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Hey Guys, Sam here,

I can’t believe we are already through the first month of the year. Hope your year has started off as well as mine has. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at tonight’s LJC event.

Now on with the partner events for the next few weeks…

Tuesday 29th January – LJC and Greenfoot

Presented by Michael Kölling (bio below).

This presentation will show you how to engage young programmers (teenagers from 14 years old upwards, and young adults) with programming in Java. We will show Greenfoot, an engaging, fun-to-use, educational Java environment and give plenty of tips about teaching and motivating kids to code…

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/97859402/

Wednesday 30th January – Heroku & Postgres – ask the experts

From 5pm onwards. Craig Kerstiens of Heroku is over from San Francisco to answer your questions on the Heroku platform and Heroku Postgres database.  Drop in to the “Look Mum No Hands” cafe and ask Craig any and all questions you have.  Heroku is a great platform for deploying Java, Scala & Clojure apps & services easily and this is a rare chance to pick up tips from the experts face to face.

RSVP for this London Salesforce Developers event: http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/98708072/

Wednesday 30th January – Hands On Session – Extreme Start UP

Extreme Startup Our practices are there to help us. They enable us to continue to produce high quality code even when the business requires us to change direction or strategy. We practice these skills on small problems, and away from the pressure of production code. But what happens to our practices when we increase the pressure?…FULL – WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/99520732/

Monday 4th February – London Code Dojo 17

We’re a bunch of software developers that love to code, play, learn, improve and eat pizza! Every month we meet up in order to practice code katas, clean code, software craftsmanship, pair programming, Test-Driven Development and learn from each other for an hour or two. Food and drinks are provided.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/94309022/

Monday 4th February – Spring of Code – Hub Westminster

Talk on “10 Sustainability Models Around Free and Open Source Software” by Sander van der Waal from the Open Knowledge Foundation

RSVP for this Spring of Code event: http://www.meetup.com/Spring-of-Code/events/98948432/

Monday 4th February – SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Webinar Series: Part 3 – Tuning and Scaling WebLogic

Oracle WebLogic Server Oracle provides a solid foundation for SOA based on the Java Platform Java EE 5. In this webinar our certified WebLogic Specialists consultant will look at WebLogic specific features that enable rapid diagnostics of performance problems.

Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/207684631

Tuesday 5th February – Code & Coffee

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

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/89099502/

Thursday 7th February – stORM, ORM mapper and littleye performances

David M Chandler from Google will present his project ‘stORM’ which is an open source ORM for SQLite on Android. Followed by Kumar Rangarajan from Little Eye Labs will present their toolkit which acts as a CT scanner for your android app analyzing battery and memory issues.

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/100037032/

Saturday 9th February – Hack the Tower – February 2013

A hackathon for technical communities around London to come together and build interesting apps and discover great technology.  Following on from the successful hackathon with the London Scala community, we are inviting all those interested in Java, Scala, Clojure, node.js, play framework, MongoDB, Neo4j, Heroku & Force.com and anything else to get together and get creative.

Sign up at the LSD site http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/96133122/ or on LSug site http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/96136332/ or LJC on http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/100205572/

Monday 11th February – SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Webinar Series: Part 4 – Oracle Service Bus Performance

Oracle Service Bus 11g extends the performance and scalability of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. In this webinar we take a look under the hood of Oracle Service Bus and provide hints and tips for increasing performance of your services.

Register here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/957988103 

Tuesday 12th February – 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 event: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/100215772/

That’s everything for now – I will be back in two weeks to bring you some more partner events.

See you later guys!

Sam

@SHRecWorks

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The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – Meet a Mentor – University College London on Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 18:30.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/100215772/

Meet a Mentor – 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 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/100215772/

Organised by RecWorks:

The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is – LJC and Greenfoot on Tuesday 29th January 2013 at 18:30 at UCL.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/100043662/

Presented by Michael Kölling (bio below).

This presentation will show you how to engage young programmers (teenagers from 14 years old upwards, and young adults) with programming in Java. We will show Greenfoot, an engaging, fun-to-use, educational Java environment and give plenty of tips about teaching and motivating kids to code.

If you have kids yourself, or want to help out in your local school, or set up an after school programming club, or anything else that involves teaching beginners to program, then this presentation should contain plenty of tips, ideas and useful information for you.

We will cover technical aspects of coding with Greenfoot, including an introduction to writing computer games in 20 minutes, and plenty of teaching tips. The talk will consist mostly of live demo, including programming with gadgets, such as the Kinect.

Who should attend:

This talk is for anyone who wants to teach others (kids or adults) about object-oriented programming and Java.

Bio:

Michael Kölling is a Professor at the School of Computing, University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK. He holds a PhD in computer science from Sydney University, and has worked in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Michael’s research interests are in the areas of object-oriented systems, programming languages, software tools, computing education and HCI. He has published numerous papers on object-orientation and computing education topics and is the author and co-author of two Java textbooks. Michael is the lead developer of BlueJ and Greenfoot, two educational programming environments. He is a UK National Teaching Fellow, Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Oracle Java Champion, and a Distinguished Educator of the ACM.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/100043662/

Hey Guys, Sam here,

Hope you all had a wonderful festive break and got some time off to relax. We are back with the first partner email for 2013 and looks like there are loads of exciting events to keep you busy in this icy weather. Hopefully we will see you all tonight at the Developer session

Now on with the events for the next few weeks

Wednesday 16th January – Heroku Workshop – Intro to Heroku

A practical session where you will discover just how easy deployment to the cloud should be.  Come try deploying your Java and JVM applications using git and your favourite build tool.

RSVP for this London Salesforce Developers event: http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/98332772/

 

Thursday 17th January – Garbage Collection – The Useful Parts

This presentation will give the busy Java/JVM developer an overview of how Garbage Collection in the JVM works and the common collectors that are used. We’ll also cover how to read and interpret the scary log format and most importantly, offer strategies to deal with badly behaving memory (e.g. The dreaded OOME!).

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/95334092/

 

Thursday 17th January – 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/88493292/

 

Thursday 17th January – Jan 2013 – A date with Opscode (Chef) – Infrastructure Automation in 2013

Infrastructure automation is a key component of Continuous Delivery. Whether you use Puppet, Chef, CFEngine, or another tool, having an open and scaleable way of managing infrastructure as code is an enabler for reducing time and risk for deployments, allowing engineering teams to focus on more interesting and business-critical features.

To start 2013 in style, we’re pleased to be joined by Andy Hawkins from Opcode Europe (originators of Chef) who will share his 20+ years of experience with infrastructure management and automation..

RSVP for this London Continuous Delivery event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Continuous-Delivery/events/94851972/

 

Monday 21st January – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup

We will be doing some Groovy coding practice and looking at ways to solve different programming problems. This is a great way to learn new techniques, library methods, and tools.

RSVP for this London Groovy & Grails User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/95058542/

 

Monday 21st January – Oracle SOA Suite 11g Performance Tuning Webinar Series – Part 1: Principles of Performance Tuning

Delivered by a performance tuning specialist the first part of our webinar series will introduce you to the principles of performance tuning large scale SOA infrastructures.

RSVP for this event: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/744316839

 

Monday 21st January – London Arduino January event

Join us for an evening of presentations and informal discussions around Arduino. Even if you are a total beginner, bring your projects, boards, and questions!

RSVP for this London Arduino Meetup event: http://www.meetup.com/LondonArduino/events/97318702/

 

Tuesday 22nd January – 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 event: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/95334282/

 

Tuesday 22nd January – Code & Coffee

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

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/98532202/

 

Wednesday 23rd January – London Salesforce Developer meetup

Come and meet a diverse group of developers involved in developing applications on the forcedotcom or heroku platforms and discover what its like to develop on the cloud.  Its a great mixture of socialising, networking, mini-tech talks and lots of pizza and drinks.

RSVP for this London Salesforce Developers event: http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/96132892/

 

Wednesday 23rd January – Wille Faler: Scaling the Use of Scala

Adopting Scala on a larger project with a bigger team is a different experience from using Scala on smaller projects with small teams. The expressiveness of Scala, the ability to achieve the same result in many different ways is one of the languages strengths, but it also poses a unique set of challenges for bigger teams with varying levels of Scala experience. This talk will approach some of the challenges and pitfalls based on the experience of a long term real life project/programme. The talk will hopefully give the audience a feel for how to get Java developers cross-skilled into Scala, common Scala project challenges as a team grows and how to solve them, stylistic choices, patterns- and anti-patterns that may be useful to be aware of.

RSVP for this London Scala User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/98531062/

 

Thursday 24th January – Ouya Game Devs vs Fans

A chance to meet developers making games for the Ouya and try out one of the prototype dev kit Ouya’s for yourself! Hang out with other Ouya devs and fans and learn how you can help make Ouya the most awesome-est console ever!

RSVP for this London Android Group event: http://www.meetup.com/android/events/96025502/

 

Thursday 24th January – London Java Community: Meet a Project

· 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….

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/98543702/

 

Friday 25th January – Saturday 26th January – GDG London: Design in Action

A jam that mashes up designers and developers to create apps that combine innovative designs and cutting-edge technology.

RSVP for this event: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5177381688 (Small registration charge)

 

Saturday 9th February – Hack the Tower (all day hackathon)

A hackathon for technical communities around London to come together and build interesting apps and discover great technology.  Following on from the successful hackathon with the London Scala community, we are inviting all those interested in Java, Scala, Clojure, node.js, play framework, MongoDB, Neo4j, Heroku & Force.com and anything else to get together and get creative.

Sign up at the LSD site http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/events/96133122/ or on LSug site http://www.meetup.com/london-scala/events/96136332/

 

Hope you all have a wonderful day and looking forward to catching up with you all in the weeks to come.

Sam

@SHRecWorks

The Graduate Developer Community’s next free event is: Meet A  Mentor – Queen Mary, University of London on Tuesday 22nd January at 6:30pm.

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/95334282/

Meet A Mentor – 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/95334282/

Organised by RecWorks:

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.