#HNLondon, September 2013

Sep 25, 2013 · London, United Kingdom

The plan for the September meetup is as follows

18:30 - Beer, pizza and socialising
19:00 - Introduction by Sanderson Jones
19:15 - Steve Buckley: Calculating Success - Elon Musk is a dick, WolframAlpha is wrong and my startup isn't a startup
19:35 - Keith Clark: 3D worlds in CSS3
19:55 - Break
20:20 - Jamie Knight (BBC): Progressive enhancement is dead
20:40 - Mandy Waite (Google): Built for Scale - App Engine under the covers
21:30 - Pub http://www.thewindmillinthecity.com/

See you all there

Facebook are holding an overnight hackathon in Brighton on the night of Thursday, 26th. Details at: http://discourse.hnlondon.com/t/facebook-parse-hackathon-in-brighton/197

We are giving away a ticket to this year's FOWA conference worth £800. Enter the competition in the forum at http://discourse.hnlondon.com/t/win-a-ticket-to-this-year-s-future-of-web-apps-conference/193

For the mobile developers among you, I am starting a new meetup called Mobilise. It is a mobile app show 'n tell. The inaugural event is on Thursday, 26th Sept, sign up at http://meetup.com/mobilise.

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