London Tech Week: In pictures
We’ll be all over the city all week, checking out some of the hottest tech happenings we can find.
For those of you that can’t be there, we recommend turning to Instagram to keep up with the action. Hashtags #LTW, #londontechweek and #ldntechweek are getting some heavy use.
Here’s our pick of the week’s events (so far) in pictures. Be warned: it may cause serious FOMO!
Our first Instagram post of London Tech Week! The team are currently at London’s Excel, planning our attack at TechXLR8 Conference. There’s so much to see and do, and we don’t want to miss a thing!
London mayor, Sadiq Khan, kicked off proceedings on Monday at Here East, Stratford.
Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Here East is self-proclaimed “London’s home of making”. Basically, it’s a hub for creative techies to base themselves, network, accelerate, and collaborate.
In his opening speech, Mr Khan declared London “resolutely open for global business”. Sounds good to us!
Great to kick off @ldntechweek at Here East. As Mayor of this great city, I’m proud to see our tech sector thriving. New technologies are having an enormous impact on our way of life – reshaping our societies, our economies and our culture. They are at the heart of making the capital an even better place to live, work and invest. I want to harness the new technologies that are being pioneered right here to transform London into the world’s leading smart city. #LTW #LondonIsOpen
Here’s a snap of the UK Fast bus on its tour of London.
Hailing from Manchester (like Yasmin, one of our social media managers), UK Fast is B2B cloud-based hosting service. We’re not sure why they have a bus, but they’ll be based at London’s ExCel this week for Cloud and DevOps World Conference. Pop by and say hello!
Another one of our favourite mayor, Mr Khan. This time, he’s testing out a Swifty Scooter. Because why not.
We love this shot of Instagram user, @scarybagofeyes, checking out some cutting edge tech at VR AR World Conference.
If you’re still not sure where to spend your time this London Tech Week, London’s ExCel is a good option. It’s hosting a range of conferences this week, including Cloud and DevOps World, VR AR World, 5G World, and IOT World. The Luminous PR team will be popping in later this week.
FinDEVr, London Tech Week’s premier event for FinTech developers, is taking place at Tobacco Dock for the early part of the week. We love this cool architectural shot of Tobacco Dock from Instagram user, @gabsredvelvet. If you’re a developer in the FinTech space, this highly-targeted event is a must-see!
Don’t forget to hashtag
The week is still young, and there’s still plenty more to see and do at this year’s London Tech Week!