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 One / 2GX Recap… and Planning Future Topics

07 October 2015Erik Weibust, George Smith


We will have a panel that attended SpringOne2GX cover the highlights of the conference and discuss topics for future meetings


Erik Weibust is a Sr Director at Research Now in Plano, TX. He has been working with Java and the JVM since 1999. Erik moved from Java EE to Spring and now appreciates the ease of working with Groovy and Grails. He leads both the local Java jug, JavaMUG, as well as our Groovy / Grails jug, DFW2GUG. You can learn more about him by following his rants, shenanigans and travels on twitter at @erikweibust. Or, for his professional background, you can review Erik’s LinkedIn profile.

George Smith has been a software developer and architect for more years than he would like to count. For the past 5 years he has worked as a developer and architect for BNSF Railway. He introduced Groovy to BNSF, through the use of Spock Testing, and Gradle for building systems. Many DevOps concepts such as Continuous Integration, Binary Repositories (Artifactory), Immutable Infrastructure, and Continuous Deployment came next. Recently he introduced BNSF Railway to Grails. He has been concentrating on using a distributed micro-service architecture for his recent work.