Hack the Tower and Adopt Openjdk - LJC February 2014 hack day

A hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or simply discover new technologies together and enhance their skills.  Bring your laptop and your desire to learn and have fun!

Whether you want to build Java, Groovy, Scala, Force.com or Clojure apps, experiment with OpenJDK 8, get to grips with Git & Github, deploy apps with Heroku, try out one of the NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Neo4j or make some some robots dance, there are plenty of interesting things to work on.

This month we are also co-hosting the Adopt Openjdk hackday

Come hack on the Java implementation that you use everyday!

* Improved OpenJDK test coverage 
* OpenJDK Warnings cleanup 
* Small Bugs Fixes 
* The betterrev project

If you're not familiar with the openjdk codebase there will be people there to help you get started, including some from IBM who work on OpenJDK professionally.


Please note the Salesforce offices in London are now in the Heron Tower (where parts of Series 3 of Sherlock Homes were filmed)

Based in the city of London near main transport links, its a great chance to discovering how to get the most out of new technology and practices. Working together helps developers tackle technical challenges and techniques that are common regardless of language (github pull requests, using NoSQL data source, managing deployment, etc). Working together also helps draw from each others experiences and get more done.

www.hackthetower.co.uk

Rough Schedule 
You can get into the offices from 9.30am onwards and have some breakfast and coffee, relax and take in the stunning view from the 26th floor of the Heron Tower.

10.30am - Get together and discuss application ideas & things you want to try out. 
10.45am - Split into groups and get going 
1pm - Lunch time (sandwiches, quiche, fruit and drinks provided, requests taken) 
1.30pm onwards - Keep on hacking until you have had enough or want to go to the pub!

Sign up 
Please include your your full name so I can organise a visitor pass for Heron Tower.

In total, there is space for around 50 developers on the day. Food & drink will be provided, thanks to our hosts Salesforce.com

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  • Nico

    Well organized, good atmosphere and outstanding office. Next time I should try to find an idea beforehand to be a bit more prepared :)

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • Emanuel

    Sorry guys i couldn't you you today, looking forward to join you next time!

    February 8, 2014

  • Mani

    Login name and password to the respective virtual machines are in the Adopt OpenJDK Getting Started Kit: http://bit.ly/17ovGUB­ document.

    February 8, 2014

  • Mani

    Once you have progressed through this stage, the next one of interest is - Adopt OpenJDK intermediate & advance experiences http://bit.ly/1ckphOl

    February 8, 2014

  • Mani

    Those working on the Adopt OpenJDK project would find this link handy - Adopt OpenJDK Getting Started Kit: http://bit.ly/17ovGUB

    February 8, 2014

  • Djordje

    I would like to come

    February 3, 2014

    • John S.

      Please RSVP Yes if you would like to come to the event (top right button on the event page). Thank you.

      February 5, 2014

  • Djordje

    I would like to come

    February 3, 2014

  • John S.

    Hello all, Sorry but I may need to move Hack the Tower & Adopt JDK event a week earlier to Saturday 8th February. Will confirm if this is the case in the next couple of days.

    January 27, 2014

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