LAST UPDATE: 01 February 2011
Welcome to the Java Users Group Community
Congratulations on your new JUG incubator project. You have joined a worldwide group of Java leaders whose goal is to promote the Java technology ecosystem.
You, as a new JUG leader, have begun a worthwhile effort to engage your community whether local, regional, or virtual to promote education and sharing of ideas about Java, and camaraderie. A number of JUG leaders have done this before you. We are available to help you in your endeavor. Feel free to contact the Community Leaders, Java Champions, or other JUG Leaders to help you.
We ARE a community, and without new leaders and new ideas our global community would become stagnant. It is through you and your new group that Java innovation continues to lead the development world.
Creating a JUG requires effort to set up, but as your JUG community grows your community can assist you in your efforts. We want to make the beginning part of your journey through our process simple. We have a couple of requirements to get your group through incubation, and become part of the greater JUG community.
Please take the time to complete these tasks as quickly as possible since you have already made your initial commitment.
John Yeary, Java Users Groups Community Leader
To graduate your project from the incubator, please complete the following items:
You can use java.net to host your mailing lists, or your development projects. Maybe you want to use Subversion to store your web-site content, or the file sharing to provide access to your groups's presentations and meeting notes. This is your project, do as you wish. Just let your users know what your intentions are. Put this information in your website, or wiki if you add one.
It is strongly recommended that you join the JUG Leaders mailing list. This is the list where we discuss the activities of the world wide JUGs Community.
To help you do these tasks, refer to these step by step instructions. If you need help in doing those things, please contact the JUG Community Leaders.
When you have completed all the above requirements, and your project is ready to graduate, please contact one of the JUG Community Leaders . We will evaluate and graduate your JUG, and post the news to the JUGs Community web site, and let everybody know of your group.
A nice tool for scheduling and advertising events is the JUG Events site. It allows you to schedule, and track your events. This schedule will be posted to the main JUG calendar on the JUG Community site.