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LJC: Mini Open Conference in association with Devoxx 2014

LJC: Mini Open Conference

In the past we have had a number of very successful LJC Open Conferences. This is the first of *hopefully* a series of mini-open conferences. 

It will be an evening in which you can attend a range of talks, workshops and practical sessions, drawn from the experiences of those in industry. Its a great opportunity to learn with up to 10-15 sessions during the evening, including lightning talks, open source project overviews, live hacking, roundtables and a whole lot more. 

Essentially the content will be entirely driven by the attendees on the evening. 

There is a question on the signup page if you are open to giving a presentation on the evening. We will try to accommodate what is suggested. You can also come up with ideas and sessions on the evening of the conference (as with an unconference)!!

We encourage you to talk about a wide range of topics, not just specifics of the Java language, Spring, Hibernate, Open Source, OSGi, etc, but also about tools and practices - eg. software craftsmanship, BDD, TDD, Kanban, Agile and other practices that enhance our world. Due to the diversity of the Java ecosystem in terms of languages, we have many people from the Groovy, Scala and Clojure user groups will be sharing their experiences.

What people said about our previous full day conferences (see photos):

"Fantastic day, learned a great deal and made some valuable connections with people in the industry, more of these please" 
"Amazing forum. Met some of the best minds in the field. Inspired me to learn more and work harder.. " 
"Brilliant time! Learnt a lot and met a lot of great people. Look forward to the next one :-)" 
"An excellent opportunity to learn more about things I should know about but didn't" 

Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here:

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  • David B.

    That said my wolfpack has just improved by 60 java developers.

    February 19, 2014

  • David B.

    I'd prefer if the breakout sessions were at another event as they sometimes disturb the main speaker.

    February 19, 2014

  • Miguel G.

    This was my first un-conference and I recommend it, it was fun and incredibly dynamic.

    February 19, 2014

  • Guillermo Lopez T.

    I could give a talk on High Performance Computing in Java, with special focus on large scale big data & scientific applications, GPGPU support in Java (Aparapi -> Java 8 Sumatra), and HPC in the cloud.

    February 9, 2014

    • Miguel G.

      That will be great, please do that :-)

      February 19, 2014

  • Stephen W.

    Another excellent event

    February 19, 2014

  • Mani

    Awesome un-conference, liked the spirit and enthusiasm from both attendees and the LJC Associates!

    February 18, 2014

  • David K.

    Was unable to make it. Is there a list of the topics? Do not suppose there are any vids?

    February 18, 2014

  • Liron

    Unfortunately will not be able to attend...

    February 18, 2014

  • Or T.

    Sorry guys,
    Won't be able to make it tonight :'(

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having to drop out now. Hope to make the next one!

    February 18, 2014

  • David B.

    I could give a talk on In Memory Data Grids.

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • Rob B.

    Looking forward to my first java meetup

    February 1, 2014

  • Edward Yue Shung W.

    Gutted I can't make it! Hope you all have fun!

    January 31, 2014

  • Barry C.

    So far requests for presentations on:

    Functional and legacy - to be crafted code
    Software craftsmanship
    Clojure in enterprise environments
    micro-services architecture at scale
    integration testing approaches

    Please put any more here

    January 31, 2014

  • Barry C.

    So far potential offers for talks are on: DevOps
    Architecting for the Cloud etc
    A reflection on my first year in agile (maybe)
    Clojure testing (maybe)

    Feel free to put more offers and discussions here:

    January 31, 2014

  • Barry C.

    Wow - 20 RSVPs in a few minutes - not bad!

    January 31, 2014

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