Past Meetup

#HNLondon, January 2015

This Meetup is past

396 people went

Central Foundation Boys School

Cowper Street · London

How to find us

Go through the big gate on Cowper St, inside courtyard head left and go in via the second set of steps on left

Location image of event venue


The event filled up in record time on the second day. If you registered but can no longer make it, please update your RSVP so someone else can take your place. If you are coming, you can look forward to:

18:30 - Beers and pizza
19:00 - Introduction from sponsors
19:05 - Jon Gold ( - A New Architecture
When we build web products today we’re increasingly moving away from siloed roles. We’re breaking down the distinctions between various prefixes of designers & developers in favour of being multi-skilled generalists. Rather than having an awkward mix of disparate skills, though, generalist make-all-the-startup-things-y hackers are the inevitable foundation of the product teams of the future.
19:25 - Amar from - Towards a Practical Microservices Framework
Deploying microservices today is an attractive if challenging pursuit. In this talk, we discuss our attempts to build a general purpose microservices framework. We go over the lessons learned, the prior art and what the next year or so might hold.
19:45 - Break
20:05 - Dimitar Stanimiroff ( - Growth Hacking Sales Management: How To Scale Sales Teams Using Scrum
Dimitar heads up up StackOverflow Careers in Europe, which he built up from the very beginning. He will show how to build and scale a sales organisation using Scrum.
20: 30 - Shed Simove (
Shed is an author, performer and entrepreneur. You are going to like him
21:45 - Pub - (

As always the event is accompanied by tons of free beer and pizza. BTW, our beer has now been upgraded to 100% craft beer courtesy of our friends at Craft Rebellion (

Videos of past talks are online at . If you are into the whole Twitter thing, the hashtag for the event is #HNLondon.

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Osper provides a prepaid debit card for kids 8-18 that helps them learn about money management. And we not only help young people buy Lego and save for bicycles - we are building an awesome technology team that eliminates legacy code, keeps the bug rate tiny, and stays small and joyful. We are doing this by adopting and adapting techniques like pair programming, test-driven development, continuous deployment, and microservices. Read more about our plan to be awesome on our blog ( We want to meet and work with geeks of all stripes - from sysadmins to server-side devs, testers to mobile coders, data crunchers to security analysts. If that's interesting, get in touch with Squirrel at [masked] .