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