Feelin’ Groovy

Skills Matter looks set to be the grooviest place in all of London this December.  Among the famous faces appearing to deliver expert training and presentations will be Guillaume LaForge, Graeme Rocher, and Dierk König.

Dierk König gets Skills Matter into full swinging style on 09 December, with his Practical Groovy for Developers workshop — which he will also be delivering personally.  This course gives you a two-day introduction to Groovy, along with its areas of applicability with specific, real-world examples.

No Groovy training from the experts is ever complete without an accompanying Practical Grails for Developers workshop.  Dierk follows his Groovy course with an intense two days on Grails.  Over the two days of Dierk’s Practical Grails workshop, you will learn how to build industrial-strength web applications for the Java Virtual Machine.

Training doesn’t get much groovier than this — Dierk König is a committer to Groovy and Grails, as well as being the co-author (with Guillaume Laforge) of the best selling Groovy in Action book.  Dierk also appeared at Skills Matter’s First International Grails eXchange, back in 2007.

December’s Groovy and Grails extravaganza doesn’t end there, either — Guillaume LaForge and Graeme Rocher take Skills Matter by storm with the 4th annual Groovy & Grails eXchange, on December 16th and 17th.

Graeme Rocher is the project lead and co-founder of the Grails web application framework, as well as the author of the Definitive Guide to Grails — while Guillaume LaForge (as well as being coauthor of Groovy in Action) is the Groovy Project Manager and Spec Lead of JSR-241, the Java Specification Request standardizing the Groovy dynamic language.

Last year’s Groovy & Grails eXchange was standing room only, with every ticket sold for the conference — and the buzz for 2010 is already increasing in volume.  Follow updates on Groovy & Grails eXchange 2010, including speakers and programmes, or just suggest ideas and topics on Twitter, using the tag #grailsx.

Finally, don’t miss the Groovy Grails User Group — next meeting on the 22nd of November.

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