On 22 March the M Shed in Bristol will play host to the first ever Umbraco Spark Innovation Conference. Focusing on innovation and forward thinking, the conference will cover topics such as Umbraco Headless, .Net Core, Machine Learning / AI, personalisation, mobile apps, content as a service, and digital assistants.

With innovative and exciting talks from some of Umbraco’s biggest names, two tracks and an after party, it’s shaping up to be a great Friday for Umbraco aficionados. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect at the event:

Track 01 will contain some exciting and interesting topics with an agenda set to give you ideas and tools for the future. With talks from the likes of Lee Kelleher (UMCO founder, MVP & umBristol organiser) and Callum Whyte (umbraCoffee & UK festival organiser) sharing exactly what is involved in migrating an Umbraco V7 site over to V8 and how we can start to take full advantage of what the latest version has to offer.

We also welcome Pete Duncanson, Managing Director at Offroadcode and Steve Temple, Technical Director at Gibe Digital sharing how we can use AI to enhance Umbraco sites and make them more awesome. Kenneth Jakobsen from Umbraco HQ is also set to join the party, walking delegates through a common scenario in V8 consisting of CMS, API & app.

Track 02 will include a number of community talks in a more informal environment. Speakers will include Phil Whittaker from Hi-Fi and Anthony Dang from Cogworks, as well as a number of other great community leaders. Callum Whyte will also be hosting a live session of UmbraCoffee at 1130, so make sure you head over to track 02 to listen and join in.

What your Umbraco Spark ticket includes

  • 1 track of inspiring top tier talks
  • 1 track of thought-provoking community talks
  • Free Umbraco Spark t-shirt and swag bag
  • Free lunch and as many cups of tea and coffee as you can manage
  • Free entry to the Bristol galleries at the M Shed
  • And an after party!

There’ll also be a number of competitions courtesy of Umbraco HQ and JetBrains.

Interested? Pick up your tickets for Umbraco Spark here.