Tags: conference

Why You Want a Code of Conduct & How We Made One | Incisive.nu

A great piece by Erin on the value of a code of conduct for conferences, filled with practical advice.

Once you decide to create a code and do it thoughtfully, you’ll find the internet overflows with resources to help you accomplish your goals, and good people who’ll offer guidance and advice. From my own experience, I can say that specificity and follow-through will make your code practical and give it teeth; humane language and a strong connection to your community will make it feel real and give it a heart.

BBC World Service - Click, dConstruct Conference

This episode of Click on the BBC World Service does a great job of distilling some of the ideas and themes from this year’s dConstruct.

The Click podcast is available for your huffduffing pleasure.

Two years ago dConstruct’s theme was “Playing with the Future”. Last year it was “Communicating with Machines”. This year’s theme is “Living with the Network”. Click interviews artists, writers, hackers and coders about surveillance, connected devices, big data, and whether the ideals of the internet have been too far corrupted for them ever to be preserved.

Security and surveillance concerns aired at dConstruct | Deeson Creative

A round-up of the themes addressed at this year’s dConstruct.

dConstruct 2014 | Laura Kalbag

Laura’s thoughts on this year’s dConstruct.

dConstruct : dconstruct2014 on Huffduffer

All the audio from this year’s dConstruct. Each and every one of these talks is worth listening to …more than once.

Thoughtful, mind-expanding, brain-blowing stuff.

Valley of the Meatpuppets | superflux

Slides and transcript from Anab’s terrific dConstruct talk.

2030: Privacy’s Dead. What happens next? - YouTube

Tom Scott’s energetic dConstruct talk.

dConstruct 2014 - an album on Flickr

Tom’s photos from dConstruct.

An Event Apart News: AEA Resources: Articles, Links, and Tools From An Event Apart Chicago 2014

Hyperlinks relating to the talks delivered at An Event Apart in Chicago, including those connected to my rambling musings on progressive enhancement.

Tantek Çelik - The once and future IndieWeb - YouTube

Tantek’s great talk on the Indie Web from Web Directions Code in Melbourne earlier this year.

Improving Reality 2014 — Visibility Is A Trap

Lighthouse are putting on their Improving Reality conference again this year. It’s the day before dConstruct. Come to both!

Highlights of Responsive Day Out 2: The Squishening

Neil Berry writes down his thoughts prompted by Responsive Day Out 2.

Responsive Day Out 2 | Studio 24

A great blow-by-blow account of Responsive Day Out 2 from Simon R Jones.

Responsive Day Out 2

Phil Baker writes up his thoughts on all the day’s talks.

Responsive Day Out 2 - The Squishening – Alex Gibson

What follows here is not a full account of each talk, you can listen to the audio recordings for that. This is more a collection of my main take-aways for the day, and what I found most interesting.

Takeaways from Responsive Day Out 2 - Plausible Thought

Marc Jenkins shares his thoughts on Responsive Day Out 2.

Back to basics - Katrin Kerber

Another lovely write-up of Responsive Day Out 2.

The Pursuit of Laziness: Thoughts from Responsive Day Out — Paul Robert Lloyd

Now this is what I call a conference write-up. Paul synthesises the talks from Responsive Day Out 2 into five principles for responsive design:

  1. Responsible
  2. Polylithic
  3. Pragmatic
  4. Collaborative
  5. Flexible

Responsive Day Out 2 by adactio on SoundCloud

Here’s the Creative Commons licensed music that was playing during the breaks at Responsive Day Out 2.

Responsive Day Out 2 - The Squishening - Kirsty Burgoine Web Design and Development

Here’s Kirsty’s retrospective of Responsive Day Out 2, from the perspective of a speaker and an attendee.

adactio : responsiveconf2 on Huffduffer

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the magnificent Drew McLellan, the podcast of all the talks from Friday’s Responsive Day Out 2 are now available for your listening pleasure.

Notes from Responsive Day Out 2, June 27th in Brighton — iAllenkelhet

As well as delivering a terrific talk at Responsive Day Out 2, Ida has also written up her detailed notes of the day.

Responsive Day Out 2 2014 - #beepcheeks

Adam Onishi’s write-up of Responsive Day Out 2, paying particular attention to the format and the curation of the day.

Jeremy puts together two fantastic conferences in Responsive Day Out and dConstruct, both of which I will have attended for the first time by the end of the year and I don’t think there’s a coincidence in that. Responsive Day Out was a truly fantastic conference, and it was all down to the curation of the conference, because quite literally there wasn’t anything else.

Items tagged beepcheeks on Decade City

As always, Orde Saunders took copious notes at Responsive Day Out 2. The man’s a machine!

Responsive Day Out 2 – from the perspective of a speaker & attendee : Sally Jenkinson

Sally’s talk at Responsive Day Out 2 was really, really great—it kinda blew my mind. I’m so, so happy she agreed to be a part of the event.

Here’s her description of the day and the other talks. Pay attention to the closing call:

I didn’t get to meet everyone I wanted to, but you should all come back for dConstruct in September as I’m sure that it’ll be even better than this weekend was.

Responsive Day Out 2 - the squishening | hiddedevries.nl

Another great write-up of Responsive Day Out 2, this time from Hidde de Vries, who came over to Brighton from the Netherlands.

On being responsively creative

A terrific write-up of Responsive Day Out 2 by David Watson, tying together many of the day’s strands.

Responsive Day Out 2014 - an album on Flickr

Photos from the rather wonderful second edition of the Responsive Day Out in Brighton.

Tantek Celik, “Why We Need the IndieWeb”, #PDF14 - YouTube

Tantek’s talk at the Personal Democracy Forum on the past, present, and future of independent publishing on the web.

Indie Tech Summit - Brighton, UK - July 4th, 2014

I’ll be speaking at this event that Aral is putting on here in Brighon on the fourth of July (independence day — geddit?).

The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk

The transcript of Maciej’s talk from Beyond Tellerrand on how the web has become more and more centralised:

The degree of centralization is remarkable. Consider that Google now makes hardware, operating systems, and a browser.

It’s not just possible, but fairly common for someone to visit a Google website from a Google device, using Google DNS servers and a Google browser on the way.

This is a level of of end-to-end control that would have caused us to riot in the streets if Microsoft had attempted it in 1999. But times have changed.

A Modern Designer’s Canvas | Smashing Magazine

The transcript of Malarkey’s recent talk. Good thoughtful stuff.

The Long Web - Jeremy Keith at FOWD NYC 2013 - YouTube

There were some technical difficulties with microphones, and it was a bit weird presenting inside a cinema, but I still had fun yapping on at last year’s Future Of Web Design in New York.

rem : fullfrontalconf2013 on Huffduffer

Get these down your earholes!

Remy has huffduffed all the audio from this year’s Full Frontal conference.

Time - YouTube

The video of my closing talk at this year’s Full Frontal conference, right here in Brighton.

I had a lot of fun with this, although I was surprisingly nervous before I started: I think it was because I didn’t want to let Remy down.

The Business of Responsive Design by Mark Boulton

The transcript of Mark’s talk from last week’s Handheld conference in Cardiff.

There are mountains.

An Open Letter - Handheld 2013

This was my favourite moment from the Handheld conference in Cardiff.

Jeremy Keith – The Power Of Simplicity – border:none

This is the talk I gave at the border:none event in Nuremberg last month. I really enjoyed it. This was a chance to gather together some thoughts I’ve been mulling over for a while about how we approach front-end development today …and tomorrow.

Warning: it does get quite ranty towards the end.

Also: it is only now that the video is released that I see I spent the entire talk looking like a dork with a loop of wire sticking out of the back of my head.

Thoreau 2.0 - XOXO Conference Talk

Maciej’s talk from this year’s XOXO—excellent stuff!

Better late than never: notes from @dconstruct

I’ll even go so far as to say that the line-up both this year and last constituted the best I’ve ever seen at a conference.

Bouzoukis, Brighton and the Bigger Picture: Jeremy Keith Takes the Long View

I had a nice chat with Michelle from Future Insights about the web and long-term thinking.

DPD - dConstruct dBrief

I couldn’t keep up with the processing my brain was doing with the stuff it was seeing and hearing.

dConstruct: where the future comes to life

dConstruct represents everything that is great and wonderful about humans: our creativity, initiative, collaboration and ability to approach some challenges in slightly leftfield yet genius ways.

dConstruct 2013. Or rather, now for something completely different - Creative Jar

There are only a select, in my opinion, beautifully crafted conferences and dConstruct is definitely one of them.

dConstruct Brighton, 6 September 2013

Another round-up of this year’s dConstruct.

Needy toasters and cyborgs – dConstruct 2013

Another great write-up of this year’s dConstruct.

Explorers of the combined territory.

Inspired by dConstruct, Ellen is going to start exploring the world of smart objects.

dConstruct 2013 - Kanoti

A comprehensive run-through of this year’s dConstruct.

Designed Addictions / Short memories and recollections from clearer listeners @ dConstruct

A quick-fire burst of dConstruct moments from Simone.

Notes from dConstruct 2013 | Government Digital Service

Matt looks at this year’s dConstruct through the lens of GDS.

dConstruct 2013 – a review : Sally Jenkinson

A really lovely write-up of this year’s dConstruct.

I don’t think a single line of code was shown all day, and yet whilst sipping my MailChimp-sponsored red wine out of a plastic cup at the after-party I pondered the day, and the fact that dConstruct was very likely my favourite conference of the year.

dConstruct: Artists grapple with the culture of technology surveillance

Honor’s piece for The Guardian on this year’s dConstruct.

Three themes from dConstruct 2013

A smart and thoughtful write-up of dConstruct from Lee, pulling together three emergent themes:

  1. how we interact with machines and each other,
  2. how we co-evolve with machines, and
  3. making the invisible visible.

A great, thought-provoking day that proved, once again, that there are many brilliant, generous minds working in or around the future of technology and human experience today.

The future is (almost) here — Liz Pizzuti

A lovely write-up of dConstruct from Liz, including important post-conference conversations at the after-party.

dConstruct 2013 at The Watchmaker Project

Matthew gives a run-down of the talks he managed to catch at this year’s dConstruct when he wasn’t busy manning the Booking.com stand.

Thanks again for sponsoring, Booking.com!

dConstruct 2013: “It’s the Future. Take it.” | matt.me63.com - Matt Edgar

This is a terrific write up of this year’s dConstruct, tying together all the emergent themes.

Paying Speakers is Better for Everybody by Andy Budd

I agree completely with Andy on this one:

Want more quality and diversity in your conferences? Pay your speakers.

By pure coincidence, Andy was at a SXSW event in Las Vegas this week.

Reflections on An Event Apart DC 2013

Jason pulls together some of the themes that emerged at An Event Apart DC this week.

LukeW | An Event Apart: The Long Web

Luke’s notes from my talk at An Event Apart DC.

Sketchnotes: The Long Web

Jason Garber took some nicely-hyperlinked notes during my presentation at An Event Apart DC.

Hot Topics Panel with Jeremy Keith - Mobilism 2013, Day 2, Afternoon, Final session on Vimeo

The closing hot topics panel I moderated at this year’s Mobilism conference in Amsterdam, featuring Remy, Wilto, Jake, and Dan.

Improving Reality 2013

The line-up for this year’s Improving Reality conference looks great (as always).

It’s the day before dConstruct so why not come on down to Brighton a day early and double your fun?

Responsive Day Out highlights on Vimeo

A lovely little highlight reel that Craig put together from the Responsive Day Out.

Responsive Day Out by Laura Kalbag

A terrific, in-depth round-up and recollection of the Responsive Day Out by Laura that ties all of the strands together.

Responsive Day Out in Andy’s sketchbook

A report on the Responsive Day Out that focuses on three themes from the day: progressive enhancement, process, and design systems.

Benjamin Parry at Responsive Day Out 2013

Benjamin’s notes from the Responsive Day Out.

What we learnt from the Responsive Day Out conference on 8 Gram Gorilla

A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out from three different perspectives.

Responsive Day Out – A designer’s perspective | 383 Blog

A write-up of the Responsive Day Out from the perspective of a designer whose background is off-web:

Unlike the experts, I haven’t had to make the transition from designing for desktop for years to suddenly becoming device agnostic, which is what I think the main issue seems to be.

Antiphonal Geometry · Harmony and proportion in responsive web design

This is the full text of Owen’s talk at the Responsive Day Out. It makes for a terrific read!

Keir Whitaker on Responsive Day Out 2013

Here’s Keir’s roundup of the Responsive Day Out (which was preceded by a Shopify meetup the night before).

A Responsive Day Out, 2013

Another in-depth round-up of the Responsive Day Out, this time from Vasilis.

How was Responsive Day Out? by Flow Interactive

Yet another round-up of the Responsive Day Out. I’m pleasantly surprised by the number of people that have been blogging since the event.

Responsive Day Out by Tom Prior

An in-depth blow-by-blow account of the Responsive Day Out by my fellow Brightonian.

Responsive Day Out - a set on Flickr

Another nice set of photos from the Responsive Day Out.

#responsiveconf at Wolf’s Little Store

A write-up of the Responsive Day Out from one of the Belgian contingent. They’re a notoriously hard-to-please bunch but it sounds like a good time was had nonetheless.

Sadly, the ol’ “web app” get-out-of-jail-free card is whipped out once more. You know the one I mean.

Anatomy of a responsive page load

The slides from Andy’s excellent pragmatic talk on performance and aggressive enhancement at the Responsive Day Out.

Antiphonal Geometry: harmony and proportion in responsive web design

The slides from Owen’s magnificent talk at the Responsive Day Out …but you really had to be there.

Response Day Out Conference by Glenn Jones

Glenn’s notes from the Responsive Day Out. He thinks I brushed over the question of advertising (I don’t think I did, but no one topic got much airtime) and the question of “sites vs. apps”—that I did brush over: give me one good reason why we need to make a distinction (that nobody can agree on) between some sites and others. Seriously.

Responsive design – have we come full circle?

Everything old is new again. Ross noticed that many of the themes recurring at the Responsive Day Out hark back to best practices from over a decade ago: progressive enhancement, performance, good ol’ information architecture…

Program Your Own Mind 2: A responsive day out

Some thoughts and soul-searching prompted by talks at the Responsive Day Out.

Our thoughts about Responsive Day Out by Si digital

Some nice recollections from the Responsive Day Out.

A Responsive Day Out, Brighton by Hydrant

A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out with all the right take-aways.

A Responsive Day Out by David Bushell

David shares his first ever speaking experience at the Responsive Day Out. I’m so, so happy he agreed to do it—he was great!

Responsive Navigation

David’s slides from the Responsive Day Out.

Responsive Day Out – Food for thought

Some musings prompted by the Responsive Day Out. I don’t agree with everything here (I certainly don’t think any of the speakers were demonising Photoshop, and pointing the finger at browser makers to solve our problems doesn’t help with existing and older browsers) but it’s always interesting to hear what other people got from the event. I definitely agree with the final point that we need to be sharing more, and not just on the narrowband paltry medium of Twitter.

Notes from Responsive Conf — Phunky Venom

Some bullet points from the Responsive Day Out to keep you going until the audio and video is ready.

The Edge of the Web at Responsive Day Out

Slides, videos, and links from Paul’s presentation at the Responsive Day Out.

Write The Future by Tom Hunter — Kickstarter

Now this looks like my kind of event:

A new micro-conference on science, technology, communication and fiction, organised by the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Playing with game console browsers

The slides from Anna’s terrific talk at the Responsive Day Out.

Responsive Day Out 2013 - a set on Flickr

Marc’s pictures from the Responsive Day Out.

Responsive web design: the war has not yet been won

This was the crux of Elliot’s excellent talk at the Responsive Day Out. I heartily concur with this:

Once you overcome that initial struggle of adapting to a new process, designing and building responsive sites needn’t take any longer, or cost any more money. The real obstacle is designers and developers being set in their ways.

Asset Fonts

The slides from Josh’s super-quickfire presentation at the Responsive Day Out.

Posts from March 1st 2013 on Decade City

A blow-by-blow account of the Responsive Day Out by Orde Saunders who liveblogged the whole thing.

Support Scrunchup

If you’re coming along to the Responsive Day Out and you’ve got some tech books you no longer need, bring them along. We’ll collect them and distribute them to schools.

Ladies in Tech

A great new site from Jenn and Yesenia: celebrating and supporting female speakers in technology.

The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference - LOOK, ROBOT

Now this is what I call tech reporting.

The women leave the stage, wet computer in hand, and a new man takes the stage. He plays a schmaltzy video where Portuguese children teach adults to use Windows 8 accompanied by a hyperloud xylophone soundtrack that slices through my hangover like cheesewire though lukewarm gouda.

Schedule | Breaking Development Dallas 2012: Web design and development for beyond the desktop

All the videos from last year’s Breaking Development conference in Dallas are up on the site. They’re all excellent.

Andy Hume: CSS for Grownups, SXSW 2012 - YouTube

The slides and audio from Andy’s exceptional talk earlier this year at Southby, combined into one video.

It really is excellent, although he does make the mistake of pulling the “dogma” card on those who woud disagree with him, and he really doesn’t need to: his argument is strong enough to stand on its own.

Ethan Marcotte AEA Boston June 18, 2012 on Vimeo

Ethan’s excellent talk from last year’s An Event Apart.

In this session Ethan reviews strategies for handling trickier elements that would make even the most seasoned designer quail: stuff like advertising, complex layouts, deep navigation patterns, third-party media, and, yes, actual, honest-to-goodness content.

The Smashing Conference: Exclusive Videos And Interviews | Smashing Magazine

Here’s an interview I did during the Smashing conference in Freiburg.