Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Umbraco BBQ season 2018

So what’s it all about?

The Umbraco BBQ events started in 2017 in Bristol and London as a way to keep the community active during the quieter summer months. Umbracians from far and wide are invited to offices, pubs, gardens, to relax, meet with new people and eat some great food in the (hopefully) warm summer sun.

Umbraco BBQUmbraco BBQ in London from 2017

Who can join?

Everyone is welcome! There’s no obligation to talk about work or even Umbraco (unless you want to!), just to enjoy an evening among friends.

The evening kicks off with networking over some drinks, followed by fresh BBQ food, and then maybe even some entertainment for the evening.

At the recent Danish Umbraco BBQ in Aarhus, hosted by DIS/PLAY, we even had Hammerschlagen (AKA naily-log) and an Umbraco quiz from Umbraco legend Jan Skovgaard! Of course there was tons of great food and beer too.

Fun, food, drinks and Umbracians. What's not to like!

About the evening, Jan said...

"I'm always amazed to see how quickly new and old Umbracians are bonding and making new connections whenever they're gathered at Umbraco events. The Aarhus BBQ was no exception and I think everyone was having a good time and enjoying themselves!"
- Jan Skovgaard, @TheRealBatJan

Jan at the Aarhus BBQJan being the perfect host for the Aarhus Umbraco BBQ event

Sounds awesome! How do I get involved?

Check the umbracobbq.com site (yes, there’s a website!) or Twitter @umbracoBBQ for details about your local events.

This year the BBQ is visiting 4 fantastic cities across the UK and Denmark. The #umbMeatUp has visited Bristol, UK (thanks to Bump Digital) and Aarhus, Denmark (courtesy of DIS/PLAY) already this year, and there’s 2 more events coming up!

London is next up TOMORROW, followed by the final Umbraco BBQ for this year in Manchester on September 7 (big H5YR to Agidea, McCann Manchester and Offroadcode for making it happen!) - hurry as spaces are limited, it would be great to see as many Umbracians there as possible!

Or maybe after reading this you’re thinking you want to start your own BBQ in your local community like Dave and Richard?

It would be great to see more BBQs spring up around the world in the future; maybe we’ll have Umbraco BBQ Down Under or UmbCookout one day 😉 Ping a message to @umbracoBBQ on Twitter and we’ll can help get you setup.

Don’t just take our word for it…!

Check out what these trusted Umbracians had to say about the BBQ:

Bristol BBQScenes from the Umbraco Bristol BBQ earlier this summer

"This year's Umbraco BBQ in Bristol was a fantastic way of socialising with our local community. It was a great chance to share stories, ideas and knowledge with other Umbraco community members, in a relaxed and casual setting not often possible at conferences or normal meetups. Fortunately for us, the British weather held up and we enjoyed burgers, beers and Umbraco chat in the sun!"
- Karl Tynan,
@karltynan



BBQ Aarhus


We hope to see you at one of our upcoming or future Umbraco BBQ events!

Find out everything you need to know about Umbraco BBQ right here



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