About HJUG

HJUG is dedicated to the use of the Java™ Technology. We are one of the many Java User Groups worldwide. HJUG thanks Rice University Computer Science Department, Professors Dan Wallach and Robert 'Corky' Cartwright for their continuous sponsorship.

HJUG also thanks the Computer Science Technology Department of Houston Community College System, especially Abbas Alamnehe.

HJUG Officers

Jim Bethancourt
jimbethancourt AT gmail DOT com

Vice President of Free Stuff:
Clay Smith
uhclay AT gmail DOT com

Java Resource Coordinator:
Adam Roberts
aroberts AT alum DOT rit DOT edu

Houston TechFest Coordinator:
Stephen Nimmo
stephennimmo AT gmail DOT com

Java Community Process Representative:
Daniel Solano Gómez
jcp AT sattvik DOT com

Minecraft Mods To The Max For Parents and Kids!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Presented by

Jeanette Breton and Mason Lary

Join us in this first-ever meeting for both parents and school-aged children! The folks from Techno Chaos will provide an overview of the Minecraft system and application architecture. We will then dig into the Java code of Minecraft and provide insights into how to ‘make sense’ out of the code available to you to mod Minecraft.

You will need to bring your own laptop for you and your child (preferrably 3rd grade or older) to share, and you'll need to do some prep work ahead of time by following the setup instructions in the PDF located at https://www.facebook.com/download/preview/1482649088692169. It is possible that the version of Minecraft we will be using may end up being a newer version. Any changes / updates will be communicated before the meeting.

Pizza and soda will be provided courtesy of our meeting sponsor.

Jeanette Breton is the owner of Techno Chaos and loves to inspire young minds to learn and innovate through programs at Techno Chaos. She has over 25 years in the technology industry either as a programming, business consultant, product manager and teacher. She is a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering.

Mason Lary joined Techno Chaos a year ago as an avid programmer, has been programming for three years, and is currently Techno Chaos' Programming Lead. He has worked primarily with Java, AS3 and Scratch, and is currently working with C# in Unity in preparation for our Game Design summer camp. Mason will be majoring in Comp Science and EE at Rice in the fall.

Please RSVP

RSVP by going to http://hjug04292015.eventbrite.com/ We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order. Since there may be a large turnout, please only RSVP if you're certain you'll be coming.

Meeting Location: PROS

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002

Suggested Parking:

Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th floor, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.

Meeting Sponsor: Element Blue

Over the past decade, Element Blue has pursued creating a company that could not only build intelligent, sophisticated software, but also develop technologies that made advancements in communities and industries around the world.

Today, Element Blue offers a suite of solutions that use IBM and Element Blue products and solutions to power businesses and communities on nearly every continent. Element Blue's services extend through Retail, Healthcare, Transportation, Water, and Energy. The latest addition of our SensorInsight™ product line continues to strengthen our mission of creating purpose-driven solutions for our customers. Visit www.elementblue.com

About our venue sponsor: PROS

We aren't your run-of-the-mill software company. We're true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We'll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don't just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers' success stories.

Our Core Values:

  • Ownership - We take responsibility.
  • Passion - We love what we do.
  • Pride - We accept only the best.
  • Trust - We can be counted on.
  • Integrity - We do what's right.
  • Innovation - We create possibilities.
  • Customer Centricity - We put our customers first.

Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win

Upcoming Meetings

Free membership. Free meetings. Free food (usually pizza).

Azul Zulu: OpenJDK for Azure

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

3100 Main
2nd floor
Houston, TX 77002


Java Training