Umbraco UK Festival

Let the games begin!

3rd/4th November

London

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Seven years ago,
The Cogworks embarked on a journey

We jumped on a boat and sailed down to the Thames to say 'Happy Birthday' to Umbraco.
We took that birthday party, and turned it into the Umbraco UK Festival

 

It has now transformed into the main UK Umbraco event of the year, the

second biggest in the world, and where developers and industry sages

travel to every year. We've migrated from the boat to safer locations on

land, but the adventure continues.

 

Will you join us on this quest?

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Get ready for a new adventure

Spinning up into its seventh year, Umbraco UK Fest is back! The Festival has a brand spanking new venue with all the trimmings, new festival features, and, of course, all the coffee you can handle. Get ready for a new adventure…

The Hackathon

NOV 3

75 of you lucky pilgrims will be granted early access to the Umbraco UK Festival’s famous Hackathon Dungeon on Thursday the 3rd of November.

You will journey into the Umbraco core and battle with those pesky glitches that you come across on a daily basis but never have the time to do actual combat with.

Venue: Code Node

Starts: 9:00

 

Pre-Festival Meetup

NOV 3 - Evening 

Join us for the traditional Pre-Festival Meetup. This is where the cool kids will be. Have a drink, unwind, meet some other Umbracians, and share stories from the hackathon.

Venue: The Singer Tavern, 1 City Road, London EC1Y 1AG

 

The Festival

NOV 4

Getting excited? There’s more. On Friday 4th of November, there will be a jam packed day of Umbraco workshops, talks and tips.

This year we are also adding new achievements to unlock. For every talk or workshop you attend you will receive a shiny medal of honour. The perfect opportunity to show off and maybe even win a beer or two as a prize… 

Venue: Code Node

Starts: 8:30

 

After Party

NOV 4 - Evening

Wait! It's BEER O'CLOCK! Your journey doesn’t end there! 

The Cogworks have hired a room at a classic London pub to continue the Umbraco festivities over a few beers. Rumour has it there will even be a guest appearance on the DJ decks too. So prepare to party like it’s 2005* all over again!

Venue: The Globe, 83 Moorgate, London EC2M 6SA

 

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Ready to level up?

This year we are taking the Festival to another level. We’re taking you on a whole new journey with three paths to go down. Pick the one most familiar, or venture down a path less travelled. Which will you choose?



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Developers

You know Umbraco but could do with some more tips and tricks. You’re journeying to the festival to help with your programming and coding skills.



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Advanced

You are a heavy-weight, Umbraco genius. You talk the talk, AND walk the walk. Sure, you know some of the cheats and level ups - but there’s always plenty more to learn...



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Umbraco in business

You’re not a coder, but you’ve still got business with Umbraco. You are here to see how Umbraco can be used beyond the code and to understand how your business can benefit from the power of Umbraco.

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Look who's talking

Niels Hartvig

Niels Hartvig

Keynote

The keynote, always fun and informative. It’s the best way to keep up with what’s happening with Umbraco now and in the future.

Per Ploug

Per Ploug

Umbraco as simply as possible

Learn how to keep things simple when developing in Umbraco and create sites as they should be done!

Kris Deminick

Kris Deminick

Inside the Engine Room: Working at Umbraco HQ

In this session Kris Deminick, Umbraco's Wizard of Epic Communications, will give you an insider's tour of "a day in the life of Umbraco HQ". Learn how HQ operates as a commercial business, its different departments, processes, goals, milestones and targets.

Naeem Sarfraz

Naeem Sarfraz

Run your apps in Docker containers on Windows

In this session we'll look at what a container is, how to get started and how to deploy an ASP.NET application into one. We'll be focusing on what this means for your workflow as a developer using the latest offerings from Docker & Windows Server.

Pete Duncanson

Pete Duncanson

How “doing Umbraco” is business and not just code

In this talk Pete will guide you through the need to think about the business angle of your work so you can deliver better value for the client and help strengthen the name of Umbraco.

Søren Spelling Lund

Søren Spelling Lund

Packages and your data on Umbraco as a service

In this session we will give you best practice tips for developing on Umbraco as a Service and talk through some of the common development errors and ways to avoid or resolve them, as well as looking at an actual implementation of a data resolver and a matching provider for custom data stores.

Lars-Erik Aabech

Lars-Erik Aabech

Ditto vs. ModelsBuilder

Contemplating whether to use Ditto or ModelsBuilder with Umbraco and don’t know where to start? Decipher which will fit best by joining Lars-Erik as he explores the fundamentals of both using the TXT starter kit.

Julie Choo

Julie Choo

The Strategy Journey: From Mission to Transformation

Julie asks the question “What is the Strategy Journey?” She’ll address how understanding Strategy Journey can help you manage, create and deliver better client and business solutions.

Marcin Zajkowski

Marcin Zajkowski

Community driven self-development

Why does community really matter? Can being active and helpful bring you closer to your life (and business) goals? Is being an ‘Umbraco Unicorn’ a full-time job? What will particular steps and goals bring to your life? Be prepared for revelations about life, the Umbraco community, and Unicorns.

Barry Briggs

Barry Briggs

Designing for the gap

UX is now a discipline with micro-disciplines (information architects, interaction designers, user researchers, visual designers) leading to wearing multiple hats and straddling conflicting roles. In his talk, Barry will address how to bridge the gap through documenting - system flows, stakeholders, user journeys, domain experts, business analysts, designers, developers iteratively to effectively design for the edge.

Theo Paraskevopoulos

Theo Paraskevopoulos

Show me the money: personalisation in digital finance

When conversions are measured in thousands of euros, different rules apply. Theo’s talk will address the pace and elements required for building a Umbraco site for private online banks, including: personalisation and trust building, mapping user journeys on Pipeline CRM, tracking users from first-time visit, conversion as well as managing their account.  

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Workshops

 

Anders Burla

Anders Burla

Tea Commerce

Tea Commerce was the first e-commerce package to integrate fully into Umbraco Nodes. This workshop will give you the skills you need to get your product pages wired up to a shopping basket.

Lee Messenger

Lee Messenger

Merchello

Merchello is the new kid on the block. In this workshop you will be given a taster of this trendy new e-commerce package. It will be a cut-down version of their official training.

Søren Spelling Lund

Søren Spelling Lund

uCommerce

uCommerce is one of the most trusted packages around. This is a uCommerce bootcamp session. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from Mr uCommerce himself: Søren Spelling Lund.

Matija Grcic

Matija Grcic

Backoffice Customisation

This session will show you how easy is to extend Umbraco and deliver flexible modular content components to provide real value to your customers. You will play with Angular interceptors, to leverage (and replace) the built in Umbraco panels. You will create a custom media section to allow easier maintenance of media. 

(Sign up for this workshop is closed)

Ale Ocampo & Callum Whyte

Ale Ocampo & Callum Whyte

CI & Automated Deployment

Setting up Continuous Integration and Automated Deployment strikes fear in the hearts of some developers. The Cogworks' Infrastructure Wizards (Alejandro and Callum) will show you that setting it up can be child's play. If you're interested in Teamcity and Octopus deploy then this is the workshop for you!

(Sign up for this workshop is closed)

Anthony Dang

Anthony Dang

Unit Testing Workshop

Ths is a beginner crash course on unit testing. In this session Anthony "Automate all things" Dang will take you through some basic concepts so you can start unit testing your Umbraco sites. This will include Umbraco APIs, basic design patterns, and Moq.

(Sign up for this workshop is closed)

Ania Kierczynska

Ania Kierczynska

Scrum Lego

Do you like playing lego? Do you want to know how Scrum works? During this workshop you will get familiar with Scrum ceremonies by building a Lego city. How will your team manage challenging and demanding client? How will you cooperate with your Product Owner? How will you build the city I’m dreaming about?

(Sign up for this workshop is closed)

Tim Saunders

Tim Saunders

Estimation, Forecasting and Planning

Be it in an Agile environment or broader project management approach, it’s fundamental to learn the best ways to approach business practises. In this session, Tim will delve into effective ways to approach estimation and forecasting using real world approaches including: NoEstimates, Story points, Planning poker, Statistical forecasting and Monte carlo simulations and also explain how to see potential pitfalls and benefit from them.

(Sign up for this workshop is closed)

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Collect your pass

Ready to join the adventure? Well, there’s only one way to get in the game.

Get your ticket now before they sell out!

 

Code Node

This year’s Umbraco Festival will take place at the UK’s largest venue dedicated solely to tech events - CodeNode. Located between Liverpool St and Moorgate, it’s a hive of digital activity where the coolest tech companies and developers go to collaborate, meet and work.

Expect more space, comfy seats, awesome AV and tasty treats. The perfect place for Umbracians to gather? We think so.

 

Sleep Mode

Looking for a place to stay? We’d recommend the following hotels which are all in easy reach of this year’s festival venue:

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