We have a passion for all things Java™

Whether you are a dedicated professional or a coding hobbyist, novice developer or seasoned engineer, programming student or lifelong learner, the Kansas City JUG is dedicated to bringing content to the community about all things on the JVM.
If you're curious about Kotlin, juiced about Jakarta EE, stoked about Spring, or anything in between, our meetups span a variety of topics related to Java™ and other JVM-based technologies.
We feature speakers from the local community as well as internationally renowned speakers, authors, and industry leaders.
In addition to the informative topics, Kansas City JUG meetups give our members the opportunity to network with other developers and our great sponsors! Our other platforms facilitate interaction among our members. Feel free to dive in and share a topic, ask a question, find employment opportunities, or just socialize!

Kansas City JUG Events

Kansas City JUG hosts meetups on a monthly basis. Our typical meetups are on the 3rd Wendesday of the month. Occasionally, we host meetups on different days to accomodate speaker travel dates or avoid collision with other events (such as US holidays). To view and RSVP for upcoming events, check our events schedule on meetup.com.

Upcoming Events

BDD in Practice

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Behavior-Driven Development is not just a buzz word in Kansas City. Come hear about how this technique has been applied in real-life applications right here in the KC area. Writing JUnit tests may be part of your everyday life already, but find out how using a more descriptive language and an open-source tool like Cucumber can enhance the quality and maintainability of your Java applications. About the Speaker: Keith Shakib has been a principal consultant in Kansas City since 2000 and has been with Keyhole Software since 2011. He came to the Kansas City area from Cary, North Carolina in 2000 after a 14 year stint at IBM where he worked in various roles including developer, product planner, manager, and architect. Projects at IBM included Information Management, C++ Class Libraries, VisualAge for Java, and the early stages of Eclipse. While consulting here in K.C. he has work worked with many different clients including Sprint, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Argus, USDA, and currently YRC Freight. Keith is passionate about helping clients write extensible, maintainable, feature-rich applications in a highly collaborative, agile development environment. Outside of work Keith enjoys the NFL and MLB as well as coaching his 11-year old son's baseball team. SPONSOR: Keyhole Software. Keyhole is a software development firm offering consulting, education, and custom development. Helping clients in all industries, we lead initiatives for strategic technology shifts (like modernization, microservices, and blockchain) and develop custom applications (with .NET, Java, and JavaScript). Our employee team loves technology — see our blog at https://KeyholeSoftware.com & open source tools on https://KeyholeLabs.com. Schedule: 5:30 - 6:30 Food and social hour 6:30 - 6:35 Java and group news 6:35- 7:30 Main presentation After meetup - Happy hour at Top Golf


Get involved with Kansas City JUG!

We encourage the Kansas City JUG community to get involved! There are several outlets which community members can use to interact with the rest of the community. Check us out below!

As a member of the community, you can help make Kansas City JUG better! We always welcome suggestions for topics, speakers, locations, and sponsors. The success of KC JUG is driven by the community, and we strive to be responsive to the preferences of our members.
KC JUG is organized by a group of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help! If you are interested in getting involved with organizing KC JUG, let us know!

Since we're always looking for feedback, take a few minutes and let us know what you think!
Can the schedule better accomodate you?
What things will bring you out to KC JUG?
Should we host workshops?

We welcome all other feedback as well. Let us know what's on your mind!

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