The London tech scene finally seems to be getting its golden moment, which is why we’ve been increasing our focus on the land of mushy peas. To kick off our ramp up of the London tech scene, we’re holding a London Pub Summit next Monday night, July 8, in East London, at the hip Cargo club in Shoreditch (on Rivington Street).
Come have a pint with us, get to know our reporters in Europe, and network with other London tech startups. The Pub Summit starts around 5pm and I’ll be there co-hosting the event, along with our Berlin-based reporter David Meyer, as well as other members of the GigaOM team and our gracious sponsor Geckoboard, who will be buying the first round (thanks Geckoboard!)
The Pub Summit is free to attend, but you’ve got to RSVP here (if that link is funky, switch up your browser).
The morning after the Pub Summit (Tuesday, July 9) is also the Guardian’s Activate conference in London, which will focus on how technology is changing the world. I’ll be moderating a panel at Activate on how to fund the next phase of the web, with awesome panelists Techstar’s CEO David Cohen, Silicon Valley Bank accelerator VP Bindi Karia, Index Ventures Partner Saul Klein, and Ariadne Capital Partner Julie Meyer. Come stop by in the afternoon if you want to learn about web funding and say hi.
In association with the Guardian’s Activate conference, GigaOM is also hosting a cocktail party on the night of Wednesday July 10. We’ll have cocktails, appetizers and casual conversation between Tanya Cordrey, Chief Digital Officer, Guardian News and Media, Paul Walborsky our CEO of GigaOM, and myself on how technology has changed the business of media. Our Guardian/GigaOM cocktail party is also free but you’ve got to RSVP here.
Finally, these events next week are leading up to our annual Structure:Europe conference, which will take place on September 18 and 19 in London. Structure:Europe, like our Structure events in San Francisco and New York, will be focused on the latest innovation around the cloud and big data. We’re also highlighting a Startup Zone at Structure:Europe, and we’re looking for Europe’s hottest cloud and data startups to apply.
See you all in London next week!