Hey guys,

Last week on Thursday, we had another LJC event at the Skillsmatter exchange on ‘Concurrent Programming using the Disruptor’. As you may have heard recently, the Disruptor is an open source concurrency framework developed by LMAX. It has attracted a lot of attention lately and we were lucky to have LJC organiser Trisha Gee to give us the low down.

Great to see so many people out for the event and a few come down for the beers afterward. We’ve had some good feedback already from some attendees – if you would like to thank Trisha then please do so here: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/53626482/

We kicked off at 6.30 and got straight to the main event. Trisha took to the stage and showed us how concurrency could be made easy. The slideshow dismantled the framework piece by piece and made it relatively simple to understand. Great to see everyone’s passion, throwing so many questions her way afterwards.

After the event we all went to the White Lion pub for a few beers and some networking. I can always appreciate a drink and chat with some of London’s finest developers, if you ever see me down at an event feel free to come and say hello.

I’m personally interested in understanding more about the Java ecosystem. I am a self-confessed tech geek and although I am not a programmer, I am working to try and understand the intricacies of the platform so I am grateful for any advice I can get.

Massive thanks to Trisha for the presentation, for those interested, I would highly recommend keeping up to date with Trisha’s blog http://mechanitis.blogspot.com/ or Twitter (@trisha_gee). If you are interested in more details about the Disruptor – you can read it here http://code.google.com/p/disruptor/.

Trisha will be delivering this very same presentation at QCon next week, so if you missed it here, then you can catch it again live next week or watch the video here http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/the-disruptor/js-3798.

Thanks to Skillsmatter for kindly hosting another LJC event, always a pleasure to visit the headquarters.

Finally big thanks go to all the LJC members that made it out last night; this is one of the most active Java user groups in Europe and it?s only possible because of you guys. If you would like to get more involved in these events feel free to get in touch with Martijn or Barry.

We at RecWorks are proud to have been able to organise another event for the LJC. RecWorks is a specialist consultancy blending social networks and recruitment services to provide first class service to our clients. We pride ourselves on building long term relationships with everyone we meet and being trusted advisors to the Java industry. For a list of our latest jobs please see our jobs page here. Feel free to follow us on Twitter as well, we often post stuff about the LJC and Java in general.

Shameless plug at myself? I?m also on Twitter (@abrecworks) – feel free to follow me – I try to post as much as I can about events and other Java related news.

We have two events coming this week: March’s Code Share: First Expressions on the 7th March (Wednesday) http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/52643562/ and LJC night at QCon on 8th March (Thursday) http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/53477082/ – hope to see you down there!

Aaron