The Highland Fling - Web Standards in Scotland

You need to know

  • It's part of a discussion we want you to be a voice in.
  • It's about the things we have to deal with every day.
  • We all make the web regardless of job title, background or experience.
  • Above all it's affordable and you don't need the day off work.

No Really - What is it?

We aim to expand the conference learning experience out of the confines of conference in a formal lecture hall and to as many people as possible. The driving force behind the Sessions format is to create an environment that is accessible to everyone in the industry, regardless of job title, experience or ability.

What kind of speakers and content can you expect?

Instead of looking at rockstar development techniques, we’ll be dealing with the heavy lifting of web work. Whilst the head of the web industry moves on apace, a long tail follows in its wake. The head draws the attention, with its big names and widely publicised projects, but the tail is responsible for the majority of work that is produced. As the industry accelerates, the head is in danger of becoming increasingly insular and its tail grows ever longer.

We will be bringing you a mixture of local talent from Scotland as well as some of the names you might recognise from the industry and perhaps even you if you're interested.

Why are we doing this?

Many people are scared off by big named conferences. The Highland Fling: Sessions will provide a regular forum for people to network with and learn from supportive, locally based, industry leaders and peers. We discuss how people can get the most out of their jobs, how we can become advocates, evangelists and educators of best practice techniques in the work place, and how we can support each other while making the web a better place to work.

The Future

This is an open and ongoing conversation about how we improve the work place and our working practises. If you feel you would like to talk, know someone that would be interested in talking or just want to hear us talk about something.

Get in touch. It's time to stand up and be counted, it's time be a part of change.

Send a tweet with #HFsessions and send us a topic for future discussion or just ask us a question you would like to hear about on the day.

Highland Fling Mailing List

If you would like to be kept informed of developments with our events, you can follow @highlandwebconf on twitter or join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date.


If you'd like to show your support for the conference and contribute to making it happen then we'd love to hear from you, get in touch with us and we can have a chat.