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LJC Partner Events

From: Barry C.
Sent on: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:19 PM

Hi Guys,

Sam is off for a few days as her family is over from South Africa, so you've got me for this weeks events email (with a little help from my super PA Anj). I hope you guys are all good, we have a lot of thing bubbling away with the LJC which I'll announce ASAP, but for now here are the latest events from our partners and friends around London. The one not to miss has to be tomorrow night though - I have enticed a few interns along who will be looking for a summer project.

If you know of any other events or would like us to promote your groups too, just give me a shout. Here’s what’s going on - enjoy....

Monday 20th May - Not Just Arduino

Not Just Arduino <> at 7pm - at London Hackspace <>

User group for people who want to learn, share and experiment on all microcontrollers (beginners welcome)

Tuesday 21st May - The London Developer Sessions

You absolutely have to get to this event - it's the best place to come, drink beer and just socialise with other developers. Talk about projects you're working on, problems your facing, advise a grad or two or just come to discuss anything you like. It's a great chance to meet first time LJC members as well as seasoned professionals. Ged will be there with a few LJC Book club members. The RecWorks crew will be there to give any career advice or new job opportunities as well as a few Adopt a JSR advocates to help explain how you can get involved. Really what reason do you have not to come along?

RSVP for this London Java Community and Graduate Developer Community event:

Wednesday 22nd May - JBUG Event: What's new in Drools 6.0

Drools 6.0 introduces new approaches for authoring, building, deploying and utilising rules. Using convention and configuration, over programmatic apis, in an effort to simplify the experience for end users.

This talk, presented by Mark Proctor - Platform Architect at Red Hat - will take users through the new web based IDE (built with UberFire) for authoring and deploying rules, and then utilising them on the client side. It will also introduce the other new 6.0 features, including our new lazy rule engine algorithm. Ideally attendees will have a basic understanding of Drools and rule engines.

RSVP for this JBoss User Group event:

Thursday 23rd May - In The Brain of Russ Miles & David A. Dawson: From Patterns to Code: Coding Simple Event-Driven Components for Agile Software

In last month's In The Brain session with Russ Miles the architectural and design patterns that can help you build simple, testable components with Events in order to enable agility in your applications was showcased. In this follow-on session, Russ and his colleague at Simplicity Itself, David Dawson, will dive into the code samples that implement these architectural and design patterns.

With real-world samples in a variety of languages, this session will share practical, hands-on coding tips and tricks to help you turn the vision of loosely-coupled, simple components woven together with events into real code in your applications.

RSVP for this Skills Matter event:

Monday 27th May - 7 languages in 7 weeks: Io 'Day 1'

A workshop run in the Code Dojo format for people reading and working through the Pragmatic Programmers book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks" by Bruce Tate.

RSVP for this London Code Dojo event:

Tuesday 28th May - Code & Coffee Central London

Morning session (7am - 9am) on Tuesdays every fortnight on Starbucks in Oxford Street.

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event:

Tuesday 28th May - Code & Coffee West London

Code & Coffee is a cool meeting for those who like coffee and love writing code. The idea is simple. Just come along and you may find other developers writing some code before going to work while drinking some coffee and/or having breakfast., Electric Coffee Co in Ealing Broadway

RSVP for this London Software Craftsman Community event:

Tuesday 28th May - An Introduction to Erlang

At the next Erlang User Group on 28 May we will have Chandru Mullaparthi, Head of Service Development at EE, talking about EE's Erlang adventure. Erlang/OTP has been in use at EE and its ancestors for the past 12 years. Even though there are very few full time Erlang developers, systems developed using Erlang/OTP underpin the entire data revenue stream. This talk will be about the journey, the lessons learned, and a completely biased view about why Erlang/OTP is awesome.

RSVP for this Erlang User Group event:

Wednesday 29th May - Neo4J User Group:Discuss a little Graph Theory for the Busy Developer

In this talk we'll explore powerful analytic techniques for graph data. Firstly we'll discover some of the innate properties of (social) graphs from fields like anthropology and sociology. By understanding the forces and tensions within the graph structure and applying some graph theory, we'll be able to predict how the graph will evolve over time. To test just how powerful and accurate graph theory is, we'll also be able to (retrospectively) predict World War 1 based on a social graph and a few simple mechanical rules.

Then we'll see how graph matching can be used to extract online business intelligence (for powerful retail recommendations). In turn we'll apply these powerful techniques to modelling domains in Neo4j (a graph database) and show how Neo4j can be used to drive business intelligence.

Don't worry, there won't be much maths :-)"

RSVP for this Skills Matter event:

That’s everything for now – Sam will be back in two weeks to bring you some more partner events.




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