Umbraco UK Festival


It’s The Cogworks' 8th year running the Umbraco UK Festival and we want you to know about it!

This year we’re cruising down Miami South Beach, with a fluorescent neon glow lighting our way to the UK's biggest Umbraco event of the year!

Join us for our very own take on Club Tropicana, at London’s Barbican Centre, for a totally awesome industry event featuring everything Umbraco (and of course lots of coffee!)

Last chance to grab your tickets......we’re bringing you an Umbraco 80s throwback!

Have you signed up for the Examine training course on the 2nd yet? Limited spaces available sign up here!



The Hackathon and Bug Fixathon will give you the chance to get rid of those darn bugs messin’ with your work. The Cogworks crew and some of Umbraco's finest will be there to give you a hacking hand!


We're gathering some top Umbraco talent for 3 streams packed full of interesting talks and workshops, focusing on: development, front-end and design, and Umbraco in business.


As well as access to the full two-day event, this year we’re throwing you a pre-party and an after-party. Get ready to groove, and watch this space for venue locations.

What you get:

Admission to Hackathon & main festival

Lunch & Refreshments (bottomless coffee!)

Exclusive UK Fest merch & goodie bag

Access to 3 streams of talks & workshops

Entry to the legendary after-party!

Plan your day with our handy schedule!



Niels Hartvig

Chief Unicorn @ Umbraco HQ


When the founder of Umbraco wants to do a keynote at the biggest community event outside of Codegarden, you know there will be some great information and demos.

Stephan Gay

Umbraco Core Team

#h8yr - all about v8 architecture

Curious about what is coming in v8? Then this is the must see session for you!

Per Ploug

Umbraco HQ

Headless Umbraco & REST API

This talk will be showcasing Umbraco's new native REST API. If you're interested in headless implementations, then this is the talk for you!

Sebastiaan Janssen

Umbraco Core Team

Securing your Umbraco site the right way

If you didnt make it to Codegarden this year, then this is your chance to see Sebastiaan's tips and tricks for securing your website.

Kevin Jump

Digital Overlord, Umbraco MVP

Translating Umbraco

Kevin will give an overview of multilingual site options in Umbraco, and how to and get all the content translated using the Translate Plus package.

Marcin Zajkowski

Umbraco Trainer & Senior Dev

The future of C# with Umbraco

Some developers haven't switched to using the new C# 6 features yet, but now we have version 7 and 8 on the map! We'll take a look at what’s new and how that affects Umbraco.

Pete Duncanson

Managing Director @ Offroad Code

How to get the website you need built

What questions should you ask to get the website you need? With a host of all too relatable project horror stories in tow this talk promises to help you make the right initial steps.

Mike Masey

Developer @ Yoyo Design

Running with Umbraco Services and Cross platform user-generated content

Learn how the team at Yoyo used a variety of Umbraco services to enable cross platform user generated content on

Dave Woestenborghs

Lead Umbraco developer @ Colours

The need for speed

Learn how to improve the render time of your website, focusing on the tale of a slow running piece of code and showing how to make it 3000% faster!

Ravi Motha

Umbraco MVP

Why talking is good for your health and your wealth?

Ravi is an organiser and host for the London Umbraco meetup, so he knows all about talks. Ravi will give you a talk about talks, and why you should do them.

Steve Temple

Technical Director @ Gibe

Making media awesome using machine learning

Revolutionise your media with machine learning. Automatically describe, categorise, tag and identify features in images. Then use faceted search to make it easy for editors to add & find media.

Cogworks Team

Team Cogworks

Case Study: Umbraco? There’s enough for everyone!

Hear how the Cogworks team worked within a tight budget to deliver a stunning new brand for The Social Coffee Co on Umbraco.

Andy Robinson

Head of Technology @ Comprend

(I'm so happy to be) Stuck With U

The story of how Comprend used Umbraco as a headless CMS with a few bits from Azure (AAD, Search, Media Services, etc) to build a community news-led employee portal for a global company.




Lars-Erik Aabech

Umbraco MVP and Unit Testing God

Unit Testing Workshop

Dive in deep to the world of automated testing with Umbraco

Jeavon Leopold

Tech Director @ Crumpled Dog & Umbraco MVP

Flexible Load Balancing with Umbraco

A scaled down version of the "Bear The Load" UmbX workshop


You’ll be joining us at our very own take on Club Tropicana, in Europe’s biggest multi-arts and conference venue.

Head to the Barbican’s main entrance and look out for a fellow Umbracian in a flower print shirt, you will then be guided to our tropical location.

You can reach us via the Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line, Northern Line and Metropolitan Line from London’s main stations. We’re within walking distance from Old Street, Moorgate and of course Barbican station.


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