Past Meetup

#HNLondon, May 2015

This Meetup is past

399 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 schedule for our next event is below. If you have RSVPed yes, but cannot make it please update your status so someone else can take your place.

18:30 - Beer and pizza
19:00 - Sponsor intros
19:10 - Steve Lydford ( Software Craftsmanship - Building the thing right
19:30 - Vincent Dignan ( Growth Hacking 101: 20 things you can do today to grow your company
19:50 - Break
20:10 - Gordon Guthrie ( Adventures On The Causal Frontier: Surviving Network Partition With Convergent Replicated Data Types
20:30- Paul Joyce ( "We're crushing it!" An exploration of the causes and consequences of common startup lies.
21:00 - Pub - (

As always the event is accompanied by tons of free beer and pizza. 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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