The London Java Community (LJC) hosts an ‘unconference’ every year that allows developers to come together for a full day of creativity, discussions, sharing experiences, learning and spending time with peers in the industry. It’s also great for offering support and building relationships. This is the 14th unConference RecWorks have hosted, it’s most certainly the premier event of our user group and will leave you feeling more inspired about Java. This year we’re hosting the event virtually for the first time!
This is NOT just another online event with speakers talking to slides! Instead the agenda for the London Java Community Virtual unConference is created BY and FOR participants! An unConference is a loosely structured, participant-driven meeting. There is no schedule, all participants decide what to talk about and which topics to discuss collaboratively, giving you and your ideas the room to run and grow freely.
Since this is a virtual event we will be using Airmeet, and we’ve invited speakers from around the world to participate. Expect discussions and updates from Java champions and Java conference speakers around all sorts of areas such as what’s new in Java 17, reactive Java, project Loom and discussions around mentoring, speaking, and wider personal skills. This will have a classic unconference vibe, so will be informal, fun, and engaging!
There will be no slides, laptops, or even a plan! Simply sign up for a ticket and we’ll send you instructions on how to access the unConference on Airmeet. Content is decided by you so add your ideas and questions using this Dory link and vote for the ones you like that have already been posted. Everyone is a participant and we will all engage in a meaningful discussion as a group.
They love it! Read what previous attendees had to say…
“Fantastic day, learned a great deal and made valuable connections with people in the industry, more please!”
“Amazing forum. Met some of the best minds in the field. Inspired me to learn more and work harder.. “
“Brilliant time! Learnt a lot and met a lot of great people. Look forward to the next one :-)”
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.
An Unconference is an Open Spaces event. It is a loosely structured, participant-driven meeting. There is no schedule, all participants decide what to talk about and which topics to discuss collaboratively ensuring you are always having the most interesting conversation possible. The emphasis is on discussion, instead of listening to eyes-forward presentations.
We’ve chosen to use Airmeet, which you may already be familiar with. Make sure you can use the virtual platform before the event. We will be running a few sessions before to let you all try out the virtual platform, please come to at least one session to make sure you can connect, etc. We’ll email you with the details.
Anywhere you like! This is a virtual UnConference so choose the quietest, comfiest place that you have :-).
We start the day with an empty schedule. Topics within the unConference will be determined by attendees. Each attendee can submit a topic, you don’t have to submit anything though. Topics will then be grouped and break-out discussions can occur throughout the day around those topics.
The unconference starts at 12 noon on Saturday 27th November. We will spend the whole day having fun, being creative, and learning new things. We’ll wrap up when the last person leaves.
Yes! All attendees are participants, although nobody is obliged to submit. Add your ideas and questions using this Dory link and vote for the ones you like that have already been posted.
YES. We take this very seriously, you can read it here.
This is our fourteenth UnConference, cool huh?!
If you have any further questions, please reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.