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Come to Skills Matter for some techie talks, beer, pizza and socialising

Demos and presentations from 6:30 at Skills Matter,[masked] Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Beers will be at The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, London, EC1V 0DX, where we have an area reserved for us from 8 o'clock onwards.

For this evening we are delighted to bring you:

David Mytton - MongoDB is web scale
Max Niederhofer - Qwerly: A data API for the social web
Pete Smith - Songkick's Y Combinator summer
Aisha Yusaf - Startup superfoods
Ian Oszwald - SocialTies - Discover interesting people nearby
Andrew Byde - Acunu: Cassandra on Steroids
Tom Blomfield - Agile Web Development or: What we learned from launching a start-up from a bedroom

As with the last event we will do a quick one minute slot, open mic session to give the opportunity to make any announcements such avaialble jobs, help requests / offers etc.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please register Skills Matter on their event page at to ensure they know you are coming and let you in.

Sponsored by:

youDevise, a London financial software house that's hiring now! Commitment to developer learning and quality. Language agnostic. Innovating in automated testing. Fortnightly releases. Visit and

Forward is a collection of innovative online brands based in Camden, London. Our success is driven by talented people who are given the freedom to experiment with technology in a low ceremony environment (with lots of perks). Our problem-solving attitude and focus on technology has kept us profitable and made us one of the top 10 fastest growing privately owned technology companies in the UK. We're looking for smart, polyglot hackers that understand the web and are focused on delivery. Read more (and apply) at is a Y Combinator startup (s2007) making it easy to track your favourite bands so you never miss them live. Some of you may recall some early Hacker News meetups we ran out of our flat in Spitalfields back in[masked] (here are some blurry pictures). We're pleased as punch to be getting involved in Dmitri and Ben's new meetup : it's excellent to have London HN-ers meeting together regularly again..!

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  • Guy P.

    Great lineup of presenters! Nice to see some good success stories.

    May 13, 2011

  • Manu M.

    a great event for the startup community. 175 turned up, by far the biggest group i've seen in recent times in the entrepreneur community. great talks, excellent chats, beer and pizza, what else can you ask for?

    May 13, 2011

  • Andrew S.

    Great talks and crowd.

    May 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely the best hackernews meet-up I've been to so far. The panel was very good and the 2 really startups presented.

    May 13, 2011

  • Jeremy B.

    Awesome speakers, panel, and very nice of YouDevise to offer the beers, and Songkick to get a tab at the pub later.

    May 13, 2011

  • Steve B.

    Great event and some really great people. Looking forward to the next one. One criticism: Needs more pizza.

    May 13, 2011

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