Help fight male suicide at the Battle of the Beards
An online tech conference for charity
29 March 2017

Pssst... you don't need to be bearded to support this cause!

About

Details

29 March 2017
Online
Tickets are £5, with the option to add a further donation to CALM.

Breadth is the new black

Our (mostly) bearded wonders are giving talks that everyone can get something out of. Learn about infrastructure, software craftmanship, data visualisation, and front-end coding. Come learn a little about a lot!

Do something good

Attend to have a good time and raise funds that will support CALM, a male suicide awareness and prevention charity. Your support will help them offer vital emergency counselling services.

Why Battle of the Beards?

Steph, our lead organiser, has been organising events for more than 5 years. She wanted to spice things up a bit and keep her user group events interesting. Battle of the Beards was one of the crazy ideas she came up with and launched. It’s been running for years but this is the first time as a conference. Read more in our History.

Do I need a beard?

Nope! Speakers need a beard, real or artificial, for the funsies, but attendees need only bring themselves along. We’re committed to a fun event, not a bearded one. We want to ensure everyone has a good time and there will be a Code of Conduct in place.

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Talks

Check out the talks from awesome people

Schedule

09:00

09:30

Opening Remarks

09:35

10:05

Powershell: A Beards Favourite Shell

10:10

10:40

Shaven, Not Stirred - Hacking SQL Server

11:00

11:30

JS Calendars - The Long Way

11:35

12:05

Upgrading your CSS with PostCSS

12:30

13:00

It’s (still) okay to be pragmatic!

13:05

13:35

Thinking Securely

14:30

15:00

Static Code Analysis: What the Tool Vendors Don’t Want You to Know…

15:05

15:35

Making a Men’s Health Data Viz…

15:55

16:25

Mood-logging the home workspace

16:30

17:00

Jekyll and Hub

17:05

17:35

Citizen Data Science with Microsoft

Key people

People contributing to make Battle of the Beards, and our fight against male suicide, a success!

Steph Locke

Organiser

David Parr

Donating time, Speaking

Jeremy North

Donating time

Fountainhead Technologies

Donating

Datris

Donating

Pili-pala

Donating time

Mike Odlin

Donating time

Matt McCabe

Donating time, Speaking

John Martin

Speaking

Patrick Barry

Speaking

Rod Chapman

Speaking

Alan Lavender

Speaking

Rob Sewell

Speaking

Paul Brennan

Speaking

James Harvey

Speaking

CPS Group

Donating venue and time

Andre Melancia

Speaking

Jan Mulkens

Speaking

You can get involved too, whether it’s by attending, contributing your skills, helping out on the day, or just plain old donating to CALM. You can help us prevent the single biggest killer of young and middle-aged men.

Get involved

Want to donate your time or some funds to the event?