Hi guys,

It seems like the weather has taken a change and Autumn is settling in, I hope it won’t discourage you from getting out for some great events this month. We have been running a series of events called Meet a Mentor events, in which industry professionals meet with students to help explain areas they should be focussing on and career options. We are going to be running a lot more events and need more mentors that can give up as little as one evening a year to help out. If you’re interested or want to know more, please email me at sh@recworks.co.uk. In the mean time I thought I would share with you some great events that are happening in London over the next two weeks that you may well be interested in attending:

Monday 16th September – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
In this talk, David Dawson, Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself, will give his thoughts and experiences of development in large scale, offshore heavy environments, and the tricks and techniques that he has learned to maintain, protect and improve a codebase over the lifetime of a project. Covering offshore teams, philosophy, boredom and the importance of cake, David will be revealing what has worked, and what really hasn’t, the scars those experiments left behind and lots of thoughts for the future.
London Groovy & Grails User Group – http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/132695102/ *THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED NOW BUT DO PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS*

Monday 16th September – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Similar to our morning Code and Coffee sessions, there is no strict format, only an opportunity to meet with like minded craftsmen, and discuss or collaborate on whatever you would like to.
Unlike our morning Code and Coffee sessions, you don’t have to get out of bed at some ungodly hour to be here. Just rock on down after work to find other night owls.
We’ll be meeting in “”Look mum no hands!””, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, good beers, and some tasty food if you make it before 8:30. They also repair bikes and hang them from the ceiling like chandeliers, because why not?
http://www.lookmumnohands.com/
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321732/ *THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED NOW BUT DO PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS*

Monday 16th September – In The Brain of David A. Dawson: Development in the large, musings on maintaining a healthy codebase over the years
In this talk, David Dawson, Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself, will give his thoughts and experiences of development in large scale, offshore heavy environments, and the tricks and techniques that he has learned to maintain, protect and improve a codebase over the lifetime of a project.
Covering offshore teams, philosophy, boredom and the importance of cake, David will be revealing what has worked, and what really hasn’t, the scars those experiments left behind and lots of thoughts for the future.
Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/development-in-the-large-musings-on-maintaining-a-healthy-codebase-over-the-years *THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED NOW BUT DO PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS*

Tuesday 17th September – 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?
London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/137350802/

Tuesday 17th September – Code & Coffee (London Bridge)
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.
Caffe Fratelli
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/131392772/

Tuesday 17th September – Code & Coffee (Central 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.
Starbucks
55-59 Oxford Street, Marylebone London, W1D 2EQ, London
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/131302132/

Wednesday 18th September – New JMS features in GlassFish 4.0
GlassFish 4.0 is the application server to support the new Java EE 7 standard. One of the most significant components of Java EE 7 is JMS 2.0, which is the first revision to the JMS (Java Message Service) API for over a decade and which introduces a new and much simpler API. This talk will review the new features of JMS 2.0 and other recent messaging-related changes in GlassFish 4.0. Presented by Nigel Deakin. Nigel is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle.
GlassFish User Group – http://www.meetup.com/GlassFish-User-Group/events/130184872/

Thursday 19th September – 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.
London Scala User Group – http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/127942552/

Thursday 19th September – ClojureFest with LJC and London Clojurians’
An evening of short talks from London-based Clojure experts to help you get started with Clojure, Concurrency, Java inter-operability. A dev clinic will be held afterwards with some experience Clojure hackers to help you install a working development environment on your laptop.
London Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/138309612/

Tuesday 24th September – Introduction to Cassandra and the DataStax CQL Java driver for Java Developers
This talk will will provide a high level overview of Cassandra intended to give developers an understanding of what it does and how it works. The main part of the talk will introduce developers to the tools and techniques for building Java applications using Cassandra. This will include the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) version 3 and the DataStax Java driver. An example application will also be developed and demonstrated. The goal of the talk is to show Java developers how to interact with Cassandra and give them an appreciation of how Cassandra works.
London Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/138582452/

Tuesday 24th September – 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.
Caffe Nero
6 Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 TAL
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321792/

Tuesday 24th September – Code & Coffee (Old street)
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.
Look mum no hands!, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321802/

Wednesday 25th September – Compensating Transactions: When ACID is too much
ACID transactions are a useful tool for application developers and can provide very strong guarantees, even in the presence of failures. However, ACID transactions are not always appropriate for every situation…..
JBoss User Group – http://www.meetup.com/JBoss-User-Group/events/134890212/

Wednesday 25th September – Women, Computing and Social Change. Is there reality beyond the have-it-all fantasy?
Will the computing industry catch up with the social change already happening in law, business and other professional sectors, and why are we not leading the way?
Why are our working lives becoming harder not easier? How does that affect our career and family decisions? What is happening to gender roles in society: domesticated dads, working mums, career girls? From high-flyers to supporting acts, female and male roles are now changing radically and gender camps are fragmenting. Will the computing industry catch up with the social change already happening in law, business and other sectors, and why is it not leading the way?
Join us for what will be a fascinating evening. This event is open to everyone. Networking and drinks from 6pm. Event will start just after 6.30pm. Four great speakers, and Q&A/debate session.
Use the promo code LJC25 for free registration to this event. Register HERE> http://www.kweekweek.com/woinco/3458777902

Wednesday 25th September – Say Cheese!
Jeff Gilfelt looks at the Android Camera APIs and the new CWAC-Camera project
More details to follow…check the link..
London Android Group – http://www.meetup.com/android/events/137908182/

Thursday 26th September – JavaFX hands-on session
The next Manchester Java Community meetup will be a hands on session on JavaFX.
Bring your laptops and power cables and try a JavaFX tutorial (available on the day).
Manchester Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterUK-Java-Community/events/133516832/

Monday 30th September – Arduino Robots
At 6.30pm at Google Campus
Join us for an evening of presentations and discussions around Robots and easy-to-use platform Arduino.
London Arduino Group – http://www.meetup.com/LondonArduino/events/137921582/

Thursday 3rd October – Sky-sponsored hackergarten
We’ll be hacking on various Groovy-based projects! Learn Groovy techniques while contributing to the community.
London Groovy & Grails User Group – http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/138718092/

Thats everything for now, looking forward to seeing you all at the developer session on Tuesday.

Have a awesome weekend.

Sam

@SHRecWorks

 

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