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Weekly Newsletter 30-Mar 2012

From: Olga P.
Sent on: Friday, March 30, 2012 12:41 PM

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Dear LSR member,

Next week, 4 April: hope you can join us for drinks at El Paso on Old Street.  I’d also like to invite anyone that wants to do a 5 minute demo or presentation about what they’re working on and wants to share with fellow members.  Just show up and take the stage.  El Paso has a projector available to show slides & demos.

On 26 April we have the TechStartupWorld Expo at Innovation Warehouse: a trade show especially for startups.  If you have product or service that helps the startup community, you can pitch it here and also take a stall to demo.  Likewise, if you’re launching something and want to get publicity and early adopters, this is a great opportunity.  Contact Anton for more details: anton[at]techmeetups[dot]com

Then, in May we’ll be getting involved in Digital Shoreditch to run a session on Digital Creativity and a workshop on Marketing and PR for the startup.   If you’re in marketing, PR, an awesome designer or working on a project where design has been key to its success, we’d love to hear from you and potentially involve you as a presenter or workshop leader.  Please email me.
 Of course, please do promote the event if you like the sound of it:


Have a nice weekend,


Olga olga[at]techmeetups[dot]com



London Silicon Roundabout Group @techmeetupsLSR




TechMeetups Drinks Night 

April 04, 2012

Venue: The Gopher Hole (El Paso Basement)



Tech Startup World Expo and Big Business meets Startup 

April 26, 2012

Venue: Innovation Warehouse



02-Apr: In The Brain of Kevlin Henney: Cool Code 

02-Apr: Martine Devos' Certified ScrumMaster and Estimation Class 

02-Apr: GIGAME2012

02-Apr: Green Monday: April 2012 

02-Apr: Inspiring Matter 

02-Apr: JaxDays 2012

02-Apr: Kevlin Henney & Jon Jagger's Mastering Agile Practice Course 

02-Apr: Creating Successful New Age Businesses - Entrepren ... 

03-Apr: Web Development Basics for Designers 

03-Apr: Drupal Kent UK 

03-Apr: HydraHack 1.2 

03-Apr: London Built Environment - April Networking 

03-Apr: London Ruby User Group April 2012 

03-Apr: SMC_MCR April 

03-Apr:  StartUp Stories - Hosted by the GradPreneur Club

03-Apr: Web Development Basics for Designers 

04-Apr: Bathcamp 31 

04-Apr: CukeUp! 

04-Apr: London iOS Developer Group 38 

04-Apr: The Hoxton Mix Mixer No. 6 

04-Apr: Ultra Personal Rapid Transit at Heathrow and Beyond 

05-Apr: Building Easy Android Apps 

06-Apr: Ultra Personal Rapid Transit at Heathrow and Beyond 

06-Apr: EasterCon 2012 Olympus

06-Apr: Introduction to the London Startup Community 




Tech City costs government £4m28 March 

Nearly £4m of public money has been ploughed into the Tech City initiative, a government-backed project that aims to spur the success of technology start-ups in East London.The Tech City initiative’s budget for the 2011 and 2012 financial year is £1,791,500.


The Budget's 21st Century Industrial Ambition27 March 

Today the Chancellor, George Osborne used his Budget speech to set out his ‘industrial ambition’ that Britain becomes Europe’s major technology hub. We have seen this in evidence already with the government’s support for ‘Tech City’ in East London, where last night Google opened their new ‘Campus’ centre to provide a workspace and mentoring for start-up technology businesses.


Luluvise And Badoo Talk Social Discover Apps

At London Web Summit [TCTV]27 March 

Suddenly ‘social discovery’ is all the rage with apps like Highlight and Glancee being thoroughly tested during SXSW by 30,000 hot and sweaty social media gurus.


U.K. Tech Broadly Welcomes Osborne Budget27 March 

The U.K.’s Treasury Chief, George Osborne, had few cards to play in his annual budget so expectations from the tech community were not that high and, the video games industry aside, it lived up to expectations; broadly welcomed but nothing dramatic.


Silicon Roundabout's PeerIndex secures £1.9m funding 26 March

London-based PeerIndex will use the $3m (£1.9m) funding it has secured to offer brands new ways of understanding how to become online trendsetters.


U.K. Stocks Are Little Changed as Osborne Unveils Budget – 26 March 

U.K. stocks closed little changed after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne presented his annual budget to Parliament.


Corporate hospitality for London 2012  – 26 March 

Brands line up for the longer run: The economic environment has spurred a change of pace for hospitality programmes around this summer’s Games, with public inclusivity and long-term benefits now the goal.


Tech Mahindra Values Satyam at $1.8 Billion in Purchase26 March 

India’s Tech Mahindra Ltd. (TECHM) will buy Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (SCS) in a stock deal that values the target at $1.8 billion to form the country’s fifth-largest software services company.



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Software Development Lead/Senior Software Developer @Capco Innovation Labs


Capco have created an Innovation Labs team and we are looking for experienced Software Development Lead to lead a team working on both internal and external projects, delivering innovative technology solutions to help build the future of finance.  This team is results driven and you and your team will be given plenty of opportunity to develop ideas.  This role will provide you with the opportunity to present in front of key stakeholders and allow you to thrive and continually improve your products through demonstrations and prototypes of your work.                 



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Write code and solve problems across Qwwip’s projects

Work to define/build out multiple infrastructures for a variety of upcoming Qwwip projects

Define and build high-performance, high-availability infrastructure

Develop and maintain APIs for Qwwip’s products

Work closely with the front end developers to produce quality products with a great user experience


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A wealth of careers: MBAs in London  – TOP MBA


Why tech cos want to build data center in Iceland  –Times of India


Business Planning Will Make a Comeback – BI


Will Google Drive launch next week? – Washington Post


New incubator for designer-developer teams

launches with help from Betaworks – VB


New York Social Game Makers Go Mobile to

Grow in a Post-Zynga World – Xconomy


How startup StereoGrid helps artists get the most

out of tracks that “leak” on the internet  – VB


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