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Hack the Tower and Adopt Openjdk - October 2014 hack day is a hack day for any and all developers to come and collaborate on projects or discover new technologies together and enhance their skills.  Bring your laptop and your desire to learn & have fun!

Whether you want to build Java, Groovy, Scala, or Clojure apps, experiment with OpenJDK 8, get to grips with Git & Github, deploy apps with Heroku, try out one of the NoSQL databases like MongoDB or Neo4j or make some some robots dance, there are plenty of interesting things to work on.

We are also co-hosting the Adopt Openjdk hackday

Come hack on the Java implementation that you use everyday!

* Improved OpenJDK test coverage 
* OpenJDK Warnings cleanup 
* Small Bugs Fixes 
* The betterrev project

If you're not familiar with the OpenJDK codebase there will be people there to help you get started, including some from IBM who work on OpenJDK professionally.

Rough Schedule 

You can get into the offices from around 9.30am onwards and have some breakfast and coffee, relax and take in the stunning view from the 26th & 27th floors of the Salesforce Tower (formerly known as the Heron Tower).

10.30am - Get together and discuss application ideas & things you want to try out. 
10.45am - Split into groups and get going 
1pm - Lunch time (sandwiches, quiche, fruit and drinks provided, requests taken) 
1.30pm onwards - Keep on hacking until you have had enough or want to go to the pub!

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Please include your your full name so I can organise a visitor pass for Salesforce Tower, otherwise your entry to the event may be delayed.  Either update your name on your profile for this community or provide your full name when prompted during RSVP.

In total, there is space for around 150 developers on the day. Food & drink will be provided, thanks to our hosts Salesforce

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  • Hari

    Apologies for the last min but I ended up with flu. Hope to make it next time.

    October 18, 2014

  • Will M.

    Apologies for the late cancellation but it turns out that there are no trains running to London south of Three Bridges.

    October 18, 2014

  • John S.

    There is still an opportunity to attend the Hack The Tower event, however I am closing the RSVP as I have to submit guest names to security. If you wish to come, please add your name in the comments or email me at john @ jr0cket . co . uk

    October 14, 2014

    • John S.


      October 17, 2014

    • Fox R.

      Thank you John. See you tomorrow.

      October 17, 2014

  • Julius G.

    I also can't make it tomorrow - last minute surprises.

    October 17, 2014

  • Mike B.

    Sorry can't make it, all the best to everyone for a great day!

    October 1, 2014

  • Mani

    *** My usual shout-out before we kick-off any Adopt OpenJDK hackdays! ***

    For those hacking away with the OpenJDK, as usual we have the beginners guide (Getting Started Kit -­­). Have a look at the new section 'Known issues' to address some recent issues. If you have a problem log it with us, if you have solved any such problems let us know so we can add it to this document.

    For the intermediate and advance folks, we have the (Intermediate & Advance experiences -­­). A number of new sections have been added from half-way through the document i.e. OpenJDK developers guide, list of JEPs, list of examples of tests, Visualisation of the OpenJDK codebase, etc... Plenty of reading this time before we start writing patches - see if any of the JEPs fancy your coding appetite.

    The intermediate and advanced (potential OpenJDK devs) developers can start looking at tests in the JDK repo and understanding and filling gaps in them.

    September 20, 2014

  • John S.

    Please note the change of date for the next HackTheTower event, it is now the 18th October.

    If you come the week before, all you can do is look at the fishes from outside the building :)

    September 15, 2014

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