Hey Guys, Sam here,

I can’t believe we are already through the first month of the year. Hope your year has started off as well as mine has. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at tonight’s LJC event.

Now on with the partner events for the next few weeks…

Tuesday 29th January – LJC and Greenfoot

Presented by Michael Kölling (bio below).

This presentation will show you how to engage young programmers (teenagers from 14 years old upwards, and young adults) with programming in Java. We will show Greenfoot, an engaging, fun-to-use, educational Java environment and give plenty of tips about teaching and motivating kids to code…

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/97859402/

Wednesday 30th January – Heroku & Postgres – ask the experts

From 5pm onwards. Craig Kerstiens of Heroku is over from San Francisco to answer your questions on the Heroku platform and Heroku Postgres database.  Drop in to the “Look Mum No Hands” cafe and ask Craig any and all questions you have.  Heroku is a great platform for deploying Java, Scala & Clojure apps & services easily and this is a rare chance to pick up tips from the experts face to face.

RSVP for this London Salesforce Developers event: http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/98708072/

Wednesday 30th January – Hands On Session – Extreme Start UP

Extreme Startup Our practices are there to help us. They enable us to continue to produce high quality code even when the business requires us to change direction or strategy. We practice these skills on small problems, and away from the pressure of production code. But what happens to our practices when we increase the pressure?…FULL – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/99520732/

Monday 4th February – London Code Dojo 17

We’re a bunch of software developers that love to code, play, learn, improve and eat pizza! Every month we meet up in order to practice code katas, clean code, software craftsmanship, pair programming, Test-Driven Development and learn from each other for an hour or two. Food and drinks are provided.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/94309022/

Monday 4th February – Spring of Code – Hub Westminster

Talk on “10 Sustainability Models Around Free and Open Source Software” by Sander van der Waal from the Open Knowledge Foundation

RSVP for this Spring of Code event: http://www.meetup.com/Spring-of-Code/events/98948432/

Monday 4th February – SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Webinar Series: Part 3 – Tuning and Scaling WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle provides a solid foundation for SOA based on the Java Platform Java EE 5. In this webinar our certified WebLogic Specialists consultant will look at WebLogic specific features that enable rapid diagnostics of performance problems.

Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/207684631

Tuesday 5th February – 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/89099502/

Thursday 7th February – stORM, ORM mapper and littleye performances

David M Chandler from Google will present his project ‘stORM’ which is an open source ORM for SQLite on Android. Followed by Kumar Rangarajan from Little Eye Labs will present their toolkit which acts as a CT scanner for your android app analyzing battery and memory issues.

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/100037032/

Saturday 9th February – Hack the Tower – February 2013

A hackathon for technical communities around London to come together and build interesting apps and discover great technology.  Following on from the successful hackathon with the London Scala community, we are inviting all those interested in Java, Scala, Clojure, node.js, play framework, MongoDB, Neo4j, Heroku & Force.com and anything else to get together and get creative.

Sign up at the LSD site http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/96133122/ or on LSug site http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/96136332/ or LJC on http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/100205572/

Monday 11th February – SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Webinar Series: Part 4 – Oracle Service Bus Performance

Oracle Service Bus 11g extends the performance and scalability of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. In this webinar we take a look under the hood of Oracle Service Bus and provide hints and tips for increasing performance of your services.

Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/957988103 

Tuesday 12th February – Meet a Mentor – University 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 Graduate Developer Community event: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/100215772/

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

See you later guys!