A short history


Within a few years, we have grown from a small pub meet-up to an internationally recognised events company.

In 2014, Luke Reed was looking for a new venture in life. Having established strong connections within the User Experience community, he was invited to attend events put together for UX professionals. He was disappointed to find that many were being organised by individuals with personal agendas or looking to benefit their agencies. He realised there was a huge gap in the market for professional and independently organised events, that focused on high quality content, delivered in a fun and engaging way.

Luke launched his first UX event in a pub on a rainy Tuesday night in early 2015, having loosely gathered attendees and speakers using his network. He called this event ‘The UX Crunch’. Whilst a modest 17 people attended the first event; through the consistency of approach and a revolutionary idea to host events at the headquarters of big UX brands, its reputation grew. Word spread about an organically grown community that was producing a series of social events with educational content for UX practitioners.



During this initial success, Luke recruited Myles McMorrow as co-founder, to help build the event offering. Within a year and a half, the UX events had grown to over 6000 annual attendees, and the company had launched its first UX conference; ‘UX LIVE’ (now in its third year). Due to the success of that event and the company’s next conference ‘The FinTech Design Summit’, the team were able to hire an Events Manager (Steven) and Marketing Manager (Mike). Both were excited to help build a community-driven company from the ground up.

Now in the company’s fourth year, the annual offering has grown to five conferences (with one in New York) in addition to a minimum of 6 UX Crunch events a month (some of which are in Amsterdam & Berlin). Ambitions for the future are even greater, with festival events next on the agenda. Having come a long way from pub events, Tech Circus is still as committed as ever to the values of providing open access to education in Tech; with the overall aim to help every member of their community learn, connect and grow.

Meet the team


Find out more about the people behind Tech Circus

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Luke

Reed
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Myles

McMorrow
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Michael

Kosminsky
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Steven

Leaton
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Matylda

Kaczmarska
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Christian

Whittle
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Meet our partners

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Lisa

Ortega
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Gal

Agmon
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Careers, Volunteers & Partnerships


We are always open to growing our team, partners and collaborators. Get in touch below.

 

If you are looking to volunteer at our events – thank you! We’re always keen to grow our network and help support those looking to get a pathway into the industry. Simply fill in this application form.
We aim to get back to everyone as soon as possible but it might take a few days to process every email.

If you are interested in a partnership or business opportunity, please contact Christian@techcircus.co.uk or else fill in the form below.

We are also currently on the lookout for a Creative Design Lead & Events Manager. Get in touch to find out more!.