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NetBeans Days in 2016

Geertjan Wielenga

For 2016, plans are under way for even more NetBeans Days than last year!

Traditionally, each year NetBeans Day is held in San Francisco, right before the start of JavaOne and OpenWorld. At JavaOne 2014, NetBeans community members felt it would be good to hold comparable events all over the world throughout the year. Therefore, during 2015, NetBeans Days were held in the Netherlands, Germany, France, England, Greece, Brasil, and Burkina Faso, in addition to San Francisco.

At these free events, attendees learned about the latest technologies and were shown how NetBeans IDE continues to be continually enhanced and updated with new features. For example, did you know NetBeans IDE 8.1 supports Node.js, Gulp, and Bower, in addition to a range of JavaScript frameworks, as well as Java EE, with awesome out of the box support for Maven?


For 2016, plans are under way for even more NetBeans Days than last year. Tentative planning for the coming set of NetBeans Days is as follows:

  • February 17 — NetBeans Day Netherlands
  • March 31 — NetBeans Day Germany (Munich)
  • April  ? — NetBeans Day India
  • May 7 — NetBeans Day Greece
  • May 27 — NetBeans Day UK
  • June ? — NetBeans Day Brazil
  • September 9 — NetBeans Day Germany (Cologne)
  • September 18 — NetBeans Day San Francisco
  • October 14 — NetBeans Day France
  • October 22 — NetBeans Day Burkina Faso

Note: All the info above may change, these are tentative dates/locations at this stage.

The rough program template that will be used throughout these events is different to last year, with an aim to have a more active/participative set of activities and so that participants will genuinely learn new code and walk away with actual code on their laptops:

10:00 – 11:00: Opening Session on the NetBeans community, what’s new, upcoming releases, demos, etc.
11:00 – 12:00: Keynote on a current topic, such as microservices or new features in JDK 9.
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00 – 15:00: Two workshops running in parallel
15:00 – 15:30: Tea
15:30 – 17:30: Two workshops running in parallel

Workshops will be on a variety of topics, depending on the local expertise available—e.g., on Java EE, Oracle JET, AngularJS, drones, Raspberry Pi, DukeScript, NetBeans plugin development, or the NetBeans Platform.

In addition to the dates/locations outlined above, there is interest to hold NetBeans Day for the first time in Canada, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey. Interested in a NetBeans Day in your country? Interested in participating? Leave a message here or contact webmaster at netbeans dot org to get involved.

Watch this space for more details!


Geertjan Wielenga

Product manager at Oracle for developer tools such as NetBeans and Oracle JET.