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!
Science Hack Day Shanghai 2014 - an album on Flickr
Photos from the first Science Hack Day in China which just wrapped up.
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:
Responding to the Responsive Web: Insights on Reshaping User Experience - The Digital Pond (London, England) - Meetup
Sally and I will be speaking at this free evening in London on August 7th.
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.
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.
Girls Imagineer the Future | Curiosity Hub Event
Jacqueline Currie is running Robotics/Bioengineering/Computing workshops for girls (ages 6-16) this Saturday at the University of Brighton.
Responsive Special - Web Talk Dog Walk
If you’re coming to the Responsive Day Out next week, bring your dog. Laura is organising a special Web Talk Dog Walk for the next day.
300 Seconds Brighton: Sign up as a speaker
The next 300 Seconds event is in just a few days time.
If you’re a woman who’s not spoken in public before, 300 Seconds is the perfect platform for getting started. Simply tell us what you’d like to talk about for 5 minutes – and we’ll be in touch soon.
An Event Apart and The Picture Element (a Monkey Do blog post)
A look at how the website for An Event Apart is using the picture and Picturefill …featuring Jessica as the cover girl.
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?).
Node School in Brighton
Tom is running a Node School at 68 Middle Street on the evening of March 27th. I plan to attend and finally wrap my head around all this Node stuff.
Orbit Ever After - Trailer on Vimeo
This fun-looking short film—funded by Brighton’s Lighthouse Arts—is screening at the Duke Of York’s Cinema on Saturday, March 1st followed by a panel discussion with the director and science-comedienne Helen Keen.
PixelPyros - Free digital fireworks in Brighton
Brightonians, get yourselves along to the Corn Exchange on Monday evening for some fun with Seb’s digital fireworks.
BBC Click: 10 Sept 2013: Brighton Digital Festival on Huffduffer
A report from the BBC on this year’s Brighton Digital Festival including interviews with Honor, Timo, and Seb.
68 Middle Street launch and Clearleft 8th birthday party - a set on Flickr
Some lovely pictures from the Clearleft office-warming party last weekend.
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.
This is a great idea—the Brighton Cookbook Club:
You know when you get a new cookbook, but you only ever end up using two or three recipes from it? Coming along to Cookbook Club means that you’ll get to try a whole range of recipes from one book to see what you fancy, maybe broaden your palate, and have a jolly fun evening meeting others while you’re at it!
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.
If You Make It, They Will Come! Brighton Mini Maker Faire
This time Brighton’s superb Maker Faire will span two days: the two days right after dConstruct.
This is going to be one helluva weekend.
Responsive Day Out highlights on Vimeo
A lovely little highlight reel that Craig put together from the Responsive Day Out.
Inclusive Design: Where Accessibility Meets Usability
I’ll be speaking at this event in London on Thursday. It would be lovely if you could come along. It’s free!
Science Hack Day is coming to your city! by Ariel Waldman
Want a Science Hack Day where you live? Make it so!
A Responsive Day Out, Brighton by Hydrant
A nice write-up of the Responsive Day Out with all the right take-aways.
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.
100 meters above the sea
I met up with Nick on Wednesday night at the Altitude event in Portsmouth and we had a chat about his crazy week.
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.
Brighton Science Festival Edo Wonderpark Hack Day
There’s going to be mini Science Hack Day at Lighthouse as part of this month’s Science Festival in Brighton. Come along — it’ll be fun.
Science Hackday Dublin
Dublin is going to play host to its second Science Hack Day at the start of March. It looks like it’s going to be a fantastic event (again!) but they need sponsors. Do you know of any?
Front-end London - A New London Based Meetup for Front-end Developers, hosted by Made by Many
This looks like being an excellent (free) event in London featuring three talks related to front-end web development.
The inaugural event this month features a talk on responsive design, a talk on data visualisation, and a talk on accessibility.
Altitude 2013 - A web event in Portsmouth, 100 meters above sea level
In a very mundane take on the cliché of a climactic showdown, I’ll be having a chat with Paul Boag at the top of Spinnaker Tower in February. Come on by if you’re in the neighbourhood.
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.
Fear and Coding in Brighton : Full Frontal 2012
A terrific write-up of this year’s Full Frontal conference, with a descriptive rundown of each talk.
Going Full Frontal — Acko.net
Steven Wittens, who gave a terrific talk all about maths at last week’s Full Frontal conference, describes his experience at that most excellent event.
Science Hack Day San Francisco 2012 - a set on Flickr
Oh My Science! It looks like the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco was great.
The Charge of the Scan Brigade « ASCII by Jason Scott
Live in or near San Francisco? Interested in preserving computer history? Then you should meet up with Jason this Friday:
This Friday, October 5th, the Internet Archive has an open lunch where there’s tours of the place, including the scanning room, and people get up and talk about what they’re up to. The Internet Archive is at 300 Funston Street. I’m here all week and into next.
Brian Eno & Peter Chilvers at The Apple Store, Regent Street
Well, this is quite something. Matt will be interviewing the creators of Bloom in London this Friday. You might have heard of that Eno chap.
Q&A with Jeremy Keith - Charlotte Front-End Developers (Charlotte, NC) - Meetup
Do you live in Charlotte, North Carolina? If so, you might be interested in this event that I’ll be Skyping into.
14islands: Smashing Conference take-aways
A nice round-up of some of the themes that emerged at Smashing Conference. As with An Event Apart, there was a definite focus on process.
dConstruct 2012 | Happy Famous Artists
A nice write-up of dConstruct that focuses on three ideas that were threaded throughout the day:
- Digital is about beauty and about layers,
- The power of play, and
- The interconnectedness of things through chance.
dConstruct 2012: the alternative theme was Education - andrewjohns.net
I like this! Andrew Johns found a thread in this year’s dConstruct that ran parallel to its official tagline of “Playing With The Future”: Education.
dConstruct 2012: A quick review - andrewjohns.net
Another really good description of this year’s dConstruct that describes each talk.
Playing With The Future – dConstruct 2012 | HYPERNAKED
A lovely write-up of this year’s dConstruct:
Curated well by the Clearleft team, its speakers are always intelligent, insightful, and on the whole, world-class. Pouring out insights through divergent thought, challenging norms and touting innovation.
dConstruct 2012 - a set on Flickr
A nice set of photos from this year’s dConstruct.
Warren Ellis » How To See The Future
The opening keynote from Warren Ellis for this year’s Improving Reality. I’d like to walk into space with this man.
Brighton: South by South East?
Honor compares next week in Brighton to Austin in March.
LukeW | An Event Apart: Spirit of the Web
Luke’s notes from my talk at An Event Apart in Chicago.
Made In Brighton: Games Gone Global - 06.09.12
A mini conference on gaming taking place in Brighton the day before dConstruct. The events just keep on coming, don’t they?
ntlk’s blog: South by South East
Natalia is as excited as I am about the first week of September in Brighton: Reasons To Be Creative, dConstruct, Improving Reality, BrightonSF, and Maker Faire, now with added speakers.
Sponsorfied | Science Hack Day SF
The next Science Hack Day in San Francisco will be at the start of November. It would undoubtedly be a great event …but it needs sponsorship.
Do you know anyone who could help out?
The Kitschies present… Beukes, Miéville and Ness
An evening with Lauren Beukes, China Miéville and Patrick Ness in London the week after dConstruct. Sounds like fun!
Bringing a knife to a gunfight — my slide deck from An Event Apart, Austin 2012 | Stuff & Nonsense
Andy remarks on the same synchronicity I talked about at An Event Apart Austin:
Every An Event Apart conference feels special, but at this one the (unplanned) recurring themes were spooky.
Andy Budd on dConstruct 2012 | Interview | .net magazine
Andy gives his thoughts on this year’s dConstruct. He does a good job of explaining what to expect, and—more importantly—what not to expect.
The video of the panel I moderated on device and network APIs on the second day of Mobilism in Amsterdam. It’s not quite as snappy as the browser panel (which, given the subject matter, is unsurprising) but it was still good fun.
Mobile Browser Panel 2012, Mobile Browser Panel at Mobilism 2012 Moderated by Jeremy Keith, this panel features Andrea Trasatti (Nokia), Andreas Bovens (O…
Here’s the video of the mobile browser panel I moderated at Mobilism in Amsterdam. These guys were really good sports to put up with my wisecracking shots for cheap laughs at their expense.
Brighton Mini Maker Faire is Back – and We Need YOU! | Brighton Mini Maker Faire
Brighton’s Mini Maker Faire (which was fantastic last year) will take place the day after dConstruct and this time, they’ve got a lot more space. Want to get involved? Get involved!
Lighthouse Monthly Talk — James Bridle
James is giving a talk here in Brighton next month. I’ll be there with robot-actuated bells on.
What Would Molydeux? • Articles • Eurogamer.net
A blow-by-blow account of last weekend’s MolyJam in Brighton.
Obscura Day 2012 on April 28th | An International Celebration of Unusual Places
A day devoted to exploring unusual places all over the world. I couldn’t find anything for Brighton but it looks like there will be some stuff happening in London.
Points mean Pixels - 8th May 2012 at The Skiff, Brighton
This looks like being a fun little local event ‘round at the Skiff in May.
Responsive Summit • London 23rd Feb 2012
Typical! I leave the country and this excellent gathering gets organised while I’m away. I wish I could be there.
Let them know in advance if you have any responsive-related questions they should tackle.
Science Hack Day Chicago
What a fantastic location for a Science Hack Day: the Adler planetarium in Chicago! Get there if you can.
Science Hackday Dublin | Yay! Science
Dublin is hosting a Science Hack Day on the weekend of March 3rd-4th. Put your name down now.
Jeremy Keith: Paranormal Interactivity on Vimeo
This is the talk I gave at An Event Apart through 2010. It’s all about interaction design with some examples from Huffduffer.
Web Intents - Design Push
This looks like it’s going to be a great event on February 25th right here in Brighton: a gathering of minds to brainstorm around web intents. Get there if you can.
Design Principles // Speaker Deck
The slides from my presentation at this year’s An Event Apart. Such a fantastic event …it was an honour to be on the roster.
Science Hack Day, San Francisco - open.NASA
A round-up of the hacks from this weekend’s Science Hack Day in San Francisco. Sounds like it was great!
A recipe for creating a great workshop | Toby’s Technical Ramblings
Toby’s write-up of the workshop I led for the Build conference. I enjoyed myself so it’s immensely gratifying to know that the attendees did too.
dConstruct 2011 — My Digest — Laura Kalbag
Laura’s account of dConstruct is wonderfully written. Instead of giving a linear run-down of each talk, she has spent time looking at the overlapping themes and patterns that emerged. The result is a really great read.
Update 2011 Conference Recap :: Freelance WordPress Developer Amber Weinberg
I’m loving Amber’s detailed write-up of the Update conference, especially her description of the panel discussion as me versus everyone else.
Events - The Future of the Past of the Web | Digital Preservation Coalition
I’m going to try to make it along to this event in London next month.
Hacking science: the intersection of web geeks and science geeks | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
Ariel pens a guest post for Scientific American all about Science Hack Day.
2011 Mobilism workshops announced · Blog · Mobilism
Stephen and PPK are taking their two-day mobile workshop on the road, including two dates in the UK (one of which is Brighton!). There’s a welcome emphasis on testing.
An iPhoneography and Mobile Photography Conference
The world’s first mobile photography conference will take place in San Francisco on September 24th this year, featuring Dan Rubin, Jessica Zollman and more.
LukeW | An Event Apart: Design Principles
Luke’s notes from my talk at An Event Apart in Atlanta.
Calling all UK Makers to Brighton’s First Mini Maker Faire | Brighton Mini Maker Faire
Hardware hackers, you’ve got until June 30th to submit something for Maker Faire in Brighton this September (the day after dConstruct).
Out of this World events
There’s a whole series of sci-fi related events going on at the British Library.
A comprehensive list of links to videos, blog posts and slides from the Mobilism conference.
Brighton Digital Festival
September in Brighton is going to be ker-razy! Here’s a nice responsive holding page listing just some of the events that will be going on …dConstruct, Maker Faire, Flash On The Beach and more.
AEA Boston_2011 (by) Anton Peck (in) Journal
Anton’s personal account of An Event Apart in Boston. It really was a very special event.
LukeW | An Event Apart: All Our Yesterdays
Luke’s notes from my talk about long-term thinking and online preservation at An Event Apart in Boston.
Jeremy Keith Interview: Web Standards and Design Principles at An Event Apart
A quick chat with me in the hallway after my talk in Seattle.
Do Lectures - Ideas that inspire action
The redesign of the Do Lectures site is gorgeous (and responsive).