November 7, 2012
Advertised as a similar group on the MongoDB meetup group page.
I was introduced to Java in 2008 and it was the main language used in my course at the University of Southampton. I was able to convince the company I worked for while not at University to switch from VB6 to Java. I also completed my third year project in Java which was to create a reliable distributed backup system based on IBM's autonomic computing principles for which I achieved very high marks and was nominated for an SET award. Since graduating I have been working with VisualDNA in the Architecture team which provides a robust and scalable platform mostly based on Java for the more product oriented teams in the business.
Java is my favourite language hence why I joined this group, I very much like Titan and Cassandra which are two Java based databases the former of which is a graph database. I also like Hadoop which allows me to manipulate huge amounts of data with ease though I am less of a fan of the higher level abstractions as they do not optimise well. My favourite technology in general is Nvidia 3D vision which I find fascinating.
Not at present. But in general I prefer permanent positions.
I am an enthusiastic software engineer (focussed on Java, Big Data, Concurrency and Scalability). I have a first class degree in Software Engineering (MEng) from the University of Southampton and am current working for VisualDNA in Shoreditch.
It is a useful group which provides a great number of interesting and useful events. Furthermore at the after talk refreshments event I found meeting with other Java and Clojure developers very interesting and believe I have made some interesting new contacts.