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Talk details for this Thursday

Dmitri G.
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We are now only two days away from our next event, which has frankly reached epic proportions. Therefore it is about time I shared the talk details with you.

Harjeet Taggar(Y Combinator) - Headline speaker plus Q&A

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

If you simply cannot wait to enjoy some geeky goodness, please check out Flagon's Den at Innovation Warehouse on Wednesday, 28th Sep for some awesome demos from London's latest startups. All details are here : http://www.flagonsden.com/­

I would also like to extend a special thanks to Chris Leydon and Olly Newport from Keyone Productions for volunteering to video the event.



A huge thanks goes out to our event sponsors TIM Group, Songkick and Silicon Milkroundabout, Forward, Matthew Stafford and Jack Gavigan without whom none of this would have been possible.

When Songkick moved back to London after YC there were just a handful of start-ups based in East London. Since then a community of hackers, designers, and company builders has started to emerge. We're nowhere near the Valley or even New York yet, but things like the hacker news meetup demonstrate how much potential there is. Songkick organised the Silicon Milkroundabout earlier this year as a hack - to see if we could find a way to increase visibility of jobs at start-ups and stop getting drowned out by banks, consultancies and bigger corporations like Google. It went way better than expected - 45 start ups participated, 400 people showed up on the day and 1 in 4 jobs were filled. The bigger companies helped to subsidise the event so that start-ups of every size could afford to take part. Songkick are announcing a second version on 30th October at a bigger venue to enable more start-ups and developers to take part:
- If you're looking for a development or technical co-founder role at a start-up, come down http://siliconmilkroundabout.com/­
- If you know a great developer stuck in a job they aren't inspired by tell them about the event
- If you'd like to help spread the word we'd really appreciate tweets, or anything else you can think of to spead the word
- If you're running a start-up and want to take part let us know (siliconmilkroundabout@songkick.com­)



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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