Friday, July 31, 2015

Well, that was fun!

In case you missed it on social media, our photos from last month's Swedish Beers bash are up on flickr and also Facebook. Feel free to share, tag yourself and tag your friends if you haven't done so already.

I'd like to thank our fabulous sponsors, BuzzCity, US Tax & Financial Services, Inspiring Interns and Fantastic Services once again for providing us with a goodly amount of beer, wine, soft drinks and chats.

Trevor from Bango (left) receives his prize
from Matt at BuzzCity (right)
An extra-special thank you to the team at Inspiring Interns for providing us with the Ping Pong Robot and setting up the robot challenge. Trevor Goldberg from Bango (see pic) (who, I think, has been coming to Swedish Beers since the very early days nearly 15 years ago) was a worthy winner of the gift token, Martin Harris from Bango (another long-time Swedish Beers fan) won the remote-control helicopter and Asif Mirza won the bluetooth speakers. We managed to raise £210 for the Nepal appeal so well done to all of you for contributing to that.

The promo code to get £10 off is
You may remember that Toby from Somo won a £100 cleaning voucher from Fantastic Services. Well, luckily for you, we have a special offer from them that all of you in the London area can use. They're offering you £10 off any of the services they offer on the GoFantastic iOS app or on their website . They offer a wide range of services from house cleaning to gardening and rubbish removals to DIY. The offer is valid for one per customer until the end of 2015 so you have 6 months to take advantage of it. Minimum charges apply and you need to be in the London area.

The promo code to use on the website or in the app is 'SwedishBeers' so they know who sent you.

If you're wondering when the next Swedish Beers is, it will be on 4th November up in Leeds with our friends at AQL. I can be persuaded to do another London one if there's a sponsor or two interested in supporting. Get in touch if you'd like to support either a Leeds or a London bash.

image of cows and farm at Hacklands
Join us on 14 to 16 August in Kent for the first Hacklands Festival of Technology. Tickets available now at

But if you fancy a shindig before then, the Swedish Beers team is producing Hacklands Technology Festival in Kent on 14 to 16 August. Why not mashup a bit of geekery, chat, music, comedy, food, camping and a campfire and join us at our 48 hour hackathon and festival on a farm in West Kent?

Until the next time,