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Peter Pilgrim :: Java Champion :: Digital 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 […]

JavaOne 2014 in Depth

08 October 2014 2 comments

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“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” Steve Paul Jobs I attended many more sessions at  JavaOne 2014  than I would have if I had to perform lots of sessions. This circumstance allowed me to relax, to put my feet up as it were. I spoke […]

Retracing JavaOne 2014

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  Photo License My photos are licensed under Creative Commons License 2.5. You must include the license. You must attribute the source. You cannot use my work, the source for commercial activities. You cannot edit or derive the source. For more information read the license or for enquiries contact me. JavaOne 2014 is my ten […]

Where Are All The Black People in IT?

05 July 2014 3 comments

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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 […]

Keeping It Rather Fake on the Job Interview Front

29 May 2013 1 comment

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#DontFallForThisOne This arrived is my Gmail inbox this afternoon. I had heard that some people were getting these mails; but I didn’t believe them until now. charles <charlesbrown486@yahoo.co.uk> 14:36 (22 minutes ago) to me Hi As a result your application, I would like to invite you to attend an interview. You will have an interview […]

Poke Life And Something Will Pop Out: Steve Jobs

05 November 2011 Comments off

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I have been going through my photographs from my October 2011 California trip. It is time to share and poke life. (See below for Dennis Ritchie)   Here’s a guy that revolutionised the computer industry, the music industry, the motion picture industry, the telephone industry. There’s four, and maybe more. That’s impact. Robert Cringely   […]

Steve Jobs, a Genius in Thought Leadership and Creative Product Visionary

06 October 2011 2 comments

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    One of the greatest technology leaders that ever lived and probably ever walk this earth. RIP Steve Jobs, Apple Chairman and former CEO http://www.apple.com/stevejobs/ ( Applause ;-D *) Hewlett Packard –> Atari –> Apple –> Next –> Pixar –> Next –> Apple   Quotes From Commencement Speech at Reed College   “Sorry to […]

The Collective Summer Camp UK Continues

26 July 2011 Comments off

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  In the first three weeks of July, I was super-busy, so The Collective Summer Camp UK had to take a backseat while I sorted out stuff. I am still pushing on with this event. I believe definitely that we should have this style of event happening in the UK. We have create the flaming […]

Finished at Fifty: Is This The Future Abyss That We Are All Looking At?

25 April 2011 Comments off

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  @peter_pilgrim: Ow! I watched panorama via the iplayer finished at fifty http://tinyurl.com/3dm2yzn and the future  prospects were bleak @imccaffery: @peter_pilgrim i know the future is bleak i was on the programme   British Television viewers are probably very familiar with Panorama, the investigative journal program on the terrestrial  BBC ONE TV. I watched this […]

Dead Market, Minds Full of Hate

22 March 2011 1 comment

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The market is dead. The brief flurry of activity in January and February is at an end. There is truly not a lot going on out there. I seem to have attracted some haters out there. Because I have been pushing Beyond Java, looking at innovation beyond Java the programming language, many folk seem to […]

I Eat Humble Pie Too

10 March 2011 1 comment

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Today, I was at the wonderful and fabulous QCon London conference at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre. It was an absolute privilege to be there again. This is probably the best developer event in London aimed at corporate and professional engineers. I met some great people today, networked with a couple of German engineers […]

QCon London 2011 Java Community Panel

09 March 2011 Comments off

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Thursday 4:50PM March 11, 2011 is the date and time. Location is the Rutherford room at Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The occasion is QCon London 2011 conference. I will be joining the Patrick Curran, of the Java Community Process (The JCP) in a panel discussion. Patrick Curran is the chairman of the JCP, works in […]

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