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Here is a poster for our event

Following the success of our first event in November we would like to announce our second event which is being presented by IBM.

Do you wonder how the world of IT is going to change over the next two, five and ten years?

Every year for more than a quarter of a century, IBM’s research division has conducted a study they call the Global Technology Outlook.  It’s their Research team’s vision of the future for information technology, synthesising enormous insight from academia, their partners and, of course, their clients around the world. And, it’s what drives IBM’s $6B investment in R&D each year.
The Global Technology Outlook provides one comprehensive overview of advances in technology – but it’s much more than raw technology. It’s a view into how new technologies can be applied in the marketplace, and how they are expected to change and create new industries and businesses in the process. Its these same industries and businesses that members of the London Graduate Development Community may well work in, shape and lead.
About the Presenter:
Rob Nicholson is a Senior Technical Staff Member working at IBM’s Hursley Park development campus. Currently he is working in the Language Technology group on an implementation of the PHP language which runs on a Java Virtual Machine.  He holds the title of “IBM Master Inventor” for a sustained record of invention with over 40 patents across storage, micro-electronics, business processes, and a few in software. During his career, Rob has worked in many areas of development across IBM’s Hardware, Software and Research divisions.  He has a passion for technology and loves to present and discuss the GTO because he finds the glimpses of the future inspiring and exciting.

Spaces are limited, to register for the event and confirm your free space please visit our official site:

We hope to see you on the night!


Barry Cranford

So what is the GDC, and what is it all about?

Learning new technologies, Career development, Recruitment advice, Networking….

The GDC or Graduate Development Community is a social network for degree students & recent graduates to come together in one place.

If you are not already aware, the London Technical Community is positively buzzing with a large number of users’ groups aimed at pretty much any technology you could be interested in, specialist or general. Users’ groups started in the early days of mainframe computers, as a way to share sometimes hard-won knowledge and useful software and have thrived ever since.

As an example I run a user group aimed at Java developers (it’s called the LJC, you can find out more at through this community we organise regular presentations for Java developers of all levels from Graduates to Senior Technical Architects and Development Managers to get free introductions to the latest technologies from key figures in the industry. The LJC acts as a platform to assist people in learning, networking & career development, feel free to read our members feedback:

My background is in technical recruitment. I have many connections with UK based companies and have throughout my career spent a lot of time trying to understand the technical recruitment process and what companies are looking for from candidates of every level. Much of the feedback I have had when it comes to Graduates is that there is a gap between what is taught in Universities and what is used in Industry. I am hoping to use a combination of my industry connections and personal experience to help bridge that gap through anyway possible.

To become a member please visit our official Community site –

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.

Barry Cranford

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.