Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

where Java geeks meet on the island.


Free Membership

Membership with the Vancouver Island Java User Group is free. We track membership with our mailing list on google groups and welcome anybody to our monthly meetings.

Monthly Meeting

Meetings are held monthly, if possible, and are a great place to meet us. Detailed announcements are published in our news section to which you can also subscribe with RSS. Generally the agenda for our meetings follow this pattern

  • Welcome
  • Guest or member presentation or session of lightning talks
  • Raffle of prizes
  • Open discussions and networking
  • Optional visit to a pub


The news section is open to any news of local interest related to VIJUG and our activities. Please contact the Manfred or contact the Paul, if you would like to have a news item posted.

Mailing List

The mailing list is the central communication and membership tool of our user group. The list is only open to member postings. If you would like to post a message (e.g. an employment opportunity) feel free to join the list and post your announcement. Otherwise you can send the announcement to the list administrator.

Membership Benefits

Thanks to our sponsors we can provide the benefits of

  • Apress User Group Program
  • Manning User Group Program
  • O’Reilly User Group Program

in the form of review book copies and discounts. We also receive T-shirts, refcardz and other items for raffle prizes regularly from our sponsors.

In addition each speaker at the monthly meeting is eligible to receive

  • a license for IntelliJ IDEA from Jetbrains
  • a license for JRebel from zeroturnaround

and we also raffle one license of each off to the audience.