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Public Service Announcement: JAX London agenda filling up!


The biggest names in development will congregate in London this October for sessions, keynote and workshops on the best in Java tech.

Over the past six months, we’ve been scouring the globe for some of the brightest talent for the event on October 28-30 and we’ve finally managed to fit them all into a fully-stocked three day timetable. Just about.

After a tough selection process (which saw more submissions than any other event in JAX London history), we welcome 48 names and counting to the event. There’s some familiar faces, including the JAX London veterans, as we politely refer to them. People like Oracle’s Arun Gupta and Simon Ritter, and ThoughtWorks’ Neal Ford will return to present sessions on important Java developments, JVM languages and software methodologies.

But we’re also keen to open the stage to new speakers and projects. Tim Fox will shows us what’s new in the JVM’s answer to node.js, vert.x while Oracle’s Marcus Lagergren will shows us all the changes put into the JVM to welcome newer languages.

Back by popular demand, we’ve also got two tracks dedicated to Big Data Con London. Last year’s sessions were amongst the most attended so naturally, we’ve it made it bigger and stronger. We’ve got experts from Soundcloud and Channel 4, as well as Cloudant’s experiences at CERN to discuss data in practice, as well as a focus on some new processing and data storage projects and techniques ahead of Hadoop 2.0.

Our old friends from the London Java Community will also be making their annual JAX London sojourn. In no particular order, Martijn Verburg, Trisha Gee, John Stevenson, Richard Warburton, John Oliver, Andy Piper and Simon Maple will all be appearing to deliver sessions.

We’ve only scratched the surface here, so why not check out the full lineup or our website.

We’ve revealed half of our keynote lineup, with two big names in waiting. The incomparable James Governor will return to the conference after a two-year absence. The RedMonk co-founder will tell us all why Java got its mojo back. After a successful JAXConf debut, Typesafe’s Jamie Allen will explain to us how to get the most out of Project Lambda – coming to Java 8 in March 2014. If you’ve never experienced closures, Jamie has you covered.

Monday 28th is our workshop day, with 8 fantastic workshops encompassing the entire spectrum of development. Hadoop, OpenShift, low latency and concurrency in Java, continuous delivery, Gradle and MongoDB, it’s a heady mix of technical know-how you can’t do without.

For those of you who won’t be able to make the event (you better have a good reason), the JAXenter team will be providing coverage from the event, both on the site and on Twitter @JAXenterCOM. We’ll also be recording some sessions which will appear in the aftermath. Sure, it’s not as good as actually being at JAX London, being able to chew the fat with some of Europe’s best software practitioners, but it’s as close as you can get.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll also be meeting the keynoters in short interviews, so keep your eyes peeled for those. If all this is sounding too good to miss, it’s not too late to snap up tickets. Hope to see you there!

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