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International Developers in London


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

Next Event



IDinLondon will be spending an evening at the WeWork offices for their latest talks. This evening will be looking at Functional Programming and in particular Clojure & Elm. The events are organised and run by Adam Bolton, who is an experienced technical recruiter and is also on hand for any CV / Hiring related queries attendees may have.

Talks on the night:

Andrzej Kimel – Java and JavaScript developer by day. Functional programming enthusiast by night. Struck by simplistic beauty of Clojure.
Clojure introduction. One paren at a time.
Let’s have a short tour on Clojure syntax and main language features.
We’ll switch from traditional code to prefix notation and see that list processing is everything you’ll ever need.

Jason Dryhurst-Smith – Software Engineer with MarketInvoice with a passion about functional programming languages.
Declarative Elm Disease:
So you started using a Lisp/ML on the server and productivity went through the roof, but your client is a hot mess of imperative jQuery. There are many solutions to this terrible problem and one of my favourites is Elm, a functional reactive language that compiles to Javascript. In this talk I will take you on a whistle stop tour of ‘getting things done’ in Elm and why many of its architectural choices are great general approaches to learn and apply, even if you only build CLIs!”

WHEN: Thursday, 6 October 2016 from 18:45 to 20:30 (BST)
WHERE: WeWork Devonshire Square – 9 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YD

Clojure & Elm

Thursday, 6 October 2016

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.

  • 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
  • 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