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Pixel Pioneers conference returns to Bristol

Peter Evans
Authored by Peter Evans
Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022 - 16:47

After a COVID-enforced hiatus, Pixel Pioneers – the affordable community conference for front-end developers and UX/UI designers – is back in Bristol on 10 June. 

Held at the M Shed at Bristol’s historic harbourside, the single-track event features some of the industry’s brightest minds from the South West and around the world, covering the latest trends in front-end development and user experience design. This time speakers include Gavin Strange (a senior creative at Bristol’s beloved Aardman Animations), Rachel Andrew (technical writer at Google), and Léonie Watson (director at TetraLogical and digital accessibility pioneer). 

Since the inaugural event in 2017, Pixel Pioneers has established itself as the leading web design and development conference in the South West and become known for its focus on practical advice and actionable takeaways. 

Topics covered at the 2022 event include:

  • New CSS techniques
  • Front-end performance
  • Accessibility and inclusive design
  • Web typography and variable fonts
  • Learning new skills with creative coding
  • The risks of relying too much on increasingly heavy JavaScript frameworks – and what to do instead
  • Sustainability and how anyone can take meaningful action to reduce the climate impact of the digital services they build, manage, and use

“We’re absolutely delighted to be back in person to once again bring a world-class line-up of speakers to Bristol,” says Oliver Lindberg, founder of Pixel Pioneers and former editor of Future PLC’s net magazine. “As usual, they will be sharing real-world inspiration that attendees can apply to their own work.”

Pixel Pioneers is a great opportunity for the community to come back together and network, share ideas, learn new skills, catch up with old friends and make new ones – either at the main conference or the side event socials before or after. 

“The last couple of years have been really tough, and I know people are itching to go out and attend live events again,” Oliver points out. “Please help us spread the word about the conference to let everyone know that we are back, even if you can’t attend yourself this time. There’s nothing like learning together in the same room!”

Student tickets are half-price, and members of underrepresented or marginalised groups in tech can apply for a diversity scholarship to attend the conference for free (the deadline for applications is 20 May).

For more information and to buy tickets, visit ​​ To stay up to date, sign up to the newsletter or follow Pixel Pioneers on Twitter.


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