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threecharWe have reached our annual growth target of 750 members which is fantastic news!

Having been founded in November 2007, after twelve months we hit 250 members, I had hoped we could grow to 750 by the end of the year so it’s superb that we have done it 2 months early!

Thanks to all our sponsors, presenters & members for your continued support of our community, I hope we can keep giving you the presentations, events, support and advice you are looking for. Keep all feedback coming through.

Our next milestone will be to top 1000 members. If you are reading this and are yet to join then come and sign up at this link:

Some of our members have agreed to present on a variety of subjects. Here are a selection so far:

– How to introduce Scala into your project/business/enterprisecrowd
– OSGi
– Real Time Java and related tooling
– Running a Successful Open Source Project
– A “Better Code”
– A “How to be a true Rock Star Developer”
– Financial Data Warehouse project

Click here to sign up:

Core Java, J2SE, SQL, Gaming, Server Side, Central London, 45k

I have a number of positions working within a rapidly growing gaming company. My client are looking to grow by recruiting server side Java developers with exceptional design and development skills in Core Java & SQL. The role will involve focusing on core programming requirements around performance, reliability, scalability and security.

The ideal candidates they are looking for will need to have at least 4 years experience in Java J2SE & SQL. They are looking for people prepared to work as part of a hardworking focused team. The role is based in Central London and paying up to 45k.

For more information send me an email at

Have you got something interesting to say about Java? Want to talk to other people with similar interests?

The London Java Community are pleased to announce that their first ‘unconference’ will run on Saturday November the 28th 2009.

What is an unconference? It is defined on Wikipedia as a “facilitated, participant-driven conference centered around a theme or purpose” http://en.wikipedia.o… Our theme will be Java….

We know that Java is a fairly broad subject area – but we didn’t want to limit creativity by narrowing the scope. This leaves people free to talk on the Java language, Spring, Hibernate, Open Source and Java, OSGi, perhaps even JVM languages, anything Java that you want….

As is traditional with this type of event, the content will be provided by the audience. To help us ensure that we have enough conference rooms, we are asking you to indicate whether or not you intend to speak at the event. We are also charging a small fee to attend – this is simply to cover costs (lunch, coffees etc), the aim is to break even on the event. Any profit will be put behind the bar after the event.

Thanks to a LJC member Zoe Slattery and our own Martijn Verburg for the organising of this.

To sign up please visit our official site

barryicon (2)I also help companies in London find Java developers. If you’re looking for a position currently you may want to check out the latest positions I’m working on. You can apply directly through the link below.

Barry Cranford – ClearView ITRS Ltd

Here is our new long overdue blog. I’m hoping to use it to let people know what’s going on in the community and help reach out to new members. I hope you all enjoy.

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.