Category Archives: Meeting

April 2nd: ‘Crunch Presents’ Talks evening

An evening of short talks from the staff of Crunch:

• James Burt: “Solving poetry with Java”

• Laurence Barry: “Agile: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous”

• Andrew Walters: “Hazelcast: Distributed Computing, Simplified”

Brighton Java returns with an evening of talks about problems with agile, the open source Hazelcast platform, and building robots to enter poetry slams.

Doors open at 7pm and the talks will start around 7:45. Beer and pizza will be provided by Crunch Accounting – please RSVP so we now how much to order in. The group welcomes new members. We look forward to seeing you!

Notes from An introduction to Scala

We had our busiest evening yet, with 23 people turning up to hear Dave Gurnell and Richard Dallaway from Underscore talk about functional programming with Scala.

Slides from the talk

Slides on Github

Dave and Richard made a sample app that they wrote in Java and Scala for comparison
purposes but didn’t end up using in the talk. You can check it out from Github.

Links mentioned:

Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 7:00pm: Grails in Action! with Steve Lillywhite

Steve Lillywhite presents some real world Grails knowledge, including how you can write succinct code to look up domain objects, the ease of using and customising plug-ins, robust security and how to manage performance and scaling. For Grails novices there will be also be a brief introduction by David Pashley.

Doors are open from 7pm and there will be beer supplied. We will start the talk between 7:30 and 7:45. Please RSVP on the meet-up page so that we can get enough beer in!