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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – The London Developer Sessions on Tuesday 15th January at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up –

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 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 –

Organised by RecWorks:


Hey Guys, Sam here

Hope you all  had a wonderful weekend and keeping warm in this icy weather. The partner event email is going to be a little different this time round due to the festive break coming up. Instead of two weeks worth, this email is going to contain a months worth of events.

That means the partner email won’t be back till around early January when things will start picking up again.

Here are the events for the next few weeks


Tuesday 11th December 2012 – Code & Coffee

Morning session (7am – 9am) on Tuesdays every fortnight on Starbucks in Oxford Street.

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event:


Tuesday 11th December 2012 – Software Craftsmanship Round Table

A group discussion at TIMGroup every second Tuesday. FULL – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event:


Tuesday 11th December 2012 – London Erlang User Group Meetup

This Meetup will be all about Testing, with two speakers sharing their experience on the matter:

Thomas Arts – Professor and co-founder of QuviQ AB

Title: Your tests as a simulator 6.30- 7.00

Steven Gravell –

Title: Writing bindings between Erlang property testing and Javascript because I had one bugfix to make 7.15- 8.00

RSVP for this London Erlang User Group event:


Wednesday 12th December 2012 – Philipp Haller: Correctly and Efficiently Combining Concurrency Abstractions

Correctly and Efficiently Combining Concurrency Abstractions: Actors have become a commonly used abstraction for concurrent and parallel programming in Scala. However, many real-world systems and applications combine actors with other concurrency abstractions, such as futures, or threads and shared-memory synchronization constructs. This talk explores pitfalls of typical combinations and provides some advice on ensuring their correctness and efficiency. Philipp Haller has been a member of the Scala team since 2006. His research at EPFL on concurrent programming with race-free actors in Scala has been published in leading conferences, winning a best paper award. He is the creator of Scala’s first act. We will, as always, also be heading to the Slaughtered Lamb pub afterwards.

RSVP for this London Scala User Group event:


Wednesday 12th December 2012 – jBPM5 – The Evolution of BPM Systems

jBPM5 provides a fresh and new approach to the BPM Arena, for that reason Mauricio Salatino and Esteban Aliverti wrote the jBPM5 Developer Guide.

During the first 30 minutes a quick introduction about the framework presenting the book and the concepts covered in the first 5 chapter will take place.

During the second half we will spend some time analyzing how the Drools and jBPM5 provides an unique Platform to run not only Business Processes.

The second half of the book will be covered, showing advanced use cases that take full advantage of the Business Rule and the Business Process Engines.

RSVP for this JBoss User Group event:


Thursday 13th December 2012 – Webinar: Simplifying Persistence for Java and MongoDB – Dec 13th 6pm

A webinar covering the design and major features of Morphia, an Object Document Mapper (ODM) for Java and MongoDB.

RSVP for this London MongoDB User Group event:


Thursday 13th December – Friday 14th December 2012 – Groovy & Grails Exchange 2012

Groovy is proving more and more popular as a complementary language to Java and you can discover how it and the rest of its ecosystem can help with development on the JVM at the Groovy & Grails Exchange 2012.

RSVP for this event:


Thursday 20th December 2012 – 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:


Hope you all have a wonderful festive season and looking forward to catching up with you all in the New Year.



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.