Web Design, Development & Creative Conferences in the South

January 29th, 2015

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Not all web conferences happen in London, there are some great ones in the South, not too far from my home town of Portsmouth. I haven’t been to all of these, but they’ve come highly recommended. Here’s a little sneak peak at what’s going on in Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex this year.

Barcamp Bournemouth


Next event: Saturday 18th April 2015
Where: Bournemouth
Web: barcampbournemouth.org
Cost: Free

Barcamp Bournemouth descibes itself as an ‘unconference’, the idea is that you turn up, and are encouraged to put yourself forward to do a talk on something. You don’t have to, you can turn up to spectate, but it’s a great way to see a huge variety of talks over a day.

PHP South Coast

PHP South Coast

Next event: Saturday 18th July 2015
Where: Portsmouth
Web: 2015.phpsouthcoast.co.uk
Cost: From £65

“A community based conference aimed at PHP Developers.”

Silicon Beach

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Next event: Thursday 24th – Friday 25th September 2015
Where: Bournemouth
Web: www.siliconbeach.eu
Cost: From £99

“Silicon Beach 2014 brings together the UK’s leading strategic thinkers, digital innovators and people who look at brands. They’ll showcase their challenges and the challenges of the 21st century from a slightly different perspective.”

Responsive Day Out

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Next event: Friday 19th June 2015
Where: Brighton
Web: www.responsiveconf.com
Cost: £80

“An affordable, enjoyable gathering of designers and developers sharing their workflow strategies, techniques, and experiences with responsive web design.”


Brighton Ruby Conference

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Next event: Monday 20th July 2015
Where: Brighton
Web: www.brightonruby.com
Cost: From £80

“A delightful one-day conference for Rubyists”

Ampersand 2015

Next event: Friday 13th November 2015
Where: Brighton
Web: www.ampersandconf.com
Cost: TBC

Ampersand is an affordable one-day event for knowledgable web designers and typography enthusiasts.”

Web Expo Guildford

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Next event: Friday 25th September 2015
Where: Guildford
Web: www.wxg.co.uk
Cost: TBC

“WXG is dedicated to creating cutting-edge web & digital experiences.”

Have I missed anything?

If there’s another event not listed here, let me know about it! Simply comment below or e-mail me joanna@pfmeet.co.uk 

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Jo is the organise of Portsmouth Freelancers Meet, a freelance front-end developer & web designer, and Director of creative agency Starboard Media.


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