Inaugural Groovy/Grails Meetup in NYC Last Night
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!