Frontend NE is a free, monthly meet up about frontend development, based in Newcastle. Free beer, pizza, and a discount at the pub round the corner to boot … what more could you ask for!

The first meetup was back in April 2015.

Meet the team

  • Martin Underhill

    Martin Underhill

    Martin is a front-end developer and interaction designer with a love for accessibility, design systems and scalable CSS. He’s Bea’s husband, Elena and Nico’s dad and the guy who feeds Rudi the cat.

  • Colin Oakely

    Colin Oakely

    Colin is a front-end developer and co-organiser of Frontend NE. Having worked at various agencies in the North East, he is now a front-end developer in Government. He is a big fan of Node, Sass and accessibility.

  • Kaspars Zarinovs

    Kaspars Zarinovs

    Kaspars works at Surge, a digital agency in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he gets to do bits of everything from server management, database admin, writing APIs and creating various JavaScript based front-end applications.

    Outside the world of interwebs he likes to enjoy a good craft beer, playing ice hockey and snowboarding. Contrary to popular opinion, Kaspars is definitely not Canadian.

  • Nick Murphy

    Nick Murphy

    Nick is an IT support manager in Gateshead with a passion for music production and sound engineering with a talent for fixing problems. The crew at Frontend NE knew he had the skills, the knowhow and the kit to make FrontendNE sound amazing and lured him in with the promise of fame and free pizza.

    He is currently learning JavaScript so that FrontendNE makes sense to him as well as sounding great.

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