London Metropolitan University - Guest Speaker Peter Lawrey, Java Expert

On Thursday 13 October 2016, the London Met BCS chapter hosted Java Expert, Peter Lawrey to present to an audience in an informative talk about building a career in Java programming. Monika Rabka, Head of Social for the chapter informed BCS how the event went...

 London Metropolitan University Student Chapter Talk (1)

“Our BCS Student Chapter Computer Society at London Metropolitan University has organised an event called "World’s Most Knowledgeable Java Programming Expert Live: A talk with Peter Lawrey about how to build your career in Java Programming". The event took place from 5:30pm in Henry Thomas Room at LMU Holloway Campus.

This event was our first ever and it was a very successful one! More than 50 people attended, including members of our Computer Society and other London Met students, as well as people from outside, like BCS members and students from different London universities.

 London Metropolitan University Student Chapter Talk (3)

Our guest, Peter Lawrey has covered many topics in his talk, from how he got into Java programming and how he started his own firm, to details about what it's like for students after finishing university. There was also a quite long Q & A session, during which our guest gave very helpful answers to a huge variety of questions!

Throughout the event, we had pizza and energy drinks for everyone to help themselves. We were well prepared as the food and drinks never ran out, so nobody went home hungry!

 London Metropolitan University Student Chapter Talk (2)

All in all, we are really happy with how the event turned out and we can't wait to organise another one!”

Many thanks to Monika for providing the write up and to all involved in organising this event who helped make it a great success.