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The London Java Community’s next free event is – The Bleeding Edge on Monday 4th November at 18:15.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144638112/

Enterprise Java developers value reliability and stability, but what happens to your technology stack if you’re willing to take a risk? At jClarity we’re running production systems using Html 5, Angular.js, vertx, Mongo, groovy and deploying using chef. Its been an interesting ride: some things worked really well and some things don’t.

Come along and find out what we’d recommend and what we’d avoid with hindsight. We’ll also talk about how we ended up with such a diverse stack and how to make technology choices in a fairer way. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to.

Who should attend?

Any level of developer

Bio

Enterprise Java developers value reliability and stability, but what happens to your technology stack if you’re willing to take a risk? At jClarity we’re running production systems using Html 5, Angular.js, vertx, Mongo, groovy and deploying using Chef.  Its been an interesting ride: some things worked really well and some things don’t.

Come along and find out what we’d recommend and what we’d avoid with hindsight.  We’ll also talk about how we ended up with such a diverse stack and how to make technology choices in a fairer way. We’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to!

Martijn Verburg (aka ‘the Diabolical Developer’), CTO of jClarity, herds Cats in the Java/open source communities and is constantly humbled by the creative power to be found there!

Currently resides in London where he co-leads the London JUG (a JCP EC member), runs the Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK programmes and drinks good beer at his local pub. You can find him online facilitating development of FOSS projects (PCGen and Ikasan), moderating at the Javaranch or discussing (ranting about?) subjects on the Programmers Stack Exchange.

He’s become a regular (diabolical) speaker at conferences on Java, FOSS and software development. His “The Well-Grounded Java Developer” title with Ben Evans was a Java/JVM best seller in 2012/13.

Martijn was recognised as an official Java Champion in 2012 for services to the Java community.

Richard Warburton is a software developer who loves solving complex problems, but actively challenges how much of software development is dealing with day-to-day trivialities. Having obtained a PhD in the area of compiler optimizations and static analysis, he has been applying his abilities in industry. Initially on bytecode analysis software, and more recently on Java performance tuning tools. He actively involves himself in the London Java Community, and its Java Community Process Committee. He has been helping with the push to improve and complete the JSR 310 API (Date and Time) and the expand community engagement with JSR 335 (Lambdas). Richard is currently a Principal Engineer at jClarity and is writing the Java 8 Lambdas title for O’Reilly publishing.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144638112/

 

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The London Java Community’s next free event is – ‘LJC @ JAX London Community Night’ on Tuesday 29th October at 6pm.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/145049462/

The LJC will host an evening of talks from some of the JAX London speakers as part of the conferences Community Night.  Described as a beer, wine and code fuelled ‘taster’ of the main conference, the community night brings various user groups together and gives us a chance to hear from people not regularly on these shores.

We have 3 talks running:

Building Reactive applications for Java developers  – Jamie Allen

Typesafe Director of Consulting and JAX London keynote presenter, Jamie Allen, jets in from Silicon Valley and talks about building reactive applications for Java developers, and how to do that with the Typesafe stack.  He will also compare and contrast how that is done with Java versus Scala.

Confessions of a Startup CTO – Ted Neward

In this session, Seattle-based recent CTO and co-founder Ted Neward will talk about “making the jump” into the startup/entrepreneur world and the lessons he’s learned (and continues to learn) thus far about making that leap.  He’ll cover the technical decisions and decision-making process, and how that relates (or doesn’t) back to the world he came from—enterprise business applications. Even if you’ve never thought about getting into a startup, come on by for a discussion of the “modern web app” architecture, what he’s discovered along the way that relates purely on an architectural level, and how some of the new “startup literature” can apply equally well to in-house enterprise applications.

Little words of wisdom for the developer – Guillaume Laforge

Through some famous quotes and pictures that will make you think, Guillaume Laforge, Head of Groovy Development for SpringSource, will illustrate some simple principles that he has followed on the projects he’s worked on, and walk through the lessons he’s learned throughout the journey.  Guillaume is the official Groovy Project Manager, and the spec lead of JSR-241, the JSR that standardizes the Groovy dynamic language.  He also initiated the creation of the Grails web application framework, and founded the Gaelyk project, a lightweight toolkit for developing applications in Groovy for Google App Engine.
If these talks don’t float your boat you can always take part in the Google Dart Codelab.

Google Dart Code Lab with Chris Buckett

In this self-paced, hands-on codelab, you’ll learn how to build a simple single-page app for desktop and mobile browsers using Dart.  Along the way, you’ll learn some of the Dart language and its libraries, create web components, perform client-side templating, use declarative dynamic DOM generation, bind data models to the UI, store data locally in your browser and optimize the app for mobile devices.  You should come along with some familiarity with HTML and CSS and object-orientated programming, but you don’t need to be an expert in web programming to enjoy this codelab.  You’ll also need a computer running Windows (Vista, 7, 8), Linux or Mac to run the Dart Editor.

 

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/145049462/

 

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Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. Here is a list of events that are happening in London over the next two weeks, we will also be offering a personal 20 minute CV/Cover letter session on Wednesday between 14:00 – 16:00 if anyone is interested, please email bc@recworks.co.uk. Here are the events:


Monday 7th October – London Code Dojo 27

Code Dojo as per usual, taking place at 7digital’s offices near Moorgate/Old Street.
RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/132356082/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Monday 7th October – Not Just Arduino #25
At 7pm at London Hackspace (Arduino, DIY electronics: talks, demos and jam)
http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Monday 7th October – In The Brain of Rob Harrop: Model like you mean it
In this talk, Rob demonstrates how to apply decades-old techniques from formal methods as the ideal tools for agile modelling. Using the STOMP messaging system as a use case, Rob presents a mathematical state model using the Z modelling language and a concurrency model using CSP.
RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/model-like-you-mean-it *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – Meet A Mentor – Queen Mary, University of 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: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141107812/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321922/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321932/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Tuesday 8th October – In The Brain of Peter Ledbrook: Open Source and You
In Peter Ledbrook’s exploration of Open Source, you will learn that open source software cannot be treated as simply having no financial cost and that investment reaps rewards. We’ll also discuss how to get communities more active and engaged.
RSVP for this Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/open-source-and-you-4634 *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Wednesday 9th October – The RecWorks Recruitment Clinic
The RecWorks Recruitment Clinic open to all on Wednesday at 14:00. If anyone is interested, please email bc@recworks.co.uk.

Wednesday 9th October – How NOT to Measure Latency with Gil Tene
Time is money. Understanding application responsiveness and latency is critical not only for delivering good application behavior but also for maintaining profitability and containing risk. But good characterization of bad data is useless. When measurements of response time present false or misleading latency information, even the best analysis can lead to wrong operational decisions and poor application experience. This presentation discusses common pitfalls encountered in measuring and characterizing latency. It demonstrates and discusses some false assumptions and measurement techniques that lead to dramatically incorrect reporting and covers ways to do a sanity check and correct such situations.
RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/143599372/

Monday 14th October – 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/
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321972/

Monday 14th October – Scala in production & Scala Testing
Two talks, 1st from Glen on 2yrs production and 2nd by Piotr on testing
Hosted by: ITV
This month is a little different, ITV have volunteered to host the event at their London Studios on the Southbank. To go along with this we have also made a little change by having two talks and more time to chat.
RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/138191162/

Tuesday 15th October – 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/141109102/

Tuesday 15th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/131393152/

Tuesday 15th October – 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
RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/117176832/

Wednesday 16th October – 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 – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141112612/

Thursday 17th October – “Discrete Math You Need to Know” and “First Kill All the Product Owners”
Part 1. What do you need to know about prime numbers, combinatorics, and the underpinnings of public key cryptography? Well, maybe more than you think!..
Part 2. By now, we are all comfortable with the orthodoxy: the product owner discerns the needs of the customer and feeds them to developers in the form a prioritized backlog. Developers pull work from that backlog, always confident that they’re working on the highest-priority feature at the moment, and never having to worry about how those priorities are allocated. This system is simple, efficient, and has helped many teams function better than they used to. It’s also time for the system to die…
RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/142349352/

Thursday 17th October – Managing Talent
Join an all-star panel, with special guest Professor Anthony Finkelstein, as we discuss patterns and antipatterns for managing high-performance individuals and teams, in both academia and industry. Moderated by the LJC’s own Ben Evans, this event will provide insight for managers who want to get the most out of their team and for developers seeking to improve their own effectiveness within their team.
RSVP for this London Java Community: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/140718032/

Thursday 17th 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 User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/129629252/

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

If you’re interested in getting your group or event on the list then please contact either me on sh@recworks.co.uk for further assistance.

See you later guys!

Sam
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Date : 16 July 2013

Time: 18:30

 Attendees:

  • Ben Evans

  • Martijn Verburg

  • Somay Nakhal

  • Daniel Byrant

  • Gemma Silvers

  • Sean Landsman

Thanks for Martijn for scheduling the meeting and JClarity for hosting.

New members joined the committee: Daniel, Gemma and Sean.

Ben, Martijn and Somay gave the new members an overview of the work of the committee and went through the various tools we use to manage the work and communications in the committee.

 

The London Java Community’s next free event is – The London Developer Sessions on Tuesday 15th October at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/141109102/

This is our monthly social gathering, which incorporates members of The London Java Community and Graduate Developer Communities. This is an informal social evening most of the evening will be spent having ad-hoc informal discussions in small groups.

We are back to The Slug and Lettuce this month: 19/20 Hanover Street, London http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/hanover_street/. We have had some fantastic feedback from those who have attended the event at this venue before and will be holding this month’s event in the same great location. The venue has a nicely sized function room with its own private bar, there are some great offers on beer, there is free wi-fi and it’s easy to move around and chat to lots of people. Most importantly it is a friendly and relaxed environment where developers can get together to chat and network.

The event will kick off at 6:30 PM and usually goes on until around 11:30 with members coming and going at all times throughout the evening. We usually attract 50 – 70 members so it is a lively event in which members, both junior and senior, can connect in a relaxed atmosphere and set the development world to rights.

Barry or another RecWorks team member will be onsite so if anyone is looking for free recruitment advice it’s a great chance to come along for a chat.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/141109102/

 

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What is the LJC

The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.

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