The Dublin Java User Group was established in 2006 by Luan O’Carroll, Jake Korab and Barry Alistair. The meetups were very informal gatherings in the small community of Java developers meeting in the bar of the Arlington Hotel in Temple Bar (now known as the Parliament Hotel) to discuss tech, companies, jobs and anything else that came to mind.
After a couple of years, the Dublin Java User Group became more formal, hosting monthly tech talks, and even day long conferences, and has hosted countless meetups.
DubJUG, as we are also affectionately known, focuses on attracting the speakers who can be found talking to audiences of hundreds at global Java conferences, such as JavaOne, DevOxx, NFJS and many more.
Bringing speakers of world-class calibre to Dublin has a high appeal to Dublin based developers because it gives them a chance to learn from, debate with and meet experts they would otherwise be unlikely to ever meet.
Standard membership is free, removing barriers to learning, although demand for seats is fierce! We are now resident in TechMeetup.Space in Fleet Street, Dublin city centre.
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