We plan to put five questions to each of the WXG (www.wxg.co.uk) conference’s speakers to give you a look into their talks, histories and what inspires them to do what they do. Introducing the ninth speaker, Andrew Nesbitt. Why did you agree to speak at WXG?

I'm always up for helping out with UK events that are outside of central London and WXG is a great example of that.

What do you think delegates will get out of your talk?

I'm going to show them how they can take their existing knowledge of JavaScript as web developers and use it to control physical hardware, electronics and robots - and then inspire them to try it out for themselves with some live demos.

How did you get into web development?

I studied robotics at university but found it a little too mathematical and not very fun. Somehow I discovered web development whilst I was there, and taught myself in my spare time. Only now am I starting to get back into robotics again!

Who is your inspiration in the industry? 

The wonderful people I work with at GitHub inspire me every day, they are some of the smartest, empathetic people I've ever worked with.

What advice would you give to someone new to the industry? 

Get involved in a user group or meetup in your area, and if there isn't one then start one. Meeting and sharing knowledge with other developers in person is incredibly valuable. I've made good friends and been introduced to new technologies through meetups that I wouldn't otherwise have heard about. It keeps you up to date with your industry and helps build a reputation that could land you a great gig in the future.

If you want to find out more or reserve tickets to the WXG event visit: http://wxg.co.uk/