{link:JSR 241|http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=241}{link}
- The
{link:Groovy|http://groovy.codehaus.org}{link}
Programming Language - London Meeting (Nov 2004)

{link:Groovy|http://groovy.codehaus.org}{link}
is a new agile dynamic language for the JVM. Groovy is designed to help you get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise and fun way.

Location

{link:Regis House|http://training.sun.com/GB/locations/london.html}{link}
(Bishopsgate Room - photos
{link:1|http://flickr.com/photos/jez/1368494/}{link}
,
{link:2|http://flickr.com/photos/jez/1368499/}{link}
,
{link:3|http://flickr.com/photos/jez/1368504/}{link}
)

Date

Who Will attend

{table}
  role | whom                | 11th/AM | PM  | Eve | 12th/AM | PM  | Eve
despot | James Strachan      |  yes    | yes | yes | yes     | a little   |    
driver | Guillaume LaForge   | yes     | yes | yes | yes     | yes | no   
       | Patrick Mueller(IBM)| yes     | yes | yes | yes     | yes | yes   
driver | Jeremy Rayner       | yes     | yes | yes | yes     | yes | yes
       | John Rose (Sun)     | yes     | yes | yes | yes     | yes | yes
       |RobNewsome(CapGemini)| no      | no  | yes | yes     | yes |    
       | * Philip Milne      | yes     |     |     |         |     |     
       | * Benedict Heal     | yes     | yes |     | no      | no  | no
       | * Neil Ellis        | yes     | yes |     |         |     | 
       |                     |         |     |     |         |     |
       | Aaron Alpar         |         |     |     |         |     |    
       | William Burdick Jr  |         |     |     |         |     |    
       |RandalHanford(Boeing)|         |     |     |         |     |    
       | Derek Lane          |         |     |     |         |     |    
       | Geir Magnusson (Apc)|         |     |     |         |     |    
       | Richard MonsonHaefel|         |     |     |         |     |    
       |                     |         |     |     |         |     |
       | Clinton L Combs     | no      | no  | no  | no      | no  | no   
       | Chris Poirier       | no      | no  | no  | no      | no  | no   
       | * Dion Almaer       | no      | no  | no  | no      | no  | no   
       | Rahul Tyagi         | no      | no  | no  | no      | no  | no  
       | John Wilson         | no      | no  | no  | no      | no  | no   
       |JonTirsen(Thughtwrks)| no      | no  | no  | no      | no  | no
{table}

Purpose

This meeting is going to be held for 3 primary reasons

planning & decision making

success criteria

an agreed

{link:Project Definition Document|http://biscuit.javanicus.com:5909/ProjectDefinitionDocument}{link}

problem solving & brainstorming

success criteria

Categorised

{link:issues of the day|http://docs.codehaus.org/display/GroovyJSR/Discussions}{link}

(solved / takenOffline / unsolvable / removed)

information sharing & presentations - might be nice

success criteria

mini presentation from delegates about Groovy usage

Jez - Groovy in the Press (points to learn)

Guillaume

others...

Agenda

Thursday morning:

_lunch at nearby restaurant (pay for your own)_

Thursday afternoon:

Thursday evening:

Friday:

{table}
      | meeting requirements
venue | whiteboard + pens
venue | chairs for up to 14 people
venue | wifi ?
venue | near restaurants
all   | your laptop (if you have one)
all   | a stack of white paper with tricky groovy samples
all   | snacks of your own.
jez   | index cards + big black marker + blu-tack
jez   | camera
jez   | fourblocks (for electricity)
MrG   | camera
jez   | minidisc recorder + microphone + enough blank discs
{table}