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February event

From: Dmitri G.
Sent on: Monday, February 20, 2012 10:36 AM

We are now only 2 days away from our February event and I hope you are all as excited as I am about having the legendary Joel Spolsky in the house. One small request, we currently have 157 people on the waiting list, so if for some reason you cannot make it tomorrow please update your status on the meetup page so someone else can take your place.

In addition to Joel we have the following talks lined for Wednesday.

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh - The story of Sugru
Seatwave - Seatwave's journey from a consumer marketplace to a developer platform
Alice Taylor - 3D-printing poseable, stackable, hackable toy objects: notes from the trenches somewhere in Shoreditch
Tim Grimsditch - 5 Things We Got Right (By Accident)

We also have new addition to the planning and execution team. Steve Buckley, aka Steve the Recuiter, aka Peroni, has recently stopped doing the Devil's work and to atone for his past transgressions will be helping us to put on awesome events for the community. Please join me in welcoming him to the team.

Wazoku are running a startup competition as part of Digital London summit, which offers £5,000 worth of prizes to the winning team -

If you are interested in learning a bit more about UX there are two great event coming up soon that should help you get started.

Devin a.k.a. @Hailpixel is running a UX Sketching workshop on 26th Feb -

UX Tuesday are running a session on Usability testing for startups on 28th Feb -

If you are a developer with an interest in financial services, have a shiny API to show off or have a real FinTech problem that you'd like to get solved, you may be interested in the Seedcamp's Seedhack weekend running from 30th March to 1st April. See here for details -

Last but not least, we now (slightly ironically) have a sub-reddit on reddit. Please use it for discussions, feedback, suggestions or anything else that takes your fancy.


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