Say what? Well if you don’t know, it’s time to get to know. Silicon Milkroundabout are essentially match makers; event gurus specialising in the tech industry, who run events designed to bring together the talented youth of today with the exciting tech start-ups of the UK looking to hire. Now in their third year and with four successful events under their belts, they’ve been praised by The Observer for “creating a category of jobs that didn’t really exist before”. And that’s exactly what they’ve achieved; promoting job opportunities in innovative start-up companies, a refreshing alternative to the typical, over-applied graduate schemes offered by the big boys.
Want to get in on a slice of the action? Their next event, Silicon Milkroundabout 5.0 takes place this weekend in the Shoreditch’s Old Truman Brewery (just off Brick Lane). Spread over two days, Saturday brings a focus on all things product related, from web and UX design, product management, analytics and growth hacking. If your area of interest is more engineering-based, get yourselves down there from midday on Sunday where you’ll find a focus on web development, software engineering, tech ops, QA/testing and all that jazz.
They’ve got the “cool informality” Wired Mag described down to a T, with DJs mixing, free booze, wifi and a chill out area – worth heading down for alone! Lovely little booklets will be handed out at the entrance giving you the lowdown on all the start-ups in attendance plus there’ll be ‘lightning pitches’ from companies throughout the event. Make your trip worthwhile by taking a look at their website for a breakdown of some of the 120 attendees that you can meet over the weekend. It’s a great opportunity for you to suss-out the products, technologies and companies you like the look of, so you can head down there with any questions you’ve got for them. Showing a little background knowledge can only to make you stand out from the crowd.
And of course, we’ll be there! So make sure you stop by and say hi to this lot @scheza, @InspiringSam, @BenedictHazan, @Inspiring_Helen and @graduatebubble!
Product Saturday: May 11th, 12pm-5pm
Engineering Sunday: May 12th, 12pm-5pm
The Old Truman Brewery, Entrance at 85 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Nearest stations include Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch High Street and Aldgate East.
If you can’t make it down there this weekend make sure you keep an eye out for their next event and check out their blog for loads of interesting bits on tech start-ups!