[Baypiggies] ACCU is alive and well

Walter Vannini walterv at gbbservices.com
Mon Feb 6 21:53:32 CET 2006

I just thought I'd mention that the local ACCU group is
alive and well and still meeting every month, despite
Reg Charney having left the bay area. And, many of our
talks still involve Python. On April 12 Guido will be
giving a presentation and on June 14 Greg Stein will
talk about Python at Google.

The current list of upcoming talks, also listed at
<http://www.accu-usa.org/Future-Meetings.html>, is

February 8, 2006 - Gregory Murray - An introduction to AJAX
March 15, 2006 - Kevlin Henney - A Critical View of C++ Practices
April 12, 2006 - Guido van Rossum - Python
May 10, 2006 - Scott Atwood - A Gentle Introduction to Unicode
June 14, 2006 - Greg Stein - Python at Google

I've appended the announcement for Wednesday's AJAX talk
for those of you who might be interested.

All the best,


Walter Vannini
President, Silicon Valley ACCU

Here's the AJAX announcement:

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE from Tuesdays to Wednesdays

When:      Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Topic:     An introduction to AJAX
Speaker:   Gregory Murray
Time:      7:00pm
Where:     eBay Town Hall (next to PayPal/eBay)
              2161 North First St
              San Jose, CA 95131
Map:       <http://tinyurl.com/cdg5u/>
Cost:      Free
More Info: <http://www.accu-usa.org>

Please note the change of date!! From now on we will be
meeting on a Wednesday, NOT a Tuesday.

AJAX is a technique for using JavaScript to communicate
asynchronously with a server-side component and dynamically
update the source of an HTML page based on the resulting
XML/Text response.

For those who want to read ahead for the talk, Greg
recommends his introductory AJAX article at

Gregory Murray is a lead engineer at SUN Microsystems.
He is currently the servlet specification lead.
Previously he was a member of the BluePrints team during
which he was responsible for the web tier recommendations.
He has experience with internationalization, web services,
J2SE standalone clients, and AJAX based web clients.
He is coauthor of Designing Enterprise Applications With
the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and Designing Web
Services With the J2EE 1.4 Platform (Addison-Wesley).

Greg is the author of the AJAX FAQ for the Java Developer.
His blog is at <http://weblogs.java.net/blog/gmurray71/>

The ACCU meets monthly. To suggest topics and speakers please
email Walter Vannini via walterv at gbbservices.com

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