Thursday, 7 November 2019

London potentially losing the best IT meetup organisation

I was shocked to read a tweet in my timeline a few days ago from Wendy Devolder, the main person behind Skills Matter:
"To all the people
who made us who we were, I’m very sad and sorry that
has gone in administration. A massive thanks to my beautiful team, who contributed so much beauty, passion, talent and experience, words cannot express my gratitude."
Skills Matter were the hosts of the very first IT meetup that I attended when I moved to London over eleven years ago, and also the hosts of the most recent meetup event that I attended just a few weeks ago.
Over the years they have moved from a quirky building in Clerkenwell to a more conventional setup near the Barbican, and finally into a large purpose-built central city facility near Moorgate.

Here is a link to the page on LinkedIn outlining the circumstances that led to this administriation situation:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/skills-matter-appointed-administrators-wendy-devolder/

I really hope that someone was able to step forward to keep Skills Matter going before the deadline.


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