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Our next event will be // TODO London 1.7 on April 4th 2018.

Please join us at ThoughtWorks, ThoughtWorks Ltd. 76 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0UR by registering now on meetup.com.

18:30: Doors

18:50: Talk One: Ina Yulo – The Professional Art of Winging It (20 mins)

After buying a one-way ticket to London in 2014, Ina Yulo went from the world of advertising and PR to managing global communities for BI & Big Data, IT Service Management, and FinTech — all whilst having no background in either tech or finance. She is now on the Women in FinTech Power List and has grown her communities to over 1 million subscribers. This entertaining talk will go through the importance of putting time aside for learning, how to make networking bearable instead of a chore, and how to truly build your brand and grow your community.

19:10: Break

19:15: Talk Two: Naveen – How I Quit Being A Release Manager And Started Being A Swift Developer (20 mins)

My talk is about my journey from being a Release Manager to an iOS Developer.

If I tell this to someone at work or to a friend, they would think – OK, I just moved from one career stream to other and MAY BE its not a big deal, with some effort I must have made it.

But try finding out anybody who has consciously made the switch from one career stream to another, even better from BA, PO to a Developer, from one technology to other. You will realise WHAT IT ACTUALLY TAKES to make this happen. The planning, the sacrifice, the disappointments, the frustrations and finally if you still are passionate after all these, the SUCCESS !

I will go through MY journey here, and the idea is that you take something out of the talk and improve in some ways starting today.

19:35: Break

19:40: Talk Three: Rob Stearn – Suits You (20 mins)

When you are the major stakeholder, funder and end user for the product (your new suit), how do you ensure the designer and developer (AKA The Tailor) understands the user requirements, budget, and timescales? Where are the milestones and opportunities for feedback? And what on earth are the gorges?

Rob works at Moo.com and anyone who knows him will know he has more than a few sartorial tailoring pieces to his name. Join him to learn more about the often mysterious world of gentleman’s tailoring then learn it’s correlations with our world.

Warning: you may never buy an off the shelf shirt again!

20:00: Close

20:15ish: Social, The John Snow, 39 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 9QJ, UK

We understand that some people have other commitments, and cannot spend the whole evening with us. Because of this we start early, try to run very close to time, and we do not take questions after the talks. This allows everyone to benefit from the main part of the evening, and then, if you are able, you can join us after for the social where hopefully some, or all, of the speakers will be on hand. We think this makes // TODO more inclusive, but if you think we can do better, do let us know.

To see more information about these, and all the talks proposed so far, visit trello.com

To attend, register now on meetup.com.


1By Post-PC we mean devices that have come since, and are arguably replacing, the desktop personal computer in our lives. Most obviously mobile phones, but also Tablets, Wearables, Smart Speakers, Connected TV’s, Snap Spectacles, Google Glass (okay, maybe not Google Glass), VR headsets…and who knows what that is yet to come.

Photo by Amit Gupta (Flickr)

Attending

A meet-up is defined by the people who choose to meet there. We need your help to make this work – by attending, by giving us feedback, and by helping us create awareness.

Before attending we would ask that you please read our code of conduct carefully. We expect everyone – organisers, volunteers, speakers and attendees to follow this code so that we can create a safe, inclusive, space.

The Format

Short and focused with a hard stop if they overrun. This leaves lots of room afterwards for socialising, but also respecting that some people have commitments (such as families).

18:30: Doors
18:45: Talk One
19:05: Break
19:10: Talk Two
19:30: Break
19:35: Lightning Talk
19:45: Close
20:00: Local Pub Social

Why are you charging?

We are charging a small fee of £31 in order to achieve a number of things…

• If people pay for something they value it more.

• We can invest that money straight back into the event by using it to offset the basic costs (like meetup.com and wordpress/domains)

• We can cover speaker costs where necessary.

• If we end up with an excess we can use it to stage events such as a summer, winter, and keynote parties.

If you have any questions you can drop us an email or give us a tweet.


1 We have founded this group as an Unincorporated Association and commit to publishing our accounts and being held accountable to them.

Photo by Davide Ragust (Unsplash)

Speaking

Emily Webber speaking at // TODO London by Michael May

To see the talks proposed so far, visit trello.com

It’s simply not possible to run // TODO without people, like you, who want to share with others. So, firstly, thank you. Of course, this is true of all such meet-ups, but what makes us different is our aspiration to be as inclusive as possible. This broadly covers two areas;

We want to have the most inclusive speaker selection process possible
It doesn’t matter if this is your first, or fiftieth, talk – we welcome you to submit your ideas to us. We’ll give you feedback from the wider team to help you find the right talk for our attendees. Please, if you think you have an idea, don’t dismiss it – get in touch.

We want to have the most inclusive talks possible.
We welcome all makers across mobile, wearable, IoT and other Post-PC platforms. But, that means your talk must be as understandable and engaging to developers on Android, as on iOS, to designers of Android Wear, as tvOS. We know that’s a tall order, but it is not without precedent and we really hope you will relish the challenge of tailoring a talk to this diverse audience. 

To add your own idea please just drop us an email

To see who has previously spoken at // TODO London visit our Trello Archive


Speakers Guide

Who Is My Audience?

You should plan your talk with these things in mind;

• Your talk should be as accessible to designers as to developers, to founders as product managers – think accessible, inspiring, insightful, and useful – but not dumbed down.

• Think cross-platform. You should not assume specific knowledge of any particular platform, but you can probably assume awareness of the main Post-PC platforms (iOS and Android). If in doubt – explain it, or leave it out.

• We typically get a sold out audience of 50-60 people

How Long Do I Have?

You have two talk length options;

• 20 Minutes Full Length Talk
• 10 Minutes Lightning Talk

We will give you a visual cue when you are at 3 minutes and 1 minute and when time is up. This is so that it’s fair on both the other speakers and the attendees (who may have other commitments).

There is no time allocated for questions. This is to keep things running to time and to encourage people to come and speak to you at the social part of the meet-up, at the end, typically in a public house (a pub). We would love you to stay for this part but it is not a requirement.

What Is The Venue And Setup?

We don’t know yet (but we will tell you when we book you in for a slot). We try to only select venues that have slide projectors/monitors (but maybe not microphones). We will introduce you, or you can introduce yourself – it is up to you.

We will not be recording your talk.

Please note: we cannot guarantee that the venues will have internet access, microphones, technical staff or a separate space for the speakers. Think meet-up rather than conference. However,
if you need this stuff we can try to find a slot at a venue that matches up.

When Is It?

Each month, on the first Wednesday.

Do You Pay?

We cannot afford to pay you for your talks. However, as we charge a small entry fee, we are able to cover costs if need be. Please ask in advance and get written agreement – do not assume.

What Do You Need From Me?

To add your own idea please just drop us an email

Publicity

We publish all our finances publicly, so please be aware that any financial agreement will be public knowledge. This is not intended as a discouragement but instead as full disclosure. (See Accounts)

We also publish potential talks, so people will know about your talk idea from the beginning. We will never disclose personal details (such as your email address) and people are not invited/allowed to comment on the talks. (See Proposed Talks Trello)

Can You Give Me Support?

Of course. If you would like help with anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We are happy to help you in any way we can – from writing your talk, to offering feedback and mentorship, to answering questions and/or limited covering of expenses.

Reserved Rights

We appreciate your time and effort in volunteering to talk but we reserve the right to decline, cancel or suggest modifications to your talk proposal. We have a good idea about what we think will work at // TODO London and it’s important for us to be able to curate that.

To add your own idea please just drop us an email

The Team

Group Photo by Avel Chuklanov (Unsplash)

Anastasia

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In my previous company, the Android and iOS devs worked pretty closely with designers and product management. We would have even sessions in which we could share our latests work, or simply interesting news happening in the iOS/Android world – and I absolutely loved it! There is so many common things between our worlds, and yet so many different things. But learning about how the team approach solutions, and understanding the subtle, differences was great.

So, when Mr May here mentioned his idea, I loved it, and pushed him to make me be more involved 👼🏼


I truly believe that to be a better developer not only requires you to be become the best coder, but also to have an understanding of the product, design, UX and, of course, users.


I hope this becomes a place where everyone interested or involved in building the Post-PC world is welcome (and feels welcome).

Michael

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I started this group, after being gently cajoled into it by friends. Having attended a couple of platform non-specific conferences and even spoken at one of them, I wondered why there was not a successor to NSLondon (which sadly seems to have gone into hibernation) that was agnostic of your specific role, or platform.

London has been an incredible city for me, giving me more than I could ever have have dreamed of when I arrived here back in the 90’s. Fast forward through everything from Blur to Blair and Miley to May, one constant is that technology has never stopped evolving, or evolving me.
This is me giving something back that I think it needs. I hope you will join us in whatever capacity you want – attendee, volunteer, and/or speaker. I hope you will tell us what we are doing well (and not so well) but most of all I hope you find this useful.

Fabio

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I initially tried to simply be a cajoler in this enterprise, but after managing to get Michael to agree to try it, he turned the tables and demanded I walk the walk. So here I am.
As well as being CTO at an app agency that has a mixture of iOS, Android and Windows Phone developers I do manage to do a bit of coding myself from time to time.
The reason I asked Michael to make this happen (apart from that fact he seems to know everyone in mobile in London) was simply, and selfishly I suppose, because I wanted to attend something like it and there wasn’t anything. Well, here we are…me and my big mouth!


Want to be on the team too? Then drop us an email