London Java Community The home for those who work with
Java and the JVM

Our Initiatives

The LJC has many initiatives, all volunteer lead and founded by our organisers and members. Read about our initiatives below.

Adopt a JSR

The LJC has a seat on the JCP and runs Adopt a JSR programme for Java SE (at OpenJDK), Java ME and Java EE (now Jakarta EE).”

Microprofile

The LJC is a founding member of microprofile.io
a new community around building a defacto set of API’s and implementations for Microservices in Java.

GitHub

The LJC maintains a GitHub repository with LJC specific tutorials etc. Note, most LJC work actually occurs at Adopt OpenJDK, Adopt a JSR, Microprofile and EE4J.

Adopt OpenJDK

Adopt OpenJDK is a programme for supporting OpenJDK (i.e. Java).  The LJC works on OpenJDK, and helps run the AdoptOpenJDK build farm

Speakers Clinic

Speakers Clinic

Working in collaboration with Devoxx UK and Meet a Mentor the LJC organises events to encourage the next generation of speakers.

Jakarta EE / EE4J

The LJC is a founding member of Jakarta EE / EE4J – the new home for Java EE at the Eclipse Foundation.

Our Sponsors

What is LJC about?

The LJC is a broad community of technologists and other associate with Java and JVM related technologies. Although it is based in London, UK – it has some international membership due to its global programmes (such as Adopt a JSR and Adopt OpenJDK). The LJC hosts regular events including casual catch-ups in a cafe, hackdays, evening talks, unconferences, workshops, mentoring, demos, a career mentoring by london’s
Java specialists and much more.

The LJC acts as a voice for Java engineers in London UK as well as globally. This includes but is not limited to helping run a build farm for Java, representing Java developers worldwide on the Java standards body and contributes towards charitable works.

Join Meetups

 

Our meetups range from small focus groups deep diving into a tech through to regular 100+ attendee presentations by the world’s leading technologists. There’s several events to join each month!

Talk to us on Slack

 

Our LJC Slack group is a vibrant real time community where you can speak with your fellow technologists and world leading experts about topics that matter to you!

Become a Speaker

 

The LJC actively encourages speakers of all levels, including novice ones! We hold regular speaker clinics to train the next generation of confident technology speakers.

Sponsor the LJC

 

The LJC as multitude of events and global initiatives impacting hundreds of thousands of developers due to the generosity of Recworks, volunteers and key sponsors. You can donate directly below or talk to us about a sponsorship package.

LJC Unconference 2017

Once a year we have our annual Unconference. This is our best event of the year, is always sold out and has been the starting point for many international conference speakers. Read more on the site here:

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LJC Leaders

Co-Leader

Martijn Verburg

Co-Leader
Founder / Co-organiser

Barry Cranford

Founder / Co-organiser
Co-Leader

Simon Maple

Co-Leader

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Since it’s inception, RecWorks have always invested in and sponsored the London Java Community both in terms of time and money to power the events. Over the years that relationship has now become more official in that for any placement which came through an LJC event, RecWorks now gives a % of all the placements back to the community. 

Here is a selection of their latest jobs:

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