Hey guys,

Two weeks have passed, and I’m back to bring you 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.

Tuesday 22nd May

Cloudstock 2012 – Code your social enterprise

Awesome free full day of coding mobile and social applications

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/64166172/

Tuesday 22nd May

In The Brain of Paul Ardeleanu: Native vs HTML5 – why, when and how to use them

After a short introduction to HTML5, highlighting the latest developments, Paul will explain how to find the right balance between native apps and mobile web apps to find the best outcome for your projects.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/os-mobile-server/native-vs-html5-why-when-and-how-to-use-them/js-3517

Tuesday 22nd May

In The Brain of Luke Daley: Managing JavaScript with Gradle

Gradle expert Luke Daley will look at some of the options for managing JavaScript in your Gradle builds.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/javascript-gradle-3183

Wednesday 23rd May

Introducing Neo4j into a Relational Database Organisation

Toby O’Rourke and Michael McCarthy present their experiences of introducing Neo4j into Gamesys: a Relational Database Organisation.

RSVP for this Neo4J User Group event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/nosql/neo4j-at-gamesys/js-3517

Thursday 24th May

HTML5 Apps in Java & Scala with the Play Framework (19:00 – 20:00) & Deploying Apps on the Cloud with Heroku (20:15 – 21:15) – both James Ward

James Ward (Heroku) talks about the Play framework and how it works with Scala and HTML5.  James also covers how to deploy apps in the cloud using Heroku, which has a great way of deploying your applications using DVCS (git).  24th May

RSVP for this London Flash Platform User Group event: http://www.lfpug.com/24th-may-2012-24052012/

Thursday 24th May

In The Brain of Christophe Coenraets, Cross-Platform Mobile Apps with HTML, JavaScript and PhoneGap

Christophe Coenraets covers modern strategies to build large JavaScript projects using JavaScript MVC frameworks, and how to use PhoneGap to leverage the native capabilities of your device in JavaScript.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/ajax-ria/cross-platform-mobile-apps/js-3517

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.

For more details – http://euroclojure.com/2012/

Tuesday 29th 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/51891942/

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 at a finance company – they are looking for people who have good degrees, a passion for mathematics and some know how with multithreaded applications:


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)