Howdy Doodly Do Eveyone!
Wow, thats come round quickly again! Yes, its time for the UK Umbraco event you have all been waiting for.
The Umbraco UK Festival 2014
We've got a new great venue again this year, great facilities, and as much coffee as you can shake a stick at - I know that is probably the most important thing for you all!
Speakers are all being pumped and primed, so expect some uber talks as always.
We may have some interesting other workshops this year too, but we'll keep you informed on those.
As the venue is slightly smaller this year, and this is always a popular event please, if for some reason you can't make it, let us know so we can re-issue any tickets where we can.
All updates on speakers and any more information will be available on the festival site over the coming weeks: http://umbracoukfestival.co.uk
NOTE: The deadline for refunds is 14 days prior to the start of the event.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There is no age limit for this event. Feel free to bring any older relatives or work colleagues should they be interested and of course they can stay awake long enough!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Check out a cycling map around the venue. During the event, you can store your bicycle at the reception area, but please let one of the Skills Matter staff know on arrival. Please note that your bike will be left at your own risk.
If you are arriving or departing using a Barclays Cycle Hire bike, there is a docking station on the opposite side of the street, outside the British Lung Foundation building.
Check out Parkopedia for details of nearby parking.
The nearest Underground station is Barbican station on the Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines. To reach Skills Matter, exit Barbican station, turn left onto Aldersgate Street, go straight over the large junction onto Goswell Road. Walk up on Goswell Road until you reach number 116-120 on your right. The cross street is Bastwick Street. Other Underground stations nearby are Faringdon, Angel and Old Street.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
As with most venues in the London area, firearms and sharp objects are frowned upon so we suggest you please leave these at home. We would also advise against dogs, snakes, antelope, hippopotomi, overly garlicy sausage and anything to do with Essex (sorry Warren), although I do know that Anthony Dang does miss the weekly grand Australian Kangaroo hug - so we may allow just one kangaroo per person.
Other than that, laptops are welcome (Mac and PC), although we would like to limit the number of virtual machines per person to avoid any cases of 'ooo how much RAM have you got in your laptop!' discussions as this doesn't impress anyone in all honesty...size isn't eveything - Although, I do have a rather impressive 16GB in my MacBook Pro though if anyone was interested!
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Fax is usually the most efficient, failing that please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are not really transferrable becuase it causes a nightmare with name badges, but if you can't come then please let us know and we'll re-issue the ticket to someone who can be bothered to make the effort. HOWEVER: If you do purchase a ticket and do not show up on the day, we will have a wall of shame and may (legal permisson dependant of course) provide your name and email address to all the people on the waitlist, what happens then lord only can tell...but expect a selection of random brochures to start arriving in your inbox...just saying!
When & Where
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The Cogworks have been integral in pushing the profile of Umbraco in the UK.
We are actively involved in the community both as individuals and as a company, helping out wherever we can. Warren Buckley, Ismail Mayat and Anthony Dang are all well known faces.
We held Umbraco's fifth birthday celebrations in February 2010 and held the inaugural Umbraco UK Festival in October 2010, and have held one evey year since.
We are proud to say each event has attracted large numbers of people from the UK and beyond with a range of interesting and useful talks held through the day.
Hopefully this event will be even better.
We look forward to meeting you all on the day...Enjoy :)