Thanks to everyone that made it out for this weeks developer sessions/technical test fest. We had a lot of first timers as well as some regular attendees. It was a good chance to discuss technical tests in general although I don’t think we managed to get anything finalised on the perfect technical test. Many of our members had a go at solving Fizz Buzz and a few of the other problems on the wall and many books were won. We may indeed carry this on next month so if you have any tech problems you are struggling with then bring them on and we’ll bring some books for the best solution!
 
Special thanks to Savvas & Mark for helping out with greeting on the night and making sure everyone had name labels, we’re always interested in new greeters so if you’re happy to help out for a few hours let me know.
 
It is difficult to get around to everyone so if there was anyone in attendance, looking for a new permanent Java position let Andrew or myself know. We have recently picked up a few new clients including a well known digital agency who have some amazingly innovative and creative projects (Java/Spring/Hibernate). Some of you may also have met ClearViews latest recruit. Kenric Starr has joined us as a junior consultant and is trying hard to learn about the Java language so that he can help many of you find new positions in the future. Kenric’s email address is k.starr@clearview-itrs.co.uk feel free to introduce yourself or offer any help/advice on the Java ecosystem or recruitment from your perspective.
 
Our next event is on 1st June at PlayFish’s office in South Kensington. We have UK Amazon evangelist Matt Wood talking on Amazon Beanstalk. We have about 10 seats left (90 gone) so please register if you’re interested: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/17394725/

June’s Developer Sessions is most likely to be based on developer war stories, here is the link, sign up and watch this space for more info. http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/16692815/
 
See you all soon.
 
Barry Cranford
@barryclearview