Keith Combs and I did a presentation on JavaFX and WidgetFX at Silicon Valley Code Camp this past weekend to a packed room (see below for the slides). This was my first time visiting SVCodeCamp and I was very impressed… With a 2 day total of over 1700 attendees, it was the place to be in the Bay Area!
The highlight of our presentation was a new secret project I just finished (literally 1 hour before the presentation started). It is called the JUG SpinnerWheel, and is a complete rewrite of Jim Weaver‘s classic Java User Group Prize Wheel:
The revamped JUG SpinnerWheel includes a pseudo-3d rendered prize wheel, web service integration to meetup.com to retrieve event participants, and a winner display featuring the prototype JFXtras Table component.
We used this for the first time, and successfully gave away 3 copies of the Pro JavaFX Platform book to audience members eager to learn more about JavaFX!
You can find the full slides from the presentation (including details about the web service implementation of the JUG SpinnerWheel) on SlideShare:
Happy JavaFX hacking!