Remember when meetups still happened in locations? Of the 50 attendees at our first meetup of the revived Jersey City Java User Group, one admitted to living in the New York metropolitan area. And it wasn’t even me, the organizer. And the talk wasn’t even about Java.

Did I fall down on the job? No, I think this was the perfect way to start JC-JUG back up. GeePaw Hill (Twitter) knows from Java, and I hope he’ll come back and present about Kotlin. Give his More Smaller Steps a watch. In it, he distills issues we all face in software development, where the game is to incrementally change complex systems made of inseparably commingled social and technical facets.

Our November speaker is already lined up. Details soon.