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Queer Code London is putting on a lightning talk session at Makers Academy on Thursday 28 September from 6pm-9pm, and we have several slots still open for speakers.

If you're within reach of London, identify as queer (LGBTQ+), and would like to give a 5-15 minute talk on anything related to tech or the tech community, please check out the event info and fill in the application form.

If you’d like to speak but can only come if your travel expenses are paid, please let me know, and we'll see what we can arrange. There's no entry fee to the event, and food will be provided free of charge to both speakers and audience.

(I don't yet have info on accessibility of the venue, but am hoping to get some on Friday, and will update this post then.)

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I seem to have got involved in organising Queer Code London. We have a breakfast meet in Central London on Tuesday 1 August Tuesday 8 August, 7:30am-9am, and I’d love to see as many people there as possible.

The breakfast is free and includes vegetarian options, and the building is step-free accessible. You’ll need to join the Meetup group to see the location, but it's in Central London within a couple of minutes’ walk of a zone 1 station. Spaces are limited, so sign up ASAP.

No allies, please – this event is for queer coders only — but please pass this on as widely as you like.

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Next Thursday I will be going to the Computer Anonymous West London meetup at the Willow Walk, 25 Wilton Road, SW1V 1LW. I should be there from 6pm. Fancy coming along?

From the Computer Anonymous overview: “This might be the group for you if you want to meet socially conscious nerds to talk about interesting things. This is not an entrepreneurial meetup, nor is it networking: It is a support group, a place to meet good people and talk about good and bad things.

“Although education and outreach are both important to us, the primary goal is to create a social group for people in and around tech, from all backgrounds, where they feel comfortable and welcome.”

(If this sounds interesting but you're not in London, check the Computer Anonymous website to see if there's a group near you.)