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Just in case you thought we had forgotten: we are pleased to announce the details of September's DevTank. Just to keep you on your toes, we're changing venues again - to TechHub (Just by Old Street roundabout). The important aspects are not changing though: great pizza, copious amounts of beer, and of course fantastic speakers. This month we have Neil Ryland talking about sales and Simon Lucy, Head of Platforms for the BBC Online Platforms who will be talking about the BBC Platform and both how we use Open Source and how we structure development.

Neil Ryland (@nryland (!/nryland)) – Director of EMEA Sales at Huddle. Neil’s background has always been in sales and he comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Starting his sales career selling local install and hosted data management technology for industry leader Capscan, Neil then moved to Huddle. Neil heads up the EMEA Sales team after returning in December from setting up the US Sales office in San Francisco. Neil will discuss the methods on selling technology into companies, the science of sales and bridging the gap between sales and development.

Simon Lucy (@Simon_Lucy (!/Simon_Lucy)) has been in the trade for around 30 years and worked for both hardware manufacturers, system software companies and over the last ten years mostly new media. I've had a long involvement with Open Source in all its guises and am generally opinionated about most things.

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