Like every year, our aim is to bring together a wide range of alternative technologies and programming languages and the wonderful crazy people who use them to solve real-world problems in software industry. We aim to promote “right tools for the job", as opposed to automatically choosing the tools at hand. And by ‘tools’ we mean technologies, languages, libraries, databases, operating systems, hardware platforms, or more generally techniques, styles or paradigms.
On 4 June we will be releasing a batch of 40 Very Early Bird Tickets. Keep an eye on this page, once they're gone they're gone!
To get a better idea on what we're all about, take a look at what happened last year
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With the aim of bringing together as many new users and inventors of non-mainstream tech as possible, we are opening our first Call for Talks (which closes on 26 June).
What we're looking for:
Talks from users and researchers of non-mainstream technologies, languages, libraries, databases, operating systems, hardware platforms, or more generally techniques, styles or paradigms. Ideally, we’d like to see how they were used to to solve problems in fields like gaming, telecoms, finance, new media, health, etc.
Take the above as guidelines only. As this is the first year we are opening a Call For Talks, we are hope to get a lot of proposals for applications we haven’t even dreamt of. At this point, we are only certain of what we don’t want: please don’t send any sales pitches. And no evangelising from people who are not actually users or practitioners of the tools they preach.
Submit your talk HERE
ILEC Conference Centre / Ibis Earls Court
47 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1UD
Situated a few minutes walk from Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centre, ILEC Conference Centre is a perfect base for business travellers. Its close proximity to the shopper’s paradise of Kensington and Knightsbridge and the stylish cafes and boutique of Chelsea also makes it a great place for leisure visitors to stay.
ILEC is a quarter of a mile (400m) from the A4, providing easy access to the M4, M5 and M40.
Heathrow (LHR): 21 km
Approximately 30 minutes in light traffic. You can also reach the airport directly by London Underground, on the Piccadilly line.
Gatwick (LGW): 45 Km
Approximately an hour in light traffic. It is 40 minutes by train from West Brompton station Direct shuttle available with Easy bus.
London City (LCY): 21 km
Approximately 45 minutes in light traffic.
Public transport: London Underground
West Brompton and Earls Court stations are both within walking distance giving easy access to all central district of London and Heathrow Airport.
Tutorials venue is yet to be announced.