Key changes to our event on 13 + 14 May 2023: here’s what to expect

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Well, 2023 is turning out to be quite the year isn’t it, especially for tech! There’s no denying that it’s a particularly challenging time right now – I hope you’re doing ok. Based on this I wanted to give everyone an update on what this means for our next Silicon Milkroundabout on 13 + 14 May 2023 and some hopefully welcome improvements 🙂

I’m sure no one will be surprised but we’ve seen a sharp slow down in companies hiring for tech roles right now. As a direct result of this, we’re running a smaller event with approximately 40-50 hiring companies. We hope you understand the reasons why.

While the event may be slightly smaller, it will be just as mighty! The good news is we’ll have those prized companies that are actively hiring right now and that includes some of the very best in tech within the UK including; Playstation, the LEGO Group, Starling Bank and Citymapper

Silicon Milkroundabout will still be held at the Old Truman Brewery and at the same location but we’re using a different space on the ground floor. You’ll be well signposted as the entrance is very close to the one previously used and you’ll find us on the other side of the building in Elys Yard.

One key change to be aware of, is that we’ll be running each day as 3 x 90-minute sessions for which you’ll need a ticket to. We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re hoping these staggered timed sessions will improve the flow of the event and your overall experience chatting to companies. It should also create an easier and more relaxed environment with less queuing!

During the application process, you will now get to choose your preferred 90-minute time slot which we’ll do our best to accommodate. We’ll be checking tickets so please make sure you stick to your time slot. 

The time slots are:

11:30am – 1:00pm

1:30pm – 3:00pm

3:30pm –  5:00pm

You’ll notice that we’re also starting and finishing a little earlier but I would suggest being there at the start of each time slot to make the most of your 90 minute slot.

We’ll be opening each day with a women in tech brunch session to celebrate and show support for women, non-binary and non-conforming individuals. We’ll be putting on a spread with some tasty treats, collaborating with Triangirls and encouraging women from hiring companies to attend, allowing for fantastic networking opportunities. All sessions are open to everyone so please feel free to apply to the time slot that best suits you.

We know a Silicon Milkroundabout just isn’t the same without those little added extras you know and love so expect –

  • free bar + soft drinks
  • free barista coffee from our friends at Routes Coffee
  • our friendly team ready to welcome you
  • plus the bonus of some company swag (hello the Lego Group!)

Whilst hiring plans for some companies may have slowed down, we’re bringing together some of the best tech teams out there, all in one space – and they’re hiring! 

Applications for 13 + 14 May 2023 are now open, so please feel free to apply here.

Hope to see you in May,

Liam CEO