About us

White October Events is a London-based team who design and deliver awesome tech conferences and practical training workshops.

We're the team behind some of your favourite conferences, including Render and The Lead Developer. We work closely with our awesome sister company, Oxford-based digital agency White October, to curate our conferences and training. Read on to meet the people behind the events!

Meet the team

Ruth Yarnit

Chief Executive

Ruth set up White October Events in 2013 with a background in international event design and delivery. Day to day, she supports the brilliant WOE team, works with partners old and new, and thinks a lot about how to do things better as an organisation. Outside of work Ruth is mainly to be found playing with her daughter, cooking, eating, reading about food or planning her next meal out (if she can get a babysitter).

Ruth Yarnit

Jo Lankester

Managing Director

Jo is usually Creative Director at our sister company, White October, but we're lucky enough to have on board as Interim Managing Director while Ruth is off to have her baby. Jo is an avid cyclist, a creative baker, and is a strong contender for having the loudest laugh in the UK!

Jo Lankester

Emma O'Neill

Marketing Manager

Emma is the newest member of our team, she is responsible for overseeing all marketing activity for White October Events workshops and conferences. Emma enjoys fine wine and has the badge to prove it (WSET Level 2 certified), is an avid reader and speaks Spanish (not yet fluent).

Emma O'Neill

Jonny Blackler

Marketing Assistant

Jonny assists with the marketing activities at White October Events, including updating websites, creating content, supporting our social media presence, and analysing the effectiveness of our marketing strategies. Outside the office, Jonny likes to go to the gym, travel, and he is currently learning Spanish and Japanese.

Jonny Blackler

Megan Kingdom-Davies

Event Manager

Megan organises and coordinates the logistics for White October Events conferences and training and is the go-to person in the team for most enquiries. Her memory for dates and names is unrivalled! Away from work Megan can be found enjoying London life, brunching, running with GoodGym and searching for the perfect avocado!

Megan Kingdom-Davies

Beth Piggott

Event Coordinator

Beth is the Event Coordinator for White October Events. Her role includes coordinating logistics for some of our conferences and generally supporting with the planning and delivery of our events. Beth's life revolves around events and when she doesn't have her conferences hat on she is working on other festivals in Leicester and she is a long-term Oxfam festival steward. She's loves nothing more than a good book and a nice cup of tea.

Beth Piggott

Lauren Johnson

Event Assistant

Lauren is our Events Assistant, helping with the coordination and logistics of upcoming conferences and workshops. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys escaping to the Alps to go skiing, attending theatre shows and gigs, and loves a good brunch!

Lauren Johnson

Daisy Wort

Sponsorship Manager

Daisy has just joined us and shall be looking after all our wonderful sponsors, exploring how they can partner with us to meet all their sponsorship objectives through our events. She also loves cooking and trying out new, weird and wonderful recipes on willing friends. Will also travel miles for the perfect espresso martini.

Daisy Wort

Get in touch

Send us snail mail or pay us a visit

White October Events Ltd
465 Brixton Road (2nd Floor)
London
SW9 8HL
United Kingdom

Give us a call during UK office hours

+44 (0) 20 3475 8992

Drop us an email

[email protected]
We aim to get back to you by the next working day.