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#HNLondon - March 2018
Please RSVP at We are excited to announce the full line-up for our March event. We wanted to try an experiment at this event and skip the beer to see how a dry event goes. We'll still have plenty of pizza and soft drinks 18:15 - Pizza and soft drinks 18:45 - Sponsor intros 18:50 - Dmitri Grabov - I built a school, I liked it Dmitri will talk about his experience of building a coding bootcamp. He will focus on the many challenges faced and lessons learned which you can apply to your own startup. 19:10 - Douglas Squirrel - The Squirrel Test: What I Learnt from 30 Startups in 3 Years. Since 2015, I've worked as a consulting CTO with a wide variety of growing companies, including Geckoboard, DueDil,, BookingBug, BridgeU, and MarketInvoice - and in that time, I've seen most of the common (and uncommon) ways to screw up your startup. Using this experience and taking inspiration from Joel Spolsky, I've compiled the Squirrel Test: a short list of questions you can answer in under 5 minutes to determine what might be keeping you from scaling successfully. As well as looking at and explaining the questions, I'll share some fun and terrifying stories from the front lines. 19:30 - Break 19:45 - Denise Xifara - Making sense of the diversity in news Nupinion is news aggregation with a purpose. It organises updates from all global news outlets into one place according to source or topic and ranks articles by credibility and political slant. Tracking topics, sources or people around the world is as simple as few clicks. Nupinion identifies a user's news reading habits and deploys AI to recommend articles from different perspectives. Our mission is to empower citizens with information, build trust in quality journalism, and foster media literacy in the digital age. 20:05 - Benji Lanyado - From Journalism to Developer to Founder, and all the Nonsense in Between Benji Lanyado explains how and why he left journalist to learn how to code and launch fair photography marketplace Picfair HNLondon is sponsored by Constructor Labs teach Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript. Over the course of 12 weeks you will learn core JavaScript, server-side development with Node, how to create interfaces with React and how store and retrieve data from a database. The course is taught by experienced developers who will teach you everything you need to know to get your first job in the industry. We are running our next cohort from 23rd April and fees are £3,000. Check out for course info. Email for further info Nexmo is a global cloud communications platform, providing APIs and SDKs for SMS, voice, phone verification, messaging and advanced multi-channel conversations. We have officially supported open source libraries for Node.JS, Ruby, Python, PHP, Java and C# .NET enabling you to build scalable communications features such as two-factor authentication, notifications, two-way and group messaging, one to one or multi person calls, all with the technologies that you are already using. WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide the space, community and services you need to create your life’s work. To learn more send an email to or call 0203 695 4926.

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