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Hi everyone,

We’re now in the quiet month of December, it’s been a crazy year with almost 50 unique LJC events. More than ever before. Before you get ready for the festive break though we have these events for you.

Tuesday 3rd December – 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/134322242/

Tuesday 3rd December – 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/134322262/

Wednesday 4th December – What’s new in Infinispan 6.0
In this talk, Mircea Markus (Infinispan Lead) covers the major features added in the 6.0 release to the Infinispan ecosystem:
• querying in client/server mode
• better integration with the persistent storage
• multi-master cross-site replication
• support for heterogeneous clusters
Participants will take home a better understanding of Infinispan capabilities and the use cases in which it can be put at work. Ideally the attendees should have a basic knowledge of the in-memory data grids.
JBoss User Group
http://www.meetup.com/JBoss-User-Group/events/148580392/

Wednesday 4th December – What’s new in Dart language?
Now that Dart version 1.0 is out, the language has stabilized, it’s a great time to get building real applications in Dart. Dart’s mission is to solve two key problems facing web developers and app users – that of structure and performance in complex web application.
Dart 1.0 has a rich ecosystem of tools, packages and tutorials and you’ll see how you can get up and running with this familiar, easy to learn language.
When coupled with Web Components, a new way of building web applications by treating everything as an element you can use Google’s Polymer web component project to build modular, fast Dart applications that run in all modern browsers.
Join Chris Bucket at Campus London to discover how you can make the most of Dart and its tools.
GDG London
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whats-new-in-dart-language-tickets-7919229629?aff=recworks

Thursday 5th December – Join us for a Red Hat JBoss Experience
JBoss Developer Day & JBoss Architect MeetUp
If you are a developer needing to keep up to speed on the latest and greatest developments in JBoss, join us for a day of presentations, Q&As and discussions at Shoreditch Works Village Hall.
We can promise you a packed agenda: from our kick-off topic What’s new in jBPM6? to our final presentation Building HTML5 applications the JBoss Way. You will see the latest open source innovations in middleware, and learn how to use Red Hat developer tools and technologies.
Sessions are led by some of our best speakers on JBoss topics. They have presented at the Red Hat Summit, Devoxx, JavaZone and other well-known developer events. View the full agenda and you will see this Developer Day is a great opportunity to work, learn and share in a collaborative, hands-on environment, alongside the Red Hat JBoss team and community experts.
Members of the LJC Group can participate free of cost, but we would like them to only register when they are certain they will be attending.
Thanks a lot for your interest and we look forward to seeing you on December 5.
http://bit.ly/RHDD5D

Thursday 5th December – In The Brain of Luke Hohmann: In The Brain of Luke Hohmann
Starts at 18:30
For many organizations, Agile methods have been a proven answer to the vexing questions of developing better software. But now that many organizations have mastered Agility, they are once again turning to Innovation. In this talk, we’ll explore how collaborative play and serious games can help organizations improve their agile and innovation processes.
Skills Matter
http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/agile-scrum/in-the-brain-of-luke-hohmann/mh-8738

Thursday 5th December – SPDY / HTTP2 – “Let’s make the web faster!”
This time we’ll be reading something “not database”, after the recent DB papers… :-) Let’s read the SPDY whitepaper and protocol draft. If you don’t yet know it, we highly encourage to have a read, as many sites are actually already using it, instead of plain HTTP, and even more will follow!..
Paper Cup – The Reading Club
http://www.meetup.com/Paper-Cup/events/152796712/

Friday 6th December – Mobile Hack Day
A Hack Day for the London Developer Communities to come together and work together on building mobile apps! The theme is the to have an impact on improving your local community.
Time – 9.30am – 5.00pm
Location – Cloud Sherpas office, London
London Salesforce Developers
http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/153204512/

Friday 6th December
RELEASE is an EU FP7 STREP (287510) research project. Its goal is to provide a concurrency-oriented solution to build reliable server-based systems running on massively parallel machines. Erlang/OTP has been chosen as the core technology to address this challenge. On the 6th of December you are invited to attend the workshop in which the researchers involved in the project will present their results at this stage. For more details on the day’s schedule and to RSVP, please click here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/release-project-workshop-tickets-9106910013?aff=eorg

Friday 6th December – Coder Dojo @ Google Campus
At Google Campus (4-5 Bonhill Street, London). 5pm start.CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. It’s a great opportunity for both mentors and young adults to learn and to be taught.
We are looking for young adults to attend (7yrs through to 15yrs) and mentors. Please email Carl Petrou to book a place.
It’d be great to have your involvement.
For more info see here: http://coderdojo.com/#zoom=3&lat=48.9225&lon=-35.15625&layers=00B0T

 
Monday 9th December – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Similar to our morning Code and Coffee sessions, there is no strict format, only an opportunity to meet with like minded craftsmen, and discuss or collaborate on whatever you would like to.
Unlike our morning Code and Coffee sessions, you don’t have to get out of bed at some ungodly hour to be here. Just rock on down after work to find other night owls.
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, good beers, and some tasty food if you make it before 8:30. 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/134322292/

Monday 9th December – Informal study group for “Principles of Reactive Programming” Course
This is a study group to get together and chat about the new course “Principles of Reactive Programming”
https://www.coursera.org/course/reactive
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/150707412/

Tuesday 10th December – Jinglebell Hack
It’s time for the West London Hack Night Christmas special! Join us for an evening of coding in your favourite language, learning (or teaching) a few new tricks, and ordering chips with cranberry sauce.
West London Hack Night
http://www.meetup.com/West-London-Hack-Night/events/149097322/

Tuesday 10th December – 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/134322322/

Tuesday 10th December – 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/134322302/

Wednesday 11th December – London Java Community: Meet a Project
· Are you looking to join an existing open source project, but don’t know where to start?
· Are you interested in finding out more about open source software in general?
· Are you looking to start a personal project but don’t know what to base it on?
· Are you interested in trying out some new technologies and wondering how to use them in a personal project?
If the answer is yes, this event could be for you. This is part of the MaP series of events designed to connect open source software projects and potential contributors. It will be in a speed networking style, involving Project Ambassadors speaking to small groups of 3-6 developers. Giving a pitch of an open source or personal project, then answering questions before moving on to another group. The events are intended to answer potential contributors questions around the projects, focussed mainly around starting points.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/152039972/

Thursday 12th November – Oracle Coherence 12c: Free Hands-on Technical Workshop
When: Thursday, 12th of December 2013, 9:30am- 4pm
Where: Cook Room, Oracle Corporation UK Ltd. One South Place, London, EC2M 2RB
What: Attendees of this workshop, run by C2B2 Consulting, will increase their knowledge of Data and Compute Grids in general and Oracle Coherence 12c in particular; learn how data and compute grids can be used to solve particular problems in Reliability, Availability, Scalability and Performance (RASP). The workshop is a great networking opportunity; you can talk with your peers and industry experts to swap knowledge and experience
http://www.c2b2.co.uk/oracle_coherence_workshop_december_2013

Friday 13th December – Coder Dojo @ Google Campus
At Google Campus (4-5 Bonhill Street, London). 5pm start.CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. It’s a great opportunity for both mentors and young adults to learn and to be taught.
We are looking for young adults to attend (7yrs through to 15yrs) and mentors. Please email Carl Petrou to book a place.
It’d be great to have your involvement.
For more info see here: http://coderdojo.com/#zoom=3&lat=48.9225&lon=-35.15625&layers=00B0T

Monday 16th December – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
TBC
London Groovy & Grails User Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/146834292/

 
Thursday 19th December – 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/144637712/

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 great weekend and everyone is looking forward to this weekends LJC Open Conference! But before we get to the weekend we have some great events on this week starting with the Developer Session tomorrow night.

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 19th November – 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. Ged will be there with a few LJC Book club members. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities as well as a few Adopt a JSR advocates to help explain how you can get involved. Really what reason do you have not to come along?
London Java Community, Graduate Developer Community and Front Endgineers Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/147278402/

Tuesday 19th November – London Code Dojo 29
A Code Dojo in the usual format, Pizza and drinks provided by our gracious hosts at Moo.com
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/146031372/

Tuesday 19th November – 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/134322182/

Tuesday 19th November – 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/134322192/

Wednesday 20th November – Meet A Mentor – University College London – 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. Also please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a mentor: email Anji at ac@recworks.co.uk
Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/147280852/

Thursday 21st November – 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 User Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/140694142/

Monday 25th November – Meet A Mentor – Queen Mary, University of London
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. Also please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a mentor: email Anji at ac@recworks.co.uk
Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/151035692/

Monday 25th November – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Similar to our morning Code and Coffee sessions, there is no strict format, only an opportunity to meet with like minded craftsmen, and discuss or collaborate on whatever you would like to.
Unlike our morning Code and Coffee sessions, you don’t have to get out of bed at some ungodly hour to be here. Just rock on down after work to find other night owls.
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, good beers, and some tasty food if you make it before 8:30. 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/134322202/

Tuesday 26th November – 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/134322222/

Tuesday 26th November – 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/134322212/

Thursday 28th November – November meet up
Date for your diaries – next meet up of the Manchester Java Community will be at MadLab on Thursday 28th November, 2013.
Manchester Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterUK-Java-Community/events/148600382/

Thursday 28th November – Shut up and take my money – App Monetization made easy
From 19:00 to 21:30 in Campus London
Tim Messerschmidt will present different ways to monetize Android applications including different payment models like subscriptions. After building up common sense he’ll go into the new PayPal Android SDK that helps to realize these models by providing a comfortable wrapper around a rather complex topic called payments.
Closing with some live coding and Q&A this session should be of value to anyone who’s interested in payments in general or earning money with his Android application.
GDG London
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shut-up-and-take-my-money-app-monetization-made-easy-tickets-7290109915?aff=recworks

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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The London Java Community’s next free event is – ‘Android for Java Developers’ on Thursday 7th November at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144640832/

Android for Java Developers

Presented by Carl Harroch.

This is the first event in a series of events we are running in collaboration with Londroid.co.uk on Android for Java Programmers.

Are you a Java programmer interested in learning about mobile apps? Do you want to broaden your programming horizons by being able to program on different devices? Are you looking to create the next Angry Birds but don’t know where to start?

This talk aims to give you enough knowledge to get you through the initial learning curve and give you enough knowledge to allow to explore Android on your own.

We’ll talk about the basic structures of the language, how you use it, what you can use from your existing Java knowledge and what the benefits of becoming a Londroider might be.

Who Should Attend:

Any java dev interested in getting dirty with Android. Junior is fine

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144640832/

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Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and have had a good start to the week. Last week we manned the LJC booth at JAX conference and managed to speak to a few developers that had not signed up to the LJC so firstly, welcome to our new members! It was also great to catch up with most of you at the community night, I hope you 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 4th November – The Bleeding Edge
Enterprise Java developers value reliability and stability, but what happens to your technology stack if you’re willing to take a risk? At jClarity we’re running production systems using Html 5, Angular.js, vertx, Mongo, groovy and deploying using chef. Its been an interesting ride: some things worked really well and some things don’t.
Come along and find out what we’d recommend and what we’d avoid with hindsight. We’ll also talk about how we ended up with such a diverse stack and how to make technology choices in a fairer way. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to.
The London Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144638112/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Monday 4th November – Not Just Arduino #21
At 7pm at London Hackspace (Arduino / electronics demos and jam)
http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 5th November – 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/134322082/

Tuesday 5th November – 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/134322092/

Tuesday 5th November – In the Brain of Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien The DB Disassembly Kit
In this talk we will go into the details that actually make up the different components in a database, discuss how they are put together and what are the different design choices that you have for each of those components and how they work together.
Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/event/java-jee/the-db-disassembly-kit

Thursday 7th November – Android for Java Developers
This is the first event in a series of events we are running in collaboration with Londroid.co.uk on Android for Java Programmers.
Are you a Java programmer interested in learning about mobile apps? Do you want to broaden your programming horizons by being able to program on different devices? Are you looking to create the next Angry Birds but don’t know where to start?
This talk aims to give you enough knowledge to get you through the initial learning curve and give you enough knowledge to allow to explore Android on your own.
We’ll talk about the basic structures of the language, how you use it, what you can use from your existing Java knowledge and what the benefits of becoming a Londroider might be.
The London Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144640832/

Monday 11th November – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Similar to our morning Code and Coffee sessions, there is no strict format, only an opportunity to meet with like minded craftsmen, and discuss or collaborate on whatever you would like to.
Unlike our morning Code and Coffee sessions, you don’t have to get out of bed at some ungodly hour to be here. Just rock on down after work to find other night owls.
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, good beers, and some tasty food if you make it before 8:30. 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/134322122/

Tuesday 12th November – Improving Infinispan’s Scalability: A new approach to group communication
NOTE: For those wishing to attend remotely, the Google Hangout link will appear here shortly before the event starts.
Infinispan is a distributed in memory key/value store that aims to be highly available and scalable. Its ability to scale is tightly linked to the underlying order protocol, aka atomic broadcast, used for enforcing serializability.
In this talk I will explore the scaling limits of Infinispan’s existing protocol and then propose an alternative approach to designing broadcast systems, that decouples ordering and broadcast.
This talk contrasts our approach with Infinispan’s, exploring the design features of our new approach and how they will improve Infinispan’s scalability.
This talk will be given by Ryan Emerson.
Newcastle JBoss User Group – http://www.meetup.com/Newcastle-JBoss-User-Group/events/148418582/?22893

Tuesday 12th November – 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/134322162/

Tuesday 12th November – 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/134322132/

Tuesday 12th November – Data and logic on acid: Introducing Leapsight Semantic Dataspace (LSD)
About the talk:
LSD is a distributed, in-memory, scalable, fault-tolerant, deductive semantic dataspace built on Erlang/OTP and Riak Core.
LSD stores immutable temporal facts, using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as the basis for its information model. Facts are stored as a labelled directed graph, providing a natural and friction-less representation of many-to-many relationships, which are the nuts and bolts of consumer profiles, social networks, product catalogues and consumer-brand relationships. LSD provides dynamic schema and data management via formally defined ontologies without the need for physical schema changes..
London Erlang User Group – http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/140020132/

Wednesday 13th November – Spark, Scala, and the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack.
This talk will introduce Apache Spark. Spark is a cluster computing engine that lets users concisely express a wide range of applications through APIs in Scala, Java and Python. Under the hood, Spark is written primarily in Scala. Spark supports streaming, batch and interactive analytics on very large datasets. Due to its support for in-memory storage and general operator graphs, it can run 100x faster than Hadoop for complex algorithms such as machine learning and graph processing…
London Scala Users’ Group – http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/144457152/

Wednesday 13th November – In the Brain of Russ Miles – Simple Pro Programming Techniques for Adaptable Software
Using code every step of the way, this talk by Russ Miles will take a tour through the problems of the Layered Architecture and how these problems are cleared up by applying the Hexagonal Architectural Pattern along with the latest software development techniques and tools.
Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/event/java-jee/simple-pro-programming-techniques-for-adaptable-software

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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The London Java Community’s next free event is – The Bleeding Edge on Monday 4th November at 18:15.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144638112/

Enterprise Java developers value reliability and stability, but what happens to your technology stack if you’re willing to take a risk? At jClarity we’re running production systems using Html 5, Angular.js, vertx, Mongo, groovy and deploying using chef. Its been an interesting ride: some things worked really well and some things don’t.

Come along and find out what we’d recommend and what we’d avoid with hindsight. We’ll also talk about how we ended up with such a diverse stack and how to make technology choices in a fairer way. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to.

Who should attend?

Any level of developer

Bio

Enterprise Java developers value reliability and stability, but what happens to your technology stack if you’re willing to take a risk? At jClarity we’re running production systems using Html 5, Angular.js, vertx, Mongo, groovy and deploying using Chef.  Its been an interesting ride: some things worked really well and some things don’t.

Come along and find out what we’d recommend and what we’d avoid with hindsight.  We’ll also talk about how we ended up with such a diverse stack and how to make technology choices in a fairer way. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to!

Martijn Verburg (aka ‘the Diabolical Developer’), CTO of jClarity, herds Cats in the Java/open source communities and is constantly humbled by the creative power to be found there!

Currently resides in London where he co-leads the London JUG (a JCP EC member), runs the Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK programmes and drinks good beer at his local pub. You can find him online facilitating development of FOSS projects (PCGen and Ikasan), moderating at the Javaranch or discussing (ranting about?) subjects on the Programmers Stack Exchange.

He’s become a regular (diabolical) speaker at conferences on Java, FOSS and software development. His “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” title with Ben Evans was a Java/JVM best seller in 2012/13.

Martijn was recognised as an official Java Champion in 2012 for services to the Java community.

Richard Warburton is a software developer who loves solving complex problems, but actively challenges how much of software development is dealing with day-to-day trivialities. Having obtained a PhD in the area of compiler optimizations and static analysis, he has been applying his abilities in industry. Initially on bytecode analysis software, and more recently on Java performance tuning tools. He actively involves himself in the London Java Community, and its Java Community Process Committee. He has been helping with the push to improve and complete the JSR 310 API (Date and Time) and the expand community engagement with JSR 335 (Lambdas). Richard is currently a Principal Engineer at jClarity and is writing the Java 8 Lambdas title for O’Reilly publishing.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144638112/

 

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The London Java Community’s next free event is – ‘LJC @ JAX London Community Night’ on Tuesday 29th October at 6pm.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/145049462/

The LJC will host an evening of talks from some of the JAX London speakers as part of the conferences Community Night.  Described as a beer, wine and code fuelled ‘taster’ of the main conference, the community night brings various user groups together and gives us a chance to hear from people not regularly on these shores.

We have 3 talks running:

Building Reactive applications for Java developers  – Jamie Allen

Typesafe Director of Consulting and JAX London keynote presenter, Jamie Allen, jets in from Silicon Valley and talks about building reactive applications for Java developers, and how to do that with the Typesafe stack.  He will also compare and contrast how that is done with Java versus Scala.

Confessions of a Startup CTO – Ted Neward

In this session, Seattle-based recent CTO and co-founder Ted Neward will talk about “making the jump” into the startup/entrepreneur world and the lessons he’s learned (and continues to learn) thus far about making that leap.  He’ll cover the technical decisions and decision-making process, and how that relates (or doesn’t) back to the world he came from—enterprise business applications. Even if you’ve never thought about getting into a startup, come on by for a discussion of the “modern web app” architecture, what he’s discovered along the way that relates purely on an architectural level, and how some of the new “startup literature” can apply equally well to in-house enterprise applications.

Little words of wisdom for the developer – Guillaume Laforge

Through some famous quotes and pictures that will make you think, Guillaume Laforge, Head of Groovy Development for SpringSource, will illustrate some simple principles that he has followed on the projects he’s worked on, and walk through the lessons he’s learned throughout the journey.  Guillaume is the official Groovy Project Manager, and the spec lead of JSR-241, the JSR that standardizes the Groovy dynamic language.  He also initiated the creation of the Grails web application framework, and founded the Gaelyk project, a lightweight toolkit for developing applications in Groovy for Google App Engine.
If these talks don’t float your boat you can always take part in the Google Dart Codelab.

Google Dart Code Lab with Chris Buckett

In this self-paced, hands-on codelab, you’ll learn how to build a simple single-page app for desktop and mobile browsers using Dart.  Along the way, you’ll learn some of the Dart language and its libraries, create web components, perform client-side templating, use declarative dynamic DOM generation, bind data models to the UI, store data locally in your browser and optimize the app for mobile devices.  You should come along with some familiarity with HTML and CSS and object-orientated programming, but you don’t need to be an expert in web programming to enjoy this codelab.  You’ll also need a computer running Windows (Vista, 7, 8), Linux or Mac to run the Dart Editor.

 

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/145049462/

 

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Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. Here is a list of events that are happening in London over the next two weeks, we will also be offering a personal 20 minute CV/Cover letter session on Wednesday between 14:00 – 16:00 if anyone is interested, please email bc@recworks.co.uk. Here are the events:


Monday 7th October – London Code Dojo 27

Code Dojo as per usual, taking place at 7digital’s offices near Moorgate/Old Street.
RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/132356082/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Monday 7th October – Not Just Arduino #25
At 7pm at London Hackspace (Arduino, DIY electronics: talks, demos and jam)
http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Monday 7th October – In The Brain of Rob Harrop: Model like you mean it
In this talk, Rob demonstrates how to apply decades-old techniques from formal methods as the ideal tools for agile modelling. Using the STOMP messaging system as a use case, Rob presents a mathematical state model using the Z modelling language and a concurrency model using CSP.
RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/model-like-you-mean-it *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – Meet A Mentor – Queen Mary, University of London – 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. Also please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a mentor: email Anji at ac@recworks.co.uk
RSVP for this Graduate Developer Community: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141107812/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321922/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321932/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – In The Brain of Peter Ledbrook: Open Source and You
In Peter Ledbrook’s exploration of Open Source, you will learn that open source software cannot be treated as simply having no financial cost and that investment reaps rewards. We’ll also discuss how to get communities more active and engaged.
RSVP for this Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/open-source-and-you-4634 *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Wednesday 9th October – The RecWorks Recruitment Clinic
The RecWorks Recruitment Clinic open to all on Wednesday at 14:00. If anyone is interested, please email bc@recworks.co.uk.

Wednesday 9th October – How NOT to Measure Latency with Gil Tene
Time is money. Understanding application responsiveness and latency is critical not only for delivering good application behavior but also for maintaining profitability and containing risk. But good characterization of bad data is useless. When measurements of response time present false or misleading latency information, even the best analysis can lead to wrong operational decisions and poor application experience. This presentation discusses common pitfalls encountered in measuring and characterizing latency. It demonstrates and discusses some false assumptions and measurement techniques that lead to dramatically incorrect reporting and covers ways to do a sanity check and correct such situations.
RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/143599372/

Monday 14th October – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Similar to our morning Code and Coffee sessions, there is no strict format, only an opportunity to meet with like minded craftsmen, and discuss or collaborate on whatever you would like to.
Unlike our morning Code and Coffee sessions, you don’t have to get out of bed at some ungodly hour to be here. Just rock on down after work to find other night owls.
We’ll be meeting in “”Look mum no hands!””, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, good beers, and some tasty food if you make it before 8:30. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not?
http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321972/

Monday 14th October – Scala in production & Scala Testing
Two talks, 1st from Glen on 2yrs production and 2nd by Piotr on testing
Hosted by: ITV
This month is a little different, ITV have volunteered to host the event at their London Studios on the Southbank. To go along with this we have also made a little change by having two talks and more time to chat.
RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/138191162/

Tuesday 15th October – 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. Ged will be there with a few LJC Book club members. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities as well as a few Adopt a JSR advocates to help explain how you can get involved. Really what reason do you have not to come along?
RSVP for this London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/141109102/

Tuesday 15th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/131393152/

Tuesday 15th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/117176832/

Wednesday 16th October – Meet A Mentor – University College London – 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. Also please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a mentor: email Anji at ac@recworks.co.uk
RSVP for this Graduate Developer Community – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141112612/

Thursday 17th October – “Discrete Math You Need to Know” and “First Kill All the Product Owners”
Part 1. What do you need to know about prime numbers, combinatorics, and the underpinnings of public key cryptography? Well, maybe more than you think!..
Part 2. By now, we are all comfortable with the orthodoxy: the product owner discerns the needs of the customer and feeds them to developers in the form a prioritized backlog. Developers pull work from that backlog, always confident that they’re working on the highest-priority feature at the moment, and never having to worry about how those priorities are allocated. This system is simple, efficient, and has helped many teams function better than they used to. It’s also time for the system to die…
RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/142349352/

Thursday 17th October – Managing Talent
Join an all-star panel, with special guest Professor Anthony Finkelstein, as we discuss patterns and antipatterns for managing high-performance individuals and teams, in both academia and industry. Moderated by the LJC’s own Ben Evans, this event will provide insight for managers who want to get the most out of their team and for developers seeking to improve their own effectiveness within their team.
RSVP for this London Java Community: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/140718032/

Thursday 17th October – 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.
RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/129629252/

That’s everything for now – I’ll will be back in two weeks to bring you some more events.

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

See you later guys!

Sam
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Date : 16 July 2013

Time: 18:30

 Attendees:

  • Ben Evans

  • Martijn Verburg

  • Somay Nakhal

  • Daniel Byrant

  • Gemma Silvers

  • Sean Landsman

Thanks for Martijn for scheduling the meeting and JClarity for hosting.

New members joined the committee: Daniel, Gemma and Sean.

Ben, Martijn and Somay gave the new members an overview of the work of the committee and went through the various tools we use to manage the work and communications in the committee.

 

The London Java Community’s next free event is – The London Developer Sessions on Tuesday 15th October at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/141109102/

This is our monthly social gathering, which incorporates members of The London Java Community and Graduate Developer Communities. This is an informal social evening most of the evening will be spent having ad-hoc informal discussions in small groups.

We are back to The Slug and Lettuce this month: 19/20 Hanover Street, London http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/hanover_street/. We have had some fantastic feedback from those who have attended the event at this venue before and will be holding this month’s event in the same great location. The venue has a nicely sized function room with its own private bar, there are some great offers on beer, there is free wi-fi and it’s easy to move around and chat to lots of people. Most importantly it is a friendly and relaxed environment where developers can get together to chat and network.

The event will kick off at 6:30 PM and usually goes on until around 11:30 with members coming and going at all times throughout the evening. We usually attract 50 – 70 members so it is a lively event in which members, both junior and senior, can connect in a relaxed atmosphere and set the development world to rights.

Barry or another RecWorks team member will be onsite so if anyone is looking for free recruitment advice it’s a great chance to come along for a chat.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/141109102/

 

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The London Java Community’s next free event is – ‘Introduction to Cassandra and the DataStax CQL Java driver for Java Developers’ on Tuesday 24th September at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/138582452/

Presented by Johnny Miller

This talk will will provide a high level overview of Cassandra intended to give developers an understanding of what it does and how it works. The main part of the talk will introduce developers to the tools and techniques for building Java applications using Cassandra. This will include the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) version 3 and the DataStax Java driver. An example application will also be developed and demonstrated. The goal of the talk is to show Java developers how to interact with Cassandra and give them an appreciation of how Cassandra works.

The presentation will be given via a powerpoint presentation with some live coding.

The subjects covered will include:

- High-level overview of Cassandra

- CQL3

- DataStax CQL Java driver

Who should attend

Java developers who want to start building applications using Cassandra or start using the new Java driver would benefit from this event. The talk will aim to give developers a high level understanding of Cassandra and introduce them to CQL3 and the new DataStax Java Driver for Cassandra.

Bio

Johnny is an experienced  developer and architect who has been working with Cassandra for several years. He is currently a Solutions Architect at DataStax where he helps companies deliver systems using Cassandra. Previously, he was an independent consultant and worked with various clients including Sky – where he developed several systems using Cassandra. He is from Ireland and lives in London with his wife and two labradors.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/138582452/

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What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.

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