Some of you will already know this from following me on Twitter but for those who don't: I'm speaking at WebDevConf in Bristol at the end of this month - and I'd love you to be there too. Today I'll be giving away two free tickets to two lucky people, but before we get into all that: let me give you a bit more info.

The Lineup

Of course I'm not the only person speaking at WebDevConf, I'll be joined by the likes of Mark Boulton, Anna Debenham, Elliott Kember, Gavin Strange, Dan Efgran, Dan Donald, Keir Moffat and Tom Holder. Good times for one and all!

The Session

So what am I going to be talking about? Well the conference was founded with the aim of getting web design students in touch with the industry, so I thought it would be great to give an insight into my journey of starting up a web design business over the last couple of years - particularly with regards to personal branding. Here's the synopsis from the WDC2010 site:

Personal Branding: The Ultimate Path to Fame, Wealth and Success

Paul Boag, Elliot Jay Stocks, Mark Boulton, Andy Budd, Jeremy Keith, Chris Spooner, Jon Hicks, Ryan Carson. These are all house-hold names in on the UK web design scene but they also all specialise in different areas. For them, and many others, their key to success is what unites them: personal branding.

Breaking into the web design industry isn’t easy, every year hundreds of extremely talented students graduate hoping to make a dent in an online world which is becoming extremely full. How can you stand out from the crowd? How can you become someone who is both known and respected? What should you do to start a successful career? Unfortunately just doing great work these days isn’t good enough if you really want to get somewhere, there’s a great deal more to focus on.

Referencing his own experiences in the last eighteen months of running a web design agency and numerous case studies from some of the most successful web designers in the world, John will demonstrate how anyone can build a successful personal brand around a career in web design.

Can you do it? Come to Bristol and grab the nearest seat you can find at the Exhibition and Conference Centre. Let’s see what inroads we can make.

Want to Attend? Have Some Free Tickets.

WDC are very kindly allowing me to give two completely free tickets away to the readers of this blog, so, that's what I'm going to do right now! If you're up for coming to Bristol on October 27th to see some great speakers and undoubtedly share some great drinks, then here's what you have to do to win:

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Done! Winners will be chosen at the end of the week and don't forget that even if you don't get a free ticket you can still get a 15% discount from the advertised ticket price by entering the code onofollowers during the ticket checkout process!