Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 25, 2011
In today’s economy, keeping one’s skills sharp is more important than ever. Technology professionals are constantly being told to make sure they are staying as relevant as possible, especially in the Information Technology industry where tools and trends are changing rapidly. In the IT community, many professionals stay up to date with different technologies through local “user groups.” eHire sponsors and organizes one of those user groups, the Atlanta Spring User Group, focusing on the SpringSource suite of products.
“A users’ group (also users group or user group) is a type of club focused on the use of a particular technology, usually (but not always) computer-related…[They] meet regularly to discuss the use of computers, share knowledge and experience, hear from representatives of hardware manufacturers and software publishers, and hold other related activities.” The idea for the Atlanta Spring User Group was born when eHire was helping one of their largest clients find top Java development talent with expert knowledge of the Spring Framework. While connecting with prospective Java developers, it became clear that there was a lack of Spring-related resources and community.
The Atlanta Spring User Group, commonly referred to as ASUG, has a simple mission statement: “ASUG is the first user group created to support the growing Spring community in the Atlanta area.” Kate Clark, the organizer and founder of ASUG explains, “The idea for this group came about while I was trying to connect with the top talent in the local Spring community. I quickly realized there were no groups designed specifically to support Spring professionals. So, eHire encouraged and helped me to get ASUG off the ground.”
By Tim Spagnola
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