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London Internet of Things Meetup 41

Join us for drinks and networking as we listen to 3 speakers who are making the internet of things a reality in the UK and beyond. 

Each talk is 10 minutes followed by 10 minutes Q&A. People of all backgrounds, ages and interests welcome. 

Use @iotlondon and #iotlondon to keep conversations connected. 

Check out for more information, books to read and get to know the startups around. 

Thanks to our sponsors & Sherlock


19h00 Kickoff by Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch)

19h10 - Alex Fleetwood  (@ammonite) "Fabulous Beasts Game Demo"

19h30 - Ande Gregson (@andegregson) "How we built the City of London's first Fab Lab"

19h50 - Paul Robbins  "Selling IOT products & how successful CE brands go to market"

21h00 End of event and move to The Blacksmith & the Toffeemaker right next door.

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  • Rehmat

    Hi what's Up?

    February 22, 2015

    • Rehmat

      M New in the Era of IoT

      February 22, 2015

  • Mark W.

    Sorry stuck on the wrong end of a big project meeting - hope someone can use this precious (free) place...

    February 17, 2015

  • Lena D.

    If you are going to be at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona or at Wearable Technology Show in London and would like to meet the authors of 100% free open-source (Apache 2.0) framework for IoT products and applications named Kaa, you are welcome to reach me.

    February 16, 2015

  • Dan R.

    Hi, if anyone is at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona please pop to the Anritsu stand and say hello. We're demonstrating part of our connected car solution there.

    February 16, 2015

    • Lena D.

      Hi Dan,
      We are going to be at MWC. I would like to meet there. I am interested to learn more about your solution and share what we do at CyberVision. Please let me know. I would love to hear from you.

      February 16, 2015

  • Karl O.

    Had to drop off, hope whoever gets the spot enjoys the evening!

    February 16, 2015

  • Andrew C.

    Freaking typical! The one time I manage to make the list, I can't make it Duh!

    February 16, 2015

  • Grant C.

    Hi All... I met some of you speaking at IOT previously. I'm not able to make the next meet up but we're having an event next week that may also be of interest:
    Product Design Meets New Technology. (IOT & Arduino)

    February 16, 2015

  • Kirstin h.

    Sorry I am not able to make this weeks meet up! Someone else can enjoy the evening.

    February 16, 2015

  • Osmond D.

    Look forward to meeting with you!

    My meetup group for Entrepreneurs and Startups:

    Best wishes
    Osmond Desilva

    February 15, 2015

  • Aaron J.

    Just gave up my spot - someone have a brilliant time!

    February 13, 2015

  • Nigel C.

    66 on the waiting list already! When are you moving to a bigger venue?

    1 · January 21, 2015

    • Quinton Du P.

      Simple solution for no shows who rsvp Yes is to stop them selecting next event or they get moved to back of list for one event.....

      February 12, 2015

    • Hannah G.

      Cheers for the RSVP nudge, it got me to bother to reset my meetup password, I hadn't before now as this is the only meetup I'm signed up for and it was always waiting list or nowt. Sorry to hear there are so many no-shows, as has been said below, it's just downright rude and a total PITA as an organiser, so long as you're still enjoying the meetups, 40 people or 100, that's the main thing. Good luck with the ongoing discussion about solutions, I'll look forward to seeing you all in the queue - if not the venue - in March!


      February 12, 2015

  • Isaac G.

    Is there a 'technical' issue? I had not accepted the invite for this session and received a 'note' from Alexandra saying please change your RSVP if not attending So, decided to check what was my status? When I logged on, I had definitely not accepted the invite but it said do you want to be on the wait list. Now that is strange. Why should that question exist? I said No and that is when my RSVP status changed to No. I had definitely signed up as someone interested in attending the meetings of this group - that would be the raison d'être. But would have thought that the system would confirm an attendee based on a person accepting an invite v 'intent to attend'. And to be clear I had not accepted the invite. Maybe there is a tech hitch, that does not seem to address this.

    February 12, 2015

    • Ian M.

      I think it was simply that Alex had messaged all members and not just those who had RSVPd yes. There was a later mail clarifying.

      February 12, 2015

  • Pascal R.

    I have to be in Zurich that day so unfortunately cannot attend... Have a great meetup!

    February 12, 2015

  • David T.

    Dude - that is such an eloquent

    February 12, 2015

  • Scott W.

    Ah my Wife has decided we are going to the Theatre that night. So I cant make it. We have just started work on implementing a solution based on the method for 2-nd Factor Authentication. Ask if you want to know more.

    February 11, 2015

  • Matthew S.

    I've viewed this group from afar; never been to an IoT meetup and haven't RSVP'd before now, but would love to come. Put-off by the huge waiting list. I figure: if I see that many people waiting I won't even bother to put my name down. If I did, I'd definitely show. I'm really interested in meeting likeminded people as I'm currently developing my own home automation product which has been featured on

    Bit sad I can't come to any of the meets due to them being over-subscribed :(

    1 · February 11, 2015

  • Paolo

    I am not sure what the problem is. I cannot quote precise stats but to most meetup I go something like 50 to 70% of the attendees don't show up. It is normal and the current venue is very nice and, in fact, more than adequate for the audience. Agree that one should change his status if he doesn't go though.

    January 27, 2015

    • Johnathan R.

      Not sure if you get onto the invitee list every time Paulo but the problem could go the other way to not enough capacity if people just turn up irrespective of their Meetup acceptance status. It's very tempting though, isn't it!

      January 27, 2015

    • Dave P.

      I have turned up at least two or three times while on the waitlist. Never been turned away, though if by some miracle everyone who had a confirmed place showed, I'd expect to be asked to leave...

      1 · February 10, 2015

  • Jamie K.

    Hi all,

    Unfortunately I'm stuck on the waitlist... (reading the thread below with interest and the occasional *gasp)

    I was planning to attend in order to chat, flirt or club over the head potential co-founders for my connected hardware/gaming startup.

    We (and by we I mean I - we sounds much more impressive...) are currently enrolled in the Wearable World Labs incubator in SF (I fly out again on Tuesday 17th for 10 days).

    I'm very much the soft-skills/hustler, to the extent that I've been able to create and sell an entire proposition/company without having a prototype, but immediately need both a product designer and a hacker/electrical hardware engineer in order to deliver working prototypes of the two devices required for this project.

    I'm on the verge of landing substantial funding, but need the team to justify it. If you're interested email me [masked]


    2 · February 10, 2015

  • miles

    Alison makes a good point, £10 in my eyes would show good commitment and not break the bank. David, I agree with JR you are being rather harsh, chill fella

    January 27, 2015

    • Rafael C.

      I don't think charging really helps. what might help is blacklisting people who book and not attend for the next event.

      February 9, 2015

    • Thomas A.

      Charging definitely works. Even if it's just £3, you'll generally weed out the no-shows.

      2 · February 10, 2015

  • David T.

    Come on guys! Get a grip. This is not sustainable to keep such a lot of people on a waiting list. Clearly you need a bigger venue.

    1 · January 27, 2015

    • Johnathan R.

      David, if you read Alexandra's previous reply to a similar (although more politely put) comment, you'll realise the problem is with the people who sign-up, then don't attend but also then don't remove themselves from the attendee list, thereby preventing the Meetup system from reassigning the place to the next person on the waiting list. At the last meeting the venue was half full. What needs to be "got a grip of" is people's non-social behaviour, not the organiser's venue selection skills. Although some kind of temporary block on the non-attendees trying to turn the organiser into a nightclub doorman wouldn't go amiss! Maybe the venue could temporarily have a geoloc beacon to interact with the Meetup app so that the organiser can see who isn't attending and auto-flag on the Meetup system the miscreant seat-blockers. You know who you are and now the 'wait listers' will also! #appliedIoT

      7 · January 27, 2015

    • Scott W.

      The geoloc is something which the meetup app itself could and should implement, good idea.

      1 · February 9, 2015

  • Ryan S.

    I was at the last meet up and whilst queuing I was stood with 2 people on the waiting list who got in with no difficulty. I would say if you're in London it's worth trying.

    February 9, 2015

  • Ian C.

    It's sometimes quite unavoidable. I rarely manage to get on the list. I was actually out in Silicon Valley last Tuesday 20th, and people were dropping off like flies, and my name suddenly got on the attending list, but of course I had to (immediately) decline. And then, with the time difference, by the time I woke up next morning I had missed the email for Meetup 41 by several hours, so of course I am on the waitlist yet again...

    1 · January 27, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      The point is though that you did decline. It appears many are not doing that simple click so that a replacement can attend instead.

      2 · January 28, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate to suggest this but if no-shows are more than half there is clearly a serious problem (unless something major has happened, of course.) Maybe the time has come to require a £1 fee to register for a given night? People might then not register so quickly without checking their availability, and might cancel if they can't make it. Using the cash for a door raffle would also get people to arrive!

    2 · January 27, 2015

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