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#HNLondon, April 2014

The plan for the next event is as follows:

Sadly, Sanderson Jones who was supposed to be compering will be in Silicon Valley for a Y Combinator interview and will not be joining us for the event :(

18:30 - Beers and pizza
19:00 - Sponsors and introductions
19:20 - Fergus Dyer-Smith: Startup Lessons from Running a Double Sided Market place
19:40 - Azmat Yusuf: Citymapper on product
20:00 - break
20:20 - Luke Marsden: Getting funded when you’re not in a startup hotspot
20:40 - Dan Crow: What do you know? How Songkick uses continuous delivery and experimentation to learn
from its users
21:00 - Pub

To make his talk as relevant and interesting as possible, Azmat has asked for feedback regarding what you most would like to hear about. If there any particular aspect of designing and building Citymapper that you would like to learn more about, now is your chance. Please pop your question in the comments below or email me at [masked] .

If you like geek challenges but want an something other than a hackathon to part take in, check out Hacker Olympics on Saturday, 24th at Shoreditch Village Hall. Challenges are yet to be announced, though past events have included bad code, writing great code, building a tower of plastic cups, and battling it out on 90s era Nintendo games. Ticket £5 from

Open Rights Group are organising European Parliament candidate hustings on the 15th May at Shoreditch Village Hall from 18:30-21:30. It's your chance to quiz candidates from all main political parties on issues from censorship, mass surveillance to open data.

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  • Raul P.

    Great event!, wonder if the talks videos are going to be updated somewhere,

    April 28, 2014

  • Ian V.

    Great night, when do you think the videos will be up?

    April 28, 2014

  • Matthew L.

    Best HNLondon I've been to so far, out of a sample size of 3. Keep it up!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Great talks - thanks to the speakers

    April 26, 2014

  • Alan

    Thanks for holding this great event! I really learned a lot :D Can't wait for the next event

    April 24, 2014

  • Apostolis T.

    much much better than I was expected

    1 · April 24, 2014

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