Foojay Podcast #10: JUG World Tour: Dubai JUG

Last month we introduced a new topic in this podcast when we visited the Manchester Java User group.

That JUG has already existed for nearly 10 years, so they had a lot of history to share.

However, in this episode, we talk to the organizers of the Dubai JUG that started in May of 2022.

Let’s learn what the challenges are for a new JUG, how the culture of Dubai and Hawaii are alike, possible upcoming conferences, and much more…


Jad Salhani (@JadSalhani)

Chris Thalinger (, @ChrisThalinger)

Podcast host

Frank Delporte (, @frankdelporte)


00’00 Intro and music 

00’10 About the topic of this podcast 

00’35 Introduction of Jad and Frank

01’46 About the start of the JUG

03’20 About the developer community 

04’23 The challenge of finding local speakers and attendees

07’40 About the first JUG sessions

08’50 The mix of Java experience 

10’10 Education, universities, and courses 

11’18 Plans for the next JUGs

14’40 Support by companies

16’48 Side activities

18’38 Support of Azul to start the JUG

20’09 Chris joins the call, introduction

21’04 Comparing Dubai and Hawai and 

32’44 Working on VoxxedDays Dubai 

35’41 How to get in contact

36’43 Conclusion

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