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Codegarden Wraps the Month of May with World’s Largest Umbraco Conference Ever

This month concludes another successful chapter in Codegarden’s history. Of course, the beginning of the month was kicked off by Umbraco Coffee sessions where Umbracians Callum and Marcin talk about everything Umbraco. But the main highlight of the month of May was, by far, Umbraco 18.

Huge Umbraco Conference: The Biggest Yet

From May 23 to 24 held Codegarden 18—the biggest Umbraco Conference in the world. Not only were people from Codegarden present, but also people from all over the Umbraco programming sphere.

Taking place in Odense, Denmark, the conference was a three-day event that included lunch, dinner, and a number of smaller get-togethers. Featured were a number of high-quality sessions with community experts, our core team, and acclaimed keynote speakers. Attendees were able to leave our conference with a number of benefits, including:

  • Great new ideas for upcoming Umbraco projects
  • A new network of Umbraco professionals
  • Experience with several hands-on workshops
  • Rendezvous with the visionaries behind Umbraco

The biggest Umbraco conference in the world featured a number of inspiring speeches. Highlights included a keynote speech by Niels Hartvig, our chief Umbraco unicorn, and an interesting presentation entitled “WTF are we even doing here?” where Alexander Kjerulf explained how purpose and happiness are interrelated.

Other interesting talks included Anders Trans Sorensen's presentation: “10 things that will grow your agency,” detailing the different areas within a programming agency that make or break a team. On the more technical side of Umbraco, Vitaly Friedman, the editor-and-chief of Smashing Magazine, gave a talk about the dirty little shortcuts developers can use to save precious time and energy.

At the conference, our attendees also got to do other things non-Umbraco related in the city of Odense, like running with Anders Trans Sorensen, yoga classes, and an amazing pre-party that included a warehouse bar setup. Umbracians also enjoyed foosball and conversation at our party tent, where some donned colourful costumes. Other funny highlights included a puppet show by Lee and Marc.

What Our Umbracians Thought…

Our Umbracians seemed to love our conference events and parties. In fact, a number of them praised us via Twitter for a conference littered with new and old faces, good energy, warmth, and learning. Here’s what some of them thought:

“Another great #codegarden18! Summary! Great chats with new faces & old friends, exploring new ideas, debated some old ones, lots of good energy and vibes! Fascinating watching #umbraco & the community grow over the years, a memorising & dreamy bunch."

One of our Umbraco professionals also summarised the atmosphere perfectly: “

Another #codegarden has come and gone, many more wonderful memories of wonderful people! The #umbraco community is truly something special and I am extremely proud to be a part of it! Goodbye Funen, I will be back! #cg18 #cg19 #h5yr

Here’s to another successful Umbraco conference!

To learn about our next Umbraco conference – Umbraco 19, where UmbraJobs will be next year – visit their site:

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David Armitage

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