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Public Service Announcement: JAX London is near

Elliot Bentley

We interrupt your regular JAXenter programming to bring you this special bulletin on our upcoming European conference.

interrupt your regular JAXenter programming to bring you this
special bulletin: it’s just over a week until the start of the
fifth JAX London, our European
conference, and a few
tickets are still available

For those of you who won’t be able to make it – and I hope you have
a very good excuse – Chris Mayer and myself will be providing
extensive coverage both here on JAXenter and on Twitter @JAXenterCOM.

We’ll be tweeting live from the conference floor, providing
roundups of the major action and recording interviews with a few of
the speakers. Hopefully it’ll be (almost) as good as actually being

We’ve already featured a few of the big names speaking at the
conference, including
Doug Cutting
Martijn Verburg and Kirk Pepperdine
, as part of our ‘Road to
JAX’ series – and they’re just a tip of the iceberg of what you can

The fun begins on Sunday with a hackathon held in conjunction with
Duke’s Choice-winning London Java Community and presented by Java 8
Lambda spec lead Brian Goertz. Unfortunately, it’s already
fully-booked – but Brian will be giving two talks on Lambda later
on in the conference, where he will showcase the capabilities of
Java 8’s most anticipated feature.

Then on Monday, we have three full-day workshops running in
parallel. Githubber Tim Berglund will demonstrate the power of
version control system, Git, Ted Neward will delve into some deep
architectural discussion whilst Jason Gorman will oversee Team
Craftmanship – teaching some core collaborative principles (TDD and
continuous integration for example) and then putting the attendees
into a Team Dojo. Points are awarded for passing acceptance tests
and deducted for any dodgy code.  

The next two days of the conference are stacked with talks from
even more industry rockstars. As mentioned above, Hadoop creator
Doug Cutting will be providing a keynote entitled ‘Unlocking the
Power of Big Data’, while Martijn Verburg and Kirk Pepperdine
explain in ‘Java and the Machine’ why Java and the JVM need to
adapt in this new multicore age.

Elsewhere, Patrick Debois provides a keynote on the importance of
sharing within DevOps and Steve Poole will be speaking about the
importance of the Java community.

Personally, I’m most looking forward to Tom Wilkie’s exploration of
real-time analytics in Cassandra, and seeing the Kinect being well
and truly hacked by Dan Hardiker and Jon Mort.

If all this is sounding too good to miss, it’s not too late to snap up
. Hope to see you there!

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