WE E K LY N E W SL E TT ER

ISSUE 14 OCTOBER 2011

Dear LSR member, To help tackle the shortage of tech talent we had launched TechStartupJobs a few months back to try capture the demand side of this problem. Now to help with the supply side we are very pleased to announce our partnership with Elance the world's leading platform for online employment. After launching in San Francisco and then expanding to Berlin, Rome, Lyon & Barcelona - BeMyApp comes to London. If you're into Mobile Apps and have an idea or a developer that wants to build something or even just be part of a team and help do come over to our BeMyApp Hackathon London weekend planned from 11th 13th of Nov. Lastly I promised Mike of Olgilvy to give a shout out for the IBM SmartCamp event being held in London on the 17th of Nov. So if you're interested in getting closer to a major Tech Vendor do apply here, the deadline has been extended to 20th Oct.

EVENTS London Silicon Roundabout November Meetup - BeMyApp Weekend November 11-13, 2011 (Friday-Sunday) [ RSVP HERE ] Startup Masterclass: Investment, Company Structure and Marketing October 24, 2011 (Monday) 6:00 PM UCL, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London [ RSVP HERE ]

London Silicon Roundabout December Meetup – SocMed December 8, 2011 (Thursday) 6:00 PM Innovation Warehouse, 1 East Poultry, 1st Floor, EC1A 9PT [ RSVP HERE ] * Our Nov & Dec event dates have change so please cross check your RSVPs 17-Oct: London JS: coffee script & .next 18-Oct: NSCoder Night London October 2011 18-Oct: Software Architect 2011 19-Oct: HTML5 Live London 2011 19-Oct: Facebook Developer Garage London October 2011 19-Oct: London Web Performance Group - Oct 2011 20-Oct: London Scala coding Dojo 20-Oct: Typo London 2011 21-Oct: GiveCamp UK 21-Oct: Playful 2011 22-Oct: Autumn Hackathon 17-Nov: IBM SmartCamp London 2011

We hope to see you at some of these meetups. Do let us know if you would like us to organise meetups on any other subject or topic. If you have an Event you would like to promote let us know …

IN THE NEWS Architects propose ‘Silicon Roundabout’ overhaul – October 13, 2011 London-based practice in discussions with developers and TfL A London-based design practice has proposed an overhaul of “Silicon Roundabout” in East London. Securing VC money: US or UK? – October 13, 2011 Should he stay or should he go? Floxx founder Rich Martell argues why he’s better off heading to the US to raise VC funding.

Silicon Roundabout to be East London’s Piccadilly Circus? – October 12, 2011 In the last couple of years Old Street roundabout, where Hoxton and Shoreditch meet the northern reaches of the City of London, has been dubbed ‘Silicon Roundabout’ due to the rising success of new technology firms and the number of small startups making a name for themselves. Silicon Valley Bank Takes Advantage of Tech Boom – October 12, 2011 While many community banks are suffering, Silicon Valley Bank is expanding across the world. It has its clients to thank. Prince Andrew Meets Entrepreneurs in East London & Opens The Trampery, an Innovative Workspace & Events Space – October 12, 2011 His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, attended the official opening of the Trampery, one of London’s most innovative working spaces on Monday evening. London ‘is perfect place to create next Facebook’, says Wikipedia founder – October 11, 2011 London has a major advantage over Silicon Valley as a technological centre – but it has nothing to do with technology, the founder of Wikipedia said today. Week In Geek: 10-16 October 2011 – October 11, 2011 Events for Londoners with curious minds. Elance partners with TechMeetups to help London Silicon Roundabout – October 08, 2011 Elance partners with TechMeetups to help London Silicon Roundabout companies access online talent to get work done It’s financial meltdown Backbytes – October 7, 2011 We bring the urgent news that Cerqueira Anderson and Janet Santos from Sao Paulo have set a new record for social media-inspired stupidity by calling their son “Facebookson”.

Google pulls up at Silicon Roundabout – October 7, 2011 Entrepreneurial IT graduates and those seeking technology careers in SMEs will be interested to learn that Google has just rented office space in East London – not for its own staff, but to support technology entrepreneurs. We have also created subject specific Newspapers on Mobile Apps, Gaming, Startups, Cloud Computing, & London Silicon Roundabout

JOBS JavaScript Developer @ i-cc Commercial Communications (Full-Time) We are looking for people with strong skills in JavaScript (including libraries such as jquery, prototype, etc.), Node.JS, NoSQL, AJAX, DOM, XML, JSON, HTML5, CSS3. Experienced in using github, ssh, OOP. Lead Developer / Architect / CTO @ i-cc Commercial Communications (Full-Time) The CTO will be responsible for leading, architecting, and developing standards, platforms, and applications based on requirements produced by the CEO. This is a technical lead position, and about 20% of the time will be spent on architecture, designing, and coordinating with the team and 80% coding. The candidate will lead 5 developers, who are already in place. Cappuccino & Objective-J Developer @ ClaimAble (Full-Time) You’ll be the lead Cappuccino developer mostly working on the user-facing parts of our web app. Mostly. There will be the opportunity to flex your iOS muscles too! You’ll need a keen eye for design also, and a knack for making mockups come to life in the browser. Front End / UX Developer & Designer @ ClaimAble (Full-Time) You’ll be responsible for making our user experience insanely great. This will involve both the design and coding of the UI to ensure information is well presented and highly accessible to our users. We care deeply about humanoriented design that is so good, it’s invisible – so should you! If you have a job you would like to promote post it at TechStartupJobs

READING &VIEWING 4 Financial Lessons From Steve Jobs – Credit Karma Blog TechCrunch TV: Three startup pitches from the Future of Web Apps conference – TechCrunch A Guide to Generating Leads on LinkedIn – Entrepreneur 7 Bootstrapping Principles Any Business Can Use – OPEN Forum Business books for entrepreneurs – AJC If you’re a scientist looking to build a startup, good management is key – Work It, Richmond “The Business of Big Data” at Strata Conference New York – Waggener Edstrom Blogs Design is becoming a competitive advantage for startups – VentureBeat More Startup info at TechStartHub

OUR PARTNERS Elance Instant online staffing for your Business Radford Radford has provided compensation market intelligence to the technology and life sciences industries. WebMynd San Francisco HQ WebMynd ties up with TechMeetups to help London Silicon Roundabout companies develop cross platform apps more easily HR Insight HR Insight is a London Silicon Roundabout based Human Resource & Employment law specialists

Jeffreys Henry LLP Jeffreys Henry LLP is well-known among their clients to be pro-active, hands on, responsive, approachable, straight-talking, and personable

Have a great weekend! Rgds, Shawn London Silicon Roundabout