Silicon Milkroundabout, the start-up job fair which debuted on 15 May 2011 as the most practical answer for startups to find software developers the fastest is coming around again and the offers are bigger. On Sunday, the 30th of October, 2011, Silicon Milkroundabout promises to bring together 100+ UK start-ups offering 500+ technical jobs for UK. To be held at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, it offers “exciting, viable, and altogether more rewarding career opportunities” for the junior and senior developers, software engineers, sysadmins, and QA specialists.
The Silicon Milkroundabout job-fair, the first of which happened in May, 2011 was organised mainly to address the issues of directly bringing ‘talent’ to ‘startup teams’ and to bring back the software graduates who had gone the way of the banking leviathans as opposed to lean startup initiatives. This time, the jobs that are available from around 100 start-ups such as Mind Candy and Bossa Studio, for those with a passion for building real products and crafting great code. The May job-fair had seen 1 in 4 jobs being filled.
According to Songkick CEO Ian Hogarth, “We were oversubscribed with companies with jobs to fill and with developers and graduates looking for new challenges. Big corporations spend a fortune on advertising and recruitment, with the effect of drowning out the noise that start-ups have made until now.”
Here is hoping Silicon Milkroundabout attracts the best in startup enterprises and qualified talent,bringing them in direct contact over informal settings, an initiative and business endeavor Daniel Hough of Huddle expresses best as “the Recruitment Fair For People Who Don’t Like Recruitment Fairs.”
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A video report of the Silicon MilkRoundabout, London, 15th May 2011.