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HNLondon Message Board › New Meetup: Hacker News London Meetup

New Meetup: Hacker News London Meetup

Dmitri G.
user 9826918
Group Organizer
London, GB
Announcing a new Meetup for Hacker News London Meetup Group!

What: Hacker News London Meetup
When: Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:30 PM

Where: Skills Matter
The Skills Matter eXchange 116-120 Goswell Road
London EC1V7DP
0207 183 9040

Demos and presentations from 6:30 at Skills Matter, 116-120 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP. Beers will be at The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, London, EC1V 0DX, from 8 o'clock onwards.

The talks are to be confirmed shortly and we promise you will not disappointed.

Please register with Skills Matter on their event page at­ to ensure they know you are coming and let you in.

We also have a few announcements to make:

First of all Pete Smith of Songkick fame and father of the original Hacker News meetup is joining Ben and myself as co-organiser. We have already been throwing around a few ideas about ways to make the meetup even bigger, better and more interesting.

Also, HNLondon regulars Johanna Kollmann and Salim Virani are organising the Lean UX event on 23rd July, to share their combination of Lean Startup and UX in a one-day workshop! The event will be run by Adaptive Path founder Janice Fraser and will use Lean Startup methods to help you make the right product and make your product right. The ticket price is £50 for the whole day and they available from­ .

Michael Mahemoff, former Google Dev Rel extraordinaire has set up an HNLondon group on Convore to have a forum for London hackers and developers. Feel free to post your questions, insights and general chatter there at­ .

As if you did not have enough reasons to come to HNLondon already, David Mytton from Server Density is bringing a huge box of awesome USB sticks for all the attendees. Check out the story here to see what is in store­ .

James Chesters who is the community event manager at our hosts Skills Matter will travel in 2012 to the Arctic Circle for a dog sledding challenge in the wilds of Norway. He will be sledding over 200 kilometres of wilderness in a bid to raise £6,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Please help him raise the money by donating here :­, you can follow his progress on his Facebook page here :­

Hacker News London Meetup is sponsored by these generous folks:

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

Forward is a collection of innovative online brands based in Camden, London. Our success is driven by talented people who are given the freedom to experiment with technology in a low ceremony environment (with lots of perks). Our problem-solving attitude and focus on technology has kept us profitable and made us one of the top 10 fastest growing privately owned technology companies in the UK. We're looking for smart, polyglot hackers that understand the web and are focused on delivery. Read more (and apply) at­ is a Y Combinator startup (s2007) making it easy to track your favourite bands so you never miss them live. Some of you may recall some early Hacker News meetups we ran out of our flat in Spitalfields back in 2007-2008 (here are some blurry­ pictures­). We're pleased as punch to be getting involved in Dmitri and Ben's new meetup : it's excellent to have London HN-ers meeting together regularly again..!

Server Density is a hosted server monitoring tool that makes it easy to get important stats about the performance of your servers and get alerts by e-mail, SMS, iPhone or Android when things go wrong.

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