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London Java Community Open Conference

  • Nov 23, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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London Java Community Open Conference

Details of the Conference sessions proposed are being placed on the LJC Open Conference website

Directions to venue (Google Map)
The entrance to the IBM offices is on Upper Ground (Google Street View) opposite the junction of Cornwall street. You will see a driveway going up to the first floor of the building, walk up the footpath on this driveway to arrive at the entrance to the IBM building.

Rough Schedule overview:
8.30 am Sign-in hands over to security (will be very slow)
9.30 am Brief introduction, discussing how day will work and organising the board
10.10 am Conference Keynote
12.40 Lunch
5.30 pm Conference wrap up
5.30 pm+ Social event TBC

Conference overview
LJC Conference #5 is a one day event where you can attend a wide range of talks, workshops and practical sessions, drawn from the experiences of those in industry. Its a great opportunity to learn with up to 30 sessions during the day, including a keynote, lightning talks, open source project overviews, a Java 7 track, discussion groups and a whole lot more.

What people said about our previous conferences (see photos):

"Fantastic day, learned a great deal and made some valuable connections with people in the industry, more of these please"
"Amazing forum. Met some of the best minds in the field. Inspired me to learn more and work harder.. "
"Brilliant time! Learnt a lot and met a lot of great people. Look forward to the next one :-)"
"An excellent opportunity to learn more about things I should know about but didn't"

Those who want to can get more involved and are encouraged to share there ideas and experiences. Some sessions have already been proposed, why not let us know what you want to see or present?

You can also come up with ideas and sessions on the morning of the conference (as with an unconference)!!

We encourage you to talk about a wide range of topics, not just specifics of the Java language, Spring, Hibernate, Open Source, OSGi, etc, but also about tools and practices - eg. software craftsmanship, BDD, TDD, Kanban, Agile and other practices that enhance our world. Due to the diversity of the Java ecosystem in terms of languages, we have many people from the Groovy, Scala and Clojure user groups will be sharing their experiences.


The open conference has a minimal payment to cover costs of food and venue. No payment is made to speakers from this entry fee. If you are unable to pay via Paypal, please contact the organiser directly and we will try to seek alternative solution.


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  • John S.

    My Clojure & LightTable slides are online at - great to have a full house at my talk, hope there was something for everyone.

    November 25, 2013

  • Nicolas R.

    First time for me at the LJCConf. Great atmosphere and smart talks. Keep the good work!

    November 25, 2013

  • Emma B.

    It was my first LJC event and hopefully not my last.

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Anton K.

    Great conference! Lots of interesting people, really good presentations on a variety of subjects.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If i "pitched" for a free open source thing i was excited by in the 3.5 minutes i spoke (with interruption) then i apologise. Lots less content this year. Disappointed. Apparently unless you want to talk OpenJDK and JEE it is the wrong event to be at, on a weekend with other things happening elsewhere. May reconsider next year.

    November 24, 2013

    • Alexandra

      Hearing people enthuse about cool open source techs they have been playing with is what I was there to hear about. Unfortunately there wasn't enough of it this year but I probably can't complain because I didn't present myself! I didn't follow the talk entirely because I was distracted by the interruption but I'm planning to play about with spring boot tonight!

      November 24, 2013

    • Daniel B.

      It was unfortunate you were interrupted Andy, as Spring Boot is awesome, but from your opening slides I can see how some people may have seen this as a product pitch for Spring (and your employer does make money from Spring training). I believe that clearer rules for what defines a 'product pitch' next year would be beneficial, and debating any discrepancies beforehand (not when someone is presenting) would be a better approach. I for one love lightening talks that highlight new tech I should be paying attention to, and I do worry that people might be put off from doing this next year unless this is clarrified

      4 · November 24, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Excellent event! Many thanks to all concerned, especially Simon and Barry :)

    The biggest things I took away from the event were the diversity of the community and talks (from Java to Kotlin, and from deployment package design to IoT cars...), and the willingness of people to share ideas, thoughts and war-stories.

    If anyone is looking to get into speaking then this event is an amazing opportunity, as everyone is super-friendly and happy to offer feedback

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Steve P.

    great conference - did we really drink all the free beer?

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • Martijn V.

    For those who came to Trisha's Speaker Training sessions - you can join the speakersintech community here: [masked]

    November 24, 2013

  • Barry C.

    Big day yesterday - I am still trying to process everything from yesterday…

    - LJC2.0,
    - Meet a Mentor Senior edition,
    - New Speakers clinic,

    A lot of new ideas came up yesterday. We are going to be looking at a lot within the LJC in 2014. If anyone came along yesterday and would like to be more involved or just has opinions to offer on how the LJC should evolve into 2014 please let me know.

    The LJC is a community which tries to encompass the opinions of the community. If you love what we do and want to see more of it - let me know and get involved. If you don't like any part of what we do and would like to see it changed, let me know and get involved. Thanks again to all, I had a superb day and look forward to seeing you all in 2014.

    November 24, 2013

  • Dave S.

    Really enjoyed the conference yesterday - next year I will aim to have something to talk about :-)

    November 24, 2013

  • Carl Matthew J.

    Good conference as ever. A smaller group with more familiar faces.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Mani

    Here's a link to the "How to run a Hackday", by Richard Warburton - thanks Richard!

    November 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I also mentioned http://hackdaymanifes...­ after that talk but omg I'm probably pitching ignore me

      November 24, 2013

  • Mani

    Very good! Each year is better than the previous!

    November 24, 2013

  • Conan

    Really loved the lightning talks!

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Mani

    Its very easy to get started with building the OpenJDK source in the OS of your choice, check out the link to the Adopt OpenJDK Getting Started Kit:

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Mani

    If you have been at the "Enabling OpenJDK Contributions for the Github generation", please find the link to the next OpenJDK Hackday end of November

    November 23, 2013

  • John S.

    Looking forwardnto a great day of fun and discovery. Running a little late due to South West trains
    I'm still a little jetlagged so if you see me drifting off give me a nudge. Thanks.

    November 23, 2013

  • Randeep S.

    I will not be attend this time..want to spread this group info to Java Community..London IT Contractors ..Please get in touch if you are interested to get in to Java Contracting World..

    November 21, 2013

  • Eliazer R.

    can't wait to meet you guys! I just started Uni and I am learning JAVA and loving it! hopefully will be able to connect with some opensource projects were I can get real experience!

    November 20, 2013

  • Chris N.

    :( Would have loved to have attended but it's my birthday and my wife has already made plans for me!

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Jason W.

    Can't wait!! My first LJC open conference was 2 years ago and it opened my mind to how great a conference can be.

    1 · October 29, 2013

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