Hi Guys,

Its time for another partner email. There are some really great events coming up in the next few weeks, if you are interested in some pizza and coding tonight there is the London Code Dojo. Otherwise there are some great events coming up like the developer session tonight and Devoxx UK next week.

Here’s what’s going on:

Monday 18th March – David Pollak: The Grand Unification *This event has now happened – Please see the link for future events

Yep, @dpp’s got his fingers in a lot of pies… he founded the Lift web framework project, he founded the Hoisted content management project and its commercial side, Telegram, and he founded the Visi language project… but how do these projects fit together?

Come join David for a night of demo of all three projects and a clear description of how they fit together, and you might even see Visi running inside a Lift app..

RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/105999042/ 

Monday 18th March – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup *This event has now happened – Please see the link for future events

We have long-time Grails user David Dawson giving us an alternative application architecture to stateless services, one based on command objects!

RSVP for this London Groovy & Grails User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/106289672/

Monday 18th March – London Code Dojo 20 *This event has now happened – Please see the link for future events

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/107693132/ *Full but waiting list available

Tuesday 19th March – 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 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/106690932/

Tuesday 19th March – Code & Coffee Central London

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/105664212/

Tuesday 19th March – Code & Coffee West London

Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast.  http://www.electriccoffee.co.uk/, Electric Coffee Co in Ealing Broadway

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/109589832/

Tuesday 19th March – London Arduino #3 – Project demos + Arduino Jam

Join us for an evening of presentations and informal discussions around Arduino.

Even if you are a total beginner, bring your projects, boards, and questions!

RSVP for this London Arduino Meetup Group event: http://www.meetup.com/LondonArduino/events/106683762/

Tuesday 19th March – March 2013 – Team Transformation for Continuous Delivery: Chris O’Dell, 7digital

An essential part of Continuous Delivery is collaboration within and between teams. Jez Humble and David Farley believe that cross-functional teams are crucial for CD, because the complexity of the whole system and speed with which changes need to be made mean that the traditional silos of “Ops”, “Release”, “Dev”, etc. are a barrier to effective software delivery..

RSVP for this London Continuous Delivery event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Continuous-Delivery/events/96187482/

Wednesday 20th March – London Java Community: Meet a Project

· Are you looking to join an existing open source project, but don’t know where to start?

· Are you interested in finding out more about open source software in general?

· Are you looking to start a personal project but don’t know what to base it on?

· Are you interested in trying out some new technologies and wondering how to use them in a personal project?

If the answer is yes, this event could be for you. This is part of the MaP series of events designed to connect open source software projects and potential contributors….

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/105372892/

Thursday 21st March – What do you mean, backwards compatibility?

Presented by Trisha Gee.

The Java driver for MongoDB is the most… mature… of the NoSQL database’s drivers. It was designed without some of the modern Java features we now take for granted (generics, I’m looking at you), and is the sort of API that might be much easier with the eagerly anticipated lambdas in Java 8..

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/109032992/

Thursday 21st March – 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 User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/91374072/

Friday 22nd March – Hackathon: ‘Out of the Box’ TV Challenge

We are calling for Android developers to show what they can do with Google TV, smartphones and tablets and to change the way we view television!

Students, home hobbyists and small companies, to teams from within the television, creative and technology industries are invited to get involved and demonstrate their creative thinking and technical abilities. Over the weekend they will develop and present concepts or prototypes intended to explore what the future television viewing experience could look like.

We are looking for both individuals and teams, developers and creatives to take part..

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/106658412/

Saturday 23rd March – MongoDB March Madness Hackathon

This March, MongoDB User Groups from around the world are hosting the MongoDB March Madness Hackathon, working to build tools to help the MongoDB community code better and learn from one another — while also competing for some amazing prizes.

RSVP for this London MongoDB User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/London-MongoDB-User-Group/events/106898042/

Tuesday 26th March – LJC Community Night at Devoxx UK

Devoxx UK will open its doors on Tuesday the 26th of March in the evening as part of the LJC Community Night!

Attendees will have free access to the Social event in the exhibition space, the Hacker Garden for some hands on coding and of course the BoF sessions including topics on Java EE, Hacking on Java itself and more!”

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/107051772/

That’s everything for now – I will be back in two weeks to bring you some more partner events. Looking forward to catching up with you all at the next event!