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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital Developer Architect

I design Java EE and Scala software solutions for the blue-chip clients and private sector

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Fake Jobs List 2016

19 May 2016 Comments off

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Fake Jobs Fake jobs gives a bad name for the information technology contracting industry. It is just a scam to scavenge and harvest CVs from hapless developers, designers and architects and then to source the leads (human network communication) for recruitment agents. It starts for me, at least, with the recruiter refusing to give the […]

Where Are All The Black People in IT?

05 July 2014 3 comments

4 minutes

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Recently, I flicked through the faces of all of the presentations titles from Google I/O 2014 videos, I saw only one person who was black. She was from Ethiopia and was talking about a very worthy cause, solving the food shortage in Africa and making the cost of food production cheaper so that everyone could […]

JavaCro 2014

16 May 2014 Comments off

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What an amazing week it was! On Monday, I gave a keynote presentation to JavaCro 2014. We flew into Zagreb in Sunday, were given a ride by Marko Elezović to Porec. The conference took place at the Valamar Diamant hotel and there some 250 Croatian developers and designers taking part. The JavaCro conference is a […]

#ITMustChange2014

08 January 2014 Comments off

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Instead of moaning, groaning and whining about the frustration of job search in the industry like I did last year and the years before. I am doing something about it this year, #ITMustChange2014 is the start of the awareness campaign. Here is the media, which is Creative Commons Licensed 3.0, Share-A-Like, No-Derivatives and Non-Commercial. So […]

My First Technical Book

29 October 2013 1 comment

1 minute

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I arrived back in the UK after a trip to JavaOne and a tour of California. After hugs and kisses from family and dealing with other matter, there was package waiting in the hallway. I finally saw three copies of the Java EE 7 Developer Handbook. This is what crossing the finishing looks like in […]

Some Advice for New University Graduates; Dreams of Developing Software

26 December 2012 1 comment

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I have taken a step back in an attempt to put the year 2012 in focus. As always, it started with great hopes and there were highs and it seemed for a moment, that working life was back on track, but lurking in the background was an impending disaster. The problems were not fixed, I […]

Your Next PR Disaster is Inevitable When You Provide No Feedback

25 December 2012 Comments off

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This is a warning to the reader; your might feel at the end of this entry that it is all Dickens’s Christmas Carol and “Bah! Humbug!”. You would be rightfully semi-accurate in your analysis, of course. Quite simply, I hate when I go to an interview that is either face-to-face with a potential employer, or […]

QCon London 2011 Experiences and Community

12 March 2011 Comments off

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Today, I feel humbled to experience another QCon London conference. It is the fourth time I have been involved, and I consider it the biggest event in my home town. What were my favourite events and happenings at QCon? Meeting with the people and having inspired conservations about technology Meeting Wendy Devolder of SkillsMatter and […]

The Java Posse Round Up 2011

03 March 2011 Comments off

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The things I enjoyed about this year’s open space conference. Just the enthusiasm and the luck of the draw about being there again. It was heart warming and uplifting to be part of the action Meeting this year’s new people Getting reacquainted with the previous JPR11 attendees Diane Marsh’s Scala Koans Sitting on Bruce Eckel’s […]

Black People Will Never Be Promoted (Audio Boo Rough 174)

01 February 2011 1 comment

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As I write this early in the morning I am really tired on being on the back side of what counts as information technology. Recently a friend asked me to simple two questions. I could not give a satisfactory answer.  The questions were why are you (as in me) not yet a manager of a […]

Darkness 171 (Audioboo Rough Script)

28 January 2011 Comments off

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— At this moment in the Java world, it looks fairly gloomy and desolate out there. There is not a lot of awful good news out there to be found. The paucity of good news seems to feel like the onset of the bubonic plague in London in the middle ages. To the majority, it […]

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