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Refactoring to Kotlin
The LJC are pleased to welcome Duncan McGregor and Nat Pryce for a live coding event this June. About The Session: Kotlin neatly fills a gap between the verbosity of Java and the complexity of Scala, has excellent tooling and a fun keyword, so what's not to like? In this session we introduce the Kotlin language through converting and then refactoring Java code. We’ll code our way through a structured series of exercises designed to familiarise the audience with the features and patterns of the language. About The Speakers: Duncan McGregor has been programming professionally for 25 years. He was lucky enough to ride the Object-Oriented wave of the 90s, the Agile wave of the 00s, and what he is convinced will be called the Distributed-Functional wave of the, erm 10s. When not writing about himself in the third person, Duncan codes, runs conference sessions on things that interest him, and throws his money away in entrepreneurial ventures. His blog is called What I Should Have Said. Nat Pryce is a co-author of Growing Object-Oriented Software Guided by Tests. An early adopter of XP, he has written or contributed to several open source libraries and tools that support TDD and was one of the founding organizers of the London XP Day conference. He works programmer, architect, trainer, and consultant in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, media, telecoms, finance, retail and marketing communications. He has delivered business-critical systems that range from embedded devices to large compute farms supporting global business. His blog is named Mistaeks I Hav Made. ***This is a placeholder for the event which is being run on Eventbrite. See the full details and register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refactoring-to-kotlin-tickets-46728063897 *** Big thank you to Gridgain (https://www.gridgain.com/) for providing the pizza for this meetup. Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here: http://blog.recworks.co.uk/ Continue the conversation at our Slack Group: https://londonjavacommunity.slack.com Sign up here if you're not a member: https://barrycranford.typeform.com/to/IIyQxd

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The London Java Community (LJC) is a group of Java Enthusiasts who are interested in benefiting from shared knowledge in the industry. Through our forum and regular meetings you can keep in touch with the latest industry developments, learn new Java (& other JVM) technologies, meet other developers, discuss technical/non technical issues and network further throughout the Java Community.

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What is the LJC?

The LJC is an official Java User Group for developers based in London. It was founded in November 2007 and since then has grown to over 5000 members and is now the biggest Java User Group in the UK.

What goes on in the LJC?

We run a variety of regular events ranging from social events and technical presentations to our full day unconference. On top of the events we run prize draws and have an active mailing list/forum. We support the Graduate Development Community in London and promote London based Open Source Software projects where possible.

Who can join?

Membership is restricted to Java developers working in or around London (or those hoping to train in Java, or relocate to London). Membership will not be granted to those involved in the recruitment industry.

Is there a fee to Join, is there a fee for the events?

It’s completely free to join and 99% of our events are completely free. The only event which is charged for is the Unconference, the charge is minimal and it is there to cover refreshments on the day.

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Just click on the link on this page to sign up to the mailing list, you'll hear of all of our latest news and events and can take part in the monthly prize draws.

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Where are the events held?

Europe's Premier technical training company, Skills Matter (Barbican) sponsor most of our events by providing the venue.

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