DevTank April

  • Apr 13, 2011 · 6:30 PM
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As the popularity of DevTank grows, I know that some people were disappointed not to get a place for the last meeting. Even before we had announced speakers for this month all the places were taken and there was a waiting list, so we thought it was time to find a bigger venue. The April DevTank will be at StartHub, so just around the corner from MOO, with space for 200 people.

As well as a bigger venue, we also have another fantastic line-up of speakers. Paolo Perrotta is the author of Metaprogramming Ruby and has more than ten years of experience as a developer and writer. These days, Paolo coaches agile teams for Yoox, a large Internet fashion shop, and teaches Java throughout Europe. He lives in Bologna, Italy, so we are lucky to have him in London for DevTank. He will be talking about the differences between languages such as Java/C# and Ruby/Python.

Jaan Orvet is Huddle's Director of User Experience. He has co-founded start-ups on both sides of the Atlantic (CodeSlam, Gray White Black, KIO, Nearbie, Treepose), worked in both production and senior management positions for companies like Yahoo!, Spray/Razorfish, Orbitsvillea and MINT, and is co-author of Noded. He is based at Huddle's San Francisco office, so again we are pleased to have in London for this event. He will be talking about why User Experience matters to human beings.

6.30 - 7.00 Arrive and grab a beer 
7.00 - 7.45 Paolo Perrotta, "Java is from Mars, Ruby is from Venus"
7.45 - 8.30 Beer, pizza and chat 
8.30 - 9.15 Jaan Orvet, "Why UX matters to human beings"
9.30 onwards adjourn to a local pub

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the event was organized very well. The speakers were both very entertaining as well. The reason I am giving the event 4 stars instead of 5 was because it seemed like most people already knew each other so it was tough to meet people.

    April 18, 2011

  • Steve K.

    Always worth going

    April 14, 2011

  • Branden F.

    Great talks. Good central venue. Awesome pizza. Big thanks to huddle.

    April 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Two excellent talks made for a top notch evening at DevTank.

    April 14, 2011

  • Alex O.

    We're making project management software for startups and agencies, might be of use to some peeps:

    If interested in steering future direction, grab us tonight.

    April 13, 2011

  • Imran G.

    For those looking for startup jobs in London check out:

    Pretty much every major startup in London is hiring devs right now, good time to be a developer :)

    April 13, 2011

  • Allan G.

    Interested in speaking to anyone using Ruby's Sinatra framework in a production environment. Also as I'm currently between roles, happy to talk to anyone looking to fill a senior CTO level role as either interim or perm

    April 13, 2011

  • Aidan F.

    Wiggle are looking for an excellent senior software engineer. Say hello, get an intro, or drop one of us a note. We're doing awesome stuff with BDD at the moment.

    April 13, 2011

  • Steffen

    anybody there that has experience in ad network APIs/Frameworks?

    April 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh well.. Since there are so many comments around hiring... Forward is hiring too, ping me tonight if you are interested.

    April 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yell Labs are hiring a front-end developer - tap me on the shoulder to learn more.

    Tuxebo (YC startup) are hiring for a Python and Pylons developer who has the potential to become a C.T.O. Tap me on the shoulder to get an intro to Colin, or go find Colin Beattie.

    April 13, 2011

  • Nic R.

    Really looking forward to my first DevTank - The talks look real engaging, the pizza and beer incredibly tempting and the company looks most interesting. Hoping to meet lots of like minded folks!

    April 12, 2011

  • Thai T.

    My startup Lightbox is hiring, so please grab me at Devtank if you'd like to learn more:

    April 12, 2011

  • John S.

    Looking forward to DevTank, its going to be a long night after three days of JAX London conference. If Java is from Mars, Ruby is from Venus then I cant help but wonder which planets python, clojure, scala, groovy and haskell come from :-)

    April 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member are pleased to welcome Devtank Meetup Group to StartHub on Wed 13th April. See you all there!

    March 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member welcomes members of the DevTank meetup group to Starthub on Wed 13th April.

    March 28, 2011

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