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We have a new promotion from Java2Days and are able to offer ten LJC members the chance to win a free Economy Pass and access to three conferences – Java2Days, Mobile2Days and Cloud2Days.

Java2Days 2010 is coming with 2 co-located events

The second edition of the international conference Java2Days will be held on 7-8 October 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Java2Days conference is premier event in Eastern Europe to present the latest trends in Java development in the following areas: 

   * Core Java Platform & Desktop
   * Enterprise Java
   * Java & the Cloud
   * Java Web Technologies and Rich User Experience
   * Java for Mobile and Devices

The conference is the only of its kind in Eastern Europe, focused to highlight today’s cutting edge trends in building software applications with Java development tools.

Java2Days was held for first time at the Inter Expo Center on 8-9 October 2009 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The first edition of Java2Days in 2009 was attended from more than 600 attendees during the two conference days. All visitors had the opportunity to meet world famous speakers, engaged all year round in such events as JavaOne, The ServerSide Java Symposium, Jazoon showcasing their latest knowledge in creating more reliable, scalable and secure solutions using Java technologies in more than 20 technical sessions.

This year along with Java2Days there will be organized 2 co-located events Mobile2Days (specialized conference for mobile development) and Cloud2Days (the first international cloud computing event on the Balkans).

The main goals of Mobile2Days are to present the opportunities of the most common smart phone platforms, best practices and grate popular technologies for developing mobile applications on them.

Cloud2Days will provide valuable content covering the following topics: how to build, manage and control applications in the cloud; how to create and manage cloud infrastructure; key risks and security in a cloud based environment and etc. 

Over 25 leading speakers will present over 50 sessions at the three co-located events – that makes them form the major developers’ forum in Eastern Europe.  

The partners of the events are Oracle, IBM and Nokia. Among the sponsors are: VMware, SAP AG, Insitex, Playtech and etc.

More information about the 3 events is available at:

For your chance to win one of ten free Economy Passes and access to three conferences – Java2Days, Mobile2Days and Cloud2Days, please email your full name to putting Java2Days as the subject header. We’ll draw the 10 winners on Wednesday 22nd September.

Best of luck,

Barry Cranford

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them:

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which LJC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering 2 LJC members the chance to win;

First Prize Winner will receive 1 print copy of his/her choice,
Runner Up Winner – 1 ecopy of his/her choice

There are a list of 10 books below. To take part in the promotion all you have to do is RSVP to this event on Meetup and complete the questions.
Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Spring Persistence with Hibernate
Tomcat 6 Developer’s Guide
Flex 3 with Java
iReport 3.7
JBoss Portal Server Development
MooTools 1.2 Beginner’s Guide
Apache JMeter
Blogger: Beyond the Basics
ICEfaces 1.8: Next Generation Enterprise Web Development
SOA Cookbook

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is send an email to me at with your name, your book choice and the address you would like your book to be sent. Please mark ‘Packt Publishing’ as the subject title.

Please visit the Packt site at

Congratulations to the winners of our August draw – Rosellyne, Rasamy and Stephen K!

Good luck,

Barry Cranford

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.