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Scott Spence


Last updated: June 26th 2024

If you want me to talk about using Svelte and SvelteKit or anything else get in touch.

Recent talks, workshops and appearances

Here’s the list of talks, podcasts and live streams I have done recently.


Svelte Society London - June 2024

Check out my junk! A tour of SvelteKit projects that I’ve built and learned from.


ASYNC September meetup

Introduction to Svelte and SvelteKit with practical examples.

Major League Hacking

The State of Developer Education with Jon Gottfried

Pixel Pioneers

Svelte and SvelteKit primer talk.


Primer on Svelte and SvelteKit and overview of loading data in SvelteKit.

Panel: Cloudinary Programmable Media Best Practices

As the headless CMS expert on the panel, I provided insights into the composable tech used by Paul Smith, including Storyblok. We discussed best practices and emerging trends related to media APIs and programmable media, and shared our expertise with the audience.

State of Svelte

Panel discussion hosted by Tracy Lee and Rob Ocel, with Brittney Postma, Geoff Rich, Simon Holthausen and Kevin Åberg.

We discussed the State of Svelte with key figures and core team members where we discuss the latest advancements, best practices, and future of Svelte.

Getting started with Svelte and SvelteKit

CityJS, 2hr community workshop on building with Svelte and SvelteKit

Modern Web Podcast

Jesse Tomchak and I dive into the ins and outs of Svelte, ramping up from React, what’s it like to a second career developer, and the importance of paying it forward to developers who are new to the community.


I was on the web development podcast from LogRocket, had a blast speaking with Sean Rayment and talking about SvelteKit.


Svelte Society London

A brief overview of a project I have been working on with Vendure eCommerce.


I talked with Marc on Coffee with Developers about my role in organizing the Svelte London Meetup, my experiences travelling to different events, and my views on developer relations and work-life balance.

Modern Frontends Live London

SvelteKit and the Content Layer, still not managed to get this talk recorded! 😂

At least this time there were some pictures!

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Connect.Tech Atlanta

Building with SvelteKit! This was intended to be a workshop but turned into a talk about data loading in SvelteKit.

NXT Nordics Oslo

SvelteKit and the content layer

Svelte Society London

Live coding example refactoring the new SvelteKit routes API changes at the Svelte Society London meetup.

JSNation Workshop

Three hour workshop for Building with SvelteKit and GraphQL.

jsnation workshop 2022

Dev Journey with Tim Bourguignon

Talking with Tim Bourguignon about my career switch from VBA analyst developer to web developer.

Developer Perspectives Episode 8 | Ale Thomas and Scott Spence

I joined Ale for an episode of Microsoft’s Developer Perspectives! A series championing the unique voices of the Windows community and members from around the world.


GraphQL Galaxy Workshop

Building with SvelteKit and GraphCMS

GraphQL Galaxy 2021

MMT Tech Meetup

SvelteKit and the Content Layer

Jamstack Conf Workshop

Jamstack Conference workshop Building with Svelte and GraphQL

Jamstack Explorers

Jamstack explorers mission on building a production ready Svelte project with Svelte

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Eddie Jaoude

Live stream with Eddie Jaoude where we made a full stack CRUD app with Svelte.

Developers Hangout

Chatting with James Perkins about Dev Rel

Delivering Digital Content with GraphCMS

UtkalHacks 3.0

Building a blog using GatsbyJS and MDX, Build a Gatsby blog with MDX and Theme UI

📺 Watch it on YouTube

MMT Tech Meet-up

I Have a Hammer, I was invited to talk about MDX at the MMT Gatsby meetup.

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Scale by the Bay

Spreading the Jamstack, I was invited to talk about the jamstack at Scale by the Bay.

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Whiskey Wednesday

Episode #10 - Mentioning, Finding a mentor when starting out as a beginner (and also after) is important and not always an easy task. In this episode, we will talk about everything you need to know when looking for a mentor, or becoming a mentor.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Mintbean - Markdown Showdown

Markdown Showdown: all the things I know about markdown a 1 hour Markdown primer, which will lead into using Markdown with a Gatsby blog with MDX.

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode #9 - a11y (Accessibility), Accessibility is an important part of every website and every developer should try implementing at least the most important accessibility features.

We will talk about what accessibility actually is, why it is important, and how to implement it.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode #8 - Content Creation, Whether it’s blog posts, video courses, live streams, or books - content creation is BIG, also for developers.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Migrating Gatsby from Markdown to MDX

Brad Garropy (Live Stream), I joined Brad to talk him through setting up MDX Embed and ironing out some of the issues he was having after transitioning his site over to MDX from Markdown Remark.

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode #7 - Mental Well-being As A Developer, Becoming and being a developer is not an easy task. Many challenges await us in the daily battle. It’s important to keep good mental well-being. We will talk about common problems among developers.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode #6 - Developer fitness, It’s not always easy to stay healthy as a developer. Especially because you are sitting in front of a desk for at least 8 hours a day. With our guests who are experts in fitness, we will find out what you can do to become a healthier developer.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode #5 - Down the CSS rabbit hole, In this episode, we will discuss CSS. There are entirely different worlds of CSS out there. One is positioning elements and making a pretty button. But there is this other world. The one where complete art pieces are done with just a single div element (or less). We talk about all of it.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode 4: How To Use Twitter For Yourself As A Developer, In this episode, we talk about how to get the most out of Twitter as a developer and how to grow your account.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode 3: Freelancing As A Web Developer, In this episode, we have some freelancing experts on the show to tell us how to get started, what to look out for, and how to enjoy the whole process of doing freelance work.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode 2: Learning and Unlearning How To Code, In this episode, we have some fantastic guests with different coding backgrounds that will talk with us about how to learn (and unlearn) how to code 💻📚

📺 Watch it on YouTube

The Front End podcast

A podcast that explores the in’s and out’s of life as a developer. For the final episode in season one I talk to Rob Kendal and share my path into development from VBA analyst to web developer. Unsurprisingly I’m talking about the Jamstack and Gatsby JS.

Gatsby Recipes and MDX with James Q Quick (Live Stream)

I joined James Q Quick to talk about Gatsby Recipes and MDX. We talk through what Recipes are, how useful they can be, and how to use them. We also spend a significant amount of time talking about the power of using MDX, which allows you to embed React components right inside of your Markdown.

Whiskey Wednesday

Episode 1: Coding Motivation, In this episode, we talk with Danny Thompson and Eddy Vinck about coding motivation and whether or not you need a college degree to get a job in tech.

📺 Watch it on YouTube

JS Roundabout

MMT Tech Meet-up


API Days London

I was asked by Jesse Martin from GraphCMS if I would like to do a talk at API Days London so I jumped at the chance!

api days london 2019

Internal Engineering talk

I was asked to brief the Karmarama and Fjord engineering teams on what the Jamstack is and the advantages of using it.

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