Joschi gives the backstory to last week’s excellent Material conference in Iceland that he and Brian organised. I love that this all started with a conversation at Indie Web Camp Brighton back in 2014.
Amber describes Material much better than I could:
There’s an element of magic in the air that you get to grasp and breathe in when you gather in the same place with so many different people – people with stories and paths they could write books about. The passion, the ideas, the stories of difficult journeys (the behind-the-scenes that you never see on social media). All of this makes not a basic recipe for a good time, but one for a delicious, enlightening experience that I’ve not seen replicated in any other environment.
The only thing she neglects to mention is that her talk was very much part of what made the event so special.
The videos from UX London 2017 are available for your viewing pleasure.
I love the way Matthias sums up his experience of the Beyond Tellerrand conference. He focuses on three themes:
- Rediscovering originality,
- Storytelling with code, and
- Adopting new technologies.
I heartily agree with his reasons for attending the conference:
There are many ways to broaden your horizons if you are looking for inspiration: You could do some research, read a book or an article, or visit a new city. But one of the best ways surely is the experience of a conference, because it provides you with many new concepts and ideas. Moreover, ideas that were floating around in your head for a while are affirmed.
Oodles and oodles of videos of talks from London developer meetups.
Ignore the clickbaity title—you don’t need to do anything this holiday; that’s why it’s a holiday. But there are some great talks here.
The list is marred only by the presence of my talk Resilience, the inclusion of which spoils an otherwise …ah, who am I kidding? I’m really proud of that talk and I’m very happy to see it on this list.
This Saturday afternoon—the day after FFConf—there’s an accessibility meet-up in the Caxton Arms here in Brighton with lighting talks (I’m planning to give one). ‘Twould be lovely to see you there.
Charlotte outlines the process she used in creating her talk at Dot York. It was a real joy to see it come together.
If you’re at all interested in public speaking, this is a great insight by Lara into what it’s like on the day of a talk.
Come for the videos of EnhanceConf. Stay for the skateboarding beagle.
The audio is now up from all the talks at this year’s excellent Ampersand conference.
A collection of performance resources: articles, tools, talks, and books.
These three talks are worth your time.
I had a lot of fun chatting with Chris and Dave on the Shop Talk Show. It is now available for your listening and huffduffing pleasure.
Live in the Washington DC area? Be sure to make it along to this on February 29th.