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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is: Meet A Mentor – Queen Mary, University of London on Wednesday 3rd October 2012 at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/82201742/

Meet a Mentor at Queen Mary, University of 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 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/82201742/

Organised by RecWorks:

 


 

Packt Publishing are a unique publishing company specializing in highly focused books on specific technologies and solutions – please visit their site to find out more about them: www.packtpub.com

Each month we run a promotion with Packt in which GDC members will be selected at random to receive free books. This month we are offering a GDC member the chance to win a print copy of his/her choice.

There are a list of 6 books below. To take part in the promotion all you have to do is RSVP to this event on Meetup and complete the questions – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/81858572/

Here are the books on offer this month, the winner will be picked at random and announced at the end of the month:

Business Intelligence: A Project Lifecycle Approach Using Oracle Technology Cookbook

VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions

Visual Studio 2010 Best Practices

Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8: Project and Portfolio Management

Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator’s Handbook

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook for Oracle Applications

To take part in the promotion all you have to do is RSVP to this event on Meetup and complete the questions – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/81858572/

Please visit the Packt site at www.packtpub.com

Good luck!

Congratulations to last month’s winner: Francisco O! Well done!

 

Organised by RecWorks

The London Java Community’s next free event is – ‘The London Developer Sessions’ on Tuesday 18th September at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/80059442/

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.

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/80059442/

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.