Seedcamp Week

Seedcamp Week is an intensive week-long event held in London every September and is targeted at young entrepreneurs from across EMEA.

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Date: 21 September 2009
Location: TBC, UK

Seedcamp Selection Day

From the initial applicant pool Seedcamp will select a short-list of candidates for further consideration. If selected to advance, teams will come to London for an interview.

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Date: 9 September 2009
Location: eOffice Soho, UK

The Future of Cloud Computing Uncovered

Is Cloud Computing a technology for the future or a passing hot topic? What does the future hold for this industry? What will be the problems, the challenges and the opportunities? Join as our panel of six industry experts share their viewpoints!

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Date: 1 September 2009
Location: See website, UK


ECMOD2009 unites senior client side managers & directors of multi-channel businesses with the cream of expert practitioners from the UK, US, and Europe in a friendly yet business like atmosphere.

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Date: 7 October 2009
Location: Brompton Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Earls Court One, UK

Gnomedex 9.0

The ninth Gnomedex conference is generating a fair amount of buzz in the blogosphere, which underscores our reason to produce it. Indeed, we will once again become the crossroads between producers and observers, between users and developers.

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Date: 20 August 2009
Location: Bell Harbor Conference Center, US

Twitter Developer Nest: London 4

The event is focused on bringing together people who are already developing applications on top of Twitter or who intend to start building a Twitter application in the near future. It’s the opportunity for the community in London to celebrate development success and share challenges.

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Date: 26 August 2009
Location: Sun Microsystems London (Customer Briefing Centre), UK

Protect Your website

This specialised event provides essential knowledge for web design professionals, their clients and any creative business with a website. If you have a website this event is for you!

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Date: 23 September 2009
Location: The Riverside Room, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, UK

Brits Submit Over 60 Panels to SXSW Interactive

SXSW 2010

March 2010 might still seem a distant dream, but the organiser's of South by South West interactive (SXSWi to its friends) are already cracking on with preparations for the conference line-up with the opening of their Panel Picker.

This year sees over three times as many panels from the British digital industry, with over 60 panels, up from 18 last year, making it to SXSWi's Panel Picker where the public get to rate and comment on the panels being put forward.

The public feedback is designed to help organisers refine presentations and panels, and makes up 30% of decision-making progress.

Below is the comprehensive list (add comments if we've missed any) of panels submitted by the Brits. Good luck to all those in the Panel Picker machine...

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CamCreative - Cambridgeshire creative meetup

Next CamCreative is Thursday August 27th.

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Date: 27 August 2009
Location: Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, UK

Reflections on Chinwag's First Tech Intern

Gregory MarlerOn Friday, Chinwag waved goodbye to Gregory, our first tech intern. It was an experiment, which proved extremely fruitful for Chinwag, and hopefully, Gregory too.

For a company that sits at the S end of SME, combined with some control freakery thanks to yours truly, taking on an intern would be a challenge on a number of fronts. Could we find the right person? Would they learn anything? Did we really have time to make it work?

Previous internships had worked well, with an editorial intern progressing into a full-time role, but we learnt just how much staff time is needed. Tricky for a small company that finds itself stretched at the best of times.

About the time we waved Gregory off, a tweet from Loic Le Meur (@loic) popped up, agreeing with Seth Godin’s take on internships,

"I think internships are overrated. Most of the time, the employer thinks he's doing the intern a favor, but he doesn't trust the interns to do any actual thoughtful, intelligent work worth talking about. And to be fair, most of the time the interns are busy hiding, not grabbing responsibility but instead acting like they're in school, avoiding hard work and trying to get an A."

Pretty cynical. Perhaps this applies more to internships within large organisations, because that’s not been the experience at Chinwag. He’s right about one thing, there’s little point in having an intern if you’re not going to let them do anything.

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$23m Invested in Twitter Startups

Taxonomy of Twitter-Focused StartupsTwitter is dominating social media-related headlines in the same way Facebook did last year, but a report by Chubby Brain for Sun Startup Essentials pegs investment in Twitter-related start-ups at a touch over $23m in 11 different companies, including the UK’s own Tweetdeck. The data was collated at the end of June so doesn’t include £100k raised by political tweetmongers, Tweetminister.

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Digital Mission to LA & San Francisco '09

Digital Mission to LA & San Francisco is tailored specifically for interactive design and development agencies. This mission will enable 15 UK based SMEs to head to Silicon Valley for key meetings, advice on working stateside, help with fact-finding, networking events and investor meetings.

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Date: 11 October 2009
Location: LA & San Francisco, US

Bootlaw September 09 - Selling Shares

As part of a wider initiative on the mechanics of fundraising and selling equity in a private business, Bootlaw is addressing the legalities of selling investments.

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Date: 23 September 2009
Location: Winston & Strawn, UK

Tomorrow's Web

The Tomorrows Web Conference is a one-day gathering in Central London to discuss and learn about the future of the Internet and Technology industry. The conference is the first of it's kind in the UK, and with over 9 hours worth of fantastic talks, panels and pitches - it cannot be missed!

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Date: 8 August 2009
Location: Keyworth Center, UK

Bootlaw Summer BBQ

Bootlaw has teamed up with the other fantastic supporters of the London start up community to bring you an #awesome summer party at Firehouse, in South Kensington.

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Date: 27 August 2009
Location: Firehouse, UK