Hey guys,

I hope you are all doing good – after a slow couple of weeks the events seem to be picking up around London – here are a selection from some of the LJC partners.

If anyone has an event to add feel free to get in touch with Barry or myself. Here’s what’s going on over the next two weeks:

Monday 16th July
London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
Groovy 2 has just been released! Get the lowdown on what’s new to the language, in particular the static type checking and compilation…

RSVP for this Groovy and Grails User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/68427032/

Tuesday 17th July
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/48369052/

Thursday 19th July
Logging and Exception handling Best practices
Bugsense – “”Real world fails””
Group Chat Session! – “”How are you managing errors””
When you are releasing a build what exception handling should it go to market with? Should you declare global exception handlers? What is the min/max logging you should include in the app?”

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/28236741/

Thursday 19th July
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/63006282/

Tuesday 24th July
Mozilla Space hosts Spring of Code #10
Mozilla Space hosts Spring of Code – 24th July 6.30pm All LJC members are invited to join this unique event hosted in the Mozilla Office near Leicester Sq, expect guest speakers and tech presentations around Agile process and Open Source software dev

RSVP for this Spring of Code event: http://springofcode.org/organise/-/wiki/Main/Springofcode10

Tuesday 24th July
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/64208772/

Tuesday 24th July
Data Grids Explained: Free Hands-on Technical Workshop
9:30am – 4pm, IoD, London Registrations: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/datagrids, space is limited! You will find out what data grids are and why they are cool, the workshop will compare three data grids products: Coherence, GemFire and Infinispan

RSVP for this event: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/iPoint/158.page – Space is limited

Wednesday 25th July
Unleash the Power of Oracle WebLogic 12c: Architect, Deploy, Monitor& Tune JEE6
9:30 – 4pm, Oracle Office, London. Registrations: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/weblogic, space is limited! You will find out what’s new in WebLogic 12c, learn how to leverage WebLogicand App Grid features and how to architect WebLogic Domains.

RSVP for this event: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/iPoint/264.page

Thursday 26th July
Understanding Java Garbage Collection and What You Can Do About It
Garbage Collection is an integral part of application behavior on Java platforms, yet it is often misunderstood. As such, it is important for Java developers to understand the actions you can take in selecting and tuning collector mechanisms, as well as in your application architecture choices.
In this presentation, Gil Tene (CTO, Azul Systems) reviews and classifies the various garbage collectors and collection techniques available in JVMs today…

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/72033892/

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


Aaron (#abrecworks)