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Social Developers London January 2013

Date: 
1 year 42 weeks ago

Social Developers London returns on our regular monthly night (second Wednesday). You may know us as Facebook Developer Garage London - we're the same people putting on the same great events, at our new venue at Central Working in Google Campus (close to Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations), right in the heart of London's digital and start-up hub, Silicon Roundabout.

Our guest talks include Five Smoking Hot Social Campaigns: The Brands Getting it Very Right, by Toby Margetts and Charlie Lyons from agency Beyond, and Chris Connell from Conjure will be telling us about launching Mixer (a social mobile application that connects people through open conversation in their local area) - what worked and what didn't.

Committee member and Facebook application developer Eamonn Gahan will take us through all the important Facebook platform updates since our last event, freelance developer and our secretary Dave Nattriss will cover the hottest apps and pages on Facebook, and starting everything off, SDL Chairman and host for the evening Todd Chaffee will give us a quick update on general Facebook and other social platform news. The talks will begin at 7pm, and we will announce more of them as soon as possible.

We’ll also have our now regular 'show and share' section later on where you can give a quick talk/demo about whatever you’ve been working on - just sign up on the board at the front of the talk room to share anything Facebook or social media related with the audience. You can talk for up to two minutes, and can show slides from your computer if you’ve got a VGA connection, or use a browser on ours.

Couldn't make it last time or never been before? Here's a quick video report giving you a flavour of the event - there's much more information (including video recordings and slides from most of the talks) here on our website: http://youtu.be/carjrUopAv4

Our events often sell out within days, so be quick to buy your ticket(s). We'll go for after-drinks at The Windmill around the corner for those that want to wind down afterwards.

Tickets are available at http://sdljanuary2013-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.co.uk - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. All tickets are priced at just £5, which includes pizza that will be served during the evening. A cash bar will be available for alcoholic and soft drinks.

If you miss out on or can't make this one, we look forward to seeing you at our next event, taking place in February.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our new venue sponsors Central Working. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please contact us for more information.

Audience capacity: 
120 people

Social Developers London November 2012

Date: 
1 year 50 weeks ago

Social Developers London returns on our new monthly night (second Wednesday). You may know us as Facebook Developer Garage London - we're the same people putting on the same great events, at our new venue at Central Working in Google Campus (close to Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations), right in the heart of London's digital and start-up hub, Silicon Roundabout.

Our guest talks this time come from Craig Blagg, creative technologist at Ogilvy & Mather, who will tell us about his experiences of using Facebook video and Angus Fox, former organiser of London Twitter Developer Nest and now an SDL committee member, who will run down the latest Twitter API changes: how developers can adapt to new restrictions and what it means for third party apps. Folks from Twilio will also be present to give us a live demo of the API to their useful telephony service.

Committee member and Facebook application developer Eamonn Gahan will take us through all the important Facebook platform updates since our last event, freelance developer and our secretary Dave Nattriss will cover the hottest apps and pages on Facebook, and starting everything off, SDL Chairman and host for the evening Todd Chaffee will give us a quick update on general Facebook and other social platform news. The talks will begin at 7pm, with a break halfway through for food, drink and networking.

We’ll have our now regular 'show and share' section later on where you can give a quick talk/demo about whatever you’ve been working on - just sign up on the board at the front of the talk room to share anything Facebook or social media related with the audience. You can talk for up to two minutes, and can show slides from your computer if you’ve got a VGA connection, or use a browser on ours.

Our events often sell out within days, so be quick to buy your ticket(s). We'll go for after-drinks at The Windmill around the corner for those that want to wind down afterwards.

Tickets are available at http://sdlnovember2012-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.co.uk - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night. All tickets are priced at just £5, which includes pizza that will be served during the evening. A cash bar will be available for alcoholic and soft drinks.

If you miss out on or can't make this one, we look forward to seeing you at our next event, taking place in January.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our new venue sponsors Central Working. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please contact us for more information.

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

Facebook Developers London October 2012

Date: 
2 years 3 weeks ago

We're back after the summer and the fantastic London 2012, with our new event and organisation names - Facebook Developers London events, hosted by Social Developers London, and a new monthly night (second Wednesday). We're the same people putting on the same great events, at our new venue at Google Campus (close to Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations), right in the heart of London's digital and start-up hub, Silicon Roundabout.

To celebrate our new location, all tickets are priced at just £5, which includes pizza that will be served during the evening. A cash bar will be available for alcoholic and soft drinks.

Our guest speakers/talks will be announced soon.

Committee member and Facebook application developer Eamonn Gahan will take us through all the important platform updates since our last event, freelance developer and our secretary Dave Nattriss will cover the hottest apps and pages on Facebook, and starting everything off, SDL Chairman and host for the evening Todd Chaffee will give us a quick update on general Facebook and other social platform news. The talks will begin at 7pm.

We’ll have our now regular 'show and share' section later on where you can give a quick talk/demo about whatever you’ve been working on - just sign up on the board at the front of the talk room to share anything Facebook or social media related with the audience. You can talk for up to two minutes, and can show slides from your computer if you’ve got a VGA connection, or use a browser on ours.

Our events often sell out within days, so be quick to buy your ticket(s). We'll go for after-drinks at The Windmill over the road for those that want to wind down afterwards.

Tickets are available at http://fdloctober2012-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.co.uk - you must buy in advance to guarantee entry on the night.

If you miss out on or can't make this one, we look forward to seeing you at our next event, taking place in November.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our new venue sponsors Central Working. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please contact us for more information.

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

Central Working

Central Working logo

Central Working are thrilled to be partnering with Social Developers London (SDL) and hosting them at Central Working Campus.

Central Working provides the ideal environment for growing businesses. Offering our members the support, infrastructure and tools needed to create the connections, momentum and recognition that will grow their businesses. With three permanent clubs in Central London; Bloomsbury, Shoreditch & Campus, and more to follow, they’re well on our way to achieving their goal of helping 10,000 businesses grow and succeed.

Find out how Central Working can help you - hi@centralworking.com

Facebook Developer Garage London at Social Media World Forum Europe 2012

Date: 
2 years 31 weeks ago

2011’s Social Media World Forum Europe attracted 4,000 marketers, consultants and social media enthusiasts to the Olympia Conference Centre in London, summing up 2011 as the year of companies beginning to understand what their goals should be in social media. The biggest change over 2011 was that at the start of the year most of the big FTSE-100-type companies were virtually non-existent on Facebook. And 2012 will see many brands increase budgets dedicated to social at the expense of other media.

To address these issues and guide you on how to use social media to your best advantage, a team from Facebook Developer Garage London will be at SMWF this year and featuring in the FREE TO ATTEND Marketing Tech Track to present workshops on successful Facebook campaigns and to handle delegate queries related to the Facebook Platform. This will be led by Geoff Hughes and Candy Chen Shuhui from Social Clay.

Workshop agenda:

  • Getting out of first gear: an overview of what the core and advanced Facebook ecosystem consists of. If you're not using all these tools that Facebook provides you are running inefficiently.
  • Measuring today to prepare for tomorrow. Set your objectives and allocate budget to measuring these key performance criteria before you start. You are now in a position to understand which parts of your initiative worked out and which bits did not.
  • Next period planning: Using the collection of stats you can now be more scientific in your approach. Use yesterday's data to plan tomorrow's initiative. We take a look at what worked and what did not to give you a head start.
  • Sean Parker said in ‘The Social Network’: "You don't want to ruin Facebook with ads because ads aren't cool." Fast-forward to 2012, ads are everywhere on Facebook, so can we make ads cool?

You will need to register for FREE to attend the workshop. This will also provide you access to the Marketing Tech Tool Box featuring speakers from BBC, Pizza Express, Microsoft and the full exhibition.

FDGL workshop times:

  • Tuesday 27th March, 11:15 – 11:45
  • Wednesday 28th March, 11:10 – 12:10

We hope to see you there!

More information on SMWF Europe

SMWF Europe is organised by Six Degrees Events - for more information on SMWF please contact: rachel@sixdegs.com.

Venue: 
Olympia
Host(s): 
Geoff Hughes

Facebook Developer Garage London March 2012

Date: 
2 years 32 weeks ago

Our next regular event in 2012 takes place on Wednesday 21st March, back at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

Roger Warner, Chairman at the DMA UK Social Media Council, will be telling us what social media can learn from Mad Men, and we'll also hear from Caroline Howes, Chief Operations Office at Playmob, on how social games can engage players with premium content. As usual, Iskandar Najmuddin from Syncapse will get us up to date with the latest Facebook platform updates since our last event in February.

Freelance developer and our secretary Dave Nattriss will cover the hottest apps and pages on Facebook, and starting everything off, FDGL Chairman and host for the evening Todd Chaffee will give us a quick update on general Facebook news.

We’ll have our new ‘show and share’ section later on where you can give a quick talk/demo about whatever you’ve been working on - just sign up on the board at the front of the talk room to share anything Facebook or social media related with the audience. You can talk for up to two minutes, and can show slides from your computer if you’ve got a VGA connection, or use a browser on ours.

Our events often sell out 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://fdglmarch2012-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.co.uk - 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, due to take place on Thursday 10th May 2012.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our regular sponsors Gamaroff Digital, and our media partner Keyone Productions. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please e-mail sponsors@facebookgarage.org.uk for more information.

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

Facebook Developer Garage London February 2012

Date: 
2 years 36 weeks ago
February 2012 event audience

We're pleased to announce our February event will be held on the Thursday 16th as part of Social Media Week (SMW) London 2012 and interactive studio, Specialmoves is proudly sponsoring, along with our regular sponsors Accel and Gamaroff Digital. This month we're at Glaziers Hall on the Southbank by London Bridge (instead of our regular Covent Garden venue).

Our guest speakers this month are Roshan Singh, Head of Social Design at Gamaroff Digital who will discuss Social Design in Facebook Apps, and Gavin Clark, Head of Flash at Specialmoves, will cover his experiences wrestling with personalised videos on Facebook. Taras Filatov will also speak about location, chat and ratings APIs.

As usual Iskandar Najmuddin, Technical Director at Syncapse, will get us up to speed with his not-to-be-missed what's new on the Facebook platform rundown, Dave Nattriss, a freelance developer and secretary of the FDGL committee will tell us what's hot on Facebook, and Todd Chaffee, CEO of Bluecrow and FDGL chairman will host the evening and talk about recent Facebook news. We're also continuing with our new 'Show and Share' section where anyone at the event can take to the stage for up to two minutes to quickly talk about something relevant they've been working on, or even just throw an idea or question out to the audience - sign up on the night.

Our events often sell out within days, so be quick to buy your ticket(s). We'll have beer, wine, juice and pizza, possibly some swag, and may go for after-drinks at the Mudlark across the road for those that want to wind down afterwards.

Tickets are available at http://fdglfebruary2012-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.co.uk - 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, taking place on Wednesday 21st March 2012.

As always we are grateful for the sponsorship of our events - thanks to our sponsors Accel, Gamaroff Digital and Specialmoves. If your organisation is interested in sponsoring us, please

Audience capacity: 
250 people
Venue: 
Glaziers Hall
Host(s): 
Todd Chaffee

FDGL partners with PHP UK Conference 2012

PHP UK Conference 2012PHP UK Conference 2012FDGL is a community partner of PHP UK Conference for the fourth year running. Now in its seventh year, PHP UK Conference 2012 is a two full-day event, with over 25 talks and speakers, hundreds of attendees and tens of sponsors and partners. It takes place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February at the Business Design Centre in London, with a free social event on Thursday 23rd.

We've been given a special URL for you to use to get discounted registration for the event - just head to http://www.phpconference.co.uk/registration/fdgl

Facebook Developer Garage London January 2012

Date: 
2 years 41 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our first regular event of 2012, taking place on Wednesday 18th January, at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

We'll have some great speakers - Bernie Hogan, a research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute will be talking about network and networking visualisations, and Nick Jones, involved with three government organisations, will discuss their digital communications. A must-see for developers, Iskandar Najmuddin from Syncapse will get us up to date with the latest Facebook platform updates since our last event in November.

Our chairman Todd will give a talk on developing Facebook Timeline applications, Freelance developer Dave Nattriss will cover the hottest apps and pages on Facebook, and starting everything off, as our host for the evening Todd will give us a quick update on general Facebook news.

We’ll have a new ‘show and share’ section later on where you can give a quick talk/demo about whatever you’ve been working on - just sign up on the board at the front of the talk room to share anything Facebook or social media related with our audience tonight. You can talk for up to two minutes, and can show slides from your computer if you’ve got a VGA connection, or use a browser on ours.

Our events often sell out 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://fdgljanuary2012-websiteeventdescription.eventbrite.co.uk - 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, taking place in mid-February 2012.

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

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

Facebook Developer Garage London November 2011

Date: 
2 years 50 weeks ago

We're pleased to announce our next regular event, taking place on Wednesday 16th November, at our regular venue in the Freemasons' Hall (close to Holborn, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Temple stations).

We've got some great speakers lined up for our last event of the year - Vincent Vergonjeanne from Kobojo (PyramidVille: 1 million monthly active users) will be sharing some invaluable production strategies for social game makers, and for the first time ever we'll be covering public relations and Facebook games thanks to PR expert Vikki Chowney. A must-see for developers, Iskandar Najmuddin from Syncapse will get us up to date with the latest Facebook platform updates, and Geoff Hughes from Social Clay will be sharing best practices for building brands on Facebook.

As usual, freelance developer Dave Nattriss will cover the hottest apps and pages on Facebook, and starting everything off, our host for the evening Todd Chaffee will give us a quick update on general Facebook news. 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 the link below - 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, taking place in mid-January 2012.

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

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

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