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DevTank January

Happy new year everyone! So it's time for the first DevTank of 2012. Here's what we have in store for you, returning to the offices of Forward in Camden.

Martin Buhr - Load Testing

Martin Buhr is the founder and developer of, the rest of the time he works as the Creative Director of Technology at Soho-based agency Reading Room. He will be talking about the importance of load testing in building a startup and how Loadzen tackled the challenge of load testing in the cloud.


Jon Bradford - Tech predictions for 2012

Jon Bradford is the Director of Springboard, The Startup Accelerator. He will be presenting a summary of what is predicted to happen in Tech in 2012, what London VCs are talking about and advise you on how to prepare for it; whether you are starting your own startup or have to grow yours, Jon will provide you with some clue to 'pivot' - to use the buzzy concept of Eric Ries Lean Startup book - in such a way that you take full opportunity of 2012!

Springboard London Accelerator is still open for applications until January 29th. The 13 week accelerator programme kicks off April 2012, this time in London. Smart teams working on internet/mobile technologies across any industry are welcome to apply here:

All startups applying will receive this New Year's present. 
Find us at / @springboardnews for more programme details.


As always we will supply you with beer and pizza, with thanks to our generous sponsors mindmatters and Wahanda.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Steve K.

    Good talks

    February 1, 2012

  • Dave N.

    Great talks, good stuff!

    February 1, 2012

  • Michael W.

    Well organised event.

    February 1, 2012

  • @sleepyfox

    Interesting talks and a great crowd, and good pizza and beer as always from Forward - thanks guys!

    February 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talks and a great format that allowed for networking in the middle of the event rather than only at the fringes.

    February 1, 2012

  • Glen R.

    An exceptionally well organised event! Perfect venue, inspiring speakers and good beer (thanks to the sponsors).

    February 1, 2012

  • Andrew M.

    I love everything about Jon (Tom) Hamshaw.

    February 1, 2012

  • Martin B.

    Had an amazing time - really great group of people. Good food, great beer!

    February 1, 2012

  • Dave N.

    Great talks thanks, Martin and Jon, and a well organised event as always.

    Anyone after discounted registration for this year's PHP UK Conference, taking place here in the big smoke at the end of February, head to

    January 31, 2012

  • Claus G.

    Great event

    January 31, 2012

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  • IDEALondon

    Thanks IDEALondon for supporting us with a venue.

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