The Oracle Dublin Java User Group was established in 2006. The meetups were informal gatherings of a very small community of Java developers in the bar
of the Parliament Hotel on Dublin's Lord Edward Street (now the Hard Rock 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 a local Java conference. In recent years, DubJUG has hosted over 100 evening events.
Pre-Covid, DubJUG, as we are also affectionately known, focused on attracting Java Champions who are normally found talking to audiences 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 experts they would otherwise be unlikely to ever meet without the costly travel and tickets of overseas events.
Since 2022, the Dublin Java User Group has also live-streamed the events from its home at TechMeetup.space at O'Connell Bridge.
Standard membership is free, removing barriers to learning, although demand for these seats is fierce! Platinum and Corporate membership is also available.