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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!

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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 🙂

      peterbell

      March 26, 2009 at 5:20 pm


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