Our 2023 programme was bursting with no-code talent and experience across diverse areas of technology and society. The event covered two days of activities, with optional workshops on day one, and the main conference on day two.

Wednesday 21st June, Northumbria University


10:00 - 17:00

Getting Started with Bubble

This one day workshop will teach you all the core skills you need to build your first app on Bubble. Follow along as we build a messaging application, working through user interface design, workflows and database architechture.

Jof Walters

Million Labs
10:00 - 17:00

Building with Design Thinking

In this workshop, we’ll cover what Design Thinking is, how to use it, and how using this approach for building no-code products can help to ensure that any decisions for a solution are always user-centred. We'll cover a whole host of techniques to make your no-code product amazing.

Ben Mushen

Digital Adoption Specialist
Sunderland Software City
14:00 - 16:00

An Introduction to No-Code

If you are new to no-code, join this short session to get a whistle stop tour of platforms for databases, app building, business tools, automation and more. There will also be plenty of time for questions preparing you for conference day.

Adam Hill

Founder and Event Director
No-Code North East
Thursday 22nd June, Northumbria University


09:00 - 09:30


In his role as founder of No-Code North East, and as the No-Code Arcade Event Director, Adam will be hosting the event, introducing the speakers and chairing the panels.

Adam Hill

Founder and Event Director
No-Code North East
09:30 - 10:00

Quickly Testing Ideas with No-Code

Jessica will talk us through how she and her teams have been using low/no code to quickly test ideas and new business models. Full synopsis to follow.

Jessica Nichols

Senior Product Manager
10:00 - 10:30

The Power of Data and No-Code

Chris McEleavey

Founding Partner, Technical Lead
10:30 - 11:00

Traditional software development with no-code

Iain will speak about how SwiftUI and other traditional development environments are blurring the line with no-code tools.

Iain Keenan

iOS Developer
11:00 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:00

Enterprise Solutions with No-Code

Join Ian as he takes you on a journey into the world of no-code software and its impact on enterprise-grade systems. Drawing on his extensive experience and case studies, Ian will showcase how world-leading brands embrace this technology to empower non-technical users and revolutionise their digital transformation initiatives. In this presentation, you will discover how no-code software accelerates development, fosters innovation, reduces reliance on traditional development cycles, and ultimately results in faster time-to-market for new systems.

Ian Brown

12:00 - 12:30

How processes become software

Organisations are run on processes: Sales pipelines. Customer support. Marketing campaigns. Event management. And how these processes are managed evolves over time, from being an idea in someone's head to eventually requiring complex SaaS tools. In this talk Oli will introduce how no-code can help processes become homemade internal tools - and why that's a good thing.

Oli Littlejohn

Community Manager
12:30 - 13:00

How is No-Code changing the way we do business?

No-code platforms are becoming the go-to in business, whether it be for selling, automation, business processes and so much more. This discussion will look at where no-code is providing the most value right now, and what the panelists think no-code's impact will be in the future. Audience questions are welcomed.


13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30

Teaching Kids with No-code

Claire uses no-code tools to teach young people about coding, design and more. This talk looks at using no-code to teach young people coding logic, the reasons no-code is great to use for this purpose, and why no-code tools are worth learning in their own right, without the intention to learn coding with traditional programming languages.

Claire Wheelan

Education Programme Manager
14:30 - 15:00

No-Code for Good

Lizzie is bring her extensive experience working with purpose driven organisations to talk about harnessing the power of no-code to change the world.

Lizzie Curtis

Jamabuck Studio
15:00 - 15:30

How No-Code changed the game for Startups

What has launching nearly two thousand startups with no-code taught me? Jof Walters digs into his experience using no-code to build tech businesses, the lessons that he has learned and what he thinks that the future holds.

Jof Walters

Million Labs
15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Break

16:00 - 16:30

Empowering Businesses with Automation and AI

Dominic's talk explores how no-code platforms are revolutionizing the business landscape and enabling organisations to harness the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI).The talk provides an overview of the no-code/low-code movement and its significance in the business world. It delves into the concept of democratizing technology, highlighting how these platforms allow non-technical users to participate in software development and automation initiatives. By removing the traditional barriers to entry, businesses can unlock a vast pool of creativity and innovation within their workforce.

Dominic Norton

Mr Hackathon
Educator & Serial Entrepreneur
16:30 - 17:00

Marketing for Makers

Laura will bring her vast marketing knowledge to talk about building in public and how no-code makers can bring their new products to market.

Laura Richards

Marketeer / No-Code Maker
Idea Junkies
17:00 - 17:30

How is No-Code Changing the Way we Live and Work?

No-code is being used for all kinds of change. New business ideas can be developed in days instead of months, charities and non-profits can interact with their beneficiaries in entirely new ways and marketing is evolving. This discussion will look at how no-code is changing the world around us and touch on what is to come. Audience questions are welcomed.


17:30 - 17:45



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No-Code Arcade BURSARY

At No-Code Arcade we do not want anyone to be left behind in learning about the opportunities that no-code provides.

No-code is accessible technology and provides new ways to bring ideas to life. Our free bursary tickets provide full access to the conference and workshops to those that may not otherwise be able to attend. In particular we would like to hear from regularly under represented groups or those that cannot fund a ticket for any reason.

Please contact us to access one of 30 tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis.