Tomorrow the London Java Community (LJC) meets for the monthly
Meet a Project night. I'll be there again, this time to explain how to get started contributing to Hibernate Search and answer all the questions you might have about the mysterious world of open source professionals.
I don't expect to need to explain what Hibernate Search is to the readers of this blog, but to clarify what it means in terms of CV and career opportunities, you get to learn and contribute to two very popular open source projects in one shot: Apache Lucene and Hibernate. Technically it's maintained under the Hibernate umbrella but you get very close to Lucene/Solr as well. And there are other cool projects being presented too: we do quick round-tables, so you'll get to talk face to face with many developers.
Anyone is welcome and Red Hat kindly sponsors with some refreshments, so you have an excuse to come and say hi even if you think you're not going to contribute any code: your suggestions and complaints over a drink are very welcome too.
Free as in Beer is getting a new meaning:-)
To register and find more details look at the Meetup event page.