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Hacker News London meetup

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The rumours are true! We are delighted to welcome Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Stack Overflow, as our headline speaker at the February event. He will share some of his knowledge and experience with us, making it an absolutely unmissable event.

In addition to Joel we have the following talks lined for Wednesday:

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh - The story of Sugru
Ged Waring - Seatwave's journey from a consumer marketplace to a developer platform
Alice Taylor - 3D-printing poseable, stackable, hackable toy objects: notes from the trenches somewhere in Shoreditch
Tim Grimsditch - 5 Things We Got Right (By Accident)

The Twitter hashtag for the event is #HNLondon.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, including some new companies, without whom the event would not have been possible.

Careers 2.0 by Stack Overflow. Careers 2.0 matches great programmers on Stack Overflow with great jobs. Programmers create profiles highlighting their work on Stack Overflow and open source sites, giving employers an in-depth look at their expertise. Employers post open positions or search for programmers by location, objective, and skills, and screen them based on peer-reviewed work.

Twilio, the cloud communications company, provides software developers with simple APIs that enable them to programmatically make and receive phone calls and text messages. Twilio is simple, powerful, and with pay-as-you-go pricing you pay for only what you use. Learn more at (

TIM Group, a London financial software house that's hiring now! Commitment to developer learning and quality. Language agnostic. Innovating in automated testing. Fortnightly releases. Visit

LShift is a hi-tech software development company. It is small but, we like to think, close to perfectly formed. Our company is home to some of the best developers in the UK - not only in our opinion, but in the opinion of a number of international blue chip companies who use our development and research skills.

LShift is looking for senior developers. The company is built around the idea of having a team of highly skilled developers who combine a breadth and depth of outlook and experience. We do not recruit people to slot into a particular technical role with a particular set of tools. Instead we recruit all-rounders, familiar with a broad range of technologies and environments who have a good appreciation of all aspects of software engineering.