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The Codeless Koan - Presented by Martijn Verburg

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    116-120 Goswell Road
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  • The Codeless Koan - Presented by Martijn Verburg (Approx. 45/50 mins)

    The Diabolical Developer will present an illustrated collection of fables concerning the Art and Philosophy of software development, written in the spirit of Zen kōans. Some of the sample Koans include:

    * Monoliths

    * The 1000  words

    * Interpreter

    * The Palace of Infinite Pain

    * Roses are Red

    * Statelessness

    This talk will be presented with slides and maybe live coding.

    Who should attend:

    All levels


    Martijn Verburg is the co-founder & CEO of jClarity - a Java/JVM performance tools company. He is the co-leader for the LJC, from which he runs the global Adopt OpenJDK and Adopt a JSR programmes, two open source projects (PCGen and Ikasan EIP), and is a bartender at the Javaranch. You can also find him answering thorny questions at the Programmers StackExchange.

    He's a regular speaker at conferences (FOSDEM, JavaOne, OSCON, Devoxx etc) and is the co-author of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" (Manning publications).

    Martijn was recently selected a Java Champion in recognition for his contribution to the Java ecosystem There are rumors that he might be the infamous Diabolical Developer, but that's clearly just a lie.


    18:15: Doors open
    18:30: Lightning talks from members of the LJC
    18:45: Main presentation - "The Codeless Koan"
    19:45/20:00: Networking and informal discussion at: The Old Ivy House Pub,  166 Goswell Road EC1V 7DT

    Please Note: 

    Nearest tube: Barbican 
    Nearest Coffee Shop: Sun Coffee Shop, 55-63 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN for if you arrive early 

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

    *Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:

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  • Martijn V.

    Hi all,

    I'm really sorry, but I've picked up a nasty cold which has pretty much knocked my voice out of action! I'm going to have to postpone this event until October after I get back from JavaOne.

    Again many apologies, we'll reschedule this shortly!

    September 9, 2014

    • Anji C.

      Get well Martijn!! Let me know if I can help with anything at all. Anj

      September 9, 2014

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone,

    Tom, Aaron, Gabriella and Sam will be attending from RecWorks so please do look out for them at the pub after the event if you are looking for any CV advice etc. Alternatively please email me ac@ and I'll pass them your details.

    Hope you have a great evening!


    September 9, 2014

  • Mike B.

    Looks great, would definitely go if I were around, hope it goes well!

    1 · August 8, 2014


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