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This week, Umbraco announced another new way of engaging with HQ and it's called the Dream Corner and it will make an appearance at Codegarden 19. In short - it’s a fantastic new way for the community to interact and exchange ideas with each other and HQ. To find out more about the Dream Corner, check out the Dream Corner blog post.

This blog post will introduce, not 1, not 2 but 3 amazing uBuddies! I know, I spoil you sometimes! 

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and learn all about Matt, Ravi and Paul.

Name: Matthew Wise
Twitter: @waltza86

When was your first time at Codegarden?
2018

Why did you volunteer to be a uBuddy this year at Codegarden?

I wanted to be a uBuddy this year, as the Umbraco community is full of friendly people and anything I can do to increase that number all the better.

How many times have been to Codegarden and what makes you come back?

I have only been once and instantly booked my ticket for this coming year on my return. I want to go back as I learned a lot but even more importantly I made friends that I speak to almost daily online and its a great way to see them in the flesh.

Where will you be travelling from and on what date? e.g. London

Manchester 21st with a group from UmbLeeds!

What's your top tip for Codegarden?

Factor in the train journey... I had no sleep last year I arrived at 3am....

What's the one item you will be packing and couldn't do without?

A device with twitter. Honestly when I was travelling I ended up meeting @hboelman on the train which made the two hours go quicker (well it would of if we didn't have train issues)

If you could give your old self some advice about Codegarden, what would it be?

Book better flights! Maybe not to my old self but to any first/old timer push your boundaries, you will gain a lot more and have no regrets. It is how I ended up on staging doing a demo on the Friday.

 

 

Matthew Wise

Matthew Wise

Ravi Motha

Ravi Motha

Name: Ravi Motha
Twitter: @ravimotha

When was your first time at Codegarden?
2011

Why did you volunteer to be a uBuddy this year at Codegarden?

Foolishness and wanting to help if possible

How many times have been to Codegarden and what makes you come back?

The people, Denmark, the knowledge sharing and all the new people

Where will you be travelling from and on what date? e.g. London

London on the Tuesday (21st May)

What's your top tip for Codegarden?

If you come as part of group find some one out of your group to hang out with, if you are on your own find your own buddy, and don't try and go to every session as the bits in between are just as educational

What's the one item you will be packing and couldn't do without?

I'd say my wallet but plenty of nice people will buy you a beer

If you could give your old self some advice about Codegarden, what would it be?

Be taller, though that may have gone by. Otherwise say hello to more people

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

If you are based in or near London, you should come to the pre CodeGarden London Umbraco meetup on May 9th (look on meetup.com for more info), it’s a great way to make friends who are also going to CodeGarden

 

Name: Paul Seal
Twitter: @CodeSharePaul

When was your first time at Codegarden?
2018

Why did you volunteer to be a uBuddy this year at Codegarden?

To meet new people and help them to settle in quickly so they can get the best out of CodeGarden.

How many times have been to Codegarden and what makes you come back?

Last year was my first one. It's the perfect mixture of a conference and party, and Denmark is beautiful. The people are so friendly too.

Where will you be travelling from and on what date? e.g. London

Manchester on the Tuesday morning (21st May)

What's your top tip for Codegarden?

Don't bring your laptop to the venue, don't miss Umbraco Bingo, talk to as many people as you can.

What's the one item you will be packing and couldn't do without?

A bag to put all of the swag in. One of those string bags or carrier bags.

If you could give your old self some advice about Codegarden, what would it be?

It's no ordinary conference. It doesn't stop after the talks are finished. It's one big party. Don't miss the pre-party on Tuesday evening at Umbraco HQ.

 

Paul Seal

Paul Seal

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