nor(DEV):con - The eastern region's biggest tech conference returns in June 2022!

The eastern region's biggest tech conference returns in June 2022!

On the 16th & 17th June 2022


  • Ben Frost
    Ben FrostHead of Product - Owners at Bourne Leisure

    • Frances Buontempo
      Frances Buontempo at Buontempo Consulting Ltd

    • Jim Marshall
      Jim Marshall

    • Paul Grenyer
      Paul GrenyerSenior Team Lead at Bourne Leisure


    We'll gather in Norwich to learn, discuss, and network with an eclectic bunch of the best of the East's tech scene, joined by a group of international conference veterans. Talks on language, business, methodology, & blockchain. We're bringing 30 sessions across two days at The Kings' Centre, kicking off on the 16th June 2022, and closing 17th June 2022

    1. Main Auditorium (Track 1)
    2. Conference Room 1 (Track 2)
    3. Conference Room 2 (Track 3)
    1. 16th June
    2. 10:30

      1. Registration Opens

    3. 11:20

      1. Introductions

    4. 11:30

      1. Opening Keynote - A brief history of Norfolk Developers, from a certain point of view!

        Paul Grenyer

    5. 12:30

      1. Break

    6. 12:45

      1. Yakbit: using tech to dismantle workplace inequality one word at a time..

        Mary-Jo Hill

      2. Radical Video Game Preservation

        Codie Stella

      3. Look at the State of Ye

        Richard Bensley

    7. 13:30

      1. The Andromeda Strain

        Dom Davis

      2. SvelteKit and the Content Layer

      3. Looking under the hood of querying languages

        Dani Papamaximou

    8. 14:15

      1. Tales of a Test Driven Developer

        Luke Downing

      2. The story of migrating The Great British Public Toilet Map to NextJS and Typescript

        Oliver Barnwell

      3. System & Enterprise Architecture - an introduction

        James Taylor

    9. 15:00

      1. Break

    10. 15:15

      1. Closing Keynote - Code your way out of a paper bag: A personal project that got out of hand

        Frances Buontempo

    11. 16:15

      1. Break

    12. 17:00

      1. nor(DEV):drinks - Socialising, Networking, and Drinks

    13. 17th June
    14. 07:30

      1. Registration Opens

    15. 08:20

      1. Introduction

    16. 08:30

      1. Opening Keynote - The Future of Work

        Jim Marshall

    17. 09:30

      1. Break

    18. 09:45

      1. Find My Tea: A technical journey through new product development

        Paul Grenyer

      2. The Merge - The Etheruem Foundation

        Justin Drake

      3. Do we understand what wellbeing means for software developers?

        Richard Donovan

    19. 10:30

      1. Being Inclusive: Making the web more accessible

        Ryan Howard

      2. Exploring DeFi - Polygon

        Amit Chaudhary

      3. 7 most common mistakes in HR

        Charlotte Bate

    20. 11:15

      1. Lunch

    21. 12:30

      1. Should we just rewrite this?

        David Legge

      2. From Design, to Beta and Launch - 0VIX, The Journey so Far - GameVault

        Larry Sterie, Henry Hoffman

      3. Your users don’t care

        Katie Fisher

    22. 13:15

      1. Replacing the Big Legacy Monolith: patterns, principles risks and roadmaps

        Ismael Velasco

      2. Panel Disucssion: The Future of NFT's

        Henry Hoffman, Jamie Anson, Shane Kehoe, Emma Ockelford

      3. Wellbeing

        Kev Sturman

    23. 14:00

      1. Break

    24. 14:15

      1. Learning Rust, coming from Go

        Floris van der Grinten

      2. Panel Discussion: Blockchain 2025

        Shane Kehoe

      3. Democratising Machine Learning for Business

        Alex Kearns

    25. 15:00

      1. Web Analytics: a bit of script, or a powerful part of your toolkit?

        Laura North

      2. Panel Discussion: Starting Up in Web3

        James Adams, Henry Hoffman

      3. T Level Digital - What is it? How can you help?

        Mr Tiddy

    26. 15:45

      1. Break

    27. 16:00

      1. Sponsor Presentation

    28. 16:30

      1. Closing Keynote - Talking with customers and incremental development

        Ben Frost

    29. 17:30

      1. Wine Reception

    30. 18:00

      1. Conference Dinner


    The King's Centre, King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH

    The King's Centre is a quality conference venue in the centre of Norwich, offering 14 different rooms available to hire to suit your event; from 6 people to 650.

    • The Kings Centre's Main Conference Auditorium
    • The Kings Centre's Training Room
    • The Kings Centre Conference Room 1
    • The Kings Centre Conference Room 2
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    • Train Station

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      With good connections across East Anglia, and the UK. The historic Norwich Train Station provides good access.

      0.6miles from the venue

    • Premier Inn

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      Located on Duke Street, close to the river. The Premier Inn offers an affordable stay.

      0.5miles from the venue

    • Maids Head

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      Located within Tombland and nextdoor to the Cathedral. The Maids Head Hotel is an award winning, AA 4 Star hotel. Known to be the oldest in the UK.

      0.4miles from the venue

    • Travelodge

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      Comfy king size beds with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. An on-site restaurant and bar serves breakfast and tasty evening meals.

      0.5miles from the venue


    The Norfolk Developers Conference wouldn't be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors.
    We're really grateful for their trust and support; and are proud to feature them below.

    Want to join the community of Sponsors? We still have a range of sponsorship packages available.

    1. 1Password


      In addition to protecting personal passwords and data, 1Password offers a suite of developer tools to simplify how you secure your secrets. Streamline SSH workflows starting with git, provision secrets with the CLI, authenticate with biometrics, and more.

    2. Bourne Leisure


      From their very first holiday adventure, to generations of families coming back year after year. Right across the country you’ll find our team all working together to give every one of our four million guests a great time with memories that last a lifetime.

    3. MariaDB


      MariaDB Server is one of the most popular open source relational databases. It's made by the original developers of MySQL and guaranteed to stay open source

    4. ETHAnglia

      Room Sponsor

      Committed to developing a community to progress the understanding, adoption, utilisation and furthering of web3 within the East of England.