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
Jason Dryhurst-Smith – Senior Engineer @ MarketInvoice
“OO Considered Harmful? Time to go functional?”
There is a lot of talk at the moment about the power of a functional approach to programming, and a lot of pressure felt by a lot of engineers to start adopting this ‘better way’. The question is, is it really better, and if so, when is it better? You heard it’s good for finance, but maybe you don’t do finance. This talk hopes to lay out one possible set of simple guiding principles for when to go functional, and when you might want to stay clear.
Yan Cui – Senior Server Developer @ SpaceApe Games
“Seven ineffective coding habits many F# programmers don’t have”
At BuildStuff 14, Kevlin Henney presented an excellent talk titled “Seven ineffective coding habits of many programmers”. As an attendee that day and someone who has exhibited many of these habits over the years, Yan came to realize that using F# has cured him of many of these ineffective habits!
In this talk Yan will share my thoughts on how the use of F# and functional programming techniques can help form and nurture good habits and give you the perfect practice you need to make perfect.
Look forward to seeing you all, old faces and new!
WHERE: Monzo, 230 City Road, London, EC1Y 1BE.
Thursday 21st September 2017
Introducing ID London
What are we all about? Well it’s very simple really.
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 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 Laranjo