We are a group of users focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Groovy and Grails development skills with our members who live and work in the DFW area. Our meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of every month (social & food at 6:30pm, meeting content at 7:00pm) at the NEW Improving office in Plano.

General Announcement

Starting with the June 2017 meeting we will be focusing on introducing new members to Groovy. We will have a series of talks that will bring them up to speed on Groovy, Gradle, Grails and application development. Please bring your friend, neighbor and co-worker, especially if they are familiar with Java, as the ramp-up is very easy.

Spring Boot


Spring Boot is an exciting way to start jvm based projects. We will show how to create starter projects. We’ll also discuss features of Spring Boot and Spring 4 that allow quicker app development.


Paul Woods is a Software Engineer for Texas Instruments. He started programming in 1984 on a Commodore 64, but became a electronic technician in the 1990s. He graduated from UTD in 2006 with a degree in software engineering. Paul has experience with C++, C# and Java. He started programming around 2008.