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#HNLondon, July 2013

We have some awesome talks in store for you at this event.

Adam Hupp (Facebook) - Live at Facebook.   A few stories about what one engineer has learned building realtime features at Facebook scale.
James Singleton - Hack of the Month:  Raspberry Pi Electricity Monitor
Nic Ferrier - Wear sunscreen (and don't gold plate) - Lean Engineering means finishing shit
Darragh Browne - Bitcoin 101: An introduction to Bitcoin
Stef Lewandowski - Hack, Play, Learn

The event will be compered by Sanderson Jones and accompanied by tons of free beer and pizza.

Normally quite a few people head to the Windmill pub after. It's on the corner of Tabernacle St and Epworth St.

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  • Timothee C.

    I feel I should say that while I had a great time talking to people and while some of the talks were very interesting, in some respects the meetup did not deliver quite as well as I would have expected, esp. given the ticket price. £6 and sponsors should get you more than one slice of mediocre pizza and warm beer.. I'd feel bad writing this if it was just me, but many of the other attendants I talked to felt the same, so I guess it's worth getting the feedback out!

    I understand that the room probably costs a fair bit of money, but compromising on beer and pizza is not cool; I'd even be happy to pay a bit more (up to £10) for better sustenance.

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Nic F.

      Anatoli, yeah, sorry. I live a long way away so I left around the time facebook came on (also, I've built a multi-million user chat app). You coulda caught me in the break tho!

      July 11, 2013

    • Chris L.

      Actually, I'm trying to think where else in Shoreditch, or in Central London, where you could get a can of beer and a slice of pizza for less than £6...

      September 10, 2013

  • Antonio M.

    Hi Gary c, I used your promotional code! Thank you!

    1 · August 2, 2013

  • James S.

    Looks like the videos are up now:

    On a related note, I'm looking for help with so if anyone is good at green marketing and wants to help then contact me.

    July 23, 2013

  • Ekua

    Hi Hackers,
    Sorry I could not make the last meet up. I am looking to run a games hackathon @ a Casino. If interested please get in touch.
    Best Wishes,

    July 20, 2013

  • Nic F.

    I am in the ditch today - if anyone fancies meeting up then shout here.

    July 17, 2013

  • Marian

    Dear Hackers! This Thursday: TEDx keynote speaker, 2 CEOs of Growth Hacking Agencies and a Silicon Valley startup sharing Tips on Growth Hacking:
    Feel free to join, it's FREE.

    July 16, 2013

  • Inga D.

    Good event but would prefer the headline speaker to come first rather than last.

    7 · July 11, 2013

    • Cristiano B.

      Agreed length was pretty OK. I seriously thought we were done after the first half though. Might be good to always assume there's new people in the room and tell them there's more after the break.

      1 · July 11, 2013

    • Med B.

      Steve, it was s pleasure to meet you. Great effort organising the event. Thought Makeshift and Facebook did great presentations. Email me [masked].

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • Antonio M.

    I want the slide of Facebook guy :) or just the link showed!

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anybody catch the names of the UIX/UI/Front end guys mentioned during the intro? I didn't get a chance to talk to them. Thanks

    July 10, 2013

    • Stevie B.

      The two you are looking for are Fiona Duffy (@f_duffy) & Lawrence McCahill (@welovelean). You can find more info on their event at

      July 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Steve :)

      July 11, 2013

  • Iain W.

    great talks, great crowd

    July 11, 2013

  • James S.

    More info on what I talked about:
    The slides will be up soon.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Sebastian Z.

    Great stuff!

    July 11, 2013

  • Antonio M.

    It's possible to have the slide about the facebook presentation? I didn't take the websites mentioned. [masked]

    July 10, 2013

  • Oojal S.

    Can't make this, gutted!! Anybody want my ticket? Not sure how this works or how I'd transfer mine :s

    July 10, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    I've just tried to get a (currently offline) friend a ticket as RSVPs closed. I noticed that there were two places left - may I request a (paid) +1? Otherwise I'd be happy to join the resale queue if any tickets are spare. Thanks.

    July 10, 2013

  • Hamish K.

    cant make it tonight either, if someone wants my ticket. be in quick!

    July 10, 2013

    • Hamish K.

      i changed my rsvp so theres 1 spot available (get in quick!)

      July 10, 2013

  • Hamish K.

    can no longer attend

    July 10, 2013

  • Udo S.

    Hey guys, looks like I won't be able to make it. Does anyone still need a ticket?

    July 10, 2013

  • Hari Karam S.

    Having to bail tonight. Anyone want a ticket?

    July 10, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I won't be able to make it so I've got a spare ticket if anyone still wants one?

    July 10, 2013

  • Lyndon

    Hi, just to confirm the ticket is no longer available.

    July 10, 2013

  • James O.

    If there are spare tickets please let me know and I will wire the money to you straight away! Thanks.

    July 10, 2013

  • Hege O.

    Is there any chance of getting a spare ticket for this event? I'd love to go :)

    July 10, 2013

  • Nic F.

    I'm speaking. Please grab me and say hello if you're interested in the stuff I'm talking about. I find that people are a bit shy at this event. Don't be!

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Rui R.

    Is there a waiting list?

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Julz

      do u need a ticket?

      July 9, 2013

  • Dmitri G.

    Quick reminder that we have a separate board set up for all discussion at . Feel free to join in the fun there

    July 9, 2013

  • A P

    Anybody got a spare ticket to sell?

    July 9, 2013

  • Alex

    Sorry can't go now :(

    July 9, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Looking forward to it.

    July 8, 2013

  • Rayhan Rafiq O.

    In'it, Wigwamm

    July 5, 2013

  • Andrea B.

    Awesome! Can't wait!

    July 4, 2013

  • Brendan Q.

    First time I've been able to come along in ages! Looking forward

    July 4, 2013

  • Jack H.

    Sounds great!

    July 4, 2013

  • Rayhan Rafiq O.

    Any Meteor fans in the... school?

    July 4, 2013

    • Andrew H.

      Yes, me. Trying to make it work with, amongst other things, Drupal...

      July 4, 2013

  • Julian W.

    Great line up. Looking forward.

    July 4, 2013

  • Glen S.

    In London for the evening, and really looking forward to attending!

    July 1, 2013

  • Oojal S.

    Popping my proverbial Hacker News London cherry - first event, can't wait! :D

    June 26, 2013

  • Jon P.

    Looking forward to it :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Mark L.

    sounds awesome

    June 21, 2013

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