It was a pleasure to be able to speak at the Ottawa JUG yesterday. This was their third meetup since they did a reboot of the group after the pandemic. IBM Canada hosted us at their offices in Ottawa, as well as provided catering in the form of pizzas, salads, and chicken wings. I did my From Spring Boot 2 to Spring Boot 3 with Java 21 and Jakarta EE talk, which was well received.
After the talk, we had great discussions about Open Source in general and Jakarta EE in particular. Tanja was also there, and we brought lots of swag and even gingerbreads from the JakartaOne Livestream the day before. I think we saw the contours of a great relationship between the Eclipse Foundation and the Ottawa JUG. Here is a picture of Tanja and I together with Sebastien, the organizer of Ottawa JUG.