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London Java Community: Meet a Project

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.

Please note:

This event is being held at University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT in rooms: Foster Court 113, Foster Court 123 and Foster Court 132.

Please refer to this map:

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:

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  • Anji C.

    Hi all,

    If you enjoyed this event, we have set up another one for Weds March 20th at 18:30, UCL. We have totally different project leaders along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time



    March 12, 2013

  • Heiko W. R.

    I've uploaded the online version of the "RHQ cheat sheet" I handed out:

    January 26, 2013

  • Richard W.

    You can find out more information adoptajsr and adoptopenjdk on the wikis at and Or follow us on twitter: @adoptopenjdk and @adoptajsr!

    January 25, 2013

  • Marc B.

    I forgot to add the Spring of Code event I mentioned last night, hope to catch up with some of you there!

    January 25, 2013

  • Marc B.

    Many thanks Barry, Sam and the LJC crowd for a great event! Here is the link on our "Open Media project":

    January 25, 2013

  • Bruno M.

    Hi guys! The website for D Development Tools:

    January 25, 2013

  • Michael R.

    Thanks Barry for organising a fantastic meetup! The Briar website is here:

    January 25, 2013

  • Peter R.

    Hi, this is github link for continuous delivery projects:

    January 25, 2013

  • Sergio B.

    Is that the complete list of projects participating to the event?

    January 23, 2013

    • Anji C.

      Hi Sergio, Yes this is the 6 projects for this evening, I have sent you an email - look out for it :)

      January 24, 2013

  • Anji C.

    6. RHQ - monitoring and mangement of servers and applications RHQ is an extensible tool to monitory your infrastructure of machines and applications, alert operators on user defined conditions, configure resources and run operations on them from a central web-based UI. Other ways of communicating with RHQ include a command line interface and a REST-api. RHQ's monitoring and management capabilities are typically extended by writing plugins.

    January 22, 2013

  • Anji C.

    5. Open Media Network
    A common database of media metadata exchanged by RSS in and out, using open industrial standards and neutral unbranded widgets.
    Create your own automatically-updating TV channel by embedding the OpenPlayer and selecting the tags of what you want to see.

    January 16, 2013

  • Anji C.

    4. D Development ToolS
    The DDT project (D Development Tools) is an Eclipse-based IDE for the D programming language. It is a Java project consisting of various plugins that extend the Eclipse Platform to provide various IDE functionality.

    January 14, 2013

  • Anji C.

    Hi all, Here is a list of the projects to be discussed on the evening:

    1. Briar
    The Briar project is building secure communication tools for journalists, activists and civil society groups in authoritarian countries. We're developing software for smartphones and personal computers that uses whatever media are available locally (not just internet connections but Bluetooth, WiFi, dialup modems and even USB sticks) to create encrypted, delay-tolerant networks that can operate online or offline to distribute news, files and conversations.

    2. Adopt a JSR/Adopt OpenJDK
    Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK are intended to encourage members of the LJC to get involved in JSRs and OpenJDK and to evangelise them to the wider LJC community in order to increase grass roots participation.

    3. Continuous delivery pipeline
    Continuous delivery pipeline for automated testing (integration, security, performance etc.) and deployment.

    More to be announced shortly..

    January 14, 2013

  • Russel W.

    I had been hoping to get to this to represent the GPars project ( as it would be good to get people interested in concurrency and parallelism to join in development. I'll be in Madrid for the Greach 2013 cofnerence, doing a GPars workshop.

    January 8, 2013

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