Where To Find London Tech Events, Meetups and Hack Days
A friend recently asked if I knew of any upcoming London tech events, so I sent them back a list of the sites I use to keep updated with the latest Tech, Startup and Hack Day events in London.
Some of these events listings are for membership-based organisations, such as TechHub and Campus London. Please check with individual event listings to check if there are any requirements before turning up unannounced!
I’m sure this isn’t comprehensive and sites come and go, so leave a comment if I’m missing a decent site for tech events in London.
Clicking on the name of a site takes you to their London events page, from where you can navigate to other relevant areas or locations of interest to you.
Recently bought by Eventbrite, this maybe should be listed below Eventbrite. But Lanyrd lists a lot of London’s tech events worth taking a look at, so head here first. Not only do they list events by location, e.g. London, but Lanyrd also publishes guides, such as guides to London Hack Days.
Probably known as the best ticketing site in the UK for tech events, Eventbrite also lists a whole load of events by location. If you don’t find out about an event through Eventbrite, you’ll probably still register a lot through the site. Also keep an eye on what they do with Lanyrd – comprehensive events listings integrated with easy ticketing will be a powerful combination.
As well as reporting on the latest news from London’s Tech City, the site also has a useful list of events. You can also add your event to their site for free.
Listing the best events for the digital industry in the UK and beyond. Chinwag are trying to make their events listings as comprehensive as possible, so you can add your own events too. Their events listings are also available in RSS and iCal flavours.
Technically an events company run by three guys with beards but worth including because they run a few events worth checking out:
- Silicon Drinkabout, a regular after work drinks for startups every Friday around the Silicon Roundabout
- Don’t Pitch Me Bro, a monthly demo day for startups
- Digital Sizzle, a quarterly barbeque blow-out
- Chew the Fat, a monthly series of conversations with high profile entrepreneurs, founders, VC’s and generally epic people, designed to stimulate, motivate and inspire
From their perspective, there are two critical factors that 3Beards felt London’s tech scene was missing in terms of events: consistency and accessibility. If that sounds good to you, head to one of their events and see for yourself if they’re right.
Campus is Google’s presence in London’s Tech City area. There’s lots of events on during the day for Campus members, but also a wide range of events taking place in the evening too. Their events calendar links into Google Calendar, so you can add Campus events to your Google Calendar easily. you can also apply to host your event there if you’re looking for a space for you own event.
TechHub London is community and workspace for tech entrepreneurs and they host a range of regular events, including Demo Night, Mobile Meetup, Creative Meetup, Founders’ Secrets, Bootstrap Business Club and the TechHub Meetup. Some events are open to non-members, so make sure to check the details of each event before assuming you’re free to go along.
A hack by Makeshift, Attending.io are tiny event pages to ask people one question – are you attending? They have a list of public events, many of which are tech based. Registration for events is through Twitter – a neat touch and lets you see who else is going along.
What events listing sites have I missed? What event sites do you use? Let me know in the comments!