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London Java Community: Meet a Project

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. It will be in a speed networking style, involving Project Ambassadors speaking to small groups of 3-6 developers. Giving a pitch of an open source or personal project, then answering questions before moving on to another group. The events are intended to answer potential contributors questions around the projects, focussed mainly around starting points.

There are a lot of developers in the industry, from students to experienced developers that are interested to get involved in something in addition to their day time position, but aren't really sure where to start. There are also a great deal of interesting projects covering everything from popular open source frameworks to the Adopt a JSR program launched by the LJC. Many of these projects rely on support/enthusiasm from developers and are keen to get more enthusiastic people involved. Not to mention that most candidates that get involved in personal projects seem to escalate their careers, salaries, day rates and passion for the industry.

You will get a chance to meet project leads for 3-6 different projects and discuss the differences between them and their experience with open source development and their experiences in general.

Please note:

This event is being held at University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT in: Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre

Please refer to this map:

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event:

Refreshments kindly being sponsored by Red Hat: Red Hat® is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux®, and middleware technologies. Read the company brochure.


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  • Rui M.

    Sorry, I can't go to the meetup

    March 20, 2013

  • Barnabás S.

    Sorry, I can't attend

    March 20, 2013

  • Rui M.

    This will be my first time on the meetup. Do I need to take or read something to prepare myself for the meetup?

    March 19, 2013

    • Ithar

      God I hope not ...

      March 20, 2013

  • António R.

    Just got assigned a work task whose schedule just makes it impossible to attend. Will there be any generic materials or a list of the discussed projects that we can access?

    March 12, 2013

    • Anji C.

      Hi Antonio, I'll double check for you and come back to you on that. Sorry for the delay in replying.

      March 19, 2013

    • António R.

      Thank you. I’d really appreciate it. As for the delay in replying, what delay? :-)

      March 19, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Project 2. Supernode - Aiming to turn every child into a Rocket Scientist. Nodes are an extremely powerful way to use, reuse and understand numerical workings. They provide a universal way for mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and economists to connect data, functions and visualisations together. And they give us an incredibly easy way to teach and learn from each other. Using nodes, we really can turn every child into a rocket scientist. We are building Supernode - an open platform for node-based calculation. The existing version is at There's still a lot to do.

    March 19, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Project 1. POSEIDON is a desktop-Java Instant Messenger and VoIP application. The end user controls the serverside software as well as the client(s), removing reliance on third parties for provision of these services, and enabling complete session management and other important confidentiality options, which will differentiate it from programmes like Skype.
    More background is available on at
    POSEIDON is a bit further forward than concept stage; it is functional over LAN and WAN, but with scope for much development in several directions. It should be a project of interest to developers wanting to create a viable user-centric alternative to homogenised internet communications.

    March 1, 2013

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