I had the honor to be the first official speaker at the first JavaFX user group meeting (of which I am aware!). The Silicon Valley JavaFX JUG, organized by Stephen Chin (one of the authors of Pro JavaFX, which is an excellent book), met this past Wednesday. Google hosted the event and supplied the evening’s pizza, for which I am personally very grateful!

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Stephen had setup a streaming feed so people not in the area could follow along, which I thought was really cool. Its always fun to present about JavaFX as it is something I’m passionately interested in. Yes, working on JavaFX is my day job, but if I didn’t really love it and believe in it I wouldn’t be doing it. The thing that energizes me is knowing both what it is that we have built, and what we are building. It is really a fantastic platform. Its a joy to use when building applications and getting better all the time.