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Thanks for visiting our site, we are ‘International Developers in London’ and have 1 simple aim – connecting developers from around the world who have decided to progress their careers here in London.

Adam Bolton, founder of ID London

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In the latest IDinLondon event we welcome Andrea Crotti & Algirdas Pakstas to talk about how to get rid of Excel.

Andrea Crotti

Title: A guide on how to to never open Excel again and be merry!

Everyone sooner or later will need to make sense of a big blob of data. You might want to process, understand, and maybe produce some graphs out of it!This data normally comes in an excel spreadsheet or a CSV, and the go-to tool (OF THE PAST!) would be Excel (or one of its
not-so-perfect open-source twins).

If Excel and its mates give you headache and if you want to learn how to never ever ever ( I promise!) open it again, then come and listen to this talk.

I will show you how to unleash the power of data analytics using the amazing Jupyter notebook, Python, the Pandas library & co. on various real life examples. You will learn how to get data from
different sources, massage it and produce nice graphs from it.

Algirdas Pakstas

Title: R Language: What is R? Why R? Why not R?

This talk will explore the origin and usage of the R programming language which is an important tool for development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces. According to the experts “R is the most popular language used in the field of statistics”. It is free, open source, powerful and highly extensible environment which contains a lot of pre-packaged stuff.

The R programmable environment uses command-line scripting which allows to design, store and re-use a series of complex data-analysis in steps, which in turn makes it easier for others to validate research results and check for errors. According to Tiobe’s year-end ratings of language searches there was a noted increase in R language search popularity in 2014 and for comparison Java, PHP, and C++ remain highly popular but are dropping.

And why not R? It can be daunting because R syntax is different from that of many other languages – “The language is actually fairly simple, but it is unconventional”.


Special thanks to MarketInvoice who are kindly not only hosting us but laying on Pizza and drinks on the night!

And remember to head to ABrecruit or Adam’s LinkedIn page if you’re hiring or looking for a new role!

Look forward to seeing you all, old faces and new!

WHEN: Wednesday, 11th January 2017 from 18:45 to 20:30 (BST)
WHERE: MarketInvoice, 48-50 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4XQ.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Introducing ID London

What are we all about? Well it’s very simple really.

Building Communities

Many developers arrive in London from foreign countries and English is often not their 1st language. So finding your way around or a nice place to live can be difficult – our aim is to connect developers in a friendly environment where they can make new friends and discuss the latest technology trends.


We are agnostic in terms of development skills, and have seen a broad range of technical skills from C# developers to Java developers, C++ Developers, Database Engineers, Mobile developers and so on.  As long as you are a development professional we are delighted to have you at our venues!

Making Connections

It’s difficult enough settling into a new city, so finding someone who you can talk to about their experiences in relocating is beneficial. Whilst recruitment isn’t anywhere on the agenda, if needed we can help you to find a job here in London with your well-honed development skills.


Back in 2013, Adam Bolton realised that there was a big influx of people coming to the UK from Italy to seek roles within the software development community.  He met up with an Italian developer that he had worked with in the last few years and told him of the idea for an ‘Italian Developers in London’ group to help people to settle in London and see if there was anything he could do to help them to find a job as his day job is recruiting top tech talent for some of the most exciting companies in the London tech scene.

From the success of these early meetups Adam was approached to start further groups for Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, French & South African developers, all of which grew exponentially over a period of 18-24 months. There was a conference in 2015 too!  With the interest in the community driven talks about development the decision was made in early 2016 to combine all of the groups into ‘IDinLondon’ enabling people from all backgrounds to come along, network and learn. All for free!


We’ve helped hundreds settle here in London.

  • As organizer of the Italian Developers in London's Meetup, Adam is doing an incredible job. He can arrange either informal or technical events in a very friendly and stimulating environment. I think he is helping a lot of people in putting them together and allows them to share experiences.
    Mattia RichettoMattia Richetto
  • I met Adam earlier this year when I came to London (from Brazil) and was looking for a new position. He really helped me to understand the London market, as well as some tips on my CV and interviewing techniques. I was scared about the interview process here in London! Adam's help was fundamental for me to understand the local market and I am so grateful to him. He works really hard not only on recruitment, but also on our language specific community - thanks Adam!
    Rodrigo LaranjoRodrigo Laranjo