I am very happy to announce that Gerrit Grunwald and Hendrik Ebbers will be giving several presentations at our JavaFX Meetup in Zurich on December 13th. People interested in attending can register here.


1. Dynamic client / server applications with JavaFX and the Open Dolphin Platform (Hendrik, 20 minutes).

2. The dark and Light Sides of JavaFX (Gerrit, 45 minutes).

3. How we built the JavaOne Voting Machine (Hendrik, very entertaining, 20 minutes).


“The Dark and Light Sides of JavaFX”. 

More and more companies and individuals are using JavaFX. But where light is, there’s also shadow, and with all the nice things JavaFX has to offer, there are also things you should be aware of. This talk covers Scene Graph, TableView, support of mobile and embedded, Canvas, custom controls, and more. The presentation tries to help developers make the right decisions when working with JavaFX.

“How We Built the JavaOne Voting Machine”.

This session shows how Canoo and Oracle implemented the JavaOne voting machine. The presentation starts with the general idea behind the voting machine and an overview of all the components involved that run on embedded hardware and in the cloud. It then shows some parts and solutions such as the IoT functionality, live reporting, and UI concepts in more detail. If you are interested in how this cool voting concept has evolved and developed, you should attend this session.

“Dynamic client / server applications with JavaFX and the Open Dolphin Platform” – title speaks for itself 🙂

Speaker Info

Gerrit Grunwald is a software engineer with more than 10 years of experience in software development, with a particular interest in Java desktop application and controls development. Grunwald is also focused on Java on desktop, Java-driven embedded technologies based on Oracle Java SE Embedded, and IoT in general. He is a true believer in open source and has participated in popular projects including JFXtras.org as well as his own projects (Medusa, Enzo, SteelSeries Swing, SteelSeries Canvas). He blogs regularly on subjects related to the Internet of Things and JavaFX, and he is an active member of the Java Community, where he founded and leads the Java User Group Münster (Germany). He also is a JavaOne RockStar and Java Champion. He speaks at conferences and user groups internationally and writes for several magazines. Twitter handle: @hansolo. Website: http://harmoniccode.blogspot.ch

Hendrik Ebbers is Java developer at Canoo Engineering AG and lives in Dortmund, Germany. His main focus besides research and development is primarily in the areas of UI technologies and Middleware. Additionally, Hendrik Ebbers is founder and leader of the Java User Group Dortmund and gives talks and presentations in User Groups and Conferences. He’s blogging about UI related topics at www.guigarage.com (or on Twitter @hendrikEbbers) and contributes to some Open Source Projects: DataFX, DolphinPlatform and Vagrant-Binding. Hendriks JavaFX book “Mastering JavaFX 8 Controls” was released 2014 by Oracle press. Hendrik is JavaOne Rockstar, JSR expert group member and Java Champion. Twitter handle: @hendrikEbbers. Website: http://www.guigarage.com