Forefront No11 - July 5th at The Belgrave

Our next event will be on July 5nd at the Belgrave Leeds. Here's what you need to know.


Tickets are available now! Grab yours here:
Eventbrite - Forefront Leeds No11


Crispin Read @crispin_read

Crispin is a strategy and UX consultant specialising in agile practice and open source tech.

Fitting user focussed design methodologies into a development process needn't be difficult. Our objectives as UX practitioners, as designers, as developers, as product owners etc are the same - to build the best possible thing in the time we have and within budget. The difficulties that surround projects are often much more to do with communication and process than they are about the differences between the disciplines. As well as adding dimension to UX discovery, thinking about what we are building as separate and connected objects, and particularly the exercise that I share in this session, can be really helpful in building a foundation for better communication and collaboration across team, discipline and organisation(s).

Phil Lennon @frontendphil

Freelance Frontend Developer, Mentor and future Digital Nomad. Longs for the day when jazzy Myspace HTML profiles were a thing.

Talk Outline:
After spending many years working with Creative Agencies, I needed a change. I have been working with Street Support ( as the Lead Frontend Developer to help the homeless in Manchester by providing an easy to use directory of services, collecting pledges of support from local businesses to aid the homeless and a platform for giving help.

This talk will discuss the open source frontend technology used, the process of working on a team who have never worked together before, the problems, and the solutions discovered.

The Forum

The Forum will be back again after a successful first outing. Joining our 2 speakers on the panel will be Alex Bennett and Samantha Miller.

Samantha is a WordPress engineer at Human Made. She has been doing front-end development for over ten years, with a focus on usability and accessibility. Samantha also helps to run her local WordPress user group, WP Leeds.

Alex is a Front end developer at Epiphany and host of Code in the Dark UK.

The forum will be chaired as usual by our very own Chris Kemm. This months topic is 'Web processes and their relationship' you can submit your questions here:

Full Location details

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, 1-1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, LS2 8JP

Very grateful to all the guys at RapidSpike who will be sponsoring the event. This means a free beer, or alternative drink of your choice, for attendees :-) Thanks!

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