HNLondon, October 2016

Public group

Central Foundation Boys School

Cowper Street · London

How to find us

Go into school yard via big gate on Cowper St, head left in the courtyard and into the building via the second set of steps on your left

Location image of event venue


We are super excited to announce the full speaker lineup for out upcoming event. Please full details below. Also, if you signed up for the event but can no longer make, please update your RSVP so someone else can take your place :)

18:30 - Pizza and beers (courtesy of Craft Rebellion (
19:00 - Introductions
19:15 - Umesh Pandya ( Wayfindr ( Independent travel for Blind people.
Of the estimated two million people living with sight loss in the UK, almost half say they would like to leave their home more often. Wayfindr is a pioneering tech for good, not-for-profit on a mission to empower vision impaired people to navigate the world independently. Umesh Pandya, Co Founder | CEO of Wayfindr, will take you on a three year journey of continual learning from initial prototypes, through pilot projects at London Underground stations, to the release of the Wayfindr Open Standard for audio-based wayfinding.
19:35 - Joel Gibbard ( How to Build a Bionic Hand
Joel will be talking about how he started hacking robotic hands together at 17, how his work contributed to a movement in open source prosthetics and how his Company Open Bionics ( is pioneering technical developments in upper limb prosthetics. Looking to the future he'll explain how his crude prototypes have now been developed into what will soon be the most advanced and affordable bionic hand in the world.
20:00 - break
20:15 - Rob Carter ( How software will feed the world
20:35 - Alex Klein ( 5 Key Turning Points in Kano ('s Journey
21:30 - Pub: venue TBC

The hashtag for the event is #HNLondon ( and you can find videos of all past talks at .

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