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Hey guys,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am sure most of you are now finished your exams and ready for the summer holidays. We have some great events coming up to keep you busy over the next two weeks, don’t forget to join us for the Developer session tomorrow night.

Here’s what’s going on:

 

Monday 17th June – London Groovy & Grails User Group Meetup

This month we have Marco Vermeulen of gvm fame talking about Groovy and Cucumber, the natural language behaviour-driven development tool from the Ruby community.

RSVP for this London Groovy and Grails User Group event: http://www.meetup.com/london-ggug/events/118596172/ **THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Monday 17th June – Not Just Arduino Bi-Monthly Event

7pm – at London Hackspace – User group for people who want to learn, share and experiment on all microcontrollers (free, drop-in event, beginners welcome!)

RSVP for thisNot Just Arduino event: http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino **THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Tuesday 18th June – 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/120885702/ **THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Tuesday 18th June – Webinar: Distributed Execution with Oracle Coherence

In this webinar we will demonstrate how to use parallel computation on the grid to deliver highly efficient searches without the need to pull data across the network.

Register here: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/oracle_coherence_webinars **THIS EVENT HAS HAPPENED – PLEASE SEE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS**

 

Thursday 20th June – 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/99095962/

 

Monday 24th June – 7 languages in 7 weeks: Io ‘Day 3’

This evening we’ll be splitting into two groups:

* An advanced group for those that have completed day 1 and 2 Io material and want to complete the chapter’s activities with day 3

* A ‘catch-up’ group for those people that missed either or both of day 1 or day 2 and would like to have a chance to play with Io..

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/119127602/

 

Tuesday 25th June – 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.  http://www.electriccoffee.co.uk/, Electric Coffee Co in Ealing Broadway

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/120264422/

 

Tuesday 25th June – Code & Coffee Central London

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/106663212/

 

Tuesday 25th June – Dive into the Google Maps Mobile APIs for Android and iOS

Developing for Android or iOS and use Google Maps API for mobile? Stop by at Skills Matter and dive into these APIs with Google Developer Advocates from Google Maps team. 18:30 in Skills Matter. The Android side of the talk will be based in Java.

RSVP for this GDG London event: http://google-maps-mobile-apis-gplus.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

Wednesday 26th June – Webinar: GlassFish 4: Getting Started

GlassFish 4 has just been released. Now you can test and deploy your JEE7 applications. This webinar will demonstrate taking the latest GlassFish release and installing and running it on a production server.

Register here: http://www.c2b2.co.uk/glassfish_4_webinar_series

That’s everything for now – I will be back in two weeks to bring you some more partner events. If any of you have been to a Meet-a-Mentor event and would like us to host more at your university in the next academic year then please get in touch with me at sh@recworks.co.uk. Looking forward to catching up with you all on Tuesday night!

Sam

@SHRecWorks

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

Please see link for details and to sign up – http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/120885842/

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/120885842/

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Hi Guys,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed all the events while I was away. I am back with some more great partner events for the next two weeks starting with a code Dojo tonight. Looking forward to catching up with everyone at an event soon.

Here’s what’s going on – enjoy….

Monday 3rd June – London Code Dojo 23 – Meteor hack

This evening we’ll explore what it takes to produce a simple web app using the Meteor.js framework. Please make sure that you have the framework installed before you arrive on the evening. PLEASE NOTE: I’m not aware of getting Meteor up and running on Windows machines other than in a Linux or OSX VM e.g. VirtualBox.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/117792142/ (EVENT OVER NOW BUT CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS)

Monday 3rd June – Not Just Arduino

7pm – at London Hackspace – User group for people who want to learn, share and experiment on all microcontrollers (beginners welcome)

RSVP for this Not Just Arduino event: http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Not_Just_Arduino (EVENT OVER NOW BUT CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS)

Monday 3rd June – In The Brain of Jon Pither: Functional Programming in the enterprise

This is a general yet opinionated introductory talk as to why functional programming is a good fit for all institutions, including the heavyweights. It’s based on a couple of case studies of introducing Clojure to an investment bank and an large newspaper group, and this talk may feature some live coding.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/functional-programming-in-the-enterprise-4235 (EVENT OVER NOW BUT CHECK THE LINK FOR FUTURE EVENTS)

Thursday 6th June – Java Development Testing

A technical and interactive presentation on how ‘Development Testing’ is addressing the ever changing landscape of software delivery: high quality, secure applications, limited resources and an ever increasing pressure to launch faster across multiple channels!

Suited to a technical audience from developers, architects, testers to managers, this talk will be presented by Coverity, the global leaders in Development Testing.

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/119372312/

Saturday 8th June – Hack the Tower – June 2013 (last one for a few months)

A hack day for the technical communities in London. Its a great chance to build apps with other developers and discover how to get the most out of new technology and practices.  Bring your own projects to work on, or join in with others on their ideas.

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/100797252/

Tuesday 11th June – EUCE IS (NOT YET) EMACS UNDER CLOJURE

In this talk Hakan Raberg delivers a talk on Deuce. Deuce is a re-implementation of Emacs in Clojure. It’s a port of the C core and re-compiles existing Emacs Lisp to Clojure.

For more information check out Hakan’s Github

RSVP for this London Clojure Community event: http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/java-jee/deuce-is-not-yet-emacs-under-clojure

Monday 10th June – 7 languages in 7 weeks: Io ‘Day 2′

A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book “Seven Languages in Seven Weeks” by Bruce Tate.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event: http://www.meetup.com/London-Code-Dojo/events/119127472/

Tuesday 11th June – 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.  http://www.electriccoffee.co.uk/, Electric Coffee Co in Ealing Broadway

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event: http://www.meetup.com/london-software-craftsmanship/events/120264412/

Tuesday 11th June – Code & Coffee Central London

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/106663202/

Wednesday 12th June – Java Native Interface with Eclipse and Android

Presented by Jeff Lawson.

The Java Native Interface (JNI) enables Java developers to make use of C libraries for high-performance functions such as telephony, sound and graphics. JNI enables developers to re-use their existing C/C++-based software and opens up the opportunity to use the C/C++ libraries developed by the company or organisation they work for.

This event provides broad and detailed coverage of JNI across all platforms and specifically for the Android NDK. This is a how-to presentation with fully working code samples and turn-key instructions for implementing all aspects of JNI listed..

RSVP for this London Java Community event: http://www.meetup

.com/Londonjavacommunity/events/119738442/

That’s everything for now – Don’t forget to get in touch if you know of any other events or would like us to promote your groups too.

Have a great sunny Monday

Sam

@shRecWorks


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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.