What is CodeGarden?
Each year we endeavour to provide the very best speakers from
the Core team, HQ and community so that you walk away with as much
knowledge, motivation and ideas as possible. The schedule is
worked in a way that you should be able to get to most things that
you want to, and on the off chance anything conflicts (with so many
excellent sessions that's always possible...) we upload videos of
all the sessions.
Technical conferences can be.... interesting (read dull).
Or there is just SO much jammed in them it's hard to take anything
away. We combat that in somewhat of an unconventional
way. We turn the CodeGarden conference into more of a...
unconference. We prefer more of a festival atomsphere.
Which isn't to say we don't take it very seriously, we just believe
in having a whole lot of fun while doing it. You WILL walk
away with a lot of new knowledge and experience, but balanced out
nicely with a lot of fun and great memories.
There is a reason we're known as the friendliest community on
the planet. Most users have experienced it on the forums and
twitter, but those who have been before will tell you it's another
thing entirely to experience it at a CodeGarden conference.
Don't be left out this year, experience it for yourself. Make
sure you get a ticket and be a part of it.
All the sessions from CodeGarden are recorded and put online as
a good refresher for when you get back buzzing with ideas. We
load them up as soon as we possibly can, but obviously nothing
beats being at a session in person and getting the information or
asking questions first hand.
Watch CodeGarden 11 Videos
Everybody Who's Anybody
CodeGarden is the one and only annual conference organised by
the Umbraco HQ, and anyone who is anyone who works with Umbraco
will be there.
Want to ask the core team a question, or thank that package
developer that helped you countless hours for delivering a client
project in person, well you can! In fact, you may be
interested in developing a package yourself but don't know how to
get started.... why not talk to someone about it and get a head
Don't be left out of the fun make sure you buy your ticket
Every year conference attendees have naturally gathered to share
new ideas, thoughts and code. Through this collaboration some
amazing packages have been born, such as uComponents, the highest
rated package on our.umbraco.org. Last year
we started a dedicated hack lab which was a huge success and will
be returning in 2012. Come prepared to cut some serious
What is Included?
You can expect a great schedule for this year's CodeGarden.
This year there will be two more formal tracks. A third room
will be dedicated to being a cozy 'hands on' lab for hacking and
collobrating with your fellow attendees, to help build wonderful
Food & Drink
CodeGarden is great value for money, and so much more than just
three days of great Umbraco sessions and hands on labs. We
know we'll be feeding your mind with the very best and we believe
in doing the same with your stomachs, so you'll be enjoying tasty
organic food for lunch and dinner. Your ticket covers the cost of
- Morning snack with coffee or tea
- Organic Lunch
- Organic Dinner for the first two days
Over the eight years that the CodeGarden conference has been
running, there has been some fantastic swag. Previous giveaways
- Eco-friendly designer tee shirts - in a design you'd actually
want to wear again....
- Stickers - Everyone loves stickers, don't they?
- Custom illustrated pocket notebooks
- And much more...
The Umbraco Awards presents a chance for the community to submit
their Umbraco built websites into three different categories, for a
chance to win a unique one off award.
The categories to submit your website into are as follows:
- Best Technical Solution
- Best Designed Site
- Best Integration
More details about submitting a site will be available nearer
Are you a developer who loves to prove their stuff by hacking
and building things under time pressure to present to a large room
of Umbraco users? (Breath...) You are? Then you will love the
challenge of entering the package competition, building a package
in just three short days and demoing it to a live audience.
A lot of fun, the package competition has had some great prizes
in the past, with last year's winner winning an awesome 3D MakerBot
Printer. Most of us were more than just a little jealous!
Details of the package competition submission guidelines and
the prizes up for grabs will be announced closer to the
Bingo & Boat Party
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... with that said
CodeGarden may be a great place to learn how to do things with
Umbraco, but it's also a fun place to come and have some great
times chilling out with old and new community friends.
Every year we organise two major events during CodeGarden which
are a lot of fun, to drink some beers and have more than a few
laughs. The two events that you MUST NOT MISS are:
- The (in)famous Bingo Night
- The Canal Boat Party
So don't rush back to the hotel after the last session of the day,
there is plenty more to do in the evenings with us and we'd love to
get to know you better.
HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR BOSS
We know it isn't always easy to get the budget
for going away for a 3 day conference. That is why we've put
together a special white paper on CodeGarden 2012.
Conferences can be hard to measure the value of. What do people
actually get out of 3 days away from the office, and can the cost
To us there is no discussion, CodeGarden is the best investment
you can make as an Umbraco developer / agency. That is why, we've
put together a special white-paper on the conference and the value
Download the PDF now