Code Clinic, Front End North, Remote Working – A Grand Day out in Sheffield

Remote working culture gives employees the freedom to work anywhere, and as this week WordPress Sheffield had their Code Clinic (which I was presenting at), my team and I took it upon ourselves to have a grand day out in Sheffield.

Business Planning / Company Culture

We started off the day with a spot of business planning at the one of the cities Couch venues. Along with general conversations around Finances and Marketing, we talked about company culture, and how we don’t really talk about it that much. Here were a few bullets that came out of that:

  • Freedom to work wherever you like
  • Freedom to work whenever you like (as long as you put in the hours)
  • Open and Honest working environment
  • Opportunity to grow as a person, both professionally and otherwise
  • Embraces the web community

Front End North (FEN)

Our second trip of the day was to go to Sheffield City Hall to plan out Front End North (FEN) which at the time of writing this will take place January 2018.

Front End North - Logo
Front End North – Logo

FEN is a non-profit Front End specific conference ran by Make Do. You can read about last years FEN here, or get in touch with FEN via twitter (or just drop me a mail) if you are interested in Volunteering or Speaking at a future conference.

Google Garage

We also spoke to the lovely people at Google Garage about putting an event that is more web/business skills focuses and less technical. Watch this space for if anything comes from that.

As always, we love the web community and if you would like to speak at such an event, or volunteer with the organisation, get in touch.

WordPress Sheffield – Code Clinic

The final stop of the day was at Sheffield Hallam University where I help to run the monthly WordPress Sheffield meet-up. This month was our ‘Code Clinic’.

I have written a full summary topics covered over at the Make Do blog so I will not regurgitate the information here.

We, like many others, list our WordPress event on Meetup, so if you want to come along to an event in your area, that could be a good place to start.

If you would like to get involved in WordPress community events, or even start one of your own, check out the Make WordPress Community section of

By Matt Watson

Wordpress Developer for Hire. Developer, Father, Husband, Blogger - I do great things on the Web.