The grassroots community for makers of web and digital stuff in England's far South West

Digpen VI: Eden Project, Cornwall
- Sat 23 March 2013

Eden Project
Photos of Digpen V: Plymouth by GOSS Interactive

The nicest little web conference in the West   

The grassroots web conference for designers and developers from across the South West and beyond. Digpen has an inclusive, community ethos, and friendly, welcoming vibe.


The Eden Project
nr St Austell
PL24 2SG

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See the full schedule on Lanyrd

Maintaining Creative Passion
Jo Fernandes & Stephen Daoud @littlewhalenews, Little Whale Studio,

Design eye for the developer guy
Dan Barber @danbee, Web Developer/Designer, New Bamboo,

So you want to build a SaaS product?
Stuart Marsh @beardygeek, Web Developer,

Finding the time to make crazy stuff
William Skates @willskates, Web Developer,

Plan, build and deploy: continuous integration workflows
Gavin Cooper @gavincoop, Lead Software Engineer,

Publishing, consuming and managing open, linked data
Robert McCarthy @RobMMcCarthy, CEO,

MySQL query optimisation
Will Earp @hexydec, Director,

The evolution of Google
Martin Dinham @channel_com, Head of Search,

Where do your clients come from?
Mat Connolley @matconnolley, Web Designer,

Keeping the Pequod Afloat: a Moby-Dick Big Read postmortem
Christopher Hunt @thisisthechris, Research Assistant, i-DAT Developer, i-DAT, Plymouth University,

You can't read/watch/listen to all the things, and that's OK
Dan Goodwin @bouncingdan, Web Developer, Digital Team,

Workshop: Peeking into the future of mobile apps
Simon Howard @simonh109, Developer Evangelist,

Full schedule on Lanyrd >

Why come to Digpen?

New perspectives, new voices
Experience 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.

Full-day web conference
The main event runs 11am-5pm, with four sessions of talks and workshops on all things web and digital. If you can't make the full-day, you're welcome to come and go any time.

Parallel sessions
Breakout format for specialist sessions lets you choose the topics most relevant to you. The full schedule will be on the website so you can plan your day.

Plenty of breaks
We build in lots of downtime for the all important 'hallway track;' so you have time to meet everyone.

Free entry to Eden Project for you, plus a discount for family and friends
Spend some time exploring the wonderful Eden Project either before the conference starts or during lunch. Bring the family and they can enjoy a BIG discount on the normal entry fee too.

Tea, coffee and biscuits
To fuel your brain. Just bring or buy your own lunch.

Unbeatable value
Thanks to our volunteer organisers, all our speakers giving their time for free, and the invaluable support of the Eden Project Digital Team and our other sponsors, we're able to bring you all this for the wallet-friendly price of just £20.


Registration is now closed

Discount on Eden entry for family & friends

Eden Project

Your Digpen ticket includes free entry to Eden Project on the day. Eden Project are also offering a special discount for any family or friends who want to come and explore while you geek out. We hope that'll make it a bit easier to persuade them to let you spend a Saturday on work stuff!

Eden Project offer for Digpen family and friends:

  • Adults: £14 (usually £23.50)
  • Children (5-16): £5.25 (usually £8.90) - under 5s free
  • Seniors (60 and over): £10.25 (usually £18.50)

You will be able to buy these tickets on the gate - no need to book in advance. You'll get details of how to claim the discount with the pre-event information.

These prices are only valid on the 23rd March.

Local Accommodation

The Cornwall Hotel 

Carlyon Bay Hotel

Boscundle Manor

Travelodge, St Austell

Premier Inn, St Austell

Little Grey Cottages B&B

Woodpeckers B&B