London Java Community - Meet a Project
· Are you looking to join an existing open source project, but don't know where to start?
· Are you interested in finding out more about open source software in general?
· Are you looking to start a personal project but don't know what to base it on?
· Are you interested in trying out some new technologies and wondering how to use them in a personal project?
If the answer is yes, this event could be for you. This is part of the MaP series of events designed to connect open source software projects and potential contributors. It will be in a speed networking style, involving Project Ambassadors speaking to small groups of 3-6 developers. Giving a pitch of an open source or personal project, then answering questions before moving on to another group. The events are intended to answer potential contributors questions around the projects, focussed mainly around starting points.
There are a lot of developers in the industry, from students to experienced developers that are interested to get involved in something in addition to their day time position, but aren't really sure where to start. There are also a great deal of interesting projects covering everything from popular open source frameworks to the Adopt a JSR program launched by the LJC. Many of these projects rely on support/enthusiasm from developers and are keen to get more enthusiastic people involved. Not to mention that most candidates that get involved in personal projects seem to escalate their careers, salaries, day rates and passion for the industry.
You will get a chance to meet project leads for 3-6 different projects and discuss the differences between them and their experience with open source development and their experiences in general.
This event is being held at University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT in: Darwin B40 Lecture Theatre
Please refer to this map: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/find-us/?locationID=84
We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event: http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0921-ibis-london-euston-st-pancras/location.shtml
Refreshments kindly being sponsored by Red Hat: Red Hat® is the world's leading provider of open source solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, virtualization, storage, Linux®, and middleware technologies. Read the company brochure (http://www.redhat.com/resourcelibrary/datasheets/red-hat-company-brochure).
Organised by RecWorks: (http://recworks.co.uk/)