GuruTeam Java Events | Dublin, Cork & Belfast:

EVENT TITLE: The JVM as a Platform for Building Smart Contracts

with Ben Evans, GuruTeam Ireland


CORK DATE: 25th April 2017 @ 7pm to 9pm | location Clayton/Clarion Hotel – in partnership with Cork JUG, sponsored by GuruTeam & it@cork Skillnet | Register here

DUBLIN DATE: 27th April 2017 @ 6.15pm | location Temple Bar, Dublin (to right of Palace Bar, on 1st floor) |Register here

BELFAST DATE: 17th May 2017 @ 6.30pm to 8.30pm | location Clayton Hotel Ormeau Avenue- in partnership with Belfast JUG, sponsored by GuruTeam | Register Here


Ben Evan’s Bio: Ben Evans is an author, speaker, consultant and educator. He is co-founder of jClarity, a performance tools start-up. He helps to organize the London Java Community and serves on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define new Java standards. He is a Java Champion, 3-time winner of the JavaOne Rockstar Speaker award and a Java Editor at InfoQ.

Ben is author of “The Well-Grounded Java Developer”, “Java: The Legend”, the new edition of “Java in a Nutshell” and the forthcoming “Optimizing Java”. Ben is a regular speaker and educator on topics such as the Java platform, systems architecture, security, performance and concurrency at companies and conferences all over the world.

Summary: In this talk, Ben will introduce some fundamentals of cryptocurrency, before diving deep into Java bytecode and classloading, to discuss a new way to make the JVM environment suitable for running ‘smart contracts’. These contracts have applications to distributed cryptographic ledgers, blockchains and cryptocurrencies. Ben will then introduce a real example based on R3’s Corda ledger (part of the Hyperledger project) and discuss some future directions and practical applications.
Developers who are interested in learning more about the JVM’s bytecode and classloading subsystems should attend. No previous knowledge or experience of distributed ledgers, cryptocurrency or blockchains is required.


BELFAST BREAKFAST BRIEFING MAY 18th: Java Technologies in the Age of Cloud – Implications for your Business

Presenter: Ben Evans (above)

Brief Description: In this briefing session, Ben Evans will address the current state of Java technologies and the road ahead. He will discuss how teams and developers are embracing the opportunities presented by Java in the cloud, as well as recent trends such as non-Java languages on the JVM, microservices, functional programming on the JVM, continuous delivery and devops.

Attendees can expect to take away a deeper understanding of how Java and JVM applications fit into a modern technology portfolio as well as risks and opportunities that are presented by the changing technology ecosystem.

Location: Clayton Hotel Belfast – view map

Time: 07:45 to 09:00 hrs (buffet breakfast and refreshments included)

Register Here:



The Joys of Implementation and Operation: OpenStack in the Wild”

ORGANISED BY: GuruTeam Ireland ( & co-sponsored by ICT Ireland Skillnet  (

PRESENTED BY: Edmund J Sutcliffe, GuruTeam Ireland

A look at the implementation and operational complexities of the delivery of a production quality OpenStack Instantiation. What pitfalls await us, what did we wish we had known and why has it turned out so difficult and complex.

Edmund J. Sutcliffe of GuruTeam has a wide range of experience in building complex tightly integrated systems, in a platform and vendor neutral manner. His main interests are in building scalable distributed applications infrastructure in a secure and supportable manner. The combinations of the breadth of knowledge and communication skills have been used to mentor new project teams, during start-up phases and architecture review.


If you would like to register you can do so HERE


Linux Foundation

January 2017: We are delighted to announce our new Training Partnership with the Linux Foundation.

Linux Foundation LogoRead more about our Linux Foundation portfolio here.



Past Events

AtlanTec Galway 2016

26th May Our Cloud Guru Edmund Sutcliffe was a guest speaker at the AtlanTec conference in Galway talking about “Iot – Collecting Data in an Imperfect World”. See an interview with Edmund Sutcliffe and Dave Locke talking about IoT here


DevOps Institute

DevOps Institute Registered Education Partner Round Logo_transparent_flat (1) GuruTeam became a DevOps Institute Registered Education Partner and can deliver the following certification courses:

 More DevOps certification courses to come…

New Courses

Can you believe that we now have OVER 250 courses all of which we can bring to your chosen location! To make your search for courses so simple, why not use our SEARCH button at the top of each page on our website?

Some of our new courses in recent months include:

HortonWorks Hadoop

HWX_Badge_Training DeliveryWe are delighted to announce our new training partnership with Hortonworks University. As their Authorised Training Partner in Ireland we are now offering various Hortonworks Hadoop onsite and offsite private training courses. Some examples of available courses are:

You can find our full list of Hortonworks and other Big Data/Hadoop courses on this link.


A Few Testimonials from our Clients

“This is my third class with GuruTeam and I have by now become accustomed to the team’s highly professional and useful courses. The course was very well organised, the course material was extensive and extremely well presented, the labs were well set up and easy-to-follow. The instructor, as usual, was very professional, knowledgeable, approachable and fun.” LPIC-2 Part 1: Linux Network Professional Certification Course | January ’16

“Excellent two days. Instructor was both informative and entertaining. We ventured off-track into very interesting topics to make it more practical and relevant to attendees. Very good.” Agile Boot Camp Nov 2015

“The finest instructor I have ever had on a tech course. Not only was his knowledge of the course material impeccable, but he was able to draw on practical real life experiences to help us along. An absolute genius and an absolute gentleman.” Linux Fund March 2014

“Excellent instructor. Probably the best I ever had on any course, his approach and structure were outstanding” | Linux Custom Jan 2014

“Very enjoyable, valuable to my day to day workings” | Linux Custom course Dec 2013

“This course was one of the most helpful courses I have done to date. The right balance of Theory and Practice was very beneficial” | Java Using Eclipse Nov 2013

“Instructor was great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Explained everything very well” | Linux Fund Jan 2014

“Excellent Course, brilliantly delivered and material was excellent” | Custom Linux Dec 2013

“Excellently run course. Facilities excellent. Thanks” | Linux Fund Dec 2013

“This has been an extremely informative course. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found the instructor extremely knowledgeable and approachable and I learned more than I expected.” | Linux Custom April 2013

“Excellent training, one of the best ones I have attended. Fills in assumed knowledge and creates solid foundations to build on. Instructor is extremely approachable and answered any and all questions in a way that built self understanding and knowledge” | Bash Shell Workshop Jan 2014


GuruTeam sponsors “maddog”‘s visit to Ireland in March 2015

It was a real honor and a pleasure for GuruTeam to welcome this World Renowned Linux Guru, aka “Jon maddog Hall”.

You will find a very modest description of Maddog on:

Something else of interest – The Future of Open Source 2015 Survey results

Cloud Credential Council Accreditation

We are now the only Cloud Credential Council Accredited Training Partner in Ireland. In recognition of the level of Cloud expertise within our organisation, we have been awarded this accreditation and can now offer some of the most globally recognised vendor neutral cloud certifications. We have a rapidly expanding portfolio of Cloud courses which we can deliver at our client’s location – anywhere in Ireland!

See our Cloud Computing Portfolio Here