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The H Community Calendar – May 2011

Selected events coming up in the UK and elsewhere in May

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 organizer, 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 on May 12 (BCS OSSG talk) and May 19 (UKUUG Debian Training)

Update 2 - Early notification of June's Accessibility Hackdays (June 21/22)

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

May 5 - PHP - London SE1

Who: PHP London
What: A regular monthly meeting with a talk on searching with Solr.
Cost: Free (no registration necessary)

May 7 - Linux - Southampton

Who: Hampshire Linux User Group
What: Monthly meeting at Southampton University
Cost: Free / Register beforehand if you need WiFi

May 9 - Ruby - London EC1V

Who: London Ruby User Group
What: An evening of "Ruby Golf" where teams of 4-8 people will atempt to solve nine short Ruby golf holes in as few characters as possible. Holes landscaped with RSpec. Bring your laptop.
Cost: Free / pre-register

May 10 - Ajax - London EC1V

Who: London Ajax User Group
What: JavaScript Game Engines, Part 2
Cost: Free / pre-register

May 11 - Linux - Reading

Who: Silicon Corridor Linux User Group
What: A regular social evening for Linux users in the Reading area.
Cost: Free (no registration necessary)

May 11 - Scala - London EC1V

Who: London Scala Users' Group
What: Design Patterns in Scala - a whirlwind tour of design patterns in Scala, including (but not limited to) Utility Belt, Pimp-my-library, algebraic data types, Concept and Cake.
Cost: Free / pre-register

NEW May 12 - Open Source - London WC2E

Who: British Computer Society Open Source Specialist Group (BCS OSSG)
What: Open Source and the UK - Liam Maxwell, Councillor and lead member for policy and performance at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, will give a talk for the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) about Open Source and the UK
Cost: Free - To book a place contact OSSG Chair Mark Elkins at

May 16 - Groovy & Grails - London

Who: London Groovy & Grails User Group
What: LGGUG User Group Meetup - a look at what's new in Grails 1.4.0.M1 including static resource handling, database migration, unit testing, new AST transformations and more. Followed by an introduction to Groovy+
Cost: Free / pre-register

May 17 - Processing - London SE15

Who: Processing User Group
What: Processing User Meetup - regular monthly meeting for anyone with an interest in Processing to exchange tips and ideas.
Cost: Free

May 19 - Scala - London WC1V

Who: London Scala Users' Group
What: LSUG Coding Dojo
Cost: Free / pre-register

May 19 - Hardware - London WV1X 9NG

What: Open for change – talks on open source radiation monitoring in Japan, open source approaches to developing energy efficient technology and developing an affordable Braille cell display.
Cost: Free / pre-register

NEW May 19 - Debian - London WC1B

What: Debian Packaging Tutorial - A one day course in packaging software and managing packages on Debian.
Cost: UKUUG Members £275 inc VAT, Non-members £400 inc VAT

May 21 - Open Systems - London WC1E

What: OpenTech 2011 - an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, transport and democracy.
Cost: £5 on the door

Coming soon

June 21/22 - Accessibility - Birmingham

Who: DevCSI and Fullmeasure
What: Accessibility Hackdays – a two day workshop bringing developers, accessibility (a11y) users and experts together to hack on ideas, prototypes and mashups, while exploring the challenges in providing usable accessibility.
Cost: Free/ Pre-register

If you are an event organizer, 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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