BarCamp London XII

BarCamp London returns April 4th 2020.

A free-to-attend day-long unconference for designers, developers and geeks of all types at Goldsmiths, University of London.

An event for the London tech community from Proactive and Hacksmiths.

Unlike traditional conferences, the schedule for sessions at a BarCamp are decided by the participants. After the opening talk on Saturday, you’ll have a chance to go fill out the schedule grid.

Pick a topic to talk about – you can talk about absolutely anything, previous events have included sessions on HTML, version control and advanced programming techniques all the way to baking and making the perfect cup of tea! Once you’ve decided on a subject, take a card and place it in your chosen time slot. There are 5 sessions going on at any one time and 8 time slots for sessions (totalling 40 talks), so try and guess how popular your talk might be, and pick a suitable room. Ours will fit anywhere from 12 to 60!

Made possible thanks to

Proactive Paul Hacksmiths

Want to support the event? Get in touch.


10:00 Doors open
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome talks
11:00 - 11:30 Session 1 - 5 session rooms
11:40 - 12:10 Session 2 - 5 session rooms
12:20 - 12:50 Session 3 - 5 session rooms
12:50 - 14:00 Lunch & expo - 10 tables. Show off your projects!
14:00 - 14:15 Session 4 (15 mins) - 5 session rooms
14:15 - 14:30 Session 5 (15 mins) - 5 session rooms
14:40 - 15:10 Session 6 - 5 session rooms
15:20 - 15:50 Session 7 - 5 session rooms
15:50 - 16:20 Break
16:20 - 16:50 Session 8 - 5 session rooms
17:00 - 17:30 Session 9 - 5 session rooms
17:40 - 18:30 Lightning talks - 8 at 5 minutes each
18:30 Farewell talks
19:00 After party at the New Cross House. Drinks, Snacks, Music.


Image of the venue - a church with a Goldsmiths logo on it

Goldsmiths, University of London is located in the heart of south-east London. Our venue is the lovely St James Hatcham building - equipped with a state-of-the-art hackspace, impressive audio-visual lab and plenty of room for BarCamp sessions.

The venue is on St James, SE14 6AD, and is a 5 minute walk from New Cross Gate station, and a 10 minute walk from New Cross station.

Code of Conduct

We aim to create an open and welcoming environment at our event so that all our attendees feel able to participate while being safe and happy.

You must practice no violence, harassment, discrimination or inappropriate behaviour.

If what you’re doing is making someone feel uncomfortable, that counts as harassment and is enough reason to stop doing it. If you don't you may be asked to leave the event.

Absolutely everyone involved with our activities, including participants, sponsors, guests, volunteers and our organisers, are subject to our Code of Conduct.