London Java Community
The home for those who work with
Java and the JVM
The LJC has many initiatives, all volunteer lead and founded by our organisers and members. Read about our initiatives below.
What is LJC about?
The LJC is a broad community of technologists and other associates 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, hack days, 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 creating Adoptium, the world’s leading OpenJDK distribution, representing Java developers worldwide on the Java standards body, and contributing towards charitable works.
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.
LJC Unconference 2021
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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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.