We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Wednesday 20th April, at our new venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).
The theme this month will be games, and confirmed speakers are Dan Borthwick from Playfish (Electronic Arts) sharing their experiences of scaling, Andy Rogers from Enteraction on 'productising' the social gaming space, Myles Noton from Miniclip on using Facebook APIs, Bart Barden from PopCap talking about using social analytic hooks to attract golden gamers, and Richard Sedley from Loopstatic on the problems with gamification.
We'll also have as usual Iskandar Najmuddin, Technical Director at Syncapse (formerly Nudge) briefing us on the latest platform updates, Dave Nattriss, freelance developer and FDGL secretary and webmaster, running down what's hot on Facebook, and an introduction with Facebook product updates from Todd Chaffee, the chairman of the FDGL committee.
Our events sell out each time within days, so be quick to buy your ticket(s). We'll have beer, wine, juice and pizza, possibly some Facebook swag, and will go for after-drinks in a nearby pub/bar.
Tickets are available at http://fdglapril2011-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.com - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. Earlybird tickets are available until Friday before the event, subject to quota.
As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Facebook, Gamaroff Digital, Adknowledge, Conversocial, Joyent, Logicode and Syncapse, new sponsor Accel Partners, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.
- Lodge Room 1, Freemasons' Hall
- 60 Great Queen Street
- London City of
- Postal Code:
- WC2B 5AZ
- United Kingdom
Freemasons’ Hall is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and the principal meeting place for Masonic Lodges in London. Grand Lodge has been in Great Queen Street since 1775, the present Hall being the third building on the site.
Built between 1927–1932 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, it is one of the finest Art Deco buildings in England, and is now Grade II* listed internally and externally. In addition to the Grand Temple (seating 1700) there are 21 Lodge Rooms, a Library and Museum, Board and Committee Rooms and administrative offices. The building is fully open to the public.
Lodge Room 1 can be found by following the main central corridor from the main reception until the end, and it is on the left past the lifts.
Todd runs MIKAMAI UK, a social media studio building the Facebook applications and Facebook Connect web sites that are making media more social.
As a chairman of Facebook Developer Garage London, he finds speakers and organises the monthly meetings. His personal goal for FDGL is to be a part of a community where the exchange of ideas and social media best practices are warmly embraced.
Follow him @ and you can e-mail .
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Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of excellence and innovation in venture capital, and is dedicated to partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, California, London, UK, New Delhi and Bangalore, India as well as in China via the IDG-Accel Partnership.
With over $6 billion under management, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories, including Actuate, Acopia, AdMob, Agile Software, Alfresco, AMCC, Arrowpoint, Atlassian, BBN, Brightcove, Check24, ComScore, Etsy, Facebook, Foundry Networks, Gameforge, GlamMedia, Groupon, Imperva, Infinera, Interwoven, IronPlanet, JBoss, Kayak, Macromedia, Maven Networks, metroPCS, NextG Networks, Polycom/PictureTel, Playfish, Portal Software, QlikTech, Rapt, Real Networks, Redback Networks, Responsys, Riverbed, Rovio, SupportSoft, UUNet, Veritas, Walmart.com, Webroot, Wily Technology, XenSource and Zimbra.
Gamaroff Digital is a growing social media and digital agency located in Camden, London. We have been acknowledged by Facebook in their Preferred Developer Consultant Program so are perfectly placed to deliver cutting edge projects for our clients. We develop and produce cutting edge social media and viral marketing campaigns for the biggest brands such as Vodafone, Guinness, Lucozade, Cadburys, Sprite, Carlsberg and more.
Sharkius Games is a London based social games company established on December 2007. We have been making fun & engaging social games ever since! We proudly sponsor the Facebook Developer Garage to help inspire more developers into making London the new place to be for tech start-ups - one day the Silicon Roundabout will be greater than Silicon Valley itself. We are also looking to connect with great developers to see if we can collaborate in the future somehow - say hi if you see us at an event.
AdknowledgeInc is a US based ad-targeting specialist. After acquiring Super Rewards in June 2009, Adknowledge has become one of the largest monetisation platforms for Social Apps & MMOG’s in the world, serving over 15BN display ads a month, generating more than $150m a year for Social publishers worldwide.
Syncapse is a full-service technology partner. We help companies build, manage and measure customer relationships through the use of cutting-edge social media technology. Syncapse recently acquired London-based Nudge Social Media.
Conversocial is a SaaS company that helps businesses manage the increasing volume of two-way communication going through social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Through in-depth engagement analytics and comprehensive comment management tools, Conversocial enables effective marketing distribution, moderation and customer support.
Our experienced team specialises in delivering creative marketing campaigns for Social Media, Mobile and the Web.
Joyent has teamed up with Facebook to offer Facebook Developers a limited number of free accounts on the Joyent cloud with one (1) year of free hosting! Now you can focus on creating the next killer app instead of dealing with infrastructure and scalability issues. Just code your app and deploy. It’s that easy!
Video services at our events are provided by Newspepper.com. Newspepper is a global platform for students and graduates in media to get work experience, ensuring our clients receive high quality, low cost media services.
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