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All the talks for Thursday are now confirmed. We have Chris Heilmann from Mozilla joining us as a headliner for a talk titled Keep calm and trust HTML5.

The honeymoon period of HTML5 seems to be over and as developers we seem to feel confused and wary of the hype about it. Instead we compare HTML5 with the other booming tech and wonder if it really is something we should put our efforts in. In this talk Chris Heilmann of Mozilla will cut through the hype, show what's ready to use and around the corner and help you do your part to make HTML5 work without adding to the confusion.

In addition we have the following talks:

  • Sanderson Jones - Start Up Stand Up
  • Peteris Erins - Logic Programming
  • Rytis Vitkauskas and Viktoras Jucikas - KISS Mobile Commerce
  • Avinash Royurru - Designing for mobile

As always we have a huge quantity of beer and pizza at the event to make it even more enjoyable.

BTW, we currently have 94 people on the waiting list, if you RSVPed Yes and cannot make it, please update your attendance so someone else can take the place.

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  • Rich C.

    Hi, I'm going to Vietnam in a few weeks. I hear there's quite a vibrant start up community out there. I was wondering if anyone has any experience of it? Are there any government initiatives (like startup chillie)?

    Cheers
    Rich
    @xedarius

    December 4, 2012

  • Dmitri G.

    A few of you were asking about Sanderson's show. It's on every Wednesday at the Star of Kings in King's Cross. The next one is on 28th November. To come tweet @Sandersonjones, or email [masked], and he will deliver a ticket to you.

    We are also planning on making him a regular fixture at HNLondon :D

    November 26, 2012

    • chris

      Great idea as a regular!!!

      November 26, 2012

  • Navin A.

    It was a really awesome event with amazing crowd! Speakers were great! Vibe was fantastic.. Beers were chilled and pizza was a treasure hunt ;) All in all an amazing evening well spent with the best tech crowd in town! Thanks to all the sponsors for their generosity! And Many Thanks to the Organisers for their hard work! I am an Organiser myself (of http://appsjunction.co.uk) so I know its really hard work especially on the day of the event. Great Show Guys! Super liked it! keep it up!

    November 23, 2012

  • Navin A.

    It was a really awesome event with amazing crowd! Speakers were great! Vibe was fantastic.. Beers were chilled and pizza was a treasure hunt ;) All in all an amazing evening well spent with the best tech crowd in town! Thanks to all the sponsors for their generosity! And Many Thanks to the Organisers for their hard work! I am an Organiser myself (of http://appsjunction.co.uk) so I know its really hard work especially on the day of the event. Great Show Guys! Super liked it! keep it up!

    Do you guys have a group on facebook or linkedin to carry on the conversations in between meetups? and to easily stay in touch with the people in between meetups?

    Cheers!
    @navinarora

    2 · November 23, 2012

  • Olav

    Thanks to the organisers for putting on a great event! Here are the highlights of what was shared on Twitter: http://hnlondon.fuse.ly
    We registered a total of 218 tweets from 114 people giving a total reach of 333,174!

    November 23, 2012

  • Dmitry

    Awesome, as usual.

    November 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good as always.

    November 23, 2012

  • Joost S.

    Quality of the presentations highly mixed.

    November 23, 2012

  • Steve B.

    Cracking night had by all

    November 23, 2012

  • Robert C.

    Very interesting as per usual! This was my third hacker news meet up since I starter as a recruitment consultant in May. On each occasion I have learned something new and have met many cool, interesting, really patient 'hackers' who are happy to share their knowledge on the tech stacks that they work on and that I recruit.

    November 23, 2012

  • Saulius

    Some of the talks were very good. Nice people to chat with.

    November 23, 2012

  • Anthony F.

    Blurg, had to last minute cancel. Hope everyone else makes the effort, looks like another great evening.

    See you all at the next one.

    T

    November 22, 2012

  • Jack G.

    If you're interested in visiting Silicon Valley, check out LDN2SFO - a group trip to the San Francisco and the Bay Area for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups, taking place at the end of January. The schedule includes a visit to Y Combinator and a bunch of other startups and accelerators, as well as talks and Q&A sessions with successful entrepreneurs, including fellow Brits Andy McLoughlin and Scott Allison.

    More information can be found at www.ldn2sfo.com

    November 22, 2012

    • Jack G.

      Yes, there are still places. A bunch of people had to drop out when Wayra scheduled their investor day to clash with the trip.

      November 22, 2012

    • David K

      We'll take it... Matt C will be on it and will email you

      November 22, 2012

  • Navin A.

    Hi Guys,

    Can't wait to be there!

    Appsjunction is looking for more speakers & experts in the Apps domain. We also love app demos and if you have a cool app you wish to demo someday to your own geeky-entrepreneur community for feedback then please find me at the event tonight!

    I especially look forward to meeting the app experts among you and convince you to share your knowledge with our group members too :) we need more of your app-love! :) Cheers!
    Navin
    geeky-entrepreneur ;)
    Volunteer- http://Appsjunction.org
    @navinarora, @appsjunction
    http://uk.linkedin.com/in/navinarora

    November 22, 2012

  • Guy P.

    Just released my spot. Hope to see you all at the next one. This is one event I hate to miss.

    Guy Paterson
    Equinox Innovations
    R&D Tax Credits
    http://www.equinoxinnovations.com

    November 22, 2012

  • Sasha

    Hackers/Hackettes - I am hoping to see more girls this evening than at previous meet-ups.
    I've released my guest spots so good news for those on the waiting list. In the meantime, if you're a start-up look for tres vogue office space in a co-working environment check out http://www.techspacelondon.com/ and get in touch: [masked]

    November 22, 2012

  • RIchard B.

    I was going tonight up until a moment ago. Have fun everyone, looks like a great line up and awesome bunch of people. Gutted I can't make it. Check out www.bfore.me in the mean time and I will try to make it to the next one.

    November 22, 2012

  • Sundar V.

    Hi Hackers, we are looking for Mobile developers and UX/UI designers to join Skillendar (http://www.skillendar.com). If you are interested, please get in touch with me at the earliest.

    November 22, 2012

  • Maulik

    Looking forward for tonight's meetup. I am product manager and interested in meeting early stage start-ups.

    November 22, 2012

  • Onkar J.

    Anyone not planning to turn up, please do release your spot. Thanks!

    November 22, 2012

    • Alastair L.

      Thanks for the nudge, not going to be make it after all but had forgotten to release it.

      November 22, 2012

  • Navin A.

    Hi Guys, Appsjunction is looking for more speakers & experts in the Apps domain. We had a wonderful event focused around apps yesterday http://appsjunction.co.uk/events/90241252/ where Alexis Dormandy,one of the founders of Virgin Mobile & Virgin Active, presented lovethis and shared his experiences of working with Richard Branson. We had some really good app demos and presentations! I especially look forward to meeting the app experts among you and convince you to share your knowledge with our group members too :)

    Cheers!
    Navin
    Volunteer, Apps Consultant
    http://Appsjunction.co.uk

    2 · November 20, 2012

    • Joshua S.

      Not sure this is exactly what you're looking for but the people at www.dex.io are very good at finding speakers who have their heads in the tech world.

      1 · November 20, 2012

    • Navin A.

      @Joshua - Thanks very much! Just dropped them a mail!

      November 20, 2012

  • David C.

    What's the topic for Chris Heilmann's talk?

    November 20, 2012

    • Dmitri G.

      Just posted an update on the meetup page with Chris's talk details.

      1 · November 20, 2012

    • David C.

      Great, thanks!

      November 20, 2012

  • Jack G.

    FYI, registration for the LDN2SFO trip to Silicon Valley (including a visit to YCombinator) is now open. See www.ldn2sfo.com for details.

    1 · November 14, 2012

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