March 2012 DJUG Meeting

March 14, join us for presentations on HTTP and Platform As A Service (PAAS)

Location: FullContact Offices
1621 18th Street
Suite 40
Denver, CO 80202

 Food, Soda and Networking.
We are grateful to Tek-Systems for their continued sponsorship of the 
Food and Soda for our pre-presentation networking!


BASIC CONCEPTS: Parlez-Vous HTTP? with Frederic Jean


HTTP is an omnipresent, critical and misunderstood protocol. Parlez-Vous HTTP will cover:

• What is HTTP

• A brief history of HTTP

• Where does it fit in the stack?

• The HTTP request/response cycle

• The anatomy of a HTTP message

• Tools used to trace and debug HTTP

About Frederic Jean:

Frederic is the Principal Software Engineer at Snugg Home LLC. The bulk of his career revolved around using HTTP to do anything from sending static files, dynamic websites and Solaris patch metadata to clients; to receiving live, streaming video on an iPad application; to building services used to help improve home’s efficiency and reduce it’s owner’s energy bills.


MAIN PRESENTATION: Platform As A Service (PAAS) with Bruce Snyder

Bruce will be talking about Platform As A Service (PAAS), specifically Cloud Foundry (

About Bruce Snyder:

Bruce Snyder is a veteran of enterprise software development and a recognized leader in open source software. With over a decade of experience, Bruce has worked with a wide range of technologies including Java EE, Enterprise Messaging and Service Oriented Integration. In addition to his role as a senior software engineer at SpringSource, Bruce is also an Apache Member, a co-founder of Apache Geronimo and a developer for Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel and Apache ServiceMix. He is the co-author of Professional Apache Geronimo, Beginning Spring Framework 2 both from Wrox Press and is currently co-authoring ActiveMQ In Action for Manning Publications. Bruce also serves as a member of various JCP expert groups and is a recognized international speaker at industry conferences. Bruce lives in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with his family.

*** AGENDA ***
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Food, and Networking.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Basic Concepts/First Session
7:15 – 7:30 pm Announcements – companies hiring, job seekers
7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Main/Featured Presentation
8:45 p.m. – Door prizes
9:15 pm – after meeting networking at Ice House Tavern(1801 Wynkoop St.). A Very special thanks to ReadyTalk for their sponsorship of food at our after meeting!

**PARKING: ** There is a public parking garage(entrance on 19th St & 18th St) next to the building. There’s also an open (paid) parking lot on the corner of Wazee & 19th Street(entrance on Wazee).

 Here’s some directional help:

Coming from the South:
go North on I25 and take exit 212C for 20th St.
Right onto 20th St.
Right onto Wazee St.
2nd Right onto 18th St. (1 way street)
destination on Right Hand Side

Coming from the North:
go South on I25 and take exit 213 for Park Ave.
Merge onto Fox St./Park Ave W
continue onto 22nd St
Right onto Blake St.
3rd Right onto 18th St. (1 way street)
destination on Right Hand Side

If you find yourself on Speer Blvd…
Coming from Cherry Creek
Take a Right at Market St.
Left onto 18th St.(1 way street)
destination on Right Hand Side

Coming from Highlands
Take a Left at Wewatta St
Right onto 15th St.
Left onto 18th St.(1 way street)
destination on Right Hand Side

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