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Hi guys,

My name is Maggie Cranford and I’m a professional writer currently working with RecWorks, strengthening and developing tech communities in and around London.

I hope you enjoyed a break this summer.  We’re well into September already, and a new season of talks, meet-ups and workshops is getting underway in and around London.
Whether you are looking for details of regular sessions where you can get together with like-minded people, or sessions focused on more specific topics such as learning Apache Cassandra or tools and techniques to improve coding, all the contact details and information you need are given below.
Please do let us know which events you find particularly useful, as this will help the organisers of events in the future.

Monday 15th September
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/187054782/

Monday 15th September
7 languages in 7 weeks: Clojure day 1
A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate. This time, we’ll be starting Clojure.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/144665542/

Wednesday 17th September
“Leaning on the two Ts” Mani Sarkar, & “Tests need love too” Colin Vipurs
Talk 1 – Leaning on Tools & Techniques to Improve Code Quality – Presented by Mani Sarkar (45 mins approx.)
Attendees of this talk will learn about my experience when learning to use static analysis tools (i.e. SonarQube) and some of its features. In addition also find out how it can be used to improve your code quality and personal practice. A number of tools will also be mentioned and how to include them in your practise.
Talk 2 – “Tests Need Love Too: Common Reasons Unit Tests Are Brittle” – Presented by Colin Vipurs (45 mins approx)
Any developer who cares about software quality should be committed to writing unit tests. Used well it can be a vital tool in every developer’s toolbox, but unfortunately the theory and practice don’t always match up. Easily-made mistakes can lead to brittle, unmaintainable and ‘write-only’ tests that not only become difficult to work on, but can lead to a hatred of unit testing in general. Presented here are examples of these mistakes with code samples, why you’re making them and how to avoid them in future.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/205121022/

Wednesday 17th September
1: Couchbase and Hadoop. 2: Sub-millisecond response times with Couchbase.
We needed a bridge between the real-time tier, where we used Couchbase, and the batch tier, built on Hadoop. When we couldn’t find a suitable option, we built our own: Couchdoop – an open-source Hadoop connector for Couchbase.
Based on our experience with Couchdoop, we will discuss best practices in creating connectors for Hadoop and NoSQL DBs. We’ll address the challenges we encountered while developing Couchdoop and share how we tuned it for performance.
Together with Bigstep, we will also show how much throughput that can be squeezed from a Hadoop connector. We have benchmarked Couchdoop for performance and we’ll talk about the behavior you can expect and tweaks that can improve the performance of your big data setup.
Couchbase
http://www.meetup.com/Couchbase-London/events/193886282/

Thursday 18th September
Scala Coding Dojo
A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month. The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of Springer.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/194390772/

Thursday 18th September
HTML5, AngularJS, Groovy, Java and MongoDB all together – what could go wrong?
It seems to have been a common theme amongst startups to create the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in a language that facilitates rapid prototyping (for example Ruby), and then migrate to the JVM when the application has proved itself and requires more in terms of stability and performance..
Virtual Java User Group
http://www.meetup.com/virtualJUG/events/204877992/

Monday 22nd September
Couchbase Server developer day
The ideal opportunity for developers to get their first taste of the Couchbase Server NoSQL document database.
In this hands-on session we’ll cover:
Couchbase concepts and architecture.
First steps with the Couchbase Java SDK.
Building a first simple Java app using Couchbase.
Querying data with Couchbase.
Introduction to data modelling with Couchbase.
Introduction to Couchbase Mobile.
All you need to bring is your laptop with your favourite Java IDE installed.
Lunch is provided.
We expect this event to fill up quickly so please note that we can offer access only to people who register using this Eventbrite event.
Couchbase
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/couchbase-server-developer-day-tickets-12869315469

Monday 22nd September
Hazelcast introduction
David Brimley, Solutions Engineer at Hazlecast, will come give an introduction to the Hazlecast open source in-memory data grid.
Hazelcast will also be kindly providing pizza and drinks.
London NoSQL
http://www.meetup.com/London-NoSQL-and-Big-Data/events/193878712/

Tuesday 23rd September
Michael Donaghy: Stacking Monads High
Scala’s rich type system makes it easy to include composable effects as part of a method’s type. Monads like Validation, Future, and Reader give us explicit control over when these effects happen; stacked monad transformers mean we can track several different kinds of effects without sacrificing code reuse. But if we try to control every effect we can quickly wind up wondering how we call our UserName => Reader[ApplicationContext, UserProfile] with an EitherT[({type L[A]=ReaderT[ApplicationContext, Future, A]})#L, NonEmptyList[NetworkError], UserName]. This talk looks at ways to keep monad stacks clear and concise.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/197697942/

Thursday 2nd October
Apache Cassandra for Java Developers – Why, What & How – Johnny Miller
Java developers interested in learning about Apache Cassandra and how to use it. Attendees will be introduced to some of its most popular use cases and given an architectural overview of Cassandra. They will also be show how to model their data on Cassandra and how to use the Java driver.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/205129042/

Saturday 4th October
Architect Camp 5
Good architects Practice, Practice, Practice. A whole day architecting a system. Interview, Design, Validate. 30 people 6 teams, one objective… to become better at our craft. Java, .Net python….who cares… all welcome, just leave your ego’s at the door.
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/204691822/

Wednesday 1st October
Meet A Mentor – University College London
**Undergraduates/Graduates only** Have you always wondered what you want to do when you graduate?
Are you worried about all the talk of grads finding it hard to find work and what it will mean for you?
Do you want to know the difference between working in a bank, a gaming company or a startup?
What technology should you specialise in? Java, Ruby or any of the other countless programming languages?
Now is the chance to find out. You may well have heard the buzz about the Meet a Mentor events – this is the next in a series of events open to all students.
Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/204410552/

Thursday 2nd October
London Platform as a Service – Heroku: time for a fresh look
Get a developer’s point of view on deploying your code without spending weeks learning DevOps tools. If you already know Git*, you know how to use Heroku. There are a lot of new things to see, from a new dashboard in Node.js to a new stack based on Ubuntu 14.04. We’ll cover the basics of how Heroku works underneath and the different levels of compute resources you can select (P1, P2 and PX dynos).
We will round off with some fun with Heroku Button, enabling anyone to deploy your app from your public Git repo to their own Heroku account at the press of a button!
* If you don’t know Git yet, we’ll be happy to show you how.
The London PaaS User Group (LOPUG)
http://www.meetup.com/London-PaaS-User-Group-LOPUG/events/193459022/

That’s everything for now. If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please let us know – bc @recworks.co.uk

Until next time,

Maggie

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Hi guys,

I hope you are enjoying the hot weather and managing to miss the thunderstorms!

Here’s a round up of the events that are taking place in and around London over the next couple of weeks that I’m sure you’ll want to check out.

The list includes details of the Whitechapel CoderDojo coding event for kids. We are always keen to do what we can to promote quality events for children, as they will be the developers of the future. If you don’t have kids yourself who would be interested, please mention the event to friends and family so as many budding developers as possible get the chance to find out what coding is all about.

Tuesday 22nd July
Speaking Out: A workshop for public speaking in tech
Public speaking is a great opportunity for people to raise their professional profile and employment opportunities. Unfortunately its also regularly identified as the activity which people fear the most. Its ok – we’re here to help! If you’ve thought about giving talks at your workplace, local user group or even international developer conferences but just need a little support to get started then you should come along to this event..
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/193468982/

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July
Summer of Hack
Summer of Hack 25-27, July 2014 @Shoreditch Village Hall at 7:00pm
MAY THE BEST MOBILE APP WIN! The Salesforce Summer of Hacks awaits you. Compete to win cash prizes by building the best mobile app that runs in the Salesforce1 Mobile App container found on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Bring fresh ideas, meet new people and build cool apps!
Go to http://www.summerofhacks.com/ to register now. Space is extremely limited!

Saturday 26th July
Test Camp
Good Software Architects Practice,Practice,Practice.
AND THAT INCLUDED TESTING
A whole day of defining “WHAT” to test.
Interview, Design, Validate. up to 30 people 6 teams, one objective… to become better at our craft. Java, .Net python….who cares… all welcome, just LEAVE your ego’s at the door.
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/190246492/

Wednesday 30th July

Java 8 – Part 2!
Mark Harrison will continue our Java 8 discussions with a talk on Lambdas and Streams
Manchester Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterUK-Java-Community/events/194124272/

Saturday 2nd August
Whitechapel CoderDojo
CoderDojo Whitechapel for kids is a free coding club.
Saturday, 2nd August, from 2 to 5pm
At this session, there will be plently of things to choose to do:
learn how to code a website
host your website for your friends to see
learn how Java works and make some cool quizzes
or just work on your own projects with some assistances from the mentors
Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before, all you will need to do is bring a laptop and have fun. There will be mentors to assist you at every point.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whitechapel-coderdojo-2nd-august-tickets-12189923389

Save the Date – Wednesday 6th August
GDG London
Do you like +Polymer or are you a frontend web developer and don’t know anything about Polymer yet?
Save *6th August* in your calendars, because +Eric Bidelman will be in London, details (including the registration link) to follow in nearest weeks.
Keep watching our channels.
https://plus.google.com/+Gdg-london/posts/KGRjJpqU3wR

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please let me know – bc@recworks.co.uk

Until next time,

Barry

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Hi guys,

The festival and holiday season are getting up to speed so let’s hope for more good weather. For anyone who will be in and around London over the next two weeks there are plenty of events that I’m sure you’ll want to make time for. Check out the details below: there is something for everyone.

One thing I will say is we have had a few interns approach us looking for opportunities over the summer so if anyone is interested in a developer for the summer please do let me know

Monday 7th July
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/187054602/ Already happened now but please see the link for future events!

Tuesday 8th July
Design Patterns Polyglot Presentation – Bringing out the developer in you
A presentation of all “Design Patterns” and their implementation in multiple languages.
Now here is the twist
From the previous weekend, attendees will have created the Scenarios and Code ready for the presentation. Then present real life scenarios and reflect how they would implement design patterns
See you all there
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/181093392/

Tuesday 8th July
HTML5 vs Native & Night Mapper app – July Mobilise Meetup
We will start with a presentation on “HTML5 vs Native app” by Joshua Wöhle.
“We’ve all see what HTML5 can do and why it’s better to go native. Everyone comes to the same conclusions but the arguments being advanced are often coming from either one or the other angle, leaving it rather biased. We will stage a face-off between an HTML5 and a Native development enthusiast to try and get some more substance to the debate!”
And don’t miss Harley Morlet’s presentation about his app: “Night Mapper”. He developed it thanks to phone gap, and will share some tips and tricks with you about his journey..
Mobilise
http://www.meetup.com/Mobilise/events/192605442/

Wednesday 9th July
July Docker Meetup
After a long wait, Docker London is back with 3 talks:
Alex Vaghin, “Containers @ Google”
Ian Miell, “Docker, ShutIt and Technical Debt”
Jamie McCrindle, “How to build, test, deploy and manage an application and it’s environments end to end with Docker and Ansible”
Docker London
http://www.meetup.com/Docker-London/events/192394082/

Thursday 10th July
Master the Forex Markets
Forex is the BIGGEST market in the world: Over $3Trillion is traded DAILY. So how can you participate in this massive industry and make money consistently? Find out how in the next meetup from Rishi Patel and Thiru Nagappan.
London IT Contractors Group
http://www.meetup.com/London-IT-Contractors-Group/events/184403382/

Thursday 10th July
WEBINAR – WombatOAM – The best OAM tool your Erlang systems can get
WEBINAR – WombatOAM is an operations and maintenance tool for Erlang based systems. It is designed to help developers and operators administer and monitor clusters of Erlang nodes in heterogeneous public and private clouds.
Regardless of whether your company is using a proprietary system or Erlang based open source tools, and needs more visibility and a provision to integrate with your existing OAM infrastructure, this is a great opportunity to learn what difference WombatOAM can bring to your organisation.
Erlang Solutions invites you to join Francesco Cesarini (Founder & Technical Director, Erlang Solutions) and Csaba Hoch (WombatOAM Developer & Expert, Erlang Solutions) to explore what WombatOAM provides and how it can help in monitoring your system.
https://www.erlang-solutions.com/resources/webinars/wombatoam-best-oam-tool-your-erlang-systems-can-get

Saturday 12th July – Sunday 13th July
DataHackUK 8
DataHackUK 8 and 12-13 July 2014 @ Innovation Warehouse at 6:00pm
Join us for a cross-border hackathon with Tata Communications. London will be hacking simultaneously with Redwood City, California! Present an idea, form a team, and create an app that will change how we value big data. Launch party starts on July 8 and hackathon starts on the 12 till the 13.
Register now, space is limited – http://datahack-uk.eventbrite.com

Tuesday 15th July
London HTML5 ShowCode
London HTML5 ShowCode 15, July 2014 @ Makers Academy at 6:30pm
Learn how IOT is changing the world even in agriculture and how the internet is improving the lives in people of all fields.
bit.ly/1yMX9ff

Tuesday 15th July
An introduction to Zero Defects
Delivering “Zero” defects requires all departments to unite and work together, but where do you start? This talk is to lay the ground work for workshops reviews and talks around delivering great software.
Zero Defects
http://www.meetup.com/Zero-Defects/events/187907302/

Wednesday 16th July
Code & Coffee (South-East London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/187054612/

Wednesday 16th July
London Android LiveCode
London Android LiveCode 16, July 2014 @ Innovation Warehouse at 6:30pm
Learn how to leverage existing back-end services and better customer experience with Dods. Get a more slick result with a Mobile + Push Notifcations system.
bit.ly/1pDcxqf

Wednesday 16th July
Developing for Google Glass – Londroid – 16th July
Hands on with Glass
An opportunity to get hands on with some Glass units. Try out some innovative apps and demos and start to get a feel for what you will need to consider when creating your own apps.
London Android
http://www.meetup.com/android/events/192594252/

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please let me know – bc@recworks.co.uk

Until next time,

Barry

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Hi guys,

It was good to catch up with so many people at Devoxx. If you managed to get there too I’m sure you’ll agree there was plenty to think about and to talk about – and not just best lap times for Mario Kart at our stand!

Even though the World Cup is in full swing, there are plenty of events coming up over the next two weeks in and around London and the details are listed below.

Wednesday 18th June
Code & Coffee (South-East London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/184870012/

Wednesday 18th June
Android Livecode #11 on Nokia X @ Badoo
This June 18, Wednesday, we will have a ever so special meet up waiting for you guys. We have the pleasure to meet up at the amazing Badoo headquarters where Microsoft is sending us an special guest speaker to speak on as you pretty much guessed it … Android Development!!!!
London Android Live Code
http://www.meetup.com/London-Android-LiveCode/events/185653712/

Wednesday 18th June
Climate modelling software hack evening
Climate modelling software is at the core of climate change science and so in the last couple of months I’ve been researching projects that we can volunteer on. I’ve found three that we can help out with and you’ll be glad to know you won’t have to know a single line of Fortran! (the language the actual core modelling software is usually written in).
At this meetup we’ll start hacking on these projects..
London Climate Change Coders
http://www.meetup.com/London-Climate-Change-Coders/events/185855322/

Thursday 19th June
The Missing Link of Agile – Improve People First, Systems Next
Undergraduates/Graduates – In this event we will learn more about feedback. Feedback is used everyday in the work environment to maintain good relationship with other people, resolve conflicts, grow yourself and others. There are two important properties of feedback: it is always subjective and it always involves emotions. Taking those two into consideration we will explore effective methods of giving feedback and managing the emotions while giving/receiving feedback.
Presentation using Prezi + exercises.
Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/187507312/

Saturday 21st June
Architect Camp 3 – Vertical Slice
From the Architect Camp 3 we will have a design ready to build
During this day long session we will write the code to implement it.
We will write the vertical slice and relevant tests of the architecture.
Examples of Unit, Integration and UI and Load tests ready for deployment to the cloud.
The upload to the cloud in order to load test with x,000 users
Prove and validate the architecture is capable of the Non functional requirements
See you there
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/181110992/

Monday 23rd June
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/187054532/

Monday 23rd June
Weaving OpenFlow Together with LOOM – Marc Sugiyama
LINC and LOOM are an open source OpenFlow software switch and controller. This talk focuses on LOOM, the controller. We’ll start with where LOOM fits into the network architecture, the goals of the project, and its design direction. Then we’ll dive into the details of how to use the LOOM libraries to write your own OpenFlow controllers.
This talk will introduce LOOM and the LOOM libraries to anyone interested in experimenting with the OpenFlow protocol to control OpenFlow switches.
London Erlang User Group
http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/189329232/

Tuesday 24th June
Architect Camp 3 – Vertical Slice
The full review of the whole project
Architecture through to implementation with a review of the tests
Soup to nuts in 2 hours
See you there
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/181113492/

Wednesday 25th June – Thursday 26th June
Google I/O Extended London
Google in partnership with GDGs, Londroid and The Three Beards invite you to join us for a screening of Google’s annual developer conference I/O on June 25th & 26th in Google Campus and XOYO. Watch live content from Google I/O along with our own sandbox, networking and a few surprises for developers.
https://plus.google.com/events/c0am25sk538v4eogq6umsf94jv8

Wednesday 25th June
Friends Of The Earth Open Source Mapping Tool Code Hack Evening
This meetup is going to be a code hacking evening and so, unlike the previous two FotE meetups, we are inviting only coders who have worked with one of the following technologies:-
– Python
– Django
– AngularJS
– Mapping software
We’re going to try to do two one-hour mini-sprints to get some functionality or bugs worked on, but of course it should still be a fairly relaxed affair (hopefully not like going back to the office for more punishment!) with free pizza in the break and followed by a trip to the local.
London Climate Change Coders
http://www.meetup.com/London-Climate-Change-Coders/events/189527152/

Saturday 28th June
The next Coder Dojo Shoreditch will be Saturday June 28th
This session will be Pi – oneers Event – introducing the ninja’s to the Raspberry Pi and GPIO boards and opens up new chapter for the Coder Dojo @ Shoreditch
This is a very special event as the Raspberry Pi’s have been donated by the Coder Dojo Foundation in conjunction with Google and Raspberry Pi Foundation
Children are welcome to bring along any Robots, Gadgets to connect up and programme on the day
As always there will be a “Show & Tell” session at the end for the the children to present their own code projects or projects created on the day, so if you’ve been working on something cool, bring it along and share it with everyone.
The event is completely free but numbers are limited and we do ask that you register and get a ticket in advance so that we can plan for the correct numbers.
If tickets are unavailable, please join the waitlist
If you reserve a ticket and are unable to attend, please inform us and we can re-issue to the waitlist
* * * * All attendees need to present a ticket to the building security to gain access to this and all future events * * * *
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the session
Please bring a laptop with you so you can get involved.
Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shoreditch-coder-dojo-pi-oneers-tickets-11904585937

Tuesday 1st July
Design Patterns Polyglot Presentation – Bringing out the developer in you
A presentation of all “Design Patterns” and their implementation in multiple languages.
Now here is the twist
From the previous weekend, attendees will have created the Scenarios and Code ready for the presentation. Then present real life scenarios and reflect how they would implement design patterns
See you all there
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/181093392/

Saturday 5th July
Whitechapel CoderDojo
CoderDojo Whitechapel is coming in July, and beyond.
We’re holding our first Dojo on Saturday 5th July from 2 to 5pm. The Coder Dojo will then continue on every first Saturday of the month.
At the first session, you will build your very own website!
Learn how to put pictures, videos, and so much more, on a website with HTML, make it look good with CSS and then place it up on the web for the world to see :-)
Don’t worry if you’ve never made a website before, all you will need to do is bring a laptop and have fun. There will be mentors to assist you at every point.
And if you have built a website before, then the mentors will be able to take your knowledge to the next level. We want you to bring along your programming or code projects for our special “Show & Tell” session, so if you’ve been working on something cool, bring it along and share it with the other ninja’s
All ages are welcome (our main audience is 8-14 years old though everyone is invited), however, all young people must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18 for the entire time.
The location is also the home to Microsoft Ventures, Barclays TechStars and TechCity UK and lots of young technology entrepreneurs; so there will be some great people to learn with.
The event is completely free, though numbers are limited. You will need to register and get a ticket before the CoderDojo.
Be cool,
CoderDojo
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whitechapel-coderdojo-5th-july-tickets-11914014137

Saturday 5th July
Design Patterns Polyglot
Every design Pattern Coded
At the end of One day have every design Pattern coded and Shared with a scenarios of how to use
As many languages as Possible
Compile a detailed summary to take away
Every Design Pattern Presented
Question & Answer
Software Architect & Mentorship Group
http://www.meetup.com/Software-Architect-Mentorship-Group/events/181064742/

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please let me know – bc@recworks.co.uk

Until next time,

Barry

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Hi everyone,

Well guys, we did it… 4000 members! What an achievement for our community. Massive thanks to all our members, sponsors, speakers, organisers and everyone that has been involved over the last 7 years. We are growing constantly, receiving an average of almost 800 RSVPs a month now which is fab. In celebration of this, I’d like to share with you the best comment we’ve ever received on our official Meetup feedback page:

“ The LJC is what would happen if the Avengers made babies with the staff of the Manhattan Project. And then brought them up in London. As programmers. ”

Thanks to Tom Anderson for that gem, I don’t think I could say it better myself! Please keep the answers coming. Things are not lightning up as we bring you this fortnights events from across the capital from LJC and our partners.

Monday 19th May
Lock Free Queue Evolution Continued!
Two months ago Nitsan Wakart gave the Lock Free Queue Evolution talk to 120 LJC members at SkillMatters. While the talk got great feedback Nitsan was unable to fit the content to the time slot. This is the second part of that talk, though background will be covered and no prior knowledge is required.
The London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/182109962/

Monday 19th May
Argonaut: JSON without the hate
We use functional programming languages, so why can’t we operate on JSON functionally?
This month we’ll be at Mind Candy, where Sean Parsons will tell us about Argonaut
Functional Media Group
http://www.meetup.com/Functional-Media/events/177051912/

Monday 19th May
7 languages in 7 weeks: Scala day 1
A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate. This is the first day of Scala.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/179991092/

Tuesday 20th May
The London Developer Sessions
You absolutely have to get to this event – it’s the best place to come, drink beer and just socialise with other developers. Talk about projects you’re working on, problems your facing, advise a grad or two or just come to discuss anything you like. It’s a great chance to meet first time LJC members as well as seasoned professionals. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities. Really what reason do you have not to come along?
The London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/180504282/

Tuesday 20th May
See you here || See you there
Cheng Luo – Adding Knobs to your App and Jorge Pérez Ruiz – Implementing AB Testing. Try your options before decide
London Android
http://www.meetup.com/android/events/179769422/

Wednesday 21st May
Create a realtime multiplayer game with Corona – #10 Android LiveCode
Hope everyone had a blast and ready for our next Android LiveCode, Wednesday May 21.
We will have the pleasure of meeting up again at Innovation Warehouse, doors will open at 6:30Pm for introductions while the real magic starts at 7:00!
We will have a special guest, David Roulin from Corona Labs and his LiveCode presentation.
“Make a realtime multiplayer game in 50 min with Corona
A training on how to use Corona SDK to come up with a networked, multiplayer, and realtime planet invasion game (such as Galcon) in 50 minutes.”
London Android Live Code
http://www.meetup.com/London-Android-LiveCode/events/180453102/

Wednesday 21st May
Code & Coffee (South-East London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/180150352/

Wednesday 21st May
Hack on WildFly 8
Join London JBoss User Group for this interactive event and get your hands dirty with some WildFly 8 hacking! Our hosts Kabir Khan, Darran Lofthouse (JBoss/Red Hat) and Steve Millidge (C2B2) will explain how you can contribute to the WildFly project at many different levels, from properly reporting bugs in the forums and issue tracker, to actually being able to submit a pull request.
JBoss User Group
http://www.meetup.com/JBoss-User-Group/events/178523212/

Wednesday 21st May
Testing and Refactoring Legacy Code
Working with legacy code is tough: no tests, no documentation, and the constant fear of breaking other parts of the code. The only way to deal with that is to test and refactor merciless.
For the majority of us, legacy code is part of our life and learning how to embrace it can make things far more enjoyable. In this full live coding session, Sandro Mancuso will be demonstrating how to overcome the most common problems found when testing legacy code. He will be taking a piece of messy Java code, test it until is 100% covered and then show how to refactor it in order to bring the business language and requirements to life.
This session is full of tips and tricks you can start applying immediately, and a good opportunity to see a craftsman at work. Although the code is in Java, the same principles can be applied in any Object-Oriented language.
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/181757272/

Thursday 22nd May
The Architect with Juval Lowy
iDesign’s Juval Lowy presents an elightening talk on designing software for the modern Architect
The London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/181883762/

Monday 26th May
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/180151192/

Tuesday 27th May
LSCC Talks #3
Our third set of talks is getting philosophical, and addressing some issues in our industry.
The event will consist of two half-hour talks and two five-minute lightning talks, followed by a trip to the pub for further discussion.
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/182801992/

Thursday 29th May
Load Testing Made Easy – Diana Corbacho
Megaload is a scalable, high performance load testing tool written in Erlang that provides automatic deployment on cloud environments allowing simulating a massive amount of load to stress your system. Its architecture allows adding new protocols and features with a small effort and can be customised extensively.
In this talk, we will discuss how to approach the load testing of web services using Megaload and we will look at the challenges and lessons learned from writing a load testing tool in Erlang.
London Erlang User Group
http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/182633292/

Friday 30th May
GlassFish Community Q&A with Reza Rahman (Webinar)
During this interactive event you will have a chance to ask Reza any GlassFish and JEE related questions and get an early insight into the GlassFish Roadmap. To increase the chance of your questions being answered, please submit them with your registration! The event is hosted by C2B2 – The Leading Independent Middleware Experts, London GUG Sponsors and Organisers.
GlassFish User Group
http://www.meetup.com/GlassFish-User-Group/events/182601862/

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please let me know – bc@recworks.co.uk

Until next time,

Barry



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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all had a lovely week and enjoying the warmer weather, lets hope summer is on its way. Looking forward to seeing a lot of you at the AWS event next week. In the mean time if any of you are interested in getting involved in any other events, here is a list of what is happening over the next two weeks.

Tuesday 8th April
AWS at scale
A look into using Amazon Web Services (AWS) at large scale. Infrastructure and platform as a service are rapidly growing as means to provide highly available, fault tolerant and hugely scalable applications. Take an in-depth look at services available on the AWS cloud, along with strategies, best practices, code examples and demos to allow you to successfully deploy, maintain and monitor mission critical applications on AWS.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/168168872/

Tuesday 8th April
Code & Coffee (Old street)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Look mum no hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/172066522/

Wednesday 9th April
Code & Coffee (South-East London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/174678862/

Wednesday 9th April
7 languages in 7 weeks: Haskell day 3
A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate. This is the third day of Haskell.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/173994632/

Thursday 10th April
Colossus
We’ll be talking storage, namely Google File System (http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//archive/gfs-sosp2003.pdf) and Colossus (http://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//university/relations/facultysummit2010/storage_architecture_and_challenges.pdf)
Paper Cup – The Reading Club
http://www.meetup.com/Paper-Cup/events/174961612/

Saturday 12th April
Hack the Tower – April 2014 hack day
hackthetower.co.uk is a hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or simply discover new technologies together and enhance their skills. Bring your laptop and your desire to learn and have fun!
Whether you want to build Java, Groovy, Scala, Force.com or Clojure apps, experiment with OpenJDK 8, get to grips with Git & Github, deploy apps with Heroku, try out one of the NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Neo4j or make some some robots dance, there are plenty of interesting things to work on.
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/173279842/

Monday 14th April
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/165598492/

Tuesday 15th April
Code & Coffee (Central London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Starbucks
55-56 Oxford Street, Marylebone London, W1R 1RD, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/172389192/

Tuesday 15th April
Code & Coffee (London Bridge)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Pret A Manger
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/170837312/

Wednesday 16th April
Development Testing: What, Why, and How
Development testing is a software development practice that brings quality assurance activities into the software development process. Development testing has the potential to reduce risk, time, and costs associated with software development, while improving architecture and maintainability of the resulting software artifacts. While development testing is frequently equated with unit testing, the spectrum of possible activities is much broader and ranges from code reviews and automated testing to static code analysis, metrics analysis, and code coverage analysis. In this talk we will take a broad look at development testing, examine how it fits in a software development process, and discuss some strategies for introducing development testing in both greenfield and legacy software projects..
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/171935032/

Wednesday 16th April
Jon Pretty: Batshit Crazy Algebra with Types
What would it mean to “add” or “multiply” types like Boolean and List[Int]? Would you think me mad if I applied the quadratic formula to a type, expanded its power series, then tried to justify using this to count binary trees? And what interpretation could I possibly attribute to differentiating types, and what’s this got to do with zippers? I’ll leave my mathematical rigour at home, and go a bit wild with types and algebra. And hopefully show that doing crazy algebraic stuff with types can actually throw up some surprising and useful results!
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/170155802/

Wednesday 16th April
Reddit experience (Laurence Dawson) and Azure/Cloud (David Douglas and Steve Plank from Microsoft)
This event will be open for RSVPs next week – Please check this link when available: http://www.meetup.com/London-Android-LiveCode/
London Android LiveCode

Thursday 17th April
LJC Easter Un-Party!
Come one, come all and join us for the LJC Easter Un-Party. It will be on Thursday the 17th April at the Village Hall in Shoreditch. The refreshments are being sponsored by our good friends Atlassian.
This will be something a little different to our usual LJC events and will include a combination of open mic style presentations and games.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/173550392/

Thursday 17th April
Scala Coding Dojo
A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month. The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of TIM Group.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/160882492/

Tuesday 22nd April
What’s new in WildFly 8?
WildFly 8 (née JBoss Application Server) is Red Hat’s open source Java EE 7 compliant application server. It contains robust implementations of WebSocket, Batch, JSON, Concurrency, JMS2, JAX-RS 2, CDI 1.1, and all Java EE 7 technologies. Undertow is the new cutting-edge web server in WildFly 8 and is designed for maximum throughput and scalability, including environments with over a million connections. The number of ports is reduced used by multiplexing protocols over HTTP using HTTP Upgrade..
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/170663282/

Thursday, 27th – Friday 28th November
µCon: The Microservices Conference
Want to learn how to manage and deploy architectures based on microservices? Eager to hear from those at the forefront of microservices? Then join us for the first ever µCon!
Tickets to this years conference are available at budget-friendly early bird rates!
Register now to book your place at the this year’s µCon : The Microservice conference: https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/6312-mucon

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please contact me on sh@recworks.co.uk for further assistance.

Sam
@SHRecWorks


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Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Its been great catching up with a lot of you at the most recent LJC events. Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Developer session on Wednesday.

If any of you are interested in getting involved in any other events, here is a list of what is happening over the next two weeks.

Monday 17th March
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/165507622/

Monday 17th March
London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
TBC
London Groovy & Grails User Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/fdznqysfbwb/

Monday 17th March
London Code Dojo 31 (West London)
A Code Dojo in the usual format, held out in Richmond at eBay’s HQ.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/168424872/

Tuesday 18th March
Code & Coffee (Central London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Starbucks
55-59 Oxford Street, Marylebone London, W1D 2EQ, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/165598132/

Tuesday 18th March
Code & Coffee (London Bridge)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Pret A Manger
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/155606922/

Wednesday 19th March
The London Developer Sessions
You absolutely have to get to this event – it’s the best place to come, drink beer and just socialise with other developers. Talk about projects you’re working on, problems your facing, advise a grad or two or just come to discuss anything you like. It’s a great chance to meet first time LJC members as well as seasoned professionals. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities. Really what reason do you have not to come along?
London Java Community, Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/169415872/

Wednesday 19th March
Inaugural London User Group Meeting – March 2014
Join us for Hazelcast’s first London user group meeting!
Highlights:
• Meet Hazelcast CEO Talip Ozturk, flying in from Palo Alto CA
• Tech Talks: Steve Millidge, Director, C2B2 Consulting on “Hazelcast, Events and WebSockets: Delivering push at scale”
• Roadmap: Get exclusive insights to the Hazelcast product roadmap
• Hobnobbing: Rub elbows with top London Java techs at Financial and other industries
Hazelcast Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/Hazelcast-User-Group-London-HUGL/events/166740742/

Wednesday 19th March
RxJava Architectures on Android – #8 Android LiveCode
What a wonderful Android MeetUp we will have!
Save the date Londoners because we will have the pleasure to be welcomed at Microsoft’s offices on March 19th at 6.30pm.
Everyone is talking about Functional Reactive Programming, but is anyone actually doing it on Android? Turns out not that many. And there are reasons for that – a bunch of problems. However, they can be solved, and the result is beautiful..
London Android LIVE CODE
http://www.meetup.com/London-Android-LiveCode/events/170704862/

Thursday 20th March
LSCC Talks #1
Interested in taking a closer look at software design and SOLID principles? At this inaugural LSCC talk we will take a closer look at delivering value and avoiding architecture for the sake of architecture.
The event will consist of two half-hour talks and two five-minute lightning talks, followed by a trip to the pub to discuss the contents of the talks.
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/170866652/

Thursday 20th March
Scala Coding Dojo
A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month. The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of TIM Group.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/155362272/

Thursday 20th March
Hacking the Parts Other Nights Cannot Reach
March calls, and it’s time for what Time Out would call, “West London’s Best Hacking Venue,” if they listed such things. But they don’t, so it’s up to me to say…
As usual we’re upstairs in the Crown & Anchor..
West London Hack Night
http://www.meetup.com/West-London-Hack-Night/events/165938952/

Friday 21st March
Hands-on Developer workshops for free on the Salesforce platform
Get practical experience in creating apps in the cloud and on mobile devices, adding highly sought after skills to Elevate your career. This 1-day workshop has 3 tracks, for those new to the Salesforce developer platform, more advanced developers and mobile developers too. You will also discover how to sell your own apps on our 150,000+ customer app exchange. Tower Bridge, London. http://bit.ly/1jitLaH

Saturday 22nd March
Coder Dojo Shoreditch
This session will complete the Graphic Design for Web Pages and this session will cover the styling of web pages with CSS and learning how to use graphics editor PIXLR http://pixlr.com/editor/.
Once we have finished, we want you to be able to design your own web pages and add your own custom graphics.
We want you to bring along your programming or code projects for our special “Show & Tell” session at the end, so if you’ve been working on something cool,bring it along and share it with everyone.
The event is completely free but numbers are limited and we do ask that you register and get a ticket at least 24 hours before each meetup so that we can plan for the correct numbers.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the session.
Please bring a laptop with you so you can get involved.
Tickets for the March 22nd are available at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shoreditch-coder-dojo-22nd-march-2014-tickets-10884276163?aff=es2&rank=0&sid=a9e2545ea84211e3aa1b123139104db1

Monday 24th March
Nokia X Platform Explained
Find out directly from developer Advocates! Nokia’s X is targeted at developing markets and is based upon AOSP with some unique modifications.
London Android Group
http://www.meetup.com/android/events/170892432/

Tuesday 25th March
Code & Coffee (Old street)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Look mum no hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/165767602/

Tuesday 25th March
LuvvieScript – with Gordon Guthrie
The old polyglot world of large software development teams supported by diverse operational teams no longer works. The current software environment demands teams that are capable of dripping software releases to the public by continuously deploying features. Modern teams are increasingly eschew normal operations support for DevOps – where the systems maintenance and monitoring is done by the software developers…
London Erlang User Group
http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/164854502/

Wednesday 26th March
Meet A Mentor – University College London
Under-Graduate/Graduate only event
Have you always wondered what you want to do when you graduate?
Are you worried about all the talk of grads finding it hard to find work and what it will mean for you?
Do you want to know the difference between working in a bank, a gaming company or a startup?
What technology should you specialise in? Java, Ruby or any of the other countless programming languages?
Now is the chance to find out. You may well have heard the buzz about the Meet a Mentor events – this is the next in a series of events open to all students. Please email ac@recworks.co.uk if you would like to attend or RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/169541572/
Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/169541572/

Wednesday 26th March
Code & Coffee (South-East London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/168322522/

Wednesday 26th March
7 languages in 7 weeks: Haskell day 2
A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate. This is the second day of Haskell.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/167662282/

Saturday 29th March
Arduino Day – Free workshops, robots demos & talks
It’s Arduino Worldwide Day! Join us for a day of workshops, talks and amazing demos around DIY electronics
Expect flying robots, fun demos and workshops!
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arduino-day-free-workshops-robots-demos-talks-tickets-10967276419

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please contact me on sh@recworks.co.uk for further assistance.

Sam
@SHRecWorks

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Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay on this mail out – we have been affected by the recent Meetup outage.

I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. It was great seeing some of you at last month’s Mini Open Conference, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. If you are interested in getting involved in some more event over the next two weeks here is a list of what is happening in London:

Monday 3rd March – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/164625692/  **This event has now happened – we’ll keep you updated with future events..**

Tuesday 4th March – Code & Coffee (Central London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Starbucks
55-59 Oxford Street, Marylebone London, W1D 2EQ, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/165507532/

Tuesday 4th March – Code & Coffee (London Bridge)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Pret A Manger
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/155606912/

Wednesday 5th March – Effective System Integrations with Apache Camel
The way that we build system integrations at present sees us spending far too much time on the same repetitive plumbing code required to talk to web services, messaging systems and data stores. At the same time time, the tiered architectures that we commonly apply to these problems hide the brittleness of our integration logic and make it difficult to reason about failure conditions.
In this session, you will be introduced to the tools that Apache Camel gives you out of the box that take away the burden of the plumbing, and free you up to build rock-solid integrations. We will discuss the impacts of common integration failures, and a set of Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIPs) that enables you to work around these to ensure consistency across the impacted systems.
The evening will also be the official UK launch of the Apache Camel Developer’s Cookbook, which contains over 100 recipes for working with Apache Camel – each backed by a suite of code examples written in both of its main DSLs.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/166270692/

Thursday 6th March – Lock Free Queue Evolution: From 10M to 470M ops/sec
An in depth examination of the optimization process focused on the humble Single-Producer-Single-Consumer queue, starting from stock JDK queues and iterating/refining/optimizing to achieve extreme performance. On this journey we will cover:
– Lock Free concurrency
– Java Memory Model and Single Writers
– CPU Cache Coherency
– False Sharing and Object Memory Layout
– Benchmarking pitfalls
– And more… (time allowing)
At the end of the talk a free drink will be offered to any finders of further optimizations ;-)
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/167478692/

Thursday 6th March – GlassFish User Group: ‘GlassFish v4 Management, Automation & Monitoring’
GlassFish comes with useful management API, which allows you to manipulate the GlassFish application server’s configuration, including its monitoring capabilities. In this session I will introduce you to GlassFish’ monitoring and management API and how I use them in my Java EE 7 projects.
GlassFish User Group
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/166148772/

Thursday 6th March – Hays CoderDojo
There will be a very notable and significant CoderDojo on this Thursday.
It will be part of the UK Hour of Code, though some of the guests that will be attending this particular CoderDojo will be exciting to both young adults and their parents.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hays-coderdojo-tickets-10773964217

Thursday 6th March – Social Media Influencers: Publicity, Politics and Privacy
This event is free to LJC and GDC members with the promo code LOVESOCIAL Register here: http://www.kweekweek.com/woinco/31c25d1c5e/
March 6th is Entrepreneurs’ Night, and we will be focusing on the topic of social influence. We are joined by three start-up founders who will share their unique viewpoints on social networking and influence. Each of our three founders shares a passion for influencing public opinion. They are actively using the reach of social media in their professional lives, and each will speak from her unique viewpoint about the future of social influence. Learn from their experience, and be inspired to approach social networking afresh.

Saturday 8th March – Hack the Tower – March 2014 hack day
A hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or simply discover new technologies together and enhance their skills.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/166253942/

Monday 10th March – A Type-Safe Solar System
For this event we’re going to the offices of Time Out…
In this talk we’ll introduce the approach we used to integrate an ‘unsafe’ java client library into our Scala stack by using a type-safe schema definition language.
Functional Media
http://www.meetup.com/Functional-Media/events/167048782/

Tuesday 11th March – Code & Coffee (Old street)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Look mum no hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/165507552/

Tuesday 11th March – Java Concurrent Animated
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an animation is worth a thousand pictures.
This presentation consists of a series of interactive animations that visualize the functionality of the components in the java.util.concurrent library. Each animation features buttons that correspond to the method calls in that component. Each click of a button shows how the threads interact in real time. The animations are controlled by the actual Java concurrency components they are illustrating, with some surprising results! Threads are color coded according to the thread state.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/166688022/

Wednesday 12th March – Code & Coffee (South-East London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/167393302/

Thursday 13th March – Chuck Norris Doesn’t Do DevOps… but Java Developers might benefit!
We all hear the term “DevOps” being thrown around on a daily basis, but what does it actually mean? With a little help from everyone’s favourite 80’s action hero, we’ll undergo a whistle-stop tour of the philosophy, culture and tooling behind this buzzword, specifically aimed at Java developers. We’ll also look at a real-world case study from Instant Access Technologies Ltd, and explore the key role that DevOps has played during a successful upgrade of the epoints customer loyalty platform to support increasing traffic.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/168168722/

Wednesday 19th March – Hazelcast’s first London user group meeting
On: Weds, 19th March 6PM-9PM (incl food & drinks) at Shoreditch Village Hall.
RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Hazelcast-User-Group-London-HUGL/events/166740742/
Highlights:
Hazelcast CEO Talip Ozturk, flying in from Palo Alto CA
Tech Talks Steve Millidge, Director, C2B2 Consulting on “Hazelcast, Events and WebSockets: Delivering push at scale”
Roadmap: Get exclusive insights to the Hazelcast product roadmap
Hobnobbing: Rub elbows with top London Java techs at Financial and other industries
Tasty Food: Eat things. Drink the other things.
Looks to be a top notch crowd gathering, with over 40 signups so far including people from the top banks. The venue should be filling up pretty quickly with members of London’s data and enterprise technology community. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP here:
http://www.meetup.com/Hazelcast-User-Group-London-HUGL/events/166740742/ or here http://hazelcast.com/hazelcast-user-group-london-hugl-sign-up/

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please contact me on sh@recworks.co.uk for further assistance.

Sam
@SHRecWorks

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Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and enjoyed our first ever ‘un-party’ last month. This month we are hosting a Mini-Open Conference, similar to our LJC un-conference but on a smaller scale. Im sure its going to be loads of fun, hopefully see you all there.

If you are interested in getting involved in some more event over the next two weeks here is a list of what is happening in London:

Monday 10th February
The Smart of War : Being female and competitive in the Technology and Computing industries
Next Monday evening, 10th Feb, LJC and GDC members are invited to an open, participant-driven session on the subject of competitiveness in the Tech/Computing industries. We will be pooling our collective knowledge and discussing whether competition for resources is done differently by women, and sharing strategies for competing to win in the male-dominated tech sector.
There is no charge for this event and it’s open to women and men. We’ve also arranged for the tubes to be running on the night! Nearest tubes are Angel or Old Street. Food and drink will be provided.
For more details and to register
RSVP: http://www.kweekweek.com/woinco/394cfffe74
CV clinic on the night – if you need CV advice and career guidance, RecWorks will be running a CV clinic.
**This event has now happened – we’ll keep you updated with future events..**

Monday 10th February
Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications
Thanks for the last meeting, was great to see so many of us liked the Raft paper!
For the next meeting let’s read Chord: A Scalable Peer-to-peer Lookup Service for Internet Applications.
The flow is as always:
• Check out the abstract,
• read the paper at home and,
• drop by to the Hammersmith Ram to discuss the protocol!
Paper Cup – The Reading Club
http://www.meetup.com/Paper-Cup/events/162616812/
**This event has now happened – we’ll keep you updated with future events..**

Tuesday 11th February
Code & Coffee (Old street)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Look mum no hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/158952242/

Tuesday 11th February
JBoss Data Grid Webinar Series; Part 3:Testing and Monitoring Your JBoss Data Grid
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM GMT – In the last part of the webinar series we will cover the introduction to tools we can use to performance test JBoss Data Grid; we will look at the different tools we can use to monitor JBoss Data Grid in production; we will also provide a brief demo using specific tools used for both testing and monitoring a JBoss Data Grid.
Register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/292275799

Tuesday 11th February
1) Sharpen Brain 2) Flex Fingers 3) Hack
West London Hack Night is on the boards again! After January’s rousing digital duet between Justin Bieber & Metallica, February has its work cut out for it.
So join us for a coding challenge, some brain stimulation and an evening with the kind of people who like a coding challenge and some brain stimulation.
As usual we’re upstairs in the Crown & Anchor
West London Hack Night
http://www.meetup.com/West-London-Hack-Night/events/160690522/

Tuesday 11th February
Google Compute Engine and Docker
Marc Cohen manages the Developer Relations teams for Google Compute Engine and Google Cloud Storage and will provide an introduction to using open-source software Docker on the Cloud Platform.
Docker is open-source software that is used in the startup community. Google recently announced support for Docker with Google Compute Engine. This event will provide an introduction to getting started with Docker on Google Compute Engine.
Docker London
http://www.meetup.com/Docker-London/

Wednesday 12th February
JBUG EVENT: Extending WildFly
WildFly is fully modular application server where most of functionality is implemented by sets of extensions also known as subsystems.
Subsystems give you low level access to application server’s functionalities such as:
• JBoss Modules for class loading
• MSC for services
• Deployment processors
• Domain management model
The talk, presented by Toma? Cerar – Software Engineer at Red Hat – will show how to implement a new subsystem that will scan deployed applications and detect custom framework specifics and react to them.
JBoss User Group
http://www.meetup.com/JBoss-User-Group/events/159834692/

Wednesday 12th February
Have your head in the clouds
Welcome back for the first Londroid meetup of 2014! See link for more details..
London Android Group
http://www.meetup.com/android/events/159784602/

Monday 17th February
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not? http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/158952262/

Tuesday 18th February
LJC: Mini Open Conference
In the past we have had a number of very successful LJC Open Conferences. This is the first of *hopefully* a series of mini-open conferences.
It will be an evening in which you can attend a range of talks, workshops and practical sessions, drawn from the experiences of those in industry. Its a great opportunity to learn with up to 10-15 sessions during the evening, including lightning talks, open source project overviews, live hacking, roundtables and a whole lot more.
Essentially the content will be entirely driven by the attendees on the evening.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/163668792/

Tuesday 18th February
Code & Coffee (Central London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Starbucks
55-59 Oxford Street, Marylebone London, W1D 2EQ, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/163210652/

Tuesday 18th February
Code & Coffee (London Bridge)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Caffe Fratelli
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/155606902/

Thursday 20th February
Scala Coding Dojo
A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month. The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of TIM Group.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/152028342/

Wednesday 19th February
7 languages in 7 weeks: Haskell
A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate. This time, we’ll be starting Haskell.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/157100052/

Saturday 22nd February
Coder Dojo Shoreditch
Coder Dojo Shoreditch is back on Saturday February 22nd.
This theme for this is session (though it will change for each session) is Graphic Design for Web Pages and we’ll be teaching you to do more colour and styling of your web pages with CSS and learning how to use graphics editor PIXLR http://pixlr.com/editor/.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the session.
All young adults bring a laptop so they can get involved.
Up and coming CoderDojo’s are on the following dates: 15th March, 17th May, 21st June
Free tickets are available at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shoreditch-coder-dojo-graphic-design-for-web-pages-tickets-10507725891

Tuesday 25th February
February date for your diary – Meeting of the Manchester Java Community – Content TBC
Manchester Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterUK-Java-Community/events/162299142/

Wednesday 26th February
Special Event: Hacking Blind
You know that language you’ve heard about? The one you fancy giving
a try, but haven’t got around to? This West London Hack Night Special
is for you! We’ll be doing the usual hack night with one big twist:
No-one can use a language they know anything about.
We’ll have an ultra-simple challenge, and your job is to go in
completely blind and hack a solution in a language you’ve never used
before, in 90 minutes.
West London Hack Night
http://www.meetup.com/West-London-Hack-Night/events/161062052/

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please contact me on sh@recworks.co.uk for further assistance.

Sam
@SHRecWorks

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Hi Guys,

I can’t believe January is almost over, I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year and managed to take some time off to relax! If you haven’t seen it yet don’t forget to sign up for the festive un-party next week, I think its going to be an awesome event and a great start to 2014.

Here is a list of a few other community events happening in London over the next two weeks that you may well be interested in attending.

Tuesday 21st January 2014
Software Craftsmanship Round Table
This is our monthly software craftsmanship round table to discuss technology, practices or whatever else takes our fancy.
If you’re using some new technology you think others would be interested in, if you’ve got a design or some code you’d like to discuss, if you’d like to discuss a specific practice, a problem you are having at work or you’d simply like to see what others have got to say – come along and join in the debate.
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/160577772/

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
In The Brain of Russ Miles: Enabling Adaptable Software: Scaling up a simple Event Domain
Within your software, your choices when implementing the Event domain that glues your domains together are key to decoupling other domains in your application so that your software can adapt to future change effectively.In this talk Russ Miles will showcase how to gradually increase essential complexity in your event domain to de-couple and disentangle different domains within your application.
Skills Matter
http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/enabling-adaptable-software-scaling-up-a-simple-event-domain-from-beginning-to-end-with-the-life-preserver-spring-integration-and-the-lmax-disruptor/mh-8918

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
Async and Push notifications – #6 Android LiveCode London
I have the pleasure to introduce you our two speakers: one of our European partners NetMera which will be represented by Kaan Bingol and for the first time Lucas Rocha.
To start, we will have a technical presentation on “Rich push notifications” with Kaan Bingol.
And would you like to know more about an «Easy async loading in ListViews/GridViews with Smoothie»? Well, I invite you to come and join us for Lucas’s presentation…
London Android LIVE CODE
http://www.meetup.com/London-Android-LiveCode/events/159372122/

Thursday 23rd January 2014
Java vs C++, which is faster
All Java communications rely on TCP/IP, trading off portability in exchange for performance. But performance, both low latency and throughput, is key in the actual context of exponential increase in the amount of network-based computational resources, distributed applications, massive online services and enormous amounts of data. This talk will cover several efforts carried out during the last years in optimizing Java communications, which have succeeded in overtaking even natively-compiled applications (C++). People concerned about the efficiency, performance and scalability of Java distributed applications will enjoy joining the discussion.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/156239102/

Thursday 23rd January 2014
In Search of an Understandable Consensus Algorithm – Raft
This algorithm is similar to Paxos (consensus algorithm), which we have not yet touched, but as Lamport’s Paxos is a classic, let’s give Raft a shot right away :-)
Raft claims to be simpler than Paxos, which while “well known” isn’t very simple. In a recent google talk they also noted that what they’ve referred to as “their paxos impl” is basically raft….
Paper Cup – The Reading Club
http://www.meetup.com/Paper-Cup/events/153170202/

Monday 27th January 2014
London Code Dojo 30
A Code Dojo in the usual format.
EVENT FULL – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE – Please see link for future events..
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/151874652/

Tuesday 28th January 2014
Code & Coffee (West London)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Caffe Nero
6 Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 TAL
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/151074962/

Tuesday 28th January 2014
Code & Coffee (Old street)
Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.
Look mum no hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/151075032/

Wednesday 29th January 2014
LJC Festive Un-Party!
Come one, come all and join us for the LJC festive un-party. It will be on the 29th January at the Village Hall in Shoreditch. The refreshments are being sponsored by our good friends Atlassian.
This will be something a little different to our usual LJC events and will include a combination of open mic style presentations, lightning talks and a few surprises.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/156398382/

Thursday 30th January 2014
Erlang, Big Data, and the Wild West – Brett Cameron and Chris Brown
Brett Cameron and Chris Brown will share their opinions about what Big Data really means and will consider the evolving role that Erlang is playing in the Big Data space and in Cloud computing. They will also briefly discuss how they came to be involved with Erlang by porting it to HP’s legacy OpenVMS operating system, the story behind this work, and some of the technical challenges that were encountered along the way.
Pizza and beer courtesy of the hosts :)
London Erlang User Group
http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/158950342/

Coming up..

Tuesday 4th February
Android on x86 platforms & Second-Screen API demo
Xavier Hallade, Technical Engineer from Intel will first demonstrate that x86 architecture now can’t be avoided on the app market as it offers high performance in complex applications.
He will then demo the use of the 2nd-Screen API on Android app with Wireless Display.
If you don’t want to miss this one, register on Eventbrite.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/android-on-x86-platforms-second-screen-api-demo-tickets-10076516131?aff=ljc

Monday 10th February
Dart Flight School
Dart hit 1.0 and is now Flight Ready! Developer communities around the world are hosting Dart Flight School events during the month of February 2014.
Join us for an evening with Chris Buckett (Dart expert) and Pete Bacon Darwin (Angular expert) to learn Dart and Angular, build modern web apps with a new language, core libraries, and tools such as a package manager, editor. Use Angular with Dart for extra jet fuel, as Angular has ported their popular framework to Dart which will be covered in great detail with tutorials and coding examples.
Register on EventBrite
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dart-flight-school-event-london-tickets-10076500083?aff=ljc

Thats everything for now, If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please contact me on sh@recworks.co.uk for further assistance.

Sam
@SHRecWorks


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