Welcome to the NY Java User Group, the NYJavaSIG!
We were the very first Java User Group started back in September 1995. Our general meetings are held monthly and are typically very well-attended. Registration usually averages 200 people. Currently we meet at Credit Suisse at 24th St and Park Ave South, who has graciously supported the NYJavaSIG with fantastic meeting rooms. Our meetings are either in the One Madison Ave building or the Eleven Madison Ave building; both are immediately across the street from Madison Square Park (for you non-locals... this is NOT Madison Square Garden). We try to have speakers focus on cool and awesome topics with no marketing; only technology, techniques or tools.
Because we are a very large group with diverse interests, we also have bi-monthly workgroup meetings. Currently we have three: Cloud/HPC, Hello-Java and JVM. These are more hands-on with attendees bringing laptops and trying code along with the speaker. The workgroup meetings sometimes focus on product-specific software tools or frameworks because we understand there are some valuable commercial software products that are critical to many companies.