NOTICE: All attendees who have successfully RSVP'd by 20-NOV-2002 17:00 should have already received an "RSVP-ACK" EMail. If you did NOT receive this email, you are probably NOT registered and you won't be able to get past security. The final list has now been sent into Chase.
This month's meeting should compliment our recent series of meetings which addressed Rapid Java-Based Development for the Web (Japple) and Web-Enabling Technologies (such as Tarantella). This month's guest speaker is from Data Representations, a company which specializes in development tools for Java Technology.
People from Data Representations have been on the Unilist announcement list for some time, and in fact, our speaker Carl Sayres had provided Unigroup Members with free passes to the Java Business Expo back in 1998 (I wonder if he remembers?). Then, a couple years later in 2000, his colleague provided us with free passes to the LinuxWorld Expo. Such long-term support of Unigroup is always welcome and greatly appreciated.
While Data Representations is able to talk on multiple Java Development topics (and using Java to move data from system to system, application to application, legacy back end to portable device front end, etc.), we thought we would try to focus on some of the newer technologies for this meeting. The goal of this meeting, in general, will be to learn about the state of the art in Java technologies, and how they can be practically applied to application development.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: --------------------- * IN ORDER TO PASS THROUGH SECURITY AT CHASE, WE NEED YOU TO RSVP * PRIOR TO THURSDAY, SO WE CAN GET YOUR NAME ON THE ATTENDEE LIST. * ADVANCE REGISTRATION AND PHOTO ID ARE REQUIRED! -- RSVP DEADLINE IS 20-NOV-2002 16:00 -- -- YOU WILL RECEIVE AN RSVP ACK MESSAGE WHEN YOU ARE REGISTERED -- Please RSVP if you know you are attending or if you think you may be attending. This will help us arrange for a letter to security for all of Unigroup. It will also help us to determine the correct amount of food and refreshments. To REGISTER for this event, please RSVP by: a) If at all possible, please use the Unigroup Registration Page. This will allow us to have some automation in the registration process. b) If you have no web access and you really must EMail us, send an EMail containing the FIRST and LAST NAMEs of the persons attending to the Unigroup RSVP Address: unigroup-rsvp
@unigroup.org The EMail subject should start with "RSVP". You may optionally include your contact phone number (that day) or other current information. Sample EMail: RSVP LastName FirstName firstname.lastname@example.org 000-000-0000 Please continue to check the Unigroup web site: http://www.unigroup.org for any last minute updates concerning this meeting. Please check your email for any last minute announcements prior to the meeting. Note that only the Attendee First and Last Names will be provided to Chase Security.
The 1CMP building is situated: South of Liberty Street, North of Pine Street, East of Broad/Nassau Street and West of William Street. The building is one block east of Broadway, right behind 140 Broadway.
The closest entrance to the conference center is from Nassau Street, first elevator bank from the Nassau Street entrance.
The building is on a raised platform. Walk up the outside stairs at Nassau Street and head for the guard's station at the south-west corner of the building. Tell the guards you are heading for Unigroup. They will inspect your ID and carry-ins and direct you to the meeting facility, assuming you are on the Unigroup RSVP list.
Once you get upstairs, enter the conference facility through its main doors. There is a bank of large monitors to the left of the entrance which should direct you to the Unigroup meeting room (the room may vary from month to month). To the right of the main entrance is the concierge's desk, ask for help there if you need anything. The conference facility has two levels, keep in mind that the Unigroup meeting may be up the staircase on its upper level.
As always, also look out for Unigroup signs marking the path to the meeting room. Also note, if you come early, we may not have our own signs in place yet (we have to commute there too).
Transit By Train: Take the J/M/Z to Broad Street and walk 1 block North to Pine St. Take the 4/5 to Wall Street and walk North to Pine St., then East to Broad St. Take the 2/3 to Wall Street, the North West exit is inside the Chase complex, else you will need to walk a block North and West. See MTA Downtown NYC Map (pdf) for detailed mass transit information.
Description of Talk:
This presentation will show the latest techniques for creating sophisticated mobile wireless software for applications servers and Java-enabled cell phones and PDAs, including Palm OS Platform and PocketPC based handheld computers. From scratch, we will interactively build an application on a mobile client using J2ME/MIDP (Java 2 Micro Edition/Mobile Information Device Profile) and then build a server-side application running on a J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) server. Our integrated application will be aggregating data from industry standard databases and legacy mainframe applications. The presentation will highlight the J2ME and J2EE application architecture, and discuss many issues involved with building mobile software. Additionally, we will discuss issues of using XML over HTTP in a wireless environment. This is a great opportunity for Linux and Unix environments.
Data Representations http://www.datarepresentations.com/ Java Pro Magazine http://www.ftponline.com/javapro Article about Simplicity for Mobile Servers (from Java Pro Magazine): http://www.ftponline.com/wireless/rgrehan/page5.asp Micro Java Network http://www.microjava.com "Moving Your Application from Wired to Wireless?" (from Micro Java Network): http://www.microjava.com/articles/perspective/moving Sun's Java Technology Page http://java.sun.com
To-Be-Announced (check back later). We should have a few nice items to raffle off from Data Representations.
Carl Sayres is the Chief Software Architect at Data Representations, where he has directed the development teams for eight commercial products. He has extensive experience in object oriented design and software development, and is an expert in mobile application design and deployment using Java Technology.
Data Representations produces end-to-end, server to wireless client, development tools for Java Technology. Data Representations' Simplicity for Mobile Servers allows developers to quickly aggregate data from multiple sources and ship that data to mobile devices using XML over HTTP. Based completely on the J2ME/MIDP and J2EE specifications, these tools offer total flexibility for developers, while still being extremely easy to use.
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00 * Non-Member Single Meeting: $ 20.00 Student Yearly Membership: $ 20.00 Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID): $ 5.00 Cash, Check, American Express. * Employees of JPM/Chase (with ID) can attend general meetings at NO CHARGE. ==> Unigroup is the Greater NYC Regional Area Affiliate of UniForum - an International Unix Users Group. Our Joint Membership Program with UniForum is currently on hold due to circumstances at UniForum. For information about UniForum visit http://www.uniforum.org.
Food and Refreshments:
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This now includes sandwiches such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled eggplant. Chase also graciously provides us with a very nice assortment of treats, which includes brownies, cookies, popcorn, fruit, bottled water and assorted beverages.
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!