The London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet a Project on Wednesday 11th December at 19:00.

Please see link for details and to sign up - http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/153209882/

· Are you looking to join an existing open source project, but don’t know where to start?

· Are you interested in finding out more about open source software in general?

· Are you looking to start a personal project but don’t know what to base it on?

· Are you interested in trying out some new technologies and wondering how to use them in a personal project?

If the answer is yes, this event could be for you. This is part of the MaP series of events designed to connect open source software projects and potential contributors. It will be in a speed networking style, involving Project Ambassadors speaking to small groups of 3-6 developers. Giving a pitch of an open source or personal project, then answering questions before moving on to another group. The events are intended to answer potential contributors questions around the projects, focussed mainly around starting points.

There are a lot of developers in the industry, from students to experienced developers that are interested to get involved in something in addition to their day time position, but aren’t really sure where to start. There are also a great deal of interesting projects covering everything from popular open source frameworks to the Adopt a JSR program launched by the LJC. Many of these projects rely on support/enthusiasm from developers and are keen to get more enthusiastic people involved. Not to mention that most candidates that get involved in personal projects seem to escalate their careers, salaries, day rates and passion for the industry.

You will get a chance to meet project leads for 3-6 different projects and discuss the differences between them and their experience with open source development and their experiences in general.

Please note:

This event is being held at Shoreditch Village Hall, 33 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NN - http://shoreditchworks.com/shoreditch-village-hall

Please see link for details and to sign up - http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/153209882/

 

Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks – check out the blog here:

http://blog.recworks.co.uk/

The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet A Mentor – University College London on Wednesday 20th November at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/147280852/

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.

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a ‘speed dating’ style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/147280852/

Organised by RecWorks:

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Hi everyone,

I hope you have all been enjoying the podcasts, if you haven’t caught them yet check out our blog here: http://blog.recworks.co.uk/category/podcasts/. Feel free to let me know if there is a specific question you want answered and Ill try my best to get it answered in the next ones.

In the mean time if you are keen to get involved in some more events this is what is happening in London over the next two weeks:

Monday 4th November – The Bleeding Edge
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.
The London Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144638112/ *This event has happened now but check the link for future events..

Monday 4th November – Not Just Arduino #21
At 7pm at London Hackspace (Arduino / electronics 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..

Tuesday 5th November – 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
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134322082/

Tuesday 5th November – 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/134322092/

Tuesday 5th November – In the Brain of Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien The DB Disassembly Kit
In this talk we will go into the details that actually make up the different components in a database, discuss how they are put together and what are the different design choices that you have for each of those components and how they work together.
Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/event/java-jee/the-db-disassembly-kit

Thursday 7th November – Android for Java Developers
This is the first event in a series of events we are running in collaboration with Londroid.co.uk on Android for Java Programmers.
Are you a Java programmer interested in learning about mobile apps? Do you want to broaden your programming horizons by being able to program on different devices? Are you looking to create the next Angry Birds but don’t know where to start?
This talk aims to give you enough knowledge to get you through the initial learning curve and give you enough knowledge to allow to explore Android on your own.
We’ll talk about the basic structures of the language, how you use it, what you can use from your existing Java knowledge and what the benefits of becoming a Londroider might be.
The London Java Community – http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/144640832/

Monday 11th November – 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/
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134322122/

Tuesday 12th November – Improving Infinispan’s Scalability: A new approach to group communication
NOTE: For those wishing to attend remotely, the Google Hangout link will appear here shortly before the event starts.
Infinispan is a distributed in memory key/value store that aims to be highly available and scalable. Its ability to scale is tightly linked to the underlying order protocol, aka atomic broadcast, used for enforcing serializability.
In this talk I will explore the scaling limits of Infinispan’s existing protocol and then propose an alternative approach to designing broadcast systems, that decouples ordering and broadcast.
This talk contrasts our approach with Infinispan’s, exploring the design features of our new approach and how they will improve Infinispan’s scalability.
This talk will be given by Ryan Emerson.
Newcastle JBoss User Group – http://www.meetup.com/Newcastle-JBoss-User-Group/events/148418582/?22893

Tuesday 12th November – 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
London Software Craftsman Community – http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134322162/

Tuesday 12th November – 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/134322132/

Tuesday 12th November – Data and logic on acid: Introducing Leapsight Semantic Dataspace (LSD)
About the talk:
LSD is a distributed, in-memory, scalable, fault-tolerant, deductive semantic dataspace built on Erlang/OTP and Riak Core.
LSD stores immutable temporal facts, using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as the basis for its information model. Facts are stored as a labelled directed graph, providing a natural and friction-less representation of many-to-many relationships, which are the nuts and bolts of consumer profiles, social networks, product catalogues and consumer-brand relationships. LSD provides dynamic schema and data management via formally defined ontologies without the need for physical schema changes..
London Erlang User Group – http://www.meetup.com/erlangusergroup/events/140020132/

Wednesday 13th November – Spark, Scala, and the Berkeley Data Analytics Stack.
This talk will introduce Apache Spark. Spark is a cluster computing engine that lets users concisely express a wide range of applications through APIs in Scala, Java and Python. Under the hood, Spark is written primarily in Scala. Spark supports streaming, batch and interactive analytics on very large datasets. Due to its support for in-memory storage and general operator graphs, it can run 100x faster than Hadoop for complex algorithms such as machine learning and graph processing…
London Scala Users’ Group – http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/144457152/

Wednesday 13th November – In the Brain of Russ Miles – Simple Pro Programming Techniques for Adaptable Software
Using code every step of the way, this talk by Russ Miles will take a tour through the problems of the Layered Architecture and how these problems are cleared up by applying the Hexagonal Architectural Pattern along with the latest software development techniques and tools.
Skills Matter – http://skillsmatter.com/event/java-jee/simple-pro-programming-techniques-for-adaptable-software

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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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet a Mentor at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 5th November at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/142377672/

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.

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a ‘speed dating’ style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/142377672/

Organised by RecWorks:

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Hi everyone,

I hope everyone that is back at University has had a good few first weeks. The Meet-a-mentor events are back in full swing and doing great, I hope to catch up with you all over the next few weeks. We will also be offering a personal CV/Cover letter session on Wednesday at 14:00 if anyone is interested, please email bc@recworks.co.uk. In the mean time I thought I would share with you some great events that are happening in London over the next two weeks that you may well be interested in attending:
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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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet a Mentor at UCL on Tuesday 16th October at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141112612/

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.

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a ‘speed dating’ style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141112612/

 

Organised by RecWorks:

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The London Java Community and Graduate Developer 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/grad-dc/events/141109232/

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/grad-dc/events/141109232/

 

Organised by RecWorks:

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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet a Mentor at Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 8th October at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141107812/

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.

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a ‘speed dating’ style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/141107812/

 

Organised by RecWorks:

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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet a Mentor at King’s College London on Thursday 3rd October at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/140737202/

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.

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a ‘speed dating’ style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/140737202/

Organised by RecWorks:

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Hi Guys,

It seems like the weather has taken a change and Autumn is settling in, I hope you are all having a great week and keeping warm. We are getting excited for the next academic year and have already started confirming our up coming MaM events and we should be announcing them soon. In the mean time I thought I would share with you some great events that are happening in London over the next two weeks that you may well be interested in attending:

Monday 16th September – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup
In this talk, David Dawson, Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself, will give his thoughts and experiences of development in large scale, offshore heavy environments, and the tricks and techniques that he has learned to maintain, protect and improve a codebase over the lifetime of a project. Covering offshore teams, philosophy, boredom and the importance of cake, David will be revealing what has worked, and what really hasn’t, the scars those experiments left behind and lots of thoughts for the future.
London Groovy & Grails User Group - http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/132695102/ *THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED NOW BUT DO PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS*

Monday 16th September – 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/
London Software Craftsman Community - http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321732/ *THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED NOW BUT DO PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS*

Monday 16th September – In The Brain of David A. Dawson: Development in the large, musings on maintaining a healthy codebase over the years
In this talk, David Dawson, Principal Consultant at Simplicity Itself, will give his thoughts and experiences of development in large scale, offshore heavy environments, and the tricks and techniques that he has learned to maintain, protect and improve a codebase over the lifetime of a project.
Covering offshore teams, philosophy, boredom and the importance of cake, David will be revealing what has worked, and what really hasn’t, the scars those experiments left behind and lots of thoughts for the future.
Skills Matter - http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/development-in-the-large-musings-on-maintaining-a-healthy-codebase-over-the-years  *THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED NOW BUT DO PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS*

Tuesday 17th September – 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?
London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community - http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/137350802/

Tuesday 17th September – 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
London Software Craftsman Community - http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/131392772/

Tuesday 17th September – 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/131302132/

Wednesday 18th September – New JMS features in GlassFish 4.0
GlassFish 4.0 is the application server to support the new Java EE 7 standard. One of the most significant components of Java EE 7 is JMS 2.0, which is the first revision to the JMS (Java Message Service) API for over a decade and which introduces a new and much simpler API. This talk will review the new features of JMS 2.0 and other recent messaging-related changes in GlassFish 4.0. Presented by Nigel Deakin. Nigel is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle.
GlassFish User Group - http://www.meetup.com/GlassFish-User-Group/events/130184872/

Thursday 19th September – 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 User Group - http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/127942552/

Thursday 19th September – ClojureFest with LJC and London Clojurians’
An evening of short talks from London-based Clojure experts to help you get started with Clojure, Concurrency, Java inter-operability. A dev clinic will be held afterwards with some experience Clojure hackers to help you install a working development environment on your laptop.
London Java Community - http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/138309612/

Tuesday 24th September – Introduction to Cassandra and the DataStax CQL Java driver for Java Developers
This talk will will provide a high level overview of Cassandra intended to give developers an understanding of what it does and how it works. The main part of the talk will introduce developers to the tools and techniques for building Java applications using Cassandra. This will include the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) version 3 and the DataStax Java driver. An example application will also be developed and demonstrated. The goal of the talk is to show Java developers how to interact with Cassandra and give them an appreciation of how Cassandra works.
London Java Community - http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/138582452/

Tuesday 24th September – 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
London Software Craftsman Community - http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/134321792/

Tuesday 24th September – 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/134321802/

Wednesday 25th September – Compensating Transactions: When ACID is too much
ACID transactions are a useful tool for application developers and can provide very strong guarantees, even in the presence of failures. However, ACID transactions are not always appropriate for every situation…..
JBoss User Group - http://www.meetup.com/JBoss-User-Group/events/134890212/

Wednesday 25th September – Women, Computing and Social Change. Is there reality beyond the have-it-all fantasy?
Will the computing industry catch up with the social change already happening in law, business and other professional sectors, and why are we not leading the way?
Why are our working lives becoming harder not easier? How does that affect our career and family decisions? What is happening to gender roles in society: domesticated dads, working mums, career girls? From high-flyers to supporting acts, female and male roles are now changing radically and gender camps are fragmenting. Will the computing industry catch up with the social change already happening in law, business and other sectors, and why is it not leading the way?
Join us for what will be a fascinating evening. This event is open to everyone. Networking and drinks from 6pm. Event will start just after 6.30pm. Four great speakers, and Q&A/debate session.
Use the promo code LJC25 for free registration to this event. Register HERE> http://www.kweekweek.com/woinco/3458777902

Wednesday 25th September – Say Cheese!
Jeff Gilfelt looks at the Android Camera APIs and the new CWAC-Camera project
More details to follow…check the link..
London Android Group - http://www.meetup.com/android/events/137908182/

Thursday 26th September – JavaFX hands-on session
The next Manchester Java Community meetup will be a hands on session on JavaFX.
Bring your laptops and power cables and try a JavaFX tutorial (available on the day).
Manchester Java Community - http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterUK-Java-Community/events/133516832/

Monday 30th September – Arduino Robots
At 6.30pm at Google Campus
Join us for an evening of presentations and discussions around Robots and easy-to-use platform Arduino.
London Arduino Group - http://www.meetup.com/LondonArduino/events/137921582/

Thursday 3rd October – Sky-sponsored hackergarten
We’ll be hacking on various Groovy-based projects! Learn Groovy techniques while contributing to the community.
London Groovy & Grails User Group - http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/138718092/

Thats everything for now, looking forward to seeing you all at the developer session on Tuesday.

Have a awesome weekend.

Sam

@SHRecWorks

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