The Hanoi Java User Group is born. Congrats to the eXo team!

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Some days ago, the eXo team in Vietnam hosted the first meeting of the new Hanoi Java User Group. Here’s a quick look at this great event and some photos.

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We, at eXo, are passionate about tech and Java!

We wanted to have an event where we could share our interests with others but, in Hanoi, where we do most of our R&D, we noticed the lack of such a technical group.

Some weeks ago, we decided to create a community around Java.

After some mails and tweets, we discovered that many geeks in Hanoi had the same wish; our group now has more than 120 members and 65 of them came to the first event, hosted in the eXo office.

We had two great talks about Java 8 features (“Lambda” by Benoit de Chateauvieux and “Streams” by Vu Dang Ngoc).

The debate and the questions were exciting: How can functional programing change the way we code? What are the benefits? How functional is Java 8? Are Java parallel streams always a good way to improve performance? (FYI, the response was “No!”)

We then had a great time networking around some beers and Vietnamese finger food provided by eXo. Amazing contacts!

We are now a community and we have a big list of ideas for future meetings!

Thanks to everyone and long live the Hanoi JUG!

Join us on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Hanoi-Java-User-Group

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HanoiJUG

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