Umbraco UK Festival

8-9 Nov 2018

Join the tech world’s friendliest community this November for a festival packed full of incredible talks, discussion panels and of course an unmissable after party!

The stars have aligned for this year’s Umbraco UK Festival, as the 9th #umbUKfest will take place on Friday 9th November 2018, and this year we’re taking it back...

…to The Barbican!

More details to follow, but for now, get digging out your best vintage Umbraco tees, retro totes and bygone badges, to be in with a chance of winning some incredible prizes and prepare to embark on an adventure...back to the festival...

What's on?

Day 1

Doors open at 9:30am on November 8th
The Hackathon and bug fix-a-thon will give you the chance to get rid of those darn bugs messin’ with your work. Alongside the all day Hackathon we're also running 2 amazing workshops:
Hold my beer workshop: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Serverless workshop: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Day 2

Doors open at 8:00am on November 9th 
We've gathered some top Umbraco talent for a day packed full of talks, discussion panels and demos of the latest Umbraco innovations, focusing specifically on: development, front-end and design, Umbraco in business and more!



The official pre-party, hosted by our friends the Umbraco London Meetup, will be at the Tank & Paddle, Bishopsgate from 6pm. Chat and meet fellow festival goers over some pizza and a drink!


The festival doesn't stop after the last session, it's onto the after party at Finch's bar at 5.30pm, for more fun, drinks and...did someone say Karaoke?!



Niels Hartvig

Chief Unicorn @ Umbraco HQ



Sebastiaan Janssen

Head of PR (Pull Requests) @ Umbraco

Umbraco - we’re in this together


Emma Garland

Developer @ Rock Solid Knowledge

When Umbraco and Mobile App development combine


Jeffrey Schoemaker

CTO @ Perplex

Security - Let's have some fun with Umbraco


Emma Burstow

Developer @ poweredbypie

Developing Talent - learning never really stops


Pete Duncanson

Managing Director @ Offroadcode

GraphQL with Umbraco Explained


Fedosja van der Lee

Digital Marketer @ Perplex

10 tips to make your editor love you


Marcin Zajkowski

Umbraco MVP, Trainer and Master @ Cogworks

Fail Often, Do Stupid Things, Learn, Repeat


Chris Howard

Diversity Forum Strategy Lead @ Intertech LGBT+

Pink Doughnuts? The importance of Diversity in tech...


Katie Archibald

Producer @ Cogworks

Dear technological change, it’s not you, it’s me.


David Dimmer

Managing Director @

Benefits of Umbraco for Enterprise Customers


Ed Parry

Consultant @ Method4

Know your audiences


Paul Seal

Developer @ Moriyama

Boosting your career by creating a personal brand


Mike Masey

Developer @ Yoyo Design

Responsible animations for the web


Janusz Stabik

Digital Agency Growth Coach

Grow your agency


Matthew Wise

Solutions Architect @ Enjoy Digital

Service Workers: what and why?


Phil Whittaker

Managing Director @ Hi-Fi

What is Positional Content?


UmbraCoffee Live

Umbraco Baristas

UmbraCoffee LIVE

Discussion Panels


In addition to the main festival on Friday 9th November, there will also be a series of workshops and the legendary hackathon on the day before the main event, all included in your ticket.

If you’d like to attend one (or more) of these sessions on the 8th November, please sign up below! (n.b workshop spaces are limited and sign up will no longer be available once workshops are full)


Umbraco Hackathon

Everyone welcome!


Squash some bugs, learn about the Umbraco Core and Umbraco V8

Ismail Mayat

Senior Developer @ Cogworks

Hold My Beer, Refactoring Umbraco Anti-Patterns

Learn how to make better Umbraco sites by learning from some bad ones!

Callum Whyte

Senior Developer @ Cogworks

Umbraco and Serverless

Play with Umbraco and Serverless, with Azure Functions, Logic Apps, and Umbraco Headless

This year we're taking it back...

...Back to the Barbican!

Head to the main entrance and look out for a fellow Umbracian, you will then be guided to the festival.

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.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the conference code of conduct.

The Cogworks will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe and friendly environment for everybody.


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