Introducing Context

location Onefinestay | 7 PM Thursday 19 November (GMT)

A HybridConf meets Makeshift Meetup

HybridConf and Makeshift have joined forces as a super-team to bring you an evening of inspiring talks, in-depth discussion, fun, games, food, and drinks.

We’re packing as much of a regular HybridConf into 4 hours as we can with our confirmed speakers being:

Joanna Montgomery

Interaction designer and founder of the hotly anticipated “Pillow Talk”, a unique product that keeps you connected with loved ones by sharing each others heart beats. Joanna is also a weightlifter and England’s strongest woman.

Stef Lewandowski

A startup stalwart, Stef has been there, done that and then designed the t-shirt. One of the founders of Makeshift, Stef has one simple rule, “Create something new everyday”. Stef can think of an idea, prototype it then build the actual MVP, all at a blistering pace.

Daniel Kolodziej

Dan is the founder of a new Makeshift product, which helps designers get better feedback by sharing the context behind their work. Dan is an MBA, former engineer and product designer - We are sure you’ll agree that he is quite the hybrid!

We also have the imitable Benjamin Southworth, founder of 3 Beards and former deputy CEO of Tech City, as our MC. Ben will enthral the audience with his wit and charm as well as moderating our panel.

Our panel currently includes,

Marketa Mach

Despite the hectic diary that comes with being a Global Associate Partner at IBM, Marketa has somehow found time to take part in our event. Her ability to simply articulate complex, profound insights is literally awesome. Marketa is also the former Head of Digital at Apple.

Jon Gold

Hacker, painter and former Makeshifter. Jon was taught the craft of typography by swiss guys with big white beards. Now he is putting those skills to use in San Francisco at the incredible AI powered website company, ‘The Grid’.

More members of the panel will be announced soon.

You can also expect free snacks and drinks, Cards Against Humanity and other games, and plenty of chances to chat to lots of brilliant fellow designers and developers.

This event is totally free thanks to the wonderful Makeshift team, but please RSVP if you want to come as spaces are limited and we want to make sure there are enough snacks and drinks for everyone.

Look forward to seeing you there!


  • HybridConf

    A conference for those who love creating. HybridConf 4 will be coming August 2016. Curated by @zachinglis & @teawithlemon

  • Makeshift

    We heard you liked startups so we started a startup studio to build startups for startups.



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