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JA-SIG Miami :: 2003

JA-SIG Miami

Sunday, December 7 through Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at the Sheraton Bal Harbour in Miami, Florida.

The JA-SIG is pleased to welcome our colleagues to Florida's beautiful Gold Coast at the Sheraton Bal Harbour.

The Miami conference tracks will include:

  • Java development - introductory, intermediate, and advanced technical sessions for Java developers
  • Java archictecture - technical topics and tools for connector architecture, system administration, information retrieval, and web clients for enterprise and legacy systems.
  • Java solutions - interesting open source and Java initiatives in higher education

Pre-conference seminars on December 7 will include:

  • Java for Newbies - learn the basics of Java classes, inheritance, object-orientation and reusable code.
  • Introduction to XSLT - design aspects related to converting structured information in XML into device-dependent markup languages
  • uPortal implementation and configuration - basics behind configuring, administering and getting uPortal up and running
  • Build enterprise Java applications - discussion of frameworks that can be used to help you build enterprise Java applications

The Java Architectures Special Interest Group (JA-SIG) is an independent organization promoting the use of Java technologies and architectures within the higher education community. JA-SIG supports the development and adoption of low cost, flexible, open source solutions that adhere to best practices and open standards.

The JA-SIG conference goals are to:
  • Nurture communication of best practices, new technologies, and innovative methodologies and projects related to Java
  • Promote the cooperative development of open source, Java application solutions and provide a clearinghouse of information and code
  • Influence the adoption of open standards in collaboration with industry groups, higher education professional organizations, software vendors and standards bodies
  • Create an atmosphere of trust, goodwill and collaboration within the higher education Java development community and with firms and schools on both a functional and geographic basis