Meet up

Cool Projects in May

Thursday, 5th May in London

This meetup was organised by Find Your Ninja Project in May 2011


Lightning Talks: BraveNewTalent

Janna Bastow

Janna is Head of Product at BraveNewTalent, a social recruiting platform which enables employers to engage with and hire from a community of individuals that connect to them in a professional way.

Lightning Talks: Spotlight

Dylan Beattie

Dylan Beattie is a systems architect, developer, and Microsoft MVP, who has built everything from tiny standalone websites to large-scale distributed systems. He created his first web page in 1992, and he's been building data-driven interactive web applications since the days of Windows NT 4. He's currently the CTO at Skills Matter in London, where he juggles his time between working on their software platform and supporting their conference and community teams. From 2003 to 2018, Dylan worked as webmaster, then IT Manager, and then systems architect at Spotlight (, where his first-hand experience of watching an organisation and its codebase evolve over more than a decade provided him with a unique insight into how everything from web standards and API design to Conway's Law and recruitment ends up influencing a company’s code and culture.

Lightning Talks: Digital Mail

Rob Darwin

Rob is MD of Digital Mail Ltd, based at Silicon Roundabout.

Lightning Talks: WhipCar

Tom Wright

Tom Wright is co-founder of WhipCar.

Vinay Gupta

Vinay Gupta is a technologist and policy analyst with a particular interest in how specific technologies can create or close off avenues for decision makers. This interest has taken him through cryptography, energy policy, defence, security, resilience and disaster management arenas.

Lightning Talks: Kliqed

Avi Patchava

CEO, Kliqed Ltd. Oxford Economics grad, and former McKinsey management consultant

Rami Chowdhury

CTO, Kliqed Ltd. Oxford grad, UCL CompSci Masters student, former Silicon Valley tech PM

Lightning Talks: Shutl

David Batey

David Batey is Lead Developer for Shutl. David came to Shutl from Accenture where he specialised in SAP PI/XI integration and worked on some of the most complex SAP landscapes in the UK for clients including Thomas Cook and Unilever.

Steve Romney

Steve is CTO for Shutl, and a technologist with 15 years programming experience, 8 of which spent architecting, implementing, and deploying mission critical applications in financial services and retail.

Lightning Talks: Decibel Music Systems

Evan Stein

Evan Stein is founder of Decibel, a systems architect and also as a musicologist.

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