***This meet up is now full. You will not be able to get in if you have not got a confirmed place***
Due to popular demand, we can't accommodate everyone who wants to come. If Google does not have a record of your name on the confirmed list, you will not be able to get in.
Hacks Hackers February meetup is hosted by the gracious Google, who will also be providing the drinks. Thank you Google!
There is more than one Google in London! Please come to the right one, address below. Also note that SPACE IS LIMITED. If you have not signed up, you will not get in. (Please remove yourself from the list if you find you can’t come).
Google UK Ltd
1-13 St Giles High Street
London WC2H 8AG
Speakers - This month's fantastic line-up includes:
Alok Jha, @alokjha
Journalist Alok Jha’s most recent assignment took him to the Antarctic – and kept him there. As a member of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, Alok got a first-hand taste of just how harsh conditions can be, after the Russian expedition ship carrying him became trapped in ice. For weeks, Alok sent stories, tweets and updates from the stranded ship, and charted the crew’s rescue, as well as telling stories of his temporary frozen home.
Eliot Higgins, aka Brown Moses, @Brown_Moses
Eliot Higgins has been blogging about the Syrian civil war since 2012. Under the alias Brown Moses, Eliot began to build up an expertise in Syrian weaponry from his home in the UK. He became a self-taught authority, proving the use of weapons that the Russian and Syrian governments had denied were in circulation. He has been cited by The New York Times and human rights groups as a source of information, and profiled by the Guardian.
Lightning Pitches: our usual 3-minute flashes of inspiration include…
Thomas Figg, @tef, Code Club
- Code Club brings code to kids. Here is a dancing robot.
- Ben Fogarty, Shorthand, an application for building immersive stories.
- Dan Sinker, head of Knight-Mozilla Open news.
- More will likely be added...