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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 Eduardo (Ed) and Luca to talk about UX / UI and the impact it has on software development.

Ed Wydler – Minimum Viable UX

Due to the nature of our work, the UX profession faces a multitude of challenges. There is no standard definition for what we do, and new roles continue to emerge with differing job descriptions and skills requirements. Accompanied by an increasing amount of jargon, UX is struggling with its role in the product development process as much as with its influence and impact in large product organisations. In this talk we unpack some of these challenges and uncover a minimum set of viable methods teams can incorporate from the UX toolbox to guide product strategy.

Ed is UX designer based in London. He strategises, plans and designs digital experiences. Passionate about design and solving problems, he has more than 10 years’ experience in product design, content creation, design strategy and usability.

Luca Zenari – The Enterprise Anti-pattern – a rant

One of the oldest staples of enterprise software development is that the UI must be horrible and the user experience cringeworthy: it was written on the back of Moses’ Tablets of Stones apparently, and only recently this notion is being challenged. Why do so many enterprise applications look like Excel with a coat of paint over, and why is this actually an issue? And does it really matter for developers (hint: YES)?

Luca is a full-stack developer in the London area; he currently works for Equal Experts and is a firm believer in Agile development. And while UX is definitely outside his area of expertise, he can’t understand why someone would voluntarily hamper productivity by crippling a software’s User Experience.

Special thanks to Equal Experts 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, 16 November 2016 from 18:45 to 20:30 (BST)
WHERE: Equal Experts UK Ltd, 30 Brock Street, London, NW1 3FG

UX / UI – impact on software development

Wednesday, 16 November 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