Our wonderful speakers 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!
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.
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. Read more in our History.
Nope! Speakers can sport 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.
Donating time, 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.