Sri Lanka is home to a large number of Java developers. Hundreds of Sri Lankan programmers are involved in writing Java code for various open source and proprietary projects. Unfortunately though, we haven’t had the notion of a strong Java developer community in Sri Lanka up until now. However starting from next week that’s about to change. We are starting JAVA Colombo, a Java User Group (JUG) for all Java developers in Sri Lanka. JAVA Colombo will serve as a regular meeting place as well as a knowledge sharing hub for any Java programmer interested in taking part. We intend to have regular meetups and other educational events in and around Colombo to help developers learn and connect.
Our first official meetup will be held on 15th of March 2012 at 6pm at WSO2 premises. This will be a great opportunity for Sri Lankan Java developers to meet each other and have a taste of the JUG experience. To make the meetup even more interesting we are also planning to have an expert panel discussion on the topic “Secure Coding with Java”.
If you are a Java programmer or a Java enthusiast and you wish to become a part of this effort, please sign up today at meetup.com.