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Hi everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Its been great catching up with a lot of you at the most recent LJC events. Looking forward to seeing some of you at the Developer session on Wednesday.

If any of you are interested in getting involved in any other events, here is a list of what is happening over the next two weeks.

Monday 17th March
Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. 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/165507622/

Monday 17th March
London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
TBC
London Groovy & Grails User Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/fdznqysfbwb/

Monday 17th March
London Code Dojo 31 (West London)
A Code Dojo in the usual format, held out in Richmond at eBay’s HQ.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/168424872/

Tuesday 18th March
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/165598132/

Tuesday 18th March
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.
Pret A Manger
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/155606922/

Wednesday 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. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities. Really what reason do you have not to come along?
London Java Community, Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/169415872/

Wednesday 19th March
Inaugural London User Group Meeting – March 2014
Join us for Hazelcast’s first London user group meeting!
Highlights:
• Meet Hazelcast CEO Talip Ozturk, flying in from Palo Alto CA
• Tech Talks: Steve Millidge, Director, C2B2 Consulting on “Hazelcast, Events and WebSockets: Delivering push at scale”
• Roadmap: Get exclusive insights to the Hazelcast product roadmap
• Hobnobbing: Rub elbows with top London Java techs at Financial and other industries
Hazelcast Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/Hazelcast-User-Group-London-HUGL/events/166740742/

Wednesday 19th March
RxJava Architectures on Android – #8 Android LiveCode
What a wonderful Android MeetUp we will have!
Save the date Londoners because we will have the pleasure to be welcomed at Microsoft’s offices on March 19th at 6.30pm.
Everyone is talking about Functional Reactive Programming, but is anyone actually doing it on Android? Turns out not that many. And there are reasons for that – a bunch of problems. However, they can be solved, and the result is beautiful..
London Android LIVE CODE
http://www.meetup.com/London-Android-LiveCode/events/170704862/

Thursday 20th March
LSCC Talks #1
Interested in taking a closer look at software design and SOLID principles? At this inaugural LSCC talk we will take a closer look at delivering value and avoiding architecture for the sake of architecture.
The event will consist of two half-hour talks and two five-minute lightning talks, followed by a trip to the pub to discuss the contents of the talks.
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/170866652/

Thursday 20th 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.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/155362272/

Thursday 20th March
Hacking the Parts Other Nights Cannot Reach
March calls, and it’s time for what Time Out would call, “West London’s Best Hacking Venue,” if they listed such things. But they don’t, so it’s up to me to say…
As usual we’re upstairs in the Crown & Anchor..
West London Hack Night
http://www.meetup.com/West-London-Hack-Night/events/165938952/

Friday 21st March
Hands-on Developer workshops for free on the Salesforce platform
Get practical experience in creating apps in the cloud and on mobile devices, adding highly sought after skills to Elevate your career. This 1-day workshop has 3 tracks, for those new to the Salesforce developer platform, more advanced developers and mobile developers too. You will also discover how to sell your own apps on our 150,000+ customer app exchange. Tower Bridge, London. http://bit.ly/1jitLaH

Saturday 22nd March
Coder Dojo Shoreditch
This session will complete the Graphic Design for Web Pages and this session will cover the styling of web pages with CSS and learning how to use graphics editor PIXLR http://pixlr.com/editor/.
Once we have finished, we want you to be able to design your own web pages and add your own custom graphics.
We want you to bring along your programming or code projects for our special “Show & Tell” session at the end, so if you’ve been working on something cool,bring it along and share it with everyone.
The event is completely free but numbers are limited and we do ask that you register and get a ticket at least 24 hours before each meetup so that we can plan for the correct numbers.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire duration of the session.
Please bring a laptop with you so you can get involved.
Tickets for the March 22nd are available at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shoreditch-coder-dojo-22nd-march-2014-tickets-10884276163?aff=es2&rank=0&sid=a9e2545ea84211e3aa1b123139104db1

Monday 24th March
Nokia X Platform Explained
Find out directly from developer Advocates! Nokia’s X is targeted at developing markets and is based upon AOSP with some unique modifications.
London Android Group
http://www.meetup.com/android/events/170892432/

Tuesday 25th March
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/165767602/

Tuesday 25th March
LuvvieScript – with Gordon Guthrie
The old polyglot world of large software development teams supported by diverse operational teams no longer works. The current software environment demands teams that are capable of dripping software releases to the public by continuously deploying features. Modern teams are increasingly eschew normal operations support for DevOps – where the systems maintenance and monitoring is done by the software developers…
London Erlang User Group
http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/164854502/

Wednesday 26th March
Meet A Mentor – University College London
Under-Graduate/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. Please email ac@recworks.co.uk if you would like to attend or RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/169541572/
Graduate Developer Community
http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/169541572/

Wednesday 26th March
Code & Coffee (South-East 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.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/168322522/

Wednesday 26th March
7 languages in 7 weeks: Haskell day 2
A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate. This is the second day of Haskell.
London Code Dojo
http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/167662282/

Saturday 29th March
Arduino Day – Free workshops, robots demos & talks
It’s Arduino Worldwide Day! Join us for a day of workshops, talks and amazing demos around DIY electronics
Expect flying robots, fun demos and workshops!
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/arduino-day-free-workshops-robots-demos-talks-tickets-10967276419

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

Sam
@SHRecWorks

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Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay on this mail out – we have been affected by the recent Meetup outage.

I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend. It was great seeing some of you at last month’s Mini Open Conference, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. If you are interested in getting involved in some more event over the next two weeks here is a list of what is happening in London:

Monday 3rd March – Evening Code and Coffee / Craft Beer
Every fortnight, we meet for coffee, code, craft beer, and some great food.
This is a great opportunity to:
• meet other cool software craftsmen
• work on pet or open source projects
• pair with someone else on whatever you like (katas, koans, etc)
• ask someone to join or help you with your own project
• have a face-to-face meeting with your mentor or mentee
• have a nice chat over coffee and beer
We’ll be meeting in “Look mum no hands!”, a laptop friendly cafe/bar that’s open until 10pm, and sells great coffee, excellent beers, and some tasty food. 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/164625692/  **This event has now happened – we’ll keep you updated with future events..**

Tuesday 4th March – 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/165507532/

Tuesday 4th March – 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.
Pret A Manger
Victor Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/155606912/

Wednesday 5th March – Effective System Integrations with Apache Camel
The way that we build system integrations at present sees us spending far too much time on the same repetitive plumbing code required to talk to web services, messaging systems and data stores. At the same time time, the tiered architectures that we commonly apply to these problems hide the brittleness of our integration logic and make it difficult to reason about failure conditions.
In this session, you will be introduced to the tools that Apache Camel gives you out of the box that take away the burden of the plumbing, and free you up to build rock-solid integrations. We will discuss the impacts of common integration failures, and a set of Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIPs) that enables you to work around these to ensure consistency across the impacted systems.
The evening will also be the official UK launch of the Apache Camel Developer’s Cookbook, which contains over 100 recipes for working with Apache Camel – each backed by a suite of code examples written in both of its main DSLs.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/166270692/

Thursday 6th March – Lock Free Queue Evolution: From 10M to 470M ops/sec
An in depth examination of the optimization process focused on the humble Single-Producer-Single-Consumer queue, starting from stock JDK queues and iterating/refining/optimizing to achieve extreme performance. On this journey we will cover:
– Lock Free concurrency
– Java Memory Model and Single Writers
– CPU Cache Coherency
– False Sharing and Object Memory Layout
– Benchmarking pitfalls
– And more… (time allowing)
At the end of the talk a free drink will be offered to any finders of further optimizations 😉
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/167478692/

Thursday 6th March – GlassFish User Group: ‘GlassFish v4 Management, Automation & Monitoring’
GlassFish comes with useful management API, which allows you to manipulate the GlassFish application server’s configuration, including its monitoring capabilities. In this session I will introduce you to GlassFish’ monitoring and management API and how I use them in my Java EE 7 projects.
GlassFish User Group
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/166148772/

Thursday 6th March – Hays CoderDojo
There will be a very notable and significant CoderDojo on this Thursday.
It will be part of the UK Hour of Code, though some of the guests that will be attending this particular CoderDojo will be exciting to both young adults and their parents.
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hays-coderdojo-tickets-10773964217

Thursday 6th March – Social Media Influencers: Publicity, Politics and Privacy
This event is free to LJC and GDC members with the promo code LOVESOCIAL Register here: http://www.kweekweek.com/woinco/31c25d1c5e/
March 6th is Entrepreneurs’ Night, and we will be focusing on the topic of social influence. We are joined by three start-up founders who will share their unique viewpoints on social networking and influence. Each of our three founders shares a passion for influencing public opinion. They are actively using the reach of social media in their professional lives, and each will speak from her unique viewpoint about the future of social influence. Learn from their experience, and be inspired to approach social networking afresh.

Saturday 8th March – Hack the Tower – March 2014 hack day
A hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or simply discover new technologies together and enhance their skills.
London Scala Users’ Group
http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/166253942/

Monday 10th March – A Type-Safe Solar System
For this event we’re going to the offices of Time Out…
In this talk we’ll introduce the approach we used to integrate an ‘unsafe’ java client library into our Scala stack by using a type-safe schema definition language.
Functional Media
http://www.meetup.com/Functional-Media/events/167048782/

Tuesday 11th March – 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/165507552/

Tuesday 11th March – Java Concurrent Animated
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an animation is worth a thousand pictures.
This presentation consists of a series of interactive animations that visualize the functionality of the components in the java.util.concurrent library. Each animation features buttons that correspond to the method calls in that component. Each click of a button shows how the threads interact in real time. The animations are controlled by the actual Java concurrency components they are illustrating, with some surprising results! Threads are color coded according to the thread state.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/166688022/

Wednesday 12th March – Code & Coffee (South-East 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.
ONEIS
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community
http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/167393302/

Thursday 13th March – Chuck Norris Doesn’t Do DevOps… but Java Developers might benefit!
We all hear the term “DevOps” being thrown around on a daily basis, but what does it actually mean? With a little help from everyone’s favourite 80’s action hero, we’ll undergo a whistle-stop tour of the philosophy, culture and tooling behind this buzzword, specifically aimed at Java developers. We’ll also look at a real-world case study from Instant Access Technologies Ltd, and explore the key role that DevOps has played during a successful upgrade of the epoints customer loyalty platform to support increasing traffic.
London Java Community
http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/168168722/

Wednesday 19th March – Hazelcast’s first London user group meeting
On: Weds, 19th March 6PM-9PM (incl food & drinks) at Shoreditch Village Hall.
RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Hazelcast-User-Group-London-HUGL/events/166740742/
Highlights:
Hazelcast CEO Talip Ozturk, flying in from Palo Alto CA
Tech Talks Steve Millidge, Director, C2B2 Consulting on “Hazelcast, Events and WebSockets: Delivering push at scale”
Roadmap: Get exclusive insights to the Hazelcast product roadmap
Hobnobbing: Rub elbows with top London Java techs at Financial and other industries
Tasty Food: Eat things. Drink the other things.
Looks to be a top notch crowd gathering, with over 40 signups so far including people from the top banks. The venue should be filling up pretty quickly with members of London’s data and enterprise technology community. Refreshments will be provided.
RSVP here:
http://www.meetup.com/Hazelcast-User-Group-London-HUGL/events/166740742/ or here http://hazelcast.com/hazelcast-user-group-london-hugl-sign-up/

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

Sam
@SHRecWorks

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