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We are preparing to teach Greenfoot for middle schools student (end of this year). We are new in this area, esp we are in last 7 year working with highschool (vocational highschool).. and in last 3 years working for diploma program in polytechnics. We want to produce better Java programmer/your architect, and start to reach middle school, with age 13+, and also working with our highschool partner for scholarship for the best student that we get. If you work with smiliar work like we will do, you can contact me to frans at meruvian dot org. This seamless education program hopefully can create new winner in IT award in the future, to raise our quality of work in the future. Esp, in the market, our industrial partner now moving to distributed computing and cloud, like hadoop, cluster, grid and ESB become standard, yes.. after MVC.  
Our Meruvian program (Called jTechnopreneur), now expand to the new highest reach level. Starting with diploma 6 years ago under JENI ( or, we move to jTechnopreneur in 3 years, and now, in 2012, we expand to middle school (13+) and also add Cloud Computing plus Responsive Web Design. You can also see our presentation for Meruvian Seamless Education PRogram in Slideshare. Our experience working with university, polytechnics and vocational highschool move to the more seamless (mean integrated).  The Seamless program basically teach IT from middle school (intra or extra), and we (Meruvian) part of the evaluation to keep the best student in this area esp Programming, to go to best Vocational HighSchool (secondary schools), and bring them to the best polytechnics, and transform him/her to become next technopreneur. This is our detail information related to middle school material.  We start teach Java and Web, and in the future we will bring Cloud esp PaaS to them. Take a look our vocational highschool and how they integrate with polytechnis program  We are opening our door to work and collaborate to better work, esp outside Indonesia. The seamless start from South East Asia Ministery of Education (Seameo), and in polytechnics we have MoE's regulation as reference for distance learning. Yes, this is a work started by  

Save Education with Java Blog

Posted by meruvian Oct 12, 2012
Meruvian is founded as a mix need between a legal entity for JUG Indonesia movement and also JENI (Java Education program founded by Ministery of Education) and a small project between Frans Thamura and Kompas (the biggest newspaper in the country, regarding OpenSource alternative to Microsoft solution which it is Sharepoint, we use Alfresco - the project lead by Rene -- and cannot related to my company that time, Intercitra Prima Integrasi). now Meruvian is dedicating his effort to create full opencontent for modern education and also transforming starting 2012 to provide infrastructure for the Java solution created by ecosystem develop in Meruvian (companies lead by meruvian team, internship and also partners) This is also because Meruvian have a strange positioning in the market, because stands as middleware for both industrial solution and modern education, which of course focus in Java. Make the first and may be the only tech oriented entity in the country (I believe in our region also). Several our programs: 1. jTechnopreneur, create technopreneur based on Java, take a look 2. JENI 2.0 ( yes, we lead and restruct JENI become 2.0), take a look (Bahasa Indonesia) or (English) 3. OpenPaaS initiative, take a look 4. BioDiversity, please visit (we are revamping the system, stay tune). 5., provide OpenStreetMap Reimplementation inside our Indonesia Internet Exchange. What can you do with Meruvian? 1. if you are english native, may be can help our student to create english material, and also check our material which they are open content, become better material. please visit 2. if you are the Java guru, called to help Indonesia education (which we believe the ecossytem between Industry and Education are getting worst, because globalization and corruption and lazynes culture of the teachers), and help a lot of smart, poor, and locked in the dark education ecosystem, become a people that have future. 3. if you are a company using Java, please map or donate your material, yes, the students can fullfill your lack of resource in Java market. they can also become your apps tester, esp if your apps is OpenSource. 4. if you are Java outsourcer, you can link with companies founded by Meruvian students. We hope the meruvian model can also adopted outside Indonesia, and we can help to make a better world with Java.  
Meruvian's blog is here.. yes, in now. This is because we believe that we will get more attraction if blog here. and we are blogging in English here. We also have our own blog server power by Apache Roller, take a look The main reason we blog here, to promote what is Meruvian and the work around Meruvian. A lot of friends asked about how can Meruvian survive in last 6 years, born in 2006, in emerging country, corrupted, and produce a good Java programmer. This blog also a gateway to collaborate with anyone that interest or may be have a related work. Meruvian repositioned as a middleware between business and education, stand as non profit organization with legal name Yayasan Meruvian Dinamika, mean Meruvian Dynamic Foundation. In the beginning Meruvian stand as a OpenSource research project, to find alternative solution for Microsoft, grow in conjuction with JENI (Java Education Network Indonesia) and need a legal entity for Java User Group Indonesia, become foundation, but because a branding issue, we choose Meruvian as name rather Java Foundation. Meruvian dedicated all his time to Java, and support the opencontent program called JENI, and this year we grow the support to cloud, with OpenPaaS initiative. We believe that the work still related. to create a modern development infrastructure for Java programmer to deploy his apps in the trending jargon called cloud computing. Since 2010, Meruvian also become independent business incubator, and first company and will become new holding for students' company called Mervotura, mean Meruvian Venture. Student after 2 year in Meruvian, "must" create a company with their friend, and because we use Java, we call them jtechnopreneur. jTechnopreneur also a register trademark in Indonesia, which become the reference implementation to become Java technopreneur. Hope in the next couple year, we can produce more more companies from this program. This blog will tell more about Meruvian and his program, and welcome anyone to become mentor to our student (we teach Java to student since 2nd year in highschool, but 2013 we expand to mid school, 13-14 years old).