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

Monday 17th March
London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
London Groovy & Grails User Group

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 19th March
Inaugural London User Group Meeting – March 2014
Join us for Hazelcast’s first London user group meeting!
• 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.