In just over seven weeks’ time, Brighton will once again play host to dConstruct.
I’m particularly excited about this year’s line-up. As well as the always-awesome Tom, Brendan and Hannah, there will be speakers that I haven’t seen before like Marty Neumeier and David McCandless. Then there’s the dynamic duo of John Gruber and Merlin Mann, no strangers to public speaking or each other.
I’m really looking forward to hearing Merlin Mann—as my Huffduffing history attests—and not just because he said nice things about Huffduffer. As for James Bridle… well, mark my words: when this year’s dConstruct is done, his talk will be the one that everyone will be talking about at the after-party.
That’s one of the other things that I’m excited about: chatting with all the people who are coming to dConstruct from far and wide. Tantek is coming all the way from San Francisco.
I’m not the only one looking forward to this year’s event. The buzz on the street is equally positive. That has been reflected in the brisk ticket sales. If you haven’t got a ticket yet, grab one now. At the time of writing, there are about 50 tickets left. If you don’t get a ticket, don’t come crying to me. They’ve been on sale for a week now. If you leave it too late, you’ve only got yourself to blame.
That said, there is a way of getting into dConstruct even after all the tickets have been sold. As is customary, there will be two days of workshops before the conference itself. If you book yourself onto a workshop, you automatically get entrance to the day of presentations.
Now, far be it for me to suggest which workshop you ought to book—they are all top-notch—but if you fancy expanding your mind with markup, I’ll be running HTML5 For Web Designers two days before the conference day. It’s the workshop of the book of the T-shirt. You can book your place for the early-bird price of £345 until August 5th. After that, it’s £395.
See you in September.
Find photos that I took on July 12th, 2010.