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3 Copthall Ave, London, GB EC2R 7BH (map)

Selected by: Ryan Alexander

Message from Stack Overflow:

We've declared April 28, 2012 as the second annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day! Last year over 2,000 of you got involved. It was amazing! This year, we're calling on the entire Stack Exchange tech community* to double that number. We're reaching out to every hacker, programmer and designer in the Stack Exchange family to join their local Stack Overflow Meetup on April 28th.

All you have to do is RSVP and maybe leave a suggestion for where people in your town can meetup. Consider bringing your favorite project to share and get help with, hire a speaker, or have your members do Ignite-style talks where anyone gets a maximum of five minutes to present. No matter what you plan to do, be sure to spread the word! And take photos at your Meetup; we'll be featuring some of our favorite Meetup photos on the Stack Exchange blog.

Note: If your city or town has a group that's interested in meeting but can't do it on a Saturday, please feel free to host an SO Meetup anytime the preceding week. We chose a Saturday based on feedback from last year's attendees, but some people may prefer an after-work meetup, and that's perfectly fine!

And as a last little incentive... The top five Meetups with the most RSVPs and a venue picked out by April 9 will receive a little extra something from us at Stack Exchange HQ.

*Since our network has more than doubled in size during the past year, we're inviting not only Stack Overflow users, but also members of Super User, Server Fault, Programmers, Ask Ubuntu, Unix & Linux, Wordpress, Sharepoint, Game Development, Drupal Answers, DBA, Webmasters, IT Security, SQA, Cryptography, and Code Review! If you're a hacker or programmer of any type who uses one of our tech-related SE sites, please join us.

We're going to be back on the 4th floor because there are better facilities for the activities we have planned:

Schedule for the day:
2PM - Open the doors and meet your SO Peeps
2-4PM - Open mic presentation space
4PM - Dominic Fox presenting on Project Stanislavski ( https://github.com/youdevise/stanislavski/wiki/Magic-Java-...­ )
5-7PM - Lighting Talks & additional talks

There will be pizza and hummus (from hummus bros) at the event, there will be vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free food available as well. In addition to the schedule activities I will again be setting up my XBox360 with my Kinect for people to play on throughout the day, I should (Amazon willing) have a copy of the *just released* Star Wars for Kinect available for people to try out their Mad Jedi Skillz. :)

We are still looking for speakers and presenters for the day. Please feel free to come along with something you'd like to present on if the urge takes you!

Selected by: Ryan Alexander

Talk about this Meetup

  • a. m. battles's Photo

    anyone else from unix and linux gonna be there?

    Posted by a. m. battles April 25, 2012
    • Alister Bulman's Photo

      There will be some Linux-based devs around, I'm sure. :-)

      Posted by Alister Bulman April 25, 2012
    • a. m. battles's Photo

      i'm talking about unix.stackexchange.com

      Posted by a. m. battles April 25, 2012
  • Ryan Alexander's Photo

    Vegan and gluten-free food options!
    In addition to the regular large order of Pizza, I am also hoping to get in some vegan and gluten-free options (probably an order from Hummus Bros) but it would be very helpful if anyone who has specific food requirements lets me know either or here, or please feel free to contact me at [masked] with them.

    Posted by Ryan Alexander April 23, 2012
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    • Lucas Di Carlo's Photo

      Hello Ryan,

      I have been at 1st annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day last year it was great. Thank you to organize this 2nd meetup. I would like to get vegan food, please and Hummus Bros seems awesome. Thank you so much.

      Posted by Lucas Di Carlo April 23, 2012
    • Ryan Alexander's Photo

      I'm really glad for the feedback both of you! Hummus Bros it is! I'll try to make sure we've got some decent veggie sticks and corn chips to have with the hummus as well since the pitas aren't gluten-free. If there's anything that works well for either of you (or anyone else) please let me know soon so I can include it in the order!

      Posted by Ryan Alexander April 23, 2012
  • Ryan Alexander's Photo

    Also, just a reminder that we are still looking for people to present on the day. We've already got a volunteer and are looking for more. We will also have a number of slots for lightning talks throughout the day. (I will be bribing people with extra swag for their contributions.) If you have something you would like to present on, please let me know at [masked]

    Posted by Ryan Alexander April 23, 2012
  • Joel Parsons's Photo

    Where exactly in London is this happening? The map goes to "London"!

    Posted by Joel Parsons April 18, 2012
    • Ryan Alexander's Photo

      Ah! Good point. Sorry about that, I've fixed the map, it now points to the office. Thanks for the reminder!

      Posted by Ryan Alexander April 18, 2012
  • Ryan Alexander's Photo

    As part of the activities on the day we're hoping to have some presentations, but we don't have any yet! If anyone would like to give a presentation please let us know and we'll get you set up! If you're feeling unsure we're planning on having a few rounds of lightning talks throughout the day as well.

    Posted by Ryan Alexander April 15, 2012
  • Graham Sutherland's Photo

    Keep in mind that InfoSec is running on the 24th to 26th, so anyone travelling from further out might want to come in a few days early to have even more fun! :)

    Posted by Graham Sutherland April 15, 2012
  • Stack Overflow's Photo

    We're a little more than two weeks away from our second annual Meetup Everywhere! I hope everyone's planning is going well. Just wanted to remind everyone that I'll be sending a little extra something to the largest meetup groups, and I'll be contacting organizers of those groups in the next couple days - so help us get the word out, and you might receive a care package from Stack Exchange!

    Posted by Stack Overflow April 12, 2012
  • Ryan Alexander's Photo

    Hello there! We had an absolute blast hosting the yearly meetup last year. We'd love to host it again this year!

    Posted by Ryan Alexander March 13, 2012
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    • Ryan Alexander's Photo

      Last year we had around 80 people I think. We had pizza and impromptu lightning talks. Also I brought along my XBOX with Kinect and people got to have a go with it.

      Posted by Ryan Alexander March 29, 2012
    • Ryan Alexander's Photo

      This year the format looks to be a little bit different. As it's on a Saturday we're going to have a bit more time. It'd be nice to get some longer presentations from people. (Probably still a Kinect again however, as that was awesome.)

      Posted by Ryan Alexander March 29, 2012

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