London Technology Week
From Monday 16th June, the great and the good of tech will gather in London for the capital's first ever Technology Week.
London Tech Week was devised to cement London's place as one of the world's foremost technology hotbeds. It's set to be a packed timetable, with 200 events jostling for your attention.
So which are the unmissable ones? We've picked out the highlights for Stuff readers; head on over to the London Technology Week site for the full calendar.
1. The Future of the Mobile Web
7pm, Monday 16th A tenth of the world's web traffic is now on mobile phones, and it's only set to grow as the developing world comes online. What will that mean for the future of the internet – and the technology we use to access it? A panel of experts including Swiftkey CEO Jon Reynolds gather to discuss the new mobile world.
2. Tech Founder Talks
Tech Founder Talks
4:45pm, Tuesday 17th Four founders from London's most successful tech startups – Funding Circle, Housetrip, Duedil and Secret Sales – gather to discuss London's role as a "Global Innovation Hub". Want to get your startup off the ground? This is the launch pad.
3. Multiclash IV
7pm, Monday 16thLondon's indie game developers show off their multiplayer efforts, complete with ample lubrication. Explore the delights of Super Sheep Shape Shifters and "Unnamed Racing Game" at this late event.
4. The Human Brain Project: Building the Brain from Big Data
The Human Brain Project: Building the Brain from Big Data
5. The Future of Music Technology
4pm onwards, Tuesday 17thThe Creative Data Club explores how data will change the face of music – contributors include Di Mainstone (above), whose "The Human Harp" project turns bridges into musical instruments.
6. Humanising the Robot Society
5pm, Wednesday 18th Innovation charity Nesta looks to a future in which more and more jobs are performed by robots. Will it be a utopia of unlimited leisure time, or a stratified society in which a technological elite dominate?
7. UK Apps Design Awards
UK Apps Design Awards
6:30pm, Wednesday 18thDiscover the best of the year's apps in this presentation. Be warned, it's not a free event; you'll have to pony up £30 for a standard ticket, or £60 for a VIP offering.
8. Will Artificial Intelligence put my job at risk?
Will Artificial Intelligence put my job at risk?
6:30pm, Wednesday 18thAs AI looms large on the horizon, this panel discussion hosted by The Spectator ponders: will computers take over white-collar jobs in the 21st century, as robots did manufacturing jobs in the last century?
9. The Mixer
6pm, Thursday 19thFour hot startups gather to show off their "Virtual World meets Real World" projects and network. Beer and nibbles are promised, as are tech and creative types – and "a sprinkling of VC activity", if you're looking to pitch your own world-changing app.
10. Virtual Indie-ality
7pm, Thursday 19th Want to find out if the next generation of virtual reality lives up to the hype? Find out here, as VR devs set out their stalls with innovative new games and projects.