Industry Conf 2014


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In 2012 the journey of creating Industry, an intimate event for web professionals, began. In April 2013 folk from around the world travelled to The CastleGate in the North East of England and listened to 8 talks by their peers.

Throughout the day experiences were shared, stories were told and learnings passed on. On April 23rd 2014, Industry is back with another carefully curated selection of talks covering a range of topics.

A day long practical conference. Industry has always been a practical event and this year is no different. You'll be hearing from 8 speakers who'll be sharing their experiences and suggesting ways to make us all better at what we do.


Speakers and Topics

Sharing their knowledge at Industry 2014 are speakers from companies like Foursquare, Etsy, Happy Cog, Charity:Water and The Washington Post as well as freelance consultants, designers and developers.

They'll be covering practical topics like managing design in organisations, Metrics, Assumptions and Design, User Experience, CSS, Business, 'Big Projects', HTML/JS and Mobile Web and Web Performance.


On April 22nd 2014 there will be four workshops. With a maximum number of 20 attendees to each workshop I'm expecting they will go quickly.

  • Christopher Murphy - Micro Factories
  • Rian van der Merwe - Using Customer Journey Maps for Effective Content-First Design
  • John Allsopp - Better, Faster, Smarter, more secure apps and sites with HTML5 Offline Technologies
  • Harry Roberts - The Command Line for Web Designers


The Turbine Hall

Industry will take place in the incredible Turbine Hall, which used to power the Newcastle’s tram system. Originally housing the turbines that provided electricity for the city trams, it is one of the largest halls of its kind in Newcastle and Gateshead. The whole hall will be ours for the day where we’ll listen to the talks, relax, discuss and enjoy refreshments and a packed lunch will be provided.

The Turbine Hall is situated on Melbourne Street, with direct street-level access, making it ideal for those with limited mobility.

The Turbine Hall is next door to Manors Car Park and round the corner from numerous hotels. It is a 5 minute walk from Newcastle Central Train Station and 20minutes taxi ride from Newcastle International Airport.


The CastleGate is situated in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, just off the central motorway on Melbourne Street. There is ample parking in the adjacent NCP and Quayside car parks. Central Station is 10 minutes walk away and Manors Metro station is less than 5 minutes walk. The building is also within walking distance of Northumberland Street and Newcastle Quayside.

If you’re coming from further afield, Newcastle International Airport serves many worldwide destinations, and is a 20minute taxi ride away.

The CastleGate

Melbourne Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2JQ Tel: +44 (0)191 233 2288 Fax: +44 (0)191 233 0499