April 5th 2018

Alreeeeet pets! The North-East’s favourite meetup for frontend developers is doing a conference. Expect a full day of our usual top-notch talks from some cracking speakers with a few suprises along the way.

Tickets are on sale now for £125 and will remain at that price till we sell out. For that price, you can come along for the day, watch the talks, eat our food and come along to Frontend NE: The afterparty. It’s located at The turbine hall in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, with easy access to local transport.

If you are coming from outside the region, then we have a little guide for you!

So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a ticket, or convince your boss to buy you one. We’ll see you there!



We’ve planned a full day of talks from industry leaders and local talents, across the spectrum of Front end development.

Val Head

Val Head is a web animation expert, author, and Design Evangelist at Adobe. She is the author of Designing Interface Animation, published by Rosenfeld Media, teaches CSS Animation on lynda.com, and curates the weekly UI Animation Newsletter.

Christian Heilmann

Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. He’s wrote two books, contributed to eight, and wrote hundreds of articles for a great deal of publications.

Currently he works with the Microsoft Edge team, and has previously worked at Mozilla where he played a big part in moving HTML5 support forward.

To put it simply, Chris is an absolute boss.

Léonie Watson

Léonie Watson (AKA Tink) began using the internet in 1993, turned it into a web design career in 1997, and (despite losing her eyesight along the way) has been enjoying herself thoroughly ever since.

She’s Communications director and Principal engineer at The Paciello Group (TPG), and also works with Government Digital Service (GDS) on the GOV.UK platform. As well as being a member of the W3C Advisory board and co-chair of the W3C web platform group.

Jack Franklin

Jack is a Frontend Engineer at Thread in London working primarily with React. In his free time, he’s usually writing or recording videos for his blog, JavaScript Playground.

Jack is also the author of “Beginning jQuery” (Apress, 2012) and an eloquent speaker on Elm, front-end, build tools and frameworks.

Fancy getting up and giving a talk yourself? Head on over to our call for speakers and submit your idea.


Call for Speakers

Want to give a talk at the conference? We’re accepting talk proposals for anything frontend to fill some of the slots.

No matter your skill level, location, background, whatever. If you have something interesting to show or tell about frontend development, we want to hear from you.



We’re looking for sponsors to help us make this conference the best it can be. If you’re looking to promote your company, or you just want to help out the community, get in touch.


Code of Conduct

We are commited to running a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).



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