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Google London Open Source Jam v2

The second Google London Open Source Jam is upon us! Here’s the invite

Following the success of the first ever Google London Open Source Jam you’ve been invited to the first Google Open Source Jam of 2007, taking place in our London engineering office, on the evening of Thursday January 18th, from 6pm to 9:30pm.

Interested? If this is the first time you are hearing about this event Read on.

If you already know what this is simply jump to the end and sign up to attend.

* What is it?

In a nutshell, it’s a pretty informal evening, we ask developers who have ideas or are already working on them to come and engage others to collaborate and code for your open source project. In a way, it will be like what goes on in the corridors, between sessions at a conference, except without the sessions. So you get to tell others about your idea and get new interested folks to work on your projects.

* Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to work on a fun project. You may have an idea and need more help or are already working on an open source project and want to work with others, or you’d like to get involved in a new open source project and meet like minded developers. Or perhaps you’ve got nothing better to be doing on a Thursday night than hanging around with a flock of opensourcerers and hack.

* What will be there?

Other interesting people to code with. A space to hang around in. Computers and wifi. Oh, and lots of delicious pizza.

* What will happen?

Some people may choose to present a 5 minute lightning talk on what they’re doing. Then little groups will form and people will work together on code! We’ll encourage contributing good things back to open source projects, or maybe the launch of new projects.

* What shall I bring?

The only thing you really need to bring is yourself. If you have a laptop you like to develop on, please bring that too.

* Why is it in the evening?

It’s intentionally on a school-night as that allows many people to attend who would struggle during the day because of their job commitments.

Important details :

* If you want to come, please RSVP by signing up on the Wiki at:

* We have a LIMITED number of spaces available. We’ll be closing reservations as
soon as we hit that limit – sign up now!

* Please let us know if you’ve signed up but can no longer attend as this will free up your space for someone else.

* If you know of someone else you think we should be inviting in the London area, please email us at

When : Thursday 18th January 2006. 6pm – 9:30pm.
Where: Google, Belgrave House 76 Buckingham Palace, Victoria, London SW1W 9TQ

We look forward to seeing you,

1 Comment

  1. That’s very cute and geeky. As someone who has “nothing better to be doing on a Thursday night than hanging around with a flock of opensourcerers” I would go, but my lack of opensource/code writting knowldge would go against me. Although, the dude who has my job might be there, and I can be very persuasive:)

    Comment by Laura — 15 Jan 2007 @ 21:41

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