This week I'm featuring news from the Columbia Maryland JUG, the LA JUG, the London Java Community, the Silicon Valley Web JUG, and Java User Group Latvia.

First and foremost, the Columbia, Maryland (US) JUG is looking for a speaker/presenter for their next meeting. JUG leader Edward Moffatt says:

Folks, I'm trying to find someone to speak at the next Columbia, Maryland Java User Group. The next meeting is scheduled for 24 March. Our user group is sponsored by Pangia Technologies in Fulton, Maryland. Just about any topic related to Java is open for presentation/discussion. Some of our meetings have covered topics such as Spring, Hibernate, Annotations, Eclipse IDE, GWT...

Columbia, MD is located in the Baltimore / Washington, DC corridor, to the southwest of Baltimore. Contact Edward if you're interested in speaking.

The LA (Los Angeles, California, US) JUG has made the presentation from their February meeting available. The presentation, by Azul Senior Product Manager Eva Andreasson, is titled What's Inside a JVM. Eva:

provides insights into the inner workings of a Java Virtual Machine and some drill down on what compilers and garbage collectors do, so that you don