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Inaugural Groovy/Grails Meetup in NYC Last Night

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I just wanted to thank Jean Barmash for doing a great job of organizing a Groovy/Grails meetup in New York. The inaugural meeting was last night at New Work City, an open plan co-working space in SoHo (thanks for having us guys!).

The meeting started with brief introductions by everyone (there were just under 20 attendees) and then Jean did a simple Grails app showing the core domain model and controller concepts and providing an introduction to the built in testing features. He then provided a run through of the latest Grails 1.1 and Groovy 1.6 enhancements and we ended up with a little  bit of networking before drifting away.

He also gathered a number of possible topics, but if you’re interested in presenting, you should contact Jean with your ideas. The experience level of the participants was fairly broad, so I think the introductory content was perfect, and I’m looking forward to some meatier content down the line.

It was also just great to find a bunch of smart people who’re working with Groovy and Grails. I’ve got a feeling that in 18 months the group is going to be a lot bigger than we can envision today.

Thanks to everyone who attended and to Jean for organizing the meetup. Looking forward to Aprils meetup!


Written by peterbell

March 26, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Posted in NYC

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  1. I want to be the first person to comment on your new blog. I feel so special now!

    marc esher

    March 26, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    • w00t – thanks for the comment man! Strange starting off a new blog from scratch again, but I’m pumped.

      Working on a bunch of articles for this blog on git, getting started with Grails, cool Groovy language features, integrating with maven, doing CI with Grails, writing a Grails based CMS, what should and shouldn’t go into source control – bunch of stuff. Should be fun!

      Just remember to link to me 🙂


      March 26, 2009 at 5:20 pm

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