#HNLondon, January 2013 - presented by Sanderson Jones

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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  • Ace C.

    I noticed it was being video'd - is the recording of the session available online somewhere?

    February 2, 2013

    • Steve B.

      Follow Dmitri's link above. All the videos are right there.

      1 · February 13, 2013

    • Ace C.

      my bad - was being dumb. Thanks for the reply - any news on the next event?

      February 13, 2013

  • David A.

    Fun event, some interesting speakers. Would have liked the 'sponsors' to present a bit more about their companies, but overall a good night!

    1 · February 1, 2013

    • Jörg S.

      [masked] if you are interested to know more

      February 1, 2013

    • martin g.

      Likewise - if you want to know about Qubit contact me on [masked]. Or pop into our office in Soho!

      February 3, 2013

  • Juan M.

    Ate pizza till I could barely move for more beers. Talks where nice too, specially the one by the granny jumper guy.

    February 1, 2013

    • Dave N.

      Sounds like you had more than your fair share of pizza? :-(

      February 3, 2013

  • Udo S.

    I apologize if this has already been answered elsewhere (if so I couldn't find it): will there be video of the presentations for those of us who couldn't be there?

    February 2, 2013

  • Matt B

    Sanderson Jones: "Sorry, we can't take any more questions for the presenters you came here to see; we've gotta leave time for me to babble inanely".

    Priorities? Sure, you can be funny (loud, but funny - who was manning the PA anyway, and anyone else still have a crick in the neck from the ceiling mounted projector?), but seriously, don't cut off the flow of questions just so you can launch into your self indulgent humour. Fine to interrupt if it's tight for time and you need to introduce the next presenter, but otherwise, please remember what you (and everyone else) is there for. (Hint: it isn't you.)

    February 2, 2013

    • Steve B.

      You're slating someone for following orders. If you were sitting anywhere near the front or familiar with any of our previous events you would have clearly seen me instructing Sanderson to wrap up the Q&A's. I encourage criticism, provided it's constructive.

      February 2, 2013

    • Dmitri G.

      Hi Matt, apologies about the projector angle. It's a tricky beast to adjust, however I'll aim to sort it out for the next event. Regarding our compere, as Steve mentioned, Sanderson was part of the bill as much as the speakers. While the Q&A after the talks is one of the most interesting parts of the event, if a speaker is running over the allotted time we would rather not interrupt them and instead make up some time from the Q&A. We aim to cater to a wide range of interests as well as make the evening entertaining and Sanderson does a great job on that front. I welcome all feedback, it helps us to stay on the ball and put together a great event. If you have further ideas or suggestions, feel free to email me on [masked].

      February 2, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Cracking night, great speakers and entertaining banter from Sanderson Jones

    2 · February 1, 2013

  • Jörg S.

    sanderson was awesome!

    2 · February 1, 2013

  • Ali

    Robots, startups, programmable bins, Jesus in a unicorn-tear-encrusted jumper. How do you fit so much awesome into one place? Lets do it again!

    February 1, 2013

  • Jörg S.

    I had a blast! Super interesting speech by Ian!

    January 31, 2013

  • Stuart C.

    Great speakers and met some interesting people.

    January 31, 2013

  • George M.

    Great event! As always!:)

    January 31, 2013

  • Douglas S.

    Having fun making http://douglassquirrel.com/figh...­ (and hoping to hire devops php coders)

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Harry L.

    I bought a ticket, but won't be able to attend. What can I do?

    January 31, 2013

  • Piers C.

    Any chance of adding one guest to my registration?

    January 31, 2013

    • James W.

      I also have a spare ticket as I can't go now, can I transfer it to someone?

      January 31, 2013

    • Piers C.

      Already been sorted out, but thanks guys :)

      January 31, 2013

  • Adam L.

    I was just registering myself with 1 guest and RSVP has been closed. Can we still attend the event?

    January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got it. Thanks, Dmitri!

      January 31, 2013

    • Kris A.

      Same here if possible...

      January 31, 2013

  • Kris A.

    Trying to register just myself. Is this still possible? thanks

    January 31, 2013

  • Jon P.

    I went to Sanderson's show last night (he does one every Wednesday at The Star of Kings Pub near Kings Cross off York Way) and it was amazing. I highly recommend it, I couldn't stop laughing!

    Anyway....My company, Ginicam, has created a brand new video streaming technology that allows an unlimited number of people to engage in a live video conference, broadcast or feed simultaneously (for free, two-way HD video). It is not flash based and uses very little bandwidth. We've created a platform for people to buy and sell services in real-time using this new technology. We are also doing white-label/bespoke builds for companies wanting to use the video streaming technology outside of our platform. If you'd like to know more send me a message or email me at: [masked].

    I look forward to seeing you all tonight.

    Kind regards,

    Jonathan Prove

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hoping to connect with an experienced developer(s) for smartphone platform (or smartphone friendly HTML) for developing several MVP apps as a front end to an existing backbone I have in place. Can be project based on ongoing part time to work around your schedule Peter poliver7 at gmail dot com

    January 31, 2013

  • Jörg S.

    If you would like to have a chat about payment reach out!

    January 31, 2013

    • Paul

      wat.

      January 31, 2013

  • Stefan S.

    Look forward to HN London, first time for me.

    January 29, 2013

    • Julien DA S.

      First time for me in London too, I went to the one in Paris multiple times though. It looks much bigger event here!

      January 29, 2013

  • neil n.

    wish i could make the meetup, it sounds like a good one. ian is a thoughtful guy, i spoke to him about his approach and challenges a few months ago. have a read http://startupjuicer.com/2012/0...­

    January 29, 2013

  • Helder O.

    Paymill website is down at the moment. Interesting project though, I wanted to have a look... :P

    January 17, 2013

  • Ingo H.

    I would love to go, but I will pass for a February meeting.

    January 17, 2013

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