Lightning talks at Hoopoe House

Organized by Muslamic Makers
Hoopoe House, London
Dec 5th 2017
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Lightning talks is back

Our community Lightning talks is back at an amazing new underground venue. We've got some dope talks lined up and are proud to be sponsored by Ping for this event.

Here's our lineup:

Navida - "Hoopoe House"

Maaria - "Searching: A Photo Journey of Hajj"

Maaria Lohiya is a freelance photographer and videographer with a particular passion for living and capturing journeys.

Yosuf Ali - "Personal websites for creatives"

Yosuf is a final year computer science student working as a part time software engineer. He helped start he's university's technology society where he organises hackathons and technical workshops for students.

Aminul Hoque - "World's First Islamic Sign Language Book"

Aminul Hoque has extensive experience in the education, charity and disability sector. He is Founder of and author of the World's First Islamic Sign Language Book

Sofia - "How to start a community printing press"

Sofia Niazi is an artist and illustrator working and living in London. As part of OOMK, she currently runs a community risograph print studio in Newham, Rabbits Road Press, with studio mates Rose Nordin and Heiba Lamara.

So here's the plan for Tuesday 5th December:

- 18:30pm - Arrival - 19:00pm - Lightning talks- 20:00pm - Networking + Pizza- 21:00pm - Everyone out!

Get tickets quick :-)

Hoopoe House

We're going to be at a new very cool venue called Hoopoe House. Hoopoe house is an underground space currently being developed into a space for good initiatives and projects that make positive contributions to communities and people. Navida who is the driving force behind the venue is going to be around on Tuesday to talk about the space so be sure to say salam. 

Unfortuantely due to the nature and location of the venue (converted Victorian public toilets) there aren't any lifts so access is only via the stairs.  

Leave your business cards at home and download Ping

We're proud to be sponsored by Ping for this event. Ping is your new networking buddy! It helps you exchange information (even if your new contact doesn't have the app!), remember the location of where you met, and also get reminders to follow up in the weeks and months after. Carl who started the company is going to be joining us on Tuesday too. What they're building and the way they're building it is amazing.

Everyone download the app and use it on the night. 

Who are we?

Murtaza - UX designer working on digital products and startups. I helped co-found alongside FutureGov. 

Arfah - Head up the Marketing at Makers Academy, a 12 week coding bootcamp. I co-founded Discoverables and went through a social tech accelerator where I had a crazy #startupkid journey. 

Faheem - Freelance product designer a product designer with equal amounts design and code, currently @amaliah_tweets

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Note: This event is open to people of all faiths and none! We just want to create a space to showcase what people in the muslim community are up too! Here's why we started #muslamicmakers

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