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Central Foundation Boys School

Cowper Street · London

How to find us

Go through the main gate on Cowper St, inside the courtyard head left and then up the second set of steps on your left.

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All the talks for Thursday are now confirmed. We have Chris Heilmann from Mozilla joining us as a headliner for a talk titled Keep calm and trust HTML5.

The honeymoon period of HTML5 seems to be over and as developers we seem to feel confused and wary of the hype about it. Instead we compare HTML5 with the other booming tech and wonder if it really is something we should put our efforts in. In this talk Chris Heilmann of Mozilla will cut through the hype, show what's ready to use and around the corner and help you do your part to make HTML5 work without adding to the confusion.

In addition we have the following talks:

Sanderson Jones - Start Up Stand Up Peteris Erins - Logic Programming Rytis Vitkauskas and Viktoras Jucikas - KISS Mobile Commerce Avinash Royurru - Designing for mobile As always we have a huge quantity of beer and pizza at the event to make it even more enjoyable.

BTW, we currently have 94 people on the waiting list, if you RSVPed Yes and cannot make it, please update your attendance so someone else can take the place.

The meetup is made possible by the generous support from our sponsors:

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