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The H Community Calendar - August 2010

Selected events coming up in the UK and elsewhere in August

The H Community Calendar presents the coming month's events in various open source, development, Linux, Unix and other communities, from multi-day conferences to user group get-togethers.

If you are an event organiser, let The H know about your event by sending us a mail at, or if you Twitter add the #thehcc tag to your tweeted announcement.

Update: New events added - Haskell on the 19th and Ubuntu on the 28th.

Note: Unless stated, events listed take place in the evening.

August 5 - Java - London EC1V

Who: Geertjan Wielenga and SkillsMatter

What: "Substantial desktop applications - The NetBeans platform" - Wielenga is a technical writer and NetBeans developer at Oracle and will be presenting a talk on the NetBeans Platform as the framework that underlies the NetBeans IDE and many desktop applications.

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 9 - Ruby - London EC1V

Who: London Ruby Users Group (LRUG)

What: Making old projects better - Tim Cowlishaw and Chris O'Sullivan have been working together on an older project of theirs and want to share some things they've learned.

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 11 - Scala - London EC1V

Who: London Scala Users Group (LSUG)

What: Intro to Play! - A talk looking into the features of one of the emerging web frameworks – Play!

Cost: Free/Pre-Register

August 11 - Linux - Reading

Who: Silicon Corridor Linux User Group (SCLUG)

What: Regular monthly meeting discussing free software and Linux

Cost: Free

August 11 & 25 - NoSQL - London EC1V

Who: London NoSQL reading group

What: NoSQL Summer bi-weekly meeting

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 16 - Groovy and Grails - London EC1V

Who: Groovy and Grails user group (GGUG)

What: Groovy and Grails users meeting

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 17 - Java - London W1D

Who: London Java Community (LJC)

What: Monthly LJC social gathering.

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 18 - HTML5 - London EC1V

Who: London HTML5 user group

What: Second meeting of the London HTML5 user group.

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 19 - Android - EC1V

Who: London Android user group

What: August Android user group meeting

Cost: Free/Pre-register

New August 19 - Haskell - E14

Who: Hoodlums - Haskell developer meetup

What: Monthly meeting - Hoodlums hold "Coding Dojo" styled events where Haskell developers pick a problem and work as a group to solve it.

Cost: Free/Pre-register

August 23-27 - Drupal - Copenhagen, Denmark

Who: The Drupal Association and broader community

What: DrupalCon Copenhagen, the annual European gathering for Drupalistas - Rasmus Lerdorf, author of the original PHP scripting language, will be joining Drupal Founder, Dries Buytaert as a keynote speaker at the conference. Author and developer Jeremy Keith, will also be presenting on HTML5. All other presentations have been voted on by members of the Drupal Community. The main venue will also be set aside for an Open Source "unconference"/bar camp on 23 August.

Cost: €279 (approx. £234 +VAT)/Pre-register

New August 28th - Ubuntu - Manchester

Who: MadLab, HacMan, Manchester Linux Users Group and others

What: U3 - Ubuntu and Upstream UnWorkshop Day. A day of collaboratively organised talks and workshops which will focus on Ubuntu and upstream projects such as Debian, GNOME and KDE. Topics will include how to report, track and fix bugs, how to test new releases and other ways to contribute to Linux development.

Cost: Free/Pre-register for a ticket

If you are an event organiser, let The H know about your event by sending us a mail at, or if you Twitter add the #thehcc tag to your tweeted announcement.

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