Hey guys,

I hope you’re all doing good – we have a busy two weeks ahead of us, including both the Developer Session (in conjunction with JAX London) and Meet a Mentor – not to mention events from the London Android and Scala User groups. Here’s what’s going on over the next two weeks:

Tuesday 16th October

The London Developer Sessions in conjunction with JAX London Community Night

This is your chance to get up close and personal with a host of industry rock stars, network with JAX London speakers and other members of the Java community. This will be informal and a great chance for you to get up close and personal with guys not always in the London scene.

There are going to be a number of tables of experts with whom you can meet and ask questions:

Core Java Table : hosted by Martijn Verburg

Java EE Table: hosted by Arun Gupta

Scala Table : hosted by Heiko Seeberger

Big Data Table : hosted by Uwe Friedrichsen

Architecture Table : hosted by Ted Neward

NoSQL Table : hosted by Ian Robinson

Plenty of room for more guests if you can get along!

RSVP for this The London Developer Sessions in conjunction with JAX London Community Night event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/80218252/


Tuesday 16th October

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/84169382/


Thursday 18th October

Scala Coding Dojo

A regular coding dojo session run on every third Thursday of the month.  The dojo is now held regularly at the central London offices of TIM Group.

RSVP for this London Scala Users’ Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/77682922/


Monday 22nd October

What Libraries/Tools are you using in Android?

A run down of the libraries in the community, let’s create a big list of the interesting libraries and technologies currently in use. At Facebook London.

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/82640152/


Wednesday 24th October

Arquillian – Integration Testing Made Easy

Davide D’Alto – one of the contributors to Arquillian – will present an Arquillian Overview. Through some usage scenarios he will give an overview over the main features of Arquillian and will show how it integrates to more familiar testing frameworks such as JUnit allowing the tests to be launched from the IDE or from building tools like Maven.

RSVP for this JBoss User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/JBoss-User-Group/events/83325272/


Thursday 25th October

JavaOne Circleback Event

At JavaOne last week the LJC won two awards – a Duke’s Choice & JCP Member of the Year (with SouJava). With so many representatives of the LJC present,  we were also able to participate in a large number of JCP & community sessions – and it really brought home to us how much impact our user group is having. We’d like to bring a little of that energy back to London so will be throwing an event, at the London 10Gen office, which will be a mixture of talk / presentation & panel discussion…. And celebratory drinks. This will show our members of the global impact that the LJC is having and how you can get involved & participate in a vibrant global community.

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/87185262/


Tuesday 30th October

Meet A Mentor – King’s College London

“Graduate only event’

Have you always wondered what you want to do when you graduate?

Are you worried about all the talk of grads finding it hard to find work and what it will mean for you?

Do you want to know the difference between working in a bank, a gaming company or a startup?

What technology should you specialise in? Java, Ruby or any of the other countless programming languages?

Now is the chance to find out. You may well have heard the buzz about the Meet a Mentor events – this is the next in a series of events open to all students.

Also please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a mentor: email Anji at ac@recworks.co.uk

RSVP for this The Graduate Developer Community event: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/82925052/


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

As previously mentioned in this email, Tomorrow is JAX London and representatives from RecWorks will be around throughout the day to help out – if you want to chat about anything from careers to the industry in general then feel free to come and chat.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Aaron (abrecworks)