We are pleased to announce that due to the graciousness of the Metropolitan State College Mathematics and Computer Science Dept. we will continue to meet at the Auraria Campus.
For this month’s meeting we will be in the Sciences Building, Room 1011. The building may be locked so we’ll post somebody at the door to let everyone in.
Here is a map for the campus: http://www.ahec.edu/campusmaps/AHEC3D.pdf.
The address for the campus is 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver CO. 80204.
The building that we’re in this month is South and East of the Tivoli Building.
Please also be aware there has been a change in parking; you now pay on-line if the lot is closed when you leave.
5:30-6:00: Food, Soda and Networking
BIRT, the industry leading open source reporting and Business Intelligence project within the Eclipse Foundation, is a new generation of reporting and data visualization technology that does just that – enabling you to focus on building the core capabilities of your application and utilizing ready-to-go BIRT technology to add rich information that meet your users’ needs. This presentation introduces BIRT and looks at how you can leverage BIRT to create data-driven reports, web pages, and add compelling information visualizations to your application. We will provide some background on the project and quickly dive into the architecture, key capabilities and how to use BIRT. Using live demonstrations, the presentation takes you through using the BIRT Designer to create reports, data layouts and visualizations, and then looks at how you can integrate these visualizations into your application
About Rob Murphy
Rob Murphy is a BIRT expert and Senior Sales Engineer for the Actuate OEM Group. He has worked in software development for over 15 years and with Java technology since 1997. Since joining Actuate in 2004, Rob has assisted hundreds of customers with the company’s Java based products, including BIRT, BIRT Spreadsheet, and iServer. Rob is also a frequent presenter at open source tradeshows, and has trained Actuate partners around the world.
7:00-7:15: Break and Announcements
7:15-8:45: Reflections on Java Command Line Options
There are many different types of command line options that programs need to recognize. Many languages (e.g.: bash and perl) has built-in processing of command line options; Java does not. The Java Command Line Options (JCLO) package performs this task for a variety of option styles. It also uses Java’s reflection capability to automatically assign values to variables in a specified class.
About Dr. Steve Beaty
Steve has an extensive background in both the theoretic and pragmatic aspects of computer science. He wrote compilers at Cray Computer, both managed a large group of developers and was a software test architect at HP, has a number of active open-source projects, was a professor of computer science at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and now works for NCAR.