Happy December SW Java-ers!
And what a brilliant year it has been! Harry, Matthew and I have had the pleasure of working with many many local companies who have lend their offices to us. Thank you all for putting up with us and putting us up!
This year saw speakers from Bristol and beyond talk about the pros and cons of Kotlin, how Agile actually works, Elasticsearch, GraalVM, Spring Boot Testing, Java Streaming, Apache Spark and many more. Again, thank you for all speakers – without you there will be no SW Java Meetup. We’re working well ahead of schedule and uncharacteristically for me appear to be somewhat organised, and have the next 3 meetup in 2019 confirmed already – Jan, Feb and March. Details out in due course.
A special mention, of course, to the tireless pizza delivery drivers for supplying the fuel that drives us all!
As a big thank you for the new and old faces of the SW Java Meetup group, we are doing drinks and nibbles to sign off 2018 and to welcome in 2019. This will be a more relaxed setting where you can network while drinking a mulled beverage (other drinks are available). We are also super excited to be giving away 1 (hopefully 2!) JetBrains (https://www.jetbrains.com/) product on the night. Possibly picked out of a hat. Or a pint glass.
We are confirming venue at the minute but likely to be relatively central. And at a pub.
Inness + team