Hacker News London Meetup - Now with 233% more capacity!

I am very excited to announce the next Hacker News London meetup. After months of searching we have finally secured a new, large venue that will be able to accommodate all those who wish to come along, right next to the Old St roundabout.

As well as a presentation and Q&A session with YC partner, Harjeet Taggar we have the following talks lined up for the evening.

Michael Brittain (Housebites) - Creating a food marketplace business

Kejia Zhu(StickyGram) - Turning code into magnets

Suleiman Murunga - The Biggest Online Launch Ever

Hrishi Mittal - Hrishi wants you to SWYM

 

The hashtag for the event is #HNLondon

 

Special thanks to Matthew Stafford and Jack Gavigan for helping to make this event happen and Chris Leydon and Olly Newport from Keyone Productions for volunteering to video the event.

 

The London Hacker News meetup is sponsored by the following, very generous companies.

TIM Group, a London financial software house that's hiring now! Commitment to developer learning and quality. Language agnostic. Innovating in automated testing. Fortnightly releases. Visit http://www.timgroup.com/careers.

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 http://forwardtechnology.co.uk/

Songkick.com 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 2007-2008 (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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  • A former member
    A former member

    When's the next event?

    @mattslight

    October 6, 2011

  • Eugene Nadyrshin

    Very informative talk by Harj, great talks by other speakers too from complete projects to ones that have been coded in a day!

    October 2, 2011

  • Rahul Gupta

    Looks like missed a great event! Will be there next time.

    October 1, 2011

  • keith stephens

    Great free beer and Pizza. www.swym.me - WTF though!

    September 30, 2011

  • Beau

    Killer stuff—especially the Q&A with Harj. Plenty of beer and pizza and great people—it's just a shame I had to leave early. Stoked for the next one!

    September 30, 2011

  • Marcin Dabrowski

    Great event! Totally enjoyed it! Great vibe and some good people there.
    Good selection of speakers, very inspiring. Harj's presentation was a hit.
    Thank you Dmitri & Co! Big thumbs up!

    September 30, 2011

  • Jacob Aldridge

    Definitely the best I've been to you yet - great combination of speakers, and the energy in the place was electric.

    September 30, 2011

  • Rayhan Rafiq Omar

    What an amazing set of presentations. All high quality (except the biggest launch one, but we can forgive and forget).

    Seriously, the guy who hacked together a new start-up, the Instagram fridge magnets and even Harj was surprisingly open, candid and really, genuinely gave his time to us.

    GREAT organisation!

    September 30, 2011

  • Guy Paterson

    Brilliant!

    September 30, 2011

  • dotemacs

    Very informative and inspirational! The quality of the talks was excellent @kzhu from Mint Digital destroyed it!

    September 30, 2011

  • David K

    Harj speaking was pretty cool

    September 30, 2011

  • Matthew Stafford

    Superb - thanks Dmitri, Ben & Pete

    September 30, 2011

  • Nick Smith

    Awesome once again.. the new venue rocked and all the talks were interesting and concise

    September 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The most inspiring meetup yet. Great job guys, especially on scaling up so well since last time.

    September 30, 2011

  • Prashant Gandhi

    Harjeet was fantastic.People were fantastic. Seats were a bit hard. Only two toilets for 500 was not so good.

    September 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Highlights from last night's event:

    http://www.matthewslight.com/20...­

    Please add yours.

    1 · September 30, 2011

  • Haroon Khan

    Best tech event I've been to since moving to London last year.

    September 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some really interesting talks, great evening.

    September 30, 2011

  • Paul Joslin

    Really good! Great speakers, great venue, great attendees, great priced pizza / beer.

    September 30, 2011

  • Robert Goheen

    Good speakers, good community. Please don't wait too long for the next one.

    September 30, 2011

  • Maciej Gryka

    Great stuff, the talks and people were very interesting, thanks to the sponsors for pizza and beer! Couldn't have been any better!

    September 30, 2011

  • Jeremy Bonney

    Amazing. Harj and the other speakers (in particular, the SYWM guy and the Mint Digital guy) rocked.

    September 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's the typical Spinal Tap moment. Where's the 6th star?

    @mattslight

    September 30, 2011

  • Nik Silver

    Lots of variety, and a great friendly crowd.

    September 30, 2011

  • Lorenzo Stoakes

    Great event, amazing turnout, great talks. Thanks v. much Ben + Dmitri!

    September 30, 2011

  • Chris Beach

    Superb speakers, friendly attendees. Well done Dmitri and Ben

    September 30, 2011

  • James Murfin

    Awesome event - three great startup insights and a great insight into YC from one of the Partners...

    September 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasn't expecting to be fed, that was a great start. Interesting speakers, well run.

    September 30, 2011

  • Rita Usanga

    Great demo's, Hackers with humour peppered with an inspiring talk from Harj at Y-C - what more could you ask for.

    September 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome evening - Harj was amazing - just wish I'd arrived earlier to see all of the demos!

    September 29, 2011

  • Russell

    Powerful conference. Great bunch of guys. Amazing all round. Whens the next one? ;)

    September 29, 2011

  • Guy Paterson

    Extreme talks! Inspiring, funny, informative and great fun.
    DG did a great job pulling this off at such a massive scale.. Well done!
    Guy

    1 · September 29, 2011

  • Namit Chadha

    Anyone know what the wifi/ wifi pass is?

    September 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this! WOOT @mattslight, eatsocial.net

    September 29, 2011

  • Dmitri Grabov

    Seems like a cool idea, though probably too last minute to incorporate it. Will see if we can use it at future events.

    September 29, 2011

  • Jed Christiansen

    For the Q&A, is there any chance we could use Google Moderator? http://www.google.com/moderator...­ It could be useful in making sure popular questions get asked, and not just those by people close to the microphones.

    1 · September 29, 2011

  • Russell

    How kind :D

    September 29, 2011

  • Michael Mahemoff

    It's free Russell. We can thank the kind sponsors for that :D.

    September 29, 2011

  • Russell

    I see no mention of costings. Is this a free event?

    September 28, 2011

  • Michael Mahemoff

    Dmitry, well done on arranging this venue of enormous proportions!

    1 · September 26, 2011

  • Ben Firshman

    1 · September 22, 2011

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