Gong Xi Fa Cai! 恭喜發財!
Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog!
Last Friday we celebrated Chinese New Year in our Cocoon Networks Event Space at 4 Christopher Street with a huge lunch for all our members and external dumpling (and tech)-lovers. The event was a great success.
Our Community and Event Coordinator Jack So welcomed everybody and made sure to create an authentic Chinese atmosphere with traditional music and lots of red and gold decorations – because we can all do with a bit of wealth and fortune for this new year :)
Jack So wishing us 心無旁鶩 - "Inner Peace and Tranquility"
Our members were mingling over some fried rice, dumplings and spring rolls, found out their destiny by consulting our fortune cookies, practised writing Chinese characters at our calligraphy station, discovered hidden aspects of their personality through exploring their Chinese Zodiac signs ;) and got to sport some very fancy hats at our photo booth.
Click through the gallery below to see for yourself...
We want to thank everyone who joined us for the celebration and as we can see, you've had just as much fun as we did... :)
We have some great tech events coming up which can be found on our event page including the highly anticipated Meet AI 8 next Tuesday, 27th of February, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Info day, and the exciting monthly Hardware Pioneers event with a focus on “Enabling Smart Cities through tech”.
Our Founder and CEO John Zai will also be appearing on the Business Funding Show panel this Thursday, February 22nd. John will be discussing the appeal and opportunities of the Chinese market. You can read more on our pledge for UK startups to consider China here.
Until next time, 謝謝!