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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