Hey guys,

Every two weeks we have started to email a list of events for the next few weeks from some of our partner user groups. As always, feel free to give Barry or me a shout to add your groups/events to the list (bc@recworks.co.uk or ab@recworks.co.uk)

Tuesday 8th May
Lightweight Software on Lightweight Hardware Liberty Profile on the Raspberry Pi

Presented by Simon Maple: “Come and see the coolest thing I’ve ever done at IBM :o)  A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer designed for encouraging school children to program. I’ve taken that uber-lightweight computer and installed Debian Linux, Java and the new Liberty Profile.Come to this session to have a play with the Raspberry Pi to hear what I did and some of the problems/fun I had!Also you’ll what’s likely to be the smallest computer WebSphere App Server has *ever* run on in the world, for your own eyes!For more info see http://www.raspberrypi.org/faq and http://www.wasdev.net

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/63226052/

Tuesday 8th May
Spring of Code #6

The Spring of Code community is growing with lots of new proposals so even more skills are needed to get the projects going!
Drop by to the next social event (C4CC – near Kings Cross) to see what’s this all about!

RSVP for this Spring of Code event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/63061442/

Tuesday 8th May
In The Brain of Gavin Bell: Is Everything Social?

In this interactive session, Gavin Bell will take a brief look at how privacy and competition change social activity.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/ajax-ria/gavin-bell-everything-social/js-3517

Wednesday 9th May
Software Craftsmanship Round-table

A group discussion at TIMGroup every second Tuesday. FULL – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/62992062/

Thursday 10th May
GTV & RNIB Hackathon presentations

A chance to show off all the apps created at the Londroid Hackathons since the start of the year.

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/61729382/

Thursday 10th May
DeNormalised NOSQL Meetups : An Evening with Riak

The DeNormalised NOSQL meetup hosts an evening with Riak, with talks from Dave Dawson and Ian Plosker.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/event/nosql/riak-evening

Friday 11th May – Saturday 12th May
Dart Hackathon

The Dart team invites you to Happy Hour, the first global Dart hackathon. Be part of the next evolution of web programming. Make an impact by hacking on Dart and sharing your feedback. The team is eager to learn from you. There will be a fun prize awarded to the team that demonstrates the best technical achievement. As a special bonus, the winning team will have a chance to meet the Dart team via a Google+ Hangout.

RSVP for this London Dart Community event: http://www.london-gtug.org/Venue/happy-hour—global-dart-hackathon

Tuesday 15th May
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/52293702/

Tuesday 15th May
Code & Coffee

Morning session (7am – 9am) on Tuesdays every fortnight on Starbucks in Oxford Street.

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/51891912/

Wednesday 16th May
NoSQL for Java developers

This event brings together a panel of innovators and early adopters, both practitioners and vendors.  Between them they have decades of experience using SQL.  Yet they are all now depending upon NoSQL to achieve their goals.  They will share with us their reasons and the lessons they have learnt; both the benefits and the pitfalls…The panel includes:Ian Robinson of Neo4jAlvin Richars of 10genRobert Rees of WakokuKim Ross of Bossa StudiosThe evening will be curated by Manik Surtani of Red Hat.

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/58196332/

Wednesday 16th May
(perfect? clojure environment)

If you are interested in functional programming and want to get started with Clojure, a re-imagined version of lisp running on the JVM, then come along to this talk and discover how to set up a really great development environment for Clojure (and learn some clojure along the way).

RSVP for this London Clojurians event: http://skillsmatter.com/event/java-jee/perfect-clojure-environment

Wednesday 16th May
Groovy Grails User Group: Building a MongoDB application with Grails

For this month’s Groovy Grails User Group, Chris Harris discusses Building a MongoDB application with Grails and Sean Reilly talks about Non-rails Groovy development.

RSVP for this Groovy and Grails User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/60775052/

Thursday 17th May
Alternative Markets and Distribution

Alternative Markets and Distribution – Inviting alternative markets to discuss why we should be interested in their distribution channels.

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/57875742/

Thursday 17th May
Scala Coding Dojo

If you want to learn some Scala, for all levels, this regular monthly evening puts the fun into functional.

RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/56835762/

Thursday 24th/Friday 25th May
EuroClojure 2012

EuroClojure is the first 2-day, full-blown conference in Europe for the Clojure community. Plenty of tickets left and some of them are still at discounted prices. Rich Hickey and Stuart Halloway speaking along with 17 other talks and lightning talks.

More information: http://euroclojure.com/2012/

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

I would just like to mention before I go that we have an opportunity for a Senior Developer / Tech Lead at a financial services company – they are looking for people who have fantastic degrees and a passion for mathematics:


This role is open to junior – mid level developers who are looking to climb the growth ladder quickly whilst getting a taste for the world of finance.

If anyone is interested or knows anyone that would be interested then please let Barry or myself know.

See you in two weeks!

Aaron (@abrecworks)