What's so Groovy About Groovy

07 June 2017 - Erik Weibust

General Announcement

Starting with this month's 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.


This month Erik will be giving a talk titled, What's So Groovy About Groovy. It is geared to developers completely new to Groovy. No experience needed. Just come with an open mind and be ready to learn.

We will cover the following:
- Why Groovy
- How to install
- What's So groovy about Groovy
- OO Programming and writing shell scripts with Groovy


Erik Weibust @erikweibust is this month's speaker. He's also the founder and co-leader of this group (the DFW2GUG) as well as the President of the JavaMUG meetup. Erik has been exploring Groovy for years and enjoys promoting the language and being active in it's community. By day Erik leads a group of engineers at USAA that are building a RESTful money movement platform. Outside of work Erik enjoys cheering his 3 kids on in youth sports and getting time out with his wife for dinner, movies and drinks.