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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – ‘Meet A Mentor – University College London’  on Wednesday 27th June at 6:30pm.

Please see link for details and to sign up –http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/65824272/

Meet a Mentor at University College London

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 our fourth event 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.

Sign up now to be guaranteed a place at this event.

Mentor details to follow TBC..

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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – ‘The London Developer Sessions – Different venue for this month only’ on Tuesday 19th June at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/65026122/

***Please note different venue for this month only***

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 trying a different location this month – The Knights Templar, 95 Chancery Lane, Off Carey Street, Holborn, London WC2A 1DT – http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-knights-templar-chancery-lane. The Knights Templar is part of the Weatherspoon’s chain and we have  negotiated the use of their function room with its own private bar for the evening. The pub is well know for its relaxed environment and for its real ales.

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.

Developer sessions sponsored by Atlassian, creators of JIRA, Confluence & Greenhopper.  Tools for developers, by developers.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/65026122/

What is the GDC?

The GDC, or Graduate Development Community is an independent community of undergraduate software developers. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the worlds of Academia and Business. We organise and host presentations and events with senior members of the development community as well as offering advice, guidance, internships and jobs through our community site.