Welcome to the Java User Groups (JUGs) page of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Whether you're already part of a JUG or looking to join one, you've come to the right place. Sun's JUG program has partnered with the JUG community on java.net.
A Java User Group (JUG) is a group of people who share a common interest in Java technology and meet on a regular basis to share technical ideas and information. The actual structure of a JUG can vary greatly -- from a small number of friends and coworkers meeting informally in the evening to a large group of companies based in the same geographic area. Regardless of the size and focus of a particular JUG, the sense of community spirit remains the same.
If you are new to the JUG program, you can search for a local group by country name or view JUG locations, leaders, and web sites on an interactive Google map. Once you find a JUG that you are interested in, check out its web site or contact the JUG owner to find out more about that group's focus and format. If no JUG is available in your area, consider starting one with these instructions from Java Champion and JUG leader Ahmed Hashim of Egypt.