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

Managing Director

Ruth set up White October Events in 2013 with a background in international event design and delivery. Day to day, she supports the team, takes a hand in the event organisation, works with partners and thinks a lot about how to do things better as an organisation. Outside of work Ruth is mainly to be found cooking, reading about food or planning her next meal out.

Ruth Yarnit

Jo Lankester

Interim Managing Director - Maternity Cover

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

Vicky Carmichael

Marketing Manager

Vicky looks after marketing and branding for our events, keeping our websites up-to-date, writing blog posts and taking care of our social media profiles, plus acting as unofficial tech support in the team! Outside of work, Vicky enjoys singing in pop choir, putting together themed Spotify playlists, tweeting terrible puns, and buying kitchen gadgets she doesn’t need.

Vicky Carmichael

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

Diana Aurisch

Sponsor Relations Manager

Diana works with sponsors to find the event that's right for them, come up with creative ways for them to engage with audiences, and ensure they have a fantastic time from start to finish. When not at the office, she can be found dragging her friends to museums, trying new cocktails, and exploring hidden corners of the city.

Diana Aurisch

Get in touch

Send us snail mail or pay us a visit

White October Events Ltd
Piano Club
9 Brighton Terrace
London, SW9 8DJ
United Kingdom

Give us a call during UK office hours

+44 (0) 20 3475 8992

Drop us an email

hello@whiteoctoberevents.co.uk
We aim to get back to you by the next working day.