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.
55-59 Oxford Street, Marylebone London, W1D 2EQ, London
London Software Craftsman Community

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.
Emperor House, Unit C, Dragonfly Place, SE4 2FL, London
London Software Craftsman Community

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

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/
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.