Breaking Borders was a free bi-monthly event in Reading, Berkshire for web developers and designers to get together, present and discuss the latest in cutting-edge knowledge. The aim was to innovate and inspire the next best thing, and not be restricted by the boundaries we often think are in place.

Founded in early 2013, Breaking Borders ran for 4 years organised by Ben MacGowan. Unfortunately, in August 2017, the decision was taken to stop running the events.

Statement from Ben

"Running Breaking Borders was an experience that I will never forget. It all started with frequently travelling to, attending fantastic events and wanting to bring a piece of that into the local community.

I would like to thank everyone in the community, all the speakers, sponsors and people behind the scenes for their endless support throughout the 4 years. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as me.

In those 4 years we ran; 24 events with 45 speakers and had over 756 unique attendees. Numbers when starting out I couldn't have imagined.

The decision to stop running the events was not taken lightly. Unfortunately, workloads grew to a point that the event was no longer sustainable and I felt that the original aim of the event had been accomplished - a community had been establised and other events were supporting that in the area.

Will Breaking Borders ever return? Never say never.

Who knows what the future will hold, but in the meantime please feel free to re-watch videos of our speakers on our Vimeo channel and enjoy photos of the experiences we shared."