- how to design for the true mobile use-case
- how to keep your front-end code modular and maintainable
- why Crowdcube are rocking Laravel
- how to harness the creative process
- sales copywriting and public-speaking tips
- …and why you should never, ever code after 5
Four optional workshops taking an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics in web design and development.
A full day of talks on all things web and digital. Two tracks of both introductory and advanced sessions. Including fully catered lunch and plenty of tea and coffee breaks.
New perspectives, new voices
We've got a rich mix of design, development, marketing and business topics, much of it from new speaking talent you won't see on the regular web conference circuit.
True multi-disciplinary format
We run two sessions in parallel for most of the day so you can pick the talks most relevant to you.
Plenty of breaks
We build in lots of downtime for the all important ‘hallway track’ so you have time to meet everyone, including speakers.
Whether you're from the South West or further afield, an old pro or just starting out, a Digpen veteran or first-timer, you're guaranteed a friendly welcome.
See our code of conduct.
Thanks to our volunteer organisers, all our speakers giving their time for free, and the invaluable support of the University of Plymouth and our other sponsors, we're able to bring you all this for the wallet-friendly price of just £35, with workshops just £15 each.
Lunch and refreshments all included
Yup, lunch is included in your ticket price. No need to bring sandwiches! And we'll keep the tea and coffee flowing throughout the day too.
The numbers game at the Office for National Statistics
One man (and his team)’s mission to fix “the worst, most important, website in the UK” and make tens of thousands of official statistics accessible and usable
Distractedly intimate: your users on mobile
Developing for mobile isn’t just about small screens and web vs native. How do we build for the intermittent, partial attention of users’ most intimate and most loved devices?
The UX of Things
As the ‘Internet of Things’ becomes reality, what are our responsibilities when the things we build affect people’s comfort, safety and most personal data?
The creative process
How do artists get from A to B when they don't know where B is? And how can you use the same creative process to successfully go from initial, vague idea to finished product
Work – where will we?
Be more productive by adapting your work space to provide the right environment for concentrating, collaborating, learning and socialising
Don't code after 5
In an industry that never stops it’s incessant production of new, fascinating and shiny things, why you should never do your day job as a side project
John Nye @john_nye Developer
You up here next year
Have fantastic ideas and skills to share, but don’t know where to start or nervous about public speaking? Overcome your fears, learn practical strategies and come back next year as a speaker
Modular and maintainable front-ends
Build clean, modular and maintainable front-end HTML & CSS whether you're working alone or as part of a larger team
Why choose Laravel?
Why Crowdcube chose the Laravel PHP Framework to power their large-scale web application, and how they use it as a multi-disciplinary team
What do we want from open data?
We are swimming in data, now how do we make it useful - to developers and to the public?
Do you really need jQuery?
Coffeescript, the good parts
James Allen @thejpallen Web Developer, ShareLaTeX
Building mobile apps with PhoneGap
Use your existing web development skills to make cross-platform native mobile apps with PhoneGap
The endless possibilities of collaboration
The benefits of rapid, iterative, collaborative development as seen from both sides: as a client and a member of the maker community
Choose one or more of these great, 1-hour workshops:
Hacking the Google Snippet
Discover the different types of structured markup you can embed within web pages, and how to use them to alter how your website appears in Google’s listings, with Ian Macfarlance, DigitasLBi's Head of Technical Search. Understand the different formats and data types available, the benefits of using them, and get your hands dirty writing and testing some real code examples.
Ian Macfarlane ianmacfarlane.com Head of Technical Search, DigitasLBi
Introduction to mobile web accessibility
This primer on mobile accessibility from accessibility expert Jon Gibbins will give you a solid grounding on standards, guidelines and principles of making websites accessible on mobile devices, and demonstrate some of the accessibility features available on iOS and Android.
Automating front-end builds with Grunt
Andy Wood @andywoodme Software Developer
Andy Mantell @andymantell Freelance Web Developer
Estimating your next web project (the easy way)
Learn a quick, simple way to estimate a web project with Professional Scrum Trainer Derek Davidson. Free yourself from from the old tyranny of estimating, and gain the confidence to try estimating in a different, more agile way that benefits you and your client alike.
We're delighted to return to Robins Conference Centre at the University of Plymouth. As well as a 200 seat main auditorium it also features breakout rooms for multi-track sessions and a large central lobby for relaxing and meeting fellow conference goers.
Our workshop venue is Plymouth's funky new co-working space, ThinqTanq, located near Plymouth's iconic waterfront.
They're also hosting a pre-conference social on the Friday night.
Digpen is an inclusive, welcoming event. Please help us keep it that way. Digpen should be a friendly, safe and positive environment for all, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). Sexual, racial or other harrassement, including use of sexual language and imagery, is not acceptable from anyone, including speakers and sponsors.
Our code of conduct sets out in more detail what we consider acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. It applies to all conference venues both on- and offline, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Anyone violating the code of conduct may be expelled from the event without a refund.
Get in touch if you would be interested in sponsoring Digpen 7.
- Full day of talks on the Saturday across two tracks
- Buffet lunch
- Tea and coffee
- Choose one or more 1-hour workshops
- Only 20 places per workshop
- Bring your own laptop
- Includes refreshments
- Lunch not included