Summer Tech Mixer in Google Campus

Summer Tech Mixer in Google Campus

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 18:30 - 22:00
Added by: paul dowling | Type: Theme Evening
This event is aimed at the London web technology community. Technical co-founders, project managers, architects, developers and UX specialists are welcome to Google Campus to hear presentations from established startups, who will share their extensive knowledge on a range of technology oriented topics and on different approaches to acquiring technology talent.

Speakers:

Tom Alason
Founder & CEO, www.shutl.co.uk

Tom caught the entrepreneur bug in his teens and has been starting businesses ever since. After a bad experience with his local courier company, Tom founded eCourier.co.uk in '04 with the novel ambition of making customers happy. After developing some nifty technology and garish branding, eCourier.co.uk set about changing the (B2B courier) world. The business grew to a team of 250+, reaching #6 on Deloitte’s list of UK’s fastest growing technology businesses (5291% growth '04-'08). In ’08 TNT acquired a majority stake in eCourier.co.uk and Tom left with the aim of starting a business that would solve delivery for ecommerce. Shutl launched in '10, promising shoppers delivery within 90 minutes of purchase or within a 1-hour window of the shopper’s choice. Shutl operates 24/7 and is currently offered across 75% UK with high-street brands like Argos, Oasis & Maplin. The business was named UK's best VC backed business at 2010 Startups Awards and won the Guardian's Breakthrough Technology Award in 2011.
Tom will give overview of Shutl as a business, talk about their technology, team, how they recruit, and what to expect from an employee's perspective.

Stevie Graham
Twilio’s First UK Developer Evangelist

Stevie, Twilio’s man on the ground in the UK is based in London but you’ll find him doing the rounds in the rest of the UK and Europe. He’s been around the ol’ block a few times doing mainly Ruby and JavaScript contract work, and now he’s looking forward to helping developers from all communities ruffle a few feathers with Twilio.
He also has a thing about learning new programming languages. Right now he is doing stuff in Clojure and the obligatory Objective-C, so he is especially excited about learning from potential partners, too, as he helps integrate Twilio into their stack of choice.

Ralph Stenzel
CTO - www.dreamsake.net

Ralph worked in development and senior technology management roles with Deloitte, Reed Elsevier and Siemens as well as various startups before joining Dreamstake. He now works both as our CTO and as the resident technology expert for Dreamstake members. He will discuss trends and share some tips for acquiring technology talent for startups.

Expect a non-formal atmosphere with exciting speakers, followed by networking with drinks kindly provided by our sponsor Ordnance Survey (www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk).

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