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HNLondon, November 2016

The speaker lineup is as follows

18:30 - Beer (supplied by our friends at DeskBeers) and pizza
19:00 - Sponsor introductions
19:10 - Sym Roe (Democracy Club) - Towards better elections: bringing the UK political system in the to digital age with open data and platforms
19:30 - Jules Storer (ROLI) - Surely only an idiot would write a new C-like language in 2016
19:50 - Break
20:10 - Rob Elkin (Busuu) - AltConf - Building a community conference
As one of the founders of AltConf, Rob has a unique view on the biggest week of the year for iOS and macOS developers, WWDC. AltConf has grown from a small seed to one of the biggest Apple developer conferences in the world, and a focal point for developers, designers and everyone in the community. They have changed over time, but always put the community at the heart of what they do and why they do it. I'll quickly cover the origin story of AltConf, how they’ve evolved over the years, as well as the inside stories of our journey, and how they deal with the public pressure and high expectations.
20:30 - Alice Bentick (Entrepreneur First) - Why engineers make the best founders
21:30 - Pub: Angel on City Road

The hashtag for the event is #HNLondon and you can find videos of all past talks at We now have a Slack group to chat about all things tech. Please email [masked] for an invite.

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Ellie Hale to the organisers committee. Ellie is a long term supporter of HNLondon and has already been helping us source some of the amazing speakers you saw at our last event.

We have sponsorship slots free for next year. If your company is looking hire developers, gain customers or simply raise its profile in the London tech community, we would love to hear from you. Full details of our sponsorship programme is at

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  • Jon B.

    Interesting presentations on a broad range of topics. A good venue and interesting people.

    4 days ago

  • May K.

    Hi guys! I think I might have left a black scarf with coppery/goldish thread woven through it at the front of the hall. If any of you picked it up, would you please message me? I'll bring you cookies when I come to pick it up.

    5 days ago

  • Stephen M.

    Hi there folks. Just checking do we only need to RSVP here? I can't see anything about it, but last time I came along (admittedly a while back) there was a small up-front payment to help ensure some commitment to turning up.

    November 22

    • Dmitri G.

      We've stopped doing that. It ended up messing with the community dynamics and we decided to go back to the old fashioned free for all approach

      5 · November 22

    • Oli S.

      good for you - community come first :)

      November 25

  • Stephen M.

    I'm certainly happy to not pay, but I never minded. You guys put a lot of work into organising these events.

    1 · November 22

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