So what do you need to know before going to Codegarden? As a first-timer, everything can be a bit intimidating, and as someone who's new to both Codegarden and Umbraco, I speak from personal experience 🙈!
"What do you need to know?"
"How do you convince your boss to let you attend?"
"Is it only for developers?"
Maybe you've had some of the same questions yourself 🤔? If that's the case, then fear not! We've asked 5 friendly first-timers about their take on Codegarden, leaving you with 5 different stories that might just help you out. It doesn't matter whether you were a CG19 first-timer, a veteran Codegardener, someone considering joining all the Umbraco-ness for CG20 or simply just curious!
These 5 stories will answer some of your questions or please your curiosity and make you smile! In short, these stories are definitely worth a read 🤓
Without further ado... Enjoy:
Joke Van Hamme, Project & Operations Manager at The Reference, Belgium:
"I wish I knew that you don’t need to be a developer or have a background in coding to attend Codegarden. My agenda was always fully booked with sessions to attend or people I wanted to talk."
Rémy Beumier, Front-end developer at KPMG, Belgium:
"I was afraid not to be at ease enough to meet people or that those people wouldn’t be social enough..."
Jacquie Steele, Junior Developer at
"The Umbraco community is a friendly place with so many friendly faces and that is something Umbraco HQ are so proud of; you can see it throughout the event."
Carl Sargunar, CTO, Director, General Dogsbody at Mondo Media, UK:
"For years I stayed away thinking it wouldn’t be worthwhile and I wouldn’t get a lot out of it. Don’t make that mistake..."
Milena Stijović, Student Assistant in COMA team at Umbraco HQ, Denmark:
"The community is indeed super friendly! There’s room for everybody. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a developer or not… As long as you’re open-minded and share a passion for Umbraco, you’ll be just fine!"
Congratulations! You've made it to the end; H5YR 🎉! I hope you feel super inspired by now, but the story doesn't end here! If you're ready to join all the Umbraco-ness, I really hope to see you at Codegarden 2020!
A big thank you to Joke, Rémy, Jacquie, and Carl for sharing their stories with me!
Curious about previous Codegarden conferences and the experiences of other first-timers?
Find their stories right here: