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An update on the Nov23 edition of Silicon Milkroundabout

About SMR, Next event, SMR | | < 1 min read

Well there’s no denying that 2023 has proved to be more than a little challenging. So I wanted to let everyone know that we’ve had to make the hard decision to cancel the November event.

This wasn’t an easy decision and we’re gutted to have to do this. But the honest truth is that we simply don’t have the number of companies hiring at scale right now to put on an event that would do our attendees justice or that we’d be proud of.

We hope to resume our ‘in person’ Silicon Milkroundabout events once the uncertainty has passed and the hiring landscape has improved. We’ll keep you posted but don’t worry, we’ll definitely return. We’ve got good form for bouncing back.

In the meantime, we’re exploring more innovative & digital ways of connecting you to the companies that matter and have some exciting new announcements that we’ll be making over the next few months. We’re very much seeing this as an opportunity to do something completely new. Every cloud has a silver lining 🙂

In the meantime, we wish you all the very best with it and hope to connect with you soon!



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In conversation with…

Guest Post, Hiring, Interviews, SMR, Tech, Women In Tech | | 2 min read

Samantha Burnham

Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do? What’s your job role?  

Right now, I’m the Product Manager for Tesco’s UK recruitment platform. In the coming  months I’ll bounce between our current platform and a new platform that’s being developed  with my colleagues as a global solution and ultimately, I’ll be Product Managing that platform when the current one is sunsetted.  

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An update about our NEXT GEN initiative

About SMR, Careers, Hiring, Next event, SMR | | 2 min read

A lot seems to have happened since we ran our first NEXT GEN event in Nov 2022, there’s no denying that it’s a particularly challenging time right now – we hope you’re all doing well. With this in mind, we wanted to give everyone an update on what’s been happening and our future plans for the NEXT GEN initiative.

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

About SMR, Hiring, Next event, SMR | | 2 min read

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 🙂

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Introducing our Women In Tech Session

About SMR, Hiring, SMR | | 2 min read

Saturday 13 + Sunday 14 May 2023 | 11:30am – 1:00pm

A brunch session to celebrate, showcase and support women in tech

We’ve partnered with the incredible team from Triangirls who will be on hand to chat to you about the communities they’ve built to support women in tech and how you can get involved. Of course no networking session is complete without some refreshments so we’ll be serving up a tasty selection of brunch treats and mimosas while you make your way around the event.  

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International Women’s Day 2023

About SMR, Hiring, SMR | | 3 min read

We’re highlighting 7 incredible companies founded by women, building products + services for women… and guess what? They’re hiring!


Daye exists to bridge the gender gap in medical research and innovation. Their goals are to bridge the gender gap in medical research, and product innovation, by designing products rooted in science and inspired by women’s intuition.They strongly advocate for gender equality in healthcare, recognising that gynaecological health is a vital aspect of overall human health, despite historical bias in medical research towards male physiology.

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Sustainability at #siliconmilkroundabout

About SMR, Next event, SMR | | 3 min read

We are dedicated to making sure the event is sustainable and produces as little waste as possible. We know we don’t have all the answers but we are keen to learn and understand what’s needed to do better. We always want to be transparent and share how we are making steps towards this.

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“It was a completely lucky occurrence.” How one developer found a new team at Silicon Milkroundabout

Interviews, SMR | | 5 min read

After each edition of Silicon Milkroundabout lots of people leave knowing they’re about to start the next phase in their career and we wanted to shine a light on some of these individual stories . We’ve been catching up with the designers, engineers, data scientists, marketers, product specialists and all-round legends that came to our most recent edition to get their take on how to get the most out of the event.

Read on for our chat with Peyman Owladi, a Senior Developer who struck up a conversation with Bagboard at SMRapril19, before going on to accept an offer to join their engineering team.

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SMRapril19 roundup

SMR | | 3 min read

We had a blast bringing the seventeenth instalment of Silicon Milkroundabout to the Old Truman Brewery on 27-28 April 2019. Many thanks to the more than 3,000 of you who joined us, chatted to some innovative tech companies, grabbed a free coffee or beer, networked with some talented like-minded tech folk (then challenged them at street fighter), tried the best falafel in London courtesy of Imad’s Syrian Kitchen, were inspired by the speakers at our opening talks, and hopefully got some great leads on some exciting job opportunities!

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite moments from the event and some key stats so you can look back fondly or catch up on all the fun you missed! 🤙

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