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Facebook Developer Garage London October 2011

Date: 
2 years 22 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Wednesday 19th October, back at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

John Haggis from Sheridan Solicitors returns to speak for us, talking about Facebook's privacy policies, Alex Housley from Rummble will talk about social recommendations using the Facebook Graph and collaborative filtering, and Iskandar Najmuddin, Technical Director at Syncapse (formerly Nudge) will give us a bumper-sized rundown on all the latest platform updates in the last three months, including those announced at f8 2011 in late September.

As usual, we'll have Dave Nattriss, freelance developer and FDGL secretary and webmaster, running down what's hot on Facebook, and an introduction with other Facebook news from Todd Chaffee, FDGL's chairman. More speakers and talks will be announced as soon as possible.

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 at O'Neills across the road for those that want to wind down afterwards.

Tickets are available at http://fdgloctober2011-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.

If you miss out on or can't make this one, we look forward to seeing you at our next event, scheduled for Wednesday November 16th.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Accel Partners, Gamaroff Digital, Adknowledge, Syncapse, Conversocial and Logicode, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.

Audience capacity: 
220 people
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

Facebook Developer Garage London f8 2011 special

Date: 
2 years 26 weeks ago

As you may already know, Facebook are holding f8 (their developer conference), for the fourth time on Thursday 22nd September in San Francisco. The event starts with a 90 minute keynote, and as we've done in the past, we're holding a special event in London where we will screen it live for everyone who can't make it over there. This replaces our scheduled regular garage event that was to take place on Wednesday (21st), and due to London Fashion Week, we'll be using a different venue instead.

Doors will open from 5:30pm as the keynote is scheduled to begin at 6pm (BST), and we expect to wrap up the whole evening at 9pm or so. The venue is Glaziers Hall, right next to the river on the south bank and just to the west of London Bridge itself.

Our events sell out each time within days, so be quick to buy your ticket(s). We'll have beer, wine, juice and pizza, and will go for after-drinks at a nearby pub for those that want to wind down afterwards.

You must buy tickets in advance to guarantee entry on the night. Earlybird tickets are available until Friday before the event, subject to quota. With the change of content, date, time and venue, if you need a refund, please contact us via the link at the top or right of this page.

Our normal garage events will resume in October, with the next one currently scheduled for Wednesday 19th October, back at Freemasons' Hall - we'll let you know when tickets are on sale.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events, which could not happen without their help. Thanks to our regular sponsors Accel Partners, Gameroff, Adknowledge, Syncapse, iPlatform and Logicode, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.

Audience capacity: 
280 people
Venue: 
Glaziers Hall
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee
Talk(s): 
f8 2011 predictions
Talk(s): 
f8 2011 Keynote

Facebook Developer Garage London July 2011

Date: 
2 years 35 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Wednesday 20th July, at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations). For July only, the route into Lodge Room 1 will be different, so look out for signs on your way into the building.

The theme for this month is entrepreneurship and starting up, and confirmed speakers are Jakub Nesetril, co-founder of API services company apiary.io, with his start-up accelerator survival guide, Sam Clark, head of apps agency Conjure, covering lessons learnt from building branded apps, and John Haggis from Sheridan Solicitors telling us how lawyers can help set up your company and ensure your app is legal. Simon Cross, a plaform partner engineer at Facebook, will also tell us about cross-platform authentication.

Accel Partners, the venture capital firm behind companies like Facebook, MindCandy, Rovio and Kayak, will be hosting Office Hours at this month's event. Office Hours gives entrepreneurs/developers/technology evangelists the chance to ask Accel personnel relevant questions, ranging from getting feedback on an idea to general business/market advice. There will be four 15 minute slots open to anyone attending our main event, so if you're interested in this specifically, please sign up here: http://ohr.me/nLfBKP

As usual there will be 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 other Facebook news from Todd Chaffee, FDGL's chairman.

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 at O'Neills across the road for those that want to wind down afterwards.

Tickets are available at http://fdgljuly2011.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.

We'll be taking our annual summer break in August, so if you miss out on or can't make this one, we look forward to seeing you in September.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Facebook, Accel Partners, Gamaroff Digital, Adknowledge, Syncapse, Conversocial and Logicode, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.

Audience capacity: 
220 people
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

Facebook Developer Garage London June 2011

Date: 
2 years 40 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Wednesday 15th June, at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

Confirmed speakers so far are Markus Kobler from distinctiveedge explaining how to get ahead with HTML5 on mobile devices, and Wasim Juned from Abraxor talking about integrating Facebook on iOS.

As usual there will be 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, FDGL's chairman.

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 here - 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, Accel Partners, Gamaroff Digital, Adknowledge, Syncapse, Conversocial, Logicode and Joyent, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.

Audience capacity: 
220 people
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

Facebook Developer Garage London May 2011

Date: 
2 years 44 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Wednesday 18th May, at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

This month's theme is measurement and analytics, and we have talks from David Kramaley from Sharkius Games giving their experiences with Facebook Insights and comparing to their own internal analytics, Heather Stark from Kinran talking about 'understanding your elephant', Aaron Huang from Kontagent on the 'seven deadly social game metrics', Pierre Santamaria from Weka Entertainment on big games versus big data, and Simon Cross who is Platform Partner Engineer for Facebook outside of north America, will discuss their tools for measuring success, and if there's time also run a Q&A session for all Platform related queries you may have.

As usual there will be 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 Geoff Hughes, FDGL's treasurer (stepping in for Todd for this month only).

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://fdglmay2011-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, Accel Partners, Gamaroff Digital, IC tomorrow, Adknowledge, Syncapse, Conversocial, Logicode and Joyent, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.

Audience capacity: 
220 people
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Geoff Hughes

Facebook Developer Garage London April 2011

Date: 
2 years 48 weeks ago

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.

Audience capacity: 
220 people
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

FDGL discussed in New Media Age's Gadfly gossip/events column

We made it into New Media Age's gossip/events column Gadfly in last week's (24/03/2011) issue:

New Media Age - 24/03/2011 - GadflyNew Media Age - 24/03/2011 - Gadfly

Facebook Developer Garage London March 2011

Date: 
3 years 1 week ago

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Thursday 17th March (not our usual third Wednesday of the month), 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 mobile, and confirmed speakers so far include Fabio Bertone from Reply on Facebook coding for Android and iOS, Ronan Shields from New Media Age magazine with some high level analysis of the mobile industry, Tim Ocock from Steely Eye Media talking about the network within social networking, FDGL committee member Tom Gallagher from Logicode on HTML5, and Matthew Johnston and Alex Couturon from Facebook talking about how they deal with Platform bug reports and questions on the developer forums.

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.

The last few month's events each sold out within days, so be quick. We'll have beer, pizza, possibly some Facebook swag, and will go for after-drinks in a nearby pub/bar.

Tickets are available at http://fdglmarch2011.eventbrite.com - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. Earlybird tickets are available until Friday before the event subject to quantity.

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, and our media partner Newspepper.

Audience capacity: 
220 people
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

Facebook Developer Garage London February 2011

Date: 
3 years 5 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our next event, taking place on Wednesday 16th February, at our regular TechHub venue (right by Old Street station). Confirmed speakers so far include HTML5 expert Rob Hawkes talking about the canvas and animation, FDGL committee members Tom Gallagher from Logicode on using the Places API (with Ruby in particular), John Cole from Adknowledge on Facebook Credits policy and how it affects developers, and Simon Cross who spoke for us in August on the BBC iPlayer's Facebook integration, but now having been working for Facebook themselves for six months has agreed to talk about the Places API, Operation 'Developer Love', and take general questions from the floor for as long as we can allow.

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.

The last few month's events each sold out within days, so be quick. We'll have beer, pizza, possibly some Facebook swag, and will go for after-drinks in nearby bar C.A.M.P.

Tickets are available at http://fdglfebruary2011.eventbrite.com - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. Earlybird tickets are available until Friday before the event subject to quantity.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Logicode, Gamaroff Digital, Adknowledge, Conversocial, Joyent and Syncapse, and our media partner Newspepper.

Audience capacity: 
150 people
Venue: 
TechHub
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

Facebook Developer Garage London January 2011

Date: 
3 years 9 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our November event to take place on Wednesday 19th January, at our regular TechHub venue (right by Old Street station) - previously purchased tickets are still valid. Tickets are available at http://fdgljanuary2011.eventbrite.com - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. A limited amount of earlybird tickets are available until Friday 14th.

The theme as before will be the media, and confirmed speakers include Cathy Ma from IPC Media (Marie Claire, NME and Wallpaper magazines) talking about using the Open Graph for publishers, Tom McDonnell from Monterosa the company that has been contracted by ITV and Channel 4 for various projects, talking about their use of Facebook and Channel 4's Million Pound Drop show, Jack Riley from The Independent newspaper talking about how they've integrated their website with Facebook, Hermione Way from Newspepper about utilising video online, and Marc Delurgio from Kyte talking about their streaming video platform.

We'll also have as usual Iskandar Najmuddin, Technical Director at Syncapse (formerly Nudge) briefing us on the latest platform updates, Dave Nattriss, a freelance developer and FDGL secretary and webmaster, running down what's hot on Facebook, and an introduction from Todd Chaffee, the new chairman of the FDGL committee.

The last few month's events each sold out within days, so be quick. We'll have beer, pizza, some Facebook T-shirts, and will go for after-drinks in a local bar TBA.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Facebook, Intel, Logicode, Adknowledge, Conversocial, Joyent and Syncapse, and our media partner Newspepper. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail for more information.

Audience capacity: 
150 people
Venue: 
TechHub
Video report: 
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

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