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Thank you!!

Wow, what a fantastic week, the perfect result for our first conference. We've had overwhelming positive feedback and have met amazing women from all over the world.

The speakers this week were fantastic, sharing insights into how they first set up, their fears and hopes and everything in between. We also talked about how they made their ideas happen and who inspired them. We had fantastic sessions from Rachel Andrew and Julie Howell, informative and personal. First ever appearances from rising stars Evgenia Grinblo and Rebekah Lock. Plus our friends from across the pond Katie Major, Annette Priest and Jen Myers shared their highly informative, hard earned knowledge. The panel debate was one to remember with the lovely Sarah Parmenter, Sarah McVittie, Jess Ratcliffe and Julie Howell.

We'll definitely be doing another conference, we're thinking next time make it two days and get everyone together in person, for longer.

We'll be posting video of the conference up on YouTube in February as well as all the super photography by Web Heroines' Liz Bishop.

If you'd like to be part of the next Web Heroines event just get in touch on

Thank you so much everyone ;) Keri

British Library event is a sell out!


We're getting excited about this evenings sell out session at the British Library. Featuring Sarah Parmenter, Julie Howell, Sarah McVittie and Jess Ratcliffe, chaired by Keri Lambden our Web Heroines founder, we'll be debating and celebrating women in design and technology. Starting with wine and nibbles and really super goody bag treats from our sponsors, not to mention some extra special things from Web Heroines, it's sure to be a spiffingly good evening!

If you're coming this evening, we can't wait to meet you. Please come through to the main entrance of the British Library where Web Heroines stars Lisa and Laura will guide you to the Terrace Restaurant. Please bring your booking confirmation with you.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Emerge mini-conf review


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Review by Web Heroines' friend Marion Catlin

Just finished my first Web Heroines Emerge web conference session! I have attended webinars before which have basically been online web tutorials run by large companies and you expect them to be slick. And they have been generally effective in a distant kind of way as a way of learning about something though a bit impersonal. But Emerge is produced and hosted in Norwich, my home city, and is a closer and less corporate than the others I have attended so I wasn't sure what to expect. The idea behind a web conference is a bit weird isn't it? I mean, how can you really meet people and get the same buzz that you get out of attending a real conference? Then again, you don't have to get up early, get a train and put aside whole days and it's free, so I registered (as I am generally up for trying anything new) and at the appointed time, 10am, followed the link and waited for it all to start.


Hoorah and we're off

The Emerge Mini-Conference kicks off this morning with an awesome session by the lovely Rachel Andrew. We're very excited and proud to be running this inaugural event for all the ladies out there who love design and tech.

If you signed up you now have access to your Digital Goody Bag with treats from Naomi Atkinson and Evgenia Grinblo. You can also chat with other attendees using the chat bar, located at the bottom of your screen.

We'll be updating you with more news and info as it happens! Enjoy!!

Disasters, Deliveries & Dogs


Emerge mini-conference organiser and multi-hat-wearer Keri Lambden gives the low-down on planning this year’s event.

Not only do you need to be a circus performer adept at juggling and pleasing the crowd but you also need animal taming skills, mostly for encouraging printers to jump through hoops. I have to admit whilst I’ve planned smaller events, parties and even weddings, running this conference has taught me the value of friendships and the necessity of sleep.

About two weeks ago I received a phone call from a reticent sounding friend to tell me the leaflets we’d ordered were not quite as we’d imagined.


Tell us why the design/tech industry is so great?

We love the design and tech industry. Loads of opportunities, exciting creative ideas, useful innovations that help people in their everyday lives. We'd like to know why you love the industry so we can inspire others to get into the field.


An Introduction to Ubelly


Sara Allison, Ubelly Editor, chats with Web Heroines about their awesome blog and hosting their own awards evening.

About Ubelly:

Ubelly is the unofficial official Microsoft blog for developers and designers who love the web. We cover the events you want to go to, write about the things you want to read about and care about the things you care about. So follow us on Twitter @ubelly and subscribe to our RSS feed for web dev news and event coverage.

So how did the Ubelly blog get started?

We wanted to start a conversation with all web developers regardless of what platform or software they use and decided we needed a completely new blog to do that. We actually started off being called underbelly but the only related domain that was free was Ubelly – and it stuck!  


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