact Sam Taylor at email@example.com
The Chicagoland Java User Group covers Chicago and the Great Lakes region. Interested people may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cincinnati Java Users Group
The Cleveland Internet Development/Java User Group was formed to serve as a platform for members of the business and technology community to share and gather information regarding Internet development strategies. This group, which will highlight Java and other proven Internet tools as they come to market, will focus on implementing Internet technologies to improve business processes.
Central Ohio Java Users Group (COJUG)
The Connecticut Java User Group's goal is to provide useful technical and management information, discuss new Java products and technologies, and share innovative ideas. To find out more about the group and its activities, visit the group's home page or contact Cyrus Maaghul at email@example.com.
Connecticut Object Oriented Users Group / Java SIG
The Java Metroplex User's Group exists to promote the use of Java, educate people about Java, and to make recommendations about improving Java back to Sun.
For information about the Dallas/Fort Worth Marimba User Group send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Texas PC Users Group / Java Programming SIG
Dayton Java Over-Easy Group for novice and intermediate developers
The Dansk Java Udvikler Klub (DJUK) (Danish Java Developers' Club/Group) has members from all over the country plus some expatriate Danes in the states. DJUK has no by-laws, dues or any other administrativia. What DJUK does is run a mailing list. for Danes and others who can speak Danish.
Javagruppen boasts members from the largest companies in Denmark. Contact Joern Larsen at email@example.com for more information.
The Denver Java Users Group (DJUG) focuses on technical programming and design issues in Java. The group regularly meets in Denver on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Contact info is on this page
The South Florida Java Users Group was established in December 1998 to serve the Java user communities in the tri-county areas of Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
The Java Cyber Club France is a resource center located in France. Its aim is to centralize the information for French speaking Java users and developers. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more info.
Dirk Boenning writes that a German Java User Group has been founded and can be reached at http://www.java.de
Java User Group Hamburg
Sambal.ORG's goal is to create a central point in Holland for everyone interested in Java.
The Houston Java User Group meets at Rice University.
Java Felhasznàlòk Tàrsasàga (JFT)
The Illinois Java User Group (I-JUG)is a business-oriented user group dedicated to two goals:
The Indianapolis Java User Group
Irish Java User Group
The Israeli Java Users Group (IJUG) has more than 500 members. The goal of the IJUG is to promote the use of Java technologies in the enterprise and increase its market awareness by providing a forum with group meetings were Java developers will be able to share their experience and knowledge with other members. Contact Eedo Lifhsitz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Java Italian Association
Kansas City Java Users Group
The Kansas Java Users Group serves Java professionals in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. (both Kansas and Missouri). Contact JavaSIGLeader@kcjava.org for more information.
Java User Group of KPI (JUG KPI)
A Russian-speaking Java User's Group in the Ukraine.
Korea Java User Group (web site in Korean)
The Java Special Interest Group (JSIG) promotes awareness of Java and associated technologies by hosting Java technology seminars for Java developers and other professionals who want to:
It holds events in London and in Dublin, Ireland.
The RockJUG Java Users Group serves Little Rock area Java Developers and Industry. RockJUG hosts a monthly meeting and electronic forum for discussion of all things Java. Contact email@example.com.
For information about the Los Angeles Java User's Group contact at Michael Mehrle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Java Users Group of Louisville (JUGL)
The Manchester Java Users' Group exists to provide a forum where Java developers can meet to discuss, share ideas and exchange information. The group aims to promote the use of Java technology and help increase knowledge and understanding through meetings and other events. Contact Malcolm Sparks at email@example.com for more info.
The Marin Java Discussion Group meets once a month in Marin County, California (just north of San Francisco).
If you are in the neighborhood of Southfield, Michigan you are welcome to be a member of this user group.
The Twin Cities Java User Group is a blend of formal lectures and informal mingling for people interested in exploring, using, and researching the Java programming language. Monthly meetings include a one hour lecture on Java related issues (from various vendors such as Sun, Borland and Microsoft), with time set aside to meet others in the programming community.
The United States Java User Group / Twin Cities meets the Second Wednesday of the month at various locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Membership is free and all levels of users from students & hobbyists to professionals are encouraged to attend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Midwest Regional Java Users Group Of Missouri & Kansas
Mario Cardinal is looking to start a Java Users Group in the Montreal (Canada) area. Interested users can contact him at email@example.com.
The Mountain View/ Silicon Valley Java Users Group fosters mainly serious Java application developers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Java User Group Netherlands (Nederlandse Java Gebruikers Groep) Contact email@example.com
The mission of the New Jersey Java Users Group is to provide a forum in which Java users from New Jersey and the surrounding area can: learn more about Java, network with other people interested in Java, and have fun!
The Java Users Group is a special interest group sponsored by the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey (ACGNJ), one of the oldest computer groups on the East coast. The Java Users Group is a forum for discussing beginner, intermediate, and advanced level Java programming. Topics will primarily focus on developing useful/practical applets and applications, but can include related topics such as Java I/O, JavaBeans, Reflection, object-oriented programming and software design issues. Contact Michael P. Redlich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UNC Java SIG meets meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm in Sitterson 011.
JavaBin is the official Norwegian User Group. Based in Oslo, the JavaBin user group has existed since 1996. It holds monthly meetings with highly technical sessions on most Java APIs. Contact the JUG at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Chip Wiley, email@example.com, for information about the Orange County Java Users Group.
For further information on the Ottawa Java Users Group (OJUG) send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Java Special Interest Group of the Software Forum can be contacted at email@example.com.
The Internet Developer's Association of Los Angeles has a Java User's Group.
Central PA Java Users Group (CPA-JUG)
The Phoenix Java User's Group provides resources for Java developers in the Phoenix, AZ area. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Polish Java User Group
For information about the Portland Java User Group contact Jon Batcheller at email@example.com.
For information about the Triangle Java User's Group ontact mailto:flint@iRenaissance.com.
The Rochester Java Users Group's (RJUG) goal is to share, promote, and help people learn Java and Java related technologies. It is also to facilitate the practical use of Java as a programming language. Meetings focus on various Java-related issues and trends in the industry and are open to anyone in the community interested in the Java Language and Java related topics. The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Interested parties should visit the web site or contact Steve Hoffarth via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (716) 425-2260.
FutureStep Java Users Group (Moscow/Russia)
Contact Sergei Agalakov at email@example.com
Sonjaya T. Tandon would like to start a Java Users Group in Salt Lake City. If you're interested, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salt Lake Java SIG is a Special Interest Group of the Utah Computer Society.
The San Diego Java User's Group meets every 3rd Tuesday. The mission of SDJUG is to strengthen the San Diego Java community by providing an environment where our members can share their knowledge, discuss advances in related technologies, and promote the use of Java in their workplace. Contact email@example.com.
CityJava is an association of San Francisco Java development gurus. Membership is open to everyone interested in Java. CityJava provides training tutorials, application demos by users, question and answer sessions, and product demonstrations. CityJava meets monthly, on or about the second Thursday of the month. Dues are $50.00 per year
Il Java User Group Sardegna Onlus è una libera associazione senza scopi di lucro composta da appassionati del linguaggio di programmazione Java™ di SUN Microsystems, Inc. Le attività del JUG sono atte a favorire l'apprendimento, l'utilizzo e la diffusione del linguaggio Java presso gli iscritti, le aziende e gli enti del territorio regionale.
SeaJUG, the Seattle Java Users Group meets at the Union Square Boardroom, 600 University Street
The Silicon Valley Java Users Group
(SVJUG) is a collection of people interested in the development, use, and promotion of the Java programming language. SVJUG meets on the second Wednesday of each month and membership is free.
JUGSI, the Java User Group of Slovenia has over 200 members. Its web pages are written in Slovenian (naturally enough).
Contact Jose I. Arevalo at Jose@Fax.Com.
Sonoma County Java Users Group
David Glenn is looking to start a Java Users Group in the Springfield Missouri area. Interested users can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or they can call 417-886-0234 and ask for David Glenn or Noah Wood.
The Java User Group for South Wales
Jonathan Smith is trying to Start a Java User Group in Staten Island, New York. If you would like to be part of it send email to email@example.com.
Visit the web page of the St. Louis Java-SIG at http://www.ociweb.com/javasig/ or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUG.RU. is a community of developers that lives in Saint-Petersburg. Contact Yakov Sirotkin at email@example.com.
The Java User Group Stuttgart (JUGS) meets in Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. for more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Java Association of Sweden may be contacted via email to Erik Bogghed, email@example.com.
The Sydney Java Users Group is focused on Java and Java-related technologies. Its goal is to further the information distribution of Java and the skill level of the group members.
The Java Users Group Switzerland (JUGS) aims at promoting concepts and uses of Java technology in Switzerland. It supports the exchange of experiences among its members within workshops, trainings and conferences. It also supports the cooperation among companies and academic institutes. The JUGS is founded as an interest group of the Swiss Informaticians Society (SI).
Frank Ming-Cheng Lin is starting a Java User's Group in Taiwan. If you're interested send email to or call Frank M. C. Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (886-2)23664205.
The Java Users Group Torino
For info about the Toronto Java Users' Group send email to email@example.com.
Java Users Group, Turkey (JUGTR)
Tulsa Java Users Group
The Java-SIG of the Sun User Group can be reached at
Vancouver Java Users Group
NoVaJUG, the Northern Virginia Java Users Group, exists to support the Java user community of the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. metropolitan area. NoVaJUG consists of Java users of all skill levels. There are no dues or fees and all are welcome.
The Southeast Virginia Java Users Group serves the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. (That includes the cities of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton, and Newport News). It meets the third Tuesday of each month. Admission is free and there are no dues. Contact Matt Harrah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The C++ SIG group of the Westchester Computer User's Group is expanding into Java. Interested parties should contact John Baran, email@example.com, (914) 741-0807.
The JUG Band meets at HuskyLabs in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Contact David Larson Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mountaineer Java Users Group (MtJUG) serves Java students, professionals, and dilettantes in the Morgantown, West Virginia area.
People interested in The Wisconsin Java User Group's should contact Jeff Erickson at email@example.com.