Why don't London startups include salaries in job ads?

Salaries are rarely quoted in job ads for startups - and we engineers are as much to blame as anyone. Of the 300 jobs currently live on Zonino only 14 of them offer a salary or salary range. That's a pretty sizable majority of companies that expect engineers to apply…

The enduring appeal of Silicon Milkroundabout

This weekend Shoreditch's Old Truman Brewery plays host to Silicon Milkroundabout for the seventh time. Every May and November London's tech startups gather for this magical event. On the face of it this seems like just another job fair: Flog a bunch of stands to companies that want to pitch…

HBO's Silicon Valley is funny even if you work for a startup in London

I just watched the first episode of HBO's brand spanking new sitcom Silicon Valley. Substantial hype precedes it not least because king of cynical workplace comedy Mike Judge made it happen. He's the chap who made Office Space. You're right to be intrigued. Now I have no experience of working…

Is everyone at a Meetup really who they say they are?

I'm going to tell you a story. A true story. I have changed the names of the characters and startups in question because I'm not in the business of being a dick. Seems like there's plenty of that going on without me contributing. My friend Matt wrote a paper in…

We really do love Mozilla Persona. And that's why we're sticking with it.

Back in February we wrote an article about why we love Mozilla Persona. Perhaps we will spare other projects this curse of the Zonino blog as less than a month later Mozilla announced that Persona would be put into maintenance mode and handed over to the community for all new…

AnnoMarket: A brand spanking new marketplace for natural language processing pipelines

The job-finding wizardry that powers Zonino is based on the text engineering platform GATE. We use it to find jobs and we use it to parse them, too. It's bloody brilliant and I whole heartedly encourage you to give it a try. When it comes to complex rules-based text engineering…