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FrontEndNorth 2016

Full-day conference, Friday September 30th, 2016 - Sheffield City Hall

An event for front-end developers, designers and people who make things for the web taking place on September 30th, 2016 at Sheffield City Hall.

Returning from a year's hiatus after our successful debut in 2014 we can't wait to bring the front-end development community together for another great day of learning, insight and inspiration!

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Our Speaker Line-up for 2016

This year we have 8 world class speakers covering a wide range of front-end development topics. Hover over or tap on a speaker's avatar for info.

Harry Roberts

Harry Roberts

Front-end Architect


Lea Verou

Lea Verou

Front-end Developer
and Author


Stu Robson

Stuart Robson

Front-end Developer
and Author


Tammie Lister

Tammie Lister

Theme Wrangler
at Automattic


TBC Speaker


Announcing soon!

TBC Speaker


Announcing soon!

TBC Speaker


Apply to speak!

Email Us

TBC Speaker


Apply to speak!

Email Us

We currently have a few spaces left in our schedule. If you fancy speaking then just drop us an email with your details and a talk idea and we'll be in touch!

A Full Day of Front-end Goodness

We're still working the details out on our timings at the moment but be assured that the day will be stuffed with talks of various majestic topics.

Fancy speaking? We're still accepting regular and lightning talk proposals, just email us.


Doors open for registration and refeshments.

9:45am - 10am

FrontEndNorth 2016 begins with opening remarks and details of our fantastic competition prizes.

9:45am - 5:40pm

Full schedule is currently work in progress. If you'd like to speak at FrontEndNorth then drop us an email.

5:40pm - 6:00pm

Closing remarks and announcement of the competition winners!

6:00pm - 9:30pm

The Social begins as FrontEndNorth 2016 comes to an end.

Kick back with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage in the company of other delegates to digest the day, chat and make new friends/contacts!

Fantastic Venue & Location

Hosted in the heart of Sheffield (voted happiest city in the UK 2013!) the beautiful City Hall will host this years FrontEndNorth.

The City Hall is easy to find, has great transport and parking facilities and with space for up to 500 people the conference will have plenty of room for our delegates, sponsors and speakers to mingle and be inspired.

You can find out more about how to get to the City Hall on the venue's website.

Getting to Sheffield

Traveling to Sheffield and want to learn more? Check the Sheffield City Council website for information on getting around the city.

If you plan on flying from overseas or elsewhere in the UK then arrive via Robin Hood Airport (30 miles away), Leeds Bradford International Airport (45 miles away) or Manchester Airport (45 miles away). Rail connections from all three of the above airports are no longer than 1 hour.

Travelling via rail from further afield? A train to Sheffield takes approximately 2hrs 30mins from London St. Pancras, or 3hrs 45mins from Edinburgh.

The Social

Unwind at The Social

All ticket holders are invited to our conference after-party which will be hosted in the City Hall's iconic art deco bar, only a few yards away from where you'll be sat during the day. You'll get a drink on the house and a chance to mingle and relax with other delegates and speakers.

For those delegates with a preference for non-alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee will be available should our packed day of front-end talks leave you feeling the need for a good old fashioned cuppa!

We won't be blasting party anthems through the Ballroom's PA system: instead we'll provide some chilled, low-level ambience to suit the occasion.

Arches Bar

Other Great Benefits

Competition Prizes to Win

Enter our competitions for a chance to win one of our great (and useful) prizes. #swag

Find or List Opportunities

Use our career boards if you have a vacancy in your dev team, or need a new challenge.

Discount Car Parking

Park your car/unicorn at the Q-Park adjacent to the venue for just £3.50 for the whole day.

Discount Hotel Rooms

Receive 10% off when you book a room with one of our selected hotel partners.

If you have any questions or queries about this event just get in touch with the events team at Make Do by emailing

Great Value Ticket Prices

Tickets start from just £85 if you grab the early bird (limited) and if you're a student you can bag our bargain £45 ticket! Standard delegate price is £120 and we are only releasing a few hundred tickets so get them while you can!

Early Bird


A limited number of early bird tickets are on sale now.

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A limited number of tickets for those with a valid NUS ID.

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The standard full-price rate for FrontEndNorth 2016.

Coming soon!

Tickets are sold via Eventbrite and you can pay using a credit/debit card. If you'd like to buy a group of tickets by cheque or invoice then please email us and we'll be happy to organise this for you.

Our Amazing Sponsors

We're looking for sponsors to help make FrontEndNorth 2016 a success. For sponsorship details, get in touch with the organising team via the link below.

Request a Sponsor Pack

We know that it's such a cliché but it really is true: we couldn't put this event on without the help of our sponsors.

Be Excellent to Each Other

The FrontEndNorth organising team are committed to ensuring that you have the best possible experience on the day.

We take the harrassment or abuse of conference delegates very seriously. By participating in FrontEndNorth 2016 you acknowledge that you have read, understand and are bound by our code of conduct.