More web design events for 2009

Last week I posted about a couple of design conferences I’ll be attending this year. Since then some more events have appeared on the horizon, and I’m pleased to say they’re all in the South West of England.

Bamboo Juice

It seems that we still haven’t had enough of web conferences with the arrival of yet another one. However, this is no bad thing as the lastest conference to appear looks great. According to its organiser, Rich Quick “Bamboo Juice is going to be a one-track, one-day web conference, held at the Eden Project, in Cornwall”.

Bamboo Juice (Cornwall)

Bamboo Juice (Cornwall)

The events taking place in April and is predominantly aimed at “ordinary web designers and developers, doing websites for clients… not the lucky few who work at Facebook or Yahoo!”

It also looks pretty affordable at only £99 for a day pass, which also gets you into the Eden project which is well worth a visit. The organisers are also trying to encourage the use of public transport to help keep the event green.

Bamboo Juice is taking place on 24 April 2009 at the Eden Project in Cornwall. So far they have a couple of great speakers lined up including Paul Boag and Jeremy Keith. You can book now via the Bamboo Juice website. You can also receive updates by following @bamboojuice on Twitter.


Openweb (Southampton)

Openweb (Southampton)

OpenWeb Southampton is a free meetup for web developers, designers, entrepreneurs and investors. A simple and ad-hoc evening to share, inform and meet some people working on great things in the Southampton area.

OpenWeb is being organised by Slipstream studio and is being supported by CampaignMonitor through their giving back program.

I’m looking forward to this one as it’ll hopefully be a good opportunity to meet some new ‘digital’ people. Openweb is taking place at the very cool Harbour Lights Cinema (they let you drink Guinness while you watch a film!) in Southampton on 12 February 2009. Oh and there’s FREE BEER! Visit Openweb for more or let them know you’re attending by signing up on Upcoming.


The next Bathcamp is set to take place next week on 4 February 2009 at 8pm. The ever present Messrs Boag and Carson (Ryan not David) will be in attendance. The events taking place upstairs in the Revolution bar in Bath. Visit Bathcamp for more details.

BarCamp Bournemouth

The trend for new events continues with the inaugural Bournemouth BarCamp.  If you don’t already know “BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.”

The Bournemouth BarCamp takes place on 4-5 April 2009 at Bournemouth University. Find out more at BarCamp Bournemouth.

…last but not least

I’ve heard rumours about another event taking place in Bournemouth, but all I know is its sometime in March and has something to do with this, but thats all I know.

Vaguely related links

2 thoughts on “More web design events for 2009

  1. Thanks for the heads-up about these local (and free) events! I’d actually not looked locally but only at the ones taking place in London! The OpenWeb looks good 🙂 might see you there next week…

    oh, and how are things coming along with the interview?


  2. No problem. Hopefully see you at some of the events.

    With regards to the interview I’ve been speaking to Rob Farrow, Co-Founder and VP Marketing and he’s in the process of answering the questions at the moment. Hopefully I’ll be able to post the interview up later in the week.


Comments are closed.