The talks for the January event are now confirmed and we are delighted to announce our schedule as follows:
18:30 - Networking, drinks and pizza
19:00 - Introductions by Sanderson Jones - @SandersonJones
19:10 - Alexandros Marinos - @AlexandrosM
Screens, Snow, & Recycling - Extreme programming, taken literally
19:30 - Scott Sage - @Scott_Sage
The Fundraising Toolkit
19:50 - Anish Mohammed - @AnishMohammed
Open source hardware, drones and maker movement - The future of robotics
20:10 - Break and networking
20:30 - Ian Hogarth - @Soundboy
Talking to people you don't know
21:00 - Post meetup drinks at The Windmill (http://www.thewindmillinthecity.com/) - map
As usual the event comes with a plentiful supply of beer and pizza.
BTW, if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, I recommend you check out Design In Action. A one day hackathon that matches designers and developers to create cool apps. http://designinaction.eventbrite.com
I would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the London Hacker News meetup.
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