Archive for the ‘Events’ category

Responsive Day Out 2

18 July 2014, in Events | Add a comment »

Last month I had the pleasure of speaking at Responsive Day Out 2, in Brighton.

My talk focused on the work that we’ve been doing at Canonical in the process of retrofitting our main site, ubuntu.com, to be responsive. We thought it would be cool to share our process, as we had a feeling that, like us, many designers and developers don’t have the luxury of being able to start responsive projects from scratch.

We’ve written in detail about the project on the design blog, and hope to keep writing as we improve the site and learn new things.

You can listen to my presentation on Huffduffer:

And do listen to all the other speakers from this and last year.

The Mechanical Revolution, DIBI conference (video)

21 August 2011, in Events, Speaking | Add a comment »

Last June I gave a presentation at DIBI Web Conference, in Newcastle. For those who weren’t there, or couldn’t make it to the Design Track sessions, here’s the video.

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#buildconf

6 November 2009, in Events | 17 comments »

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending Build Conference, in sunny Belfast. I don’t usually write posts on particular conferences, but here’s the exception to the rule, because it certainly deserves one.

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How to give a more exciting presentation: a note to speakers

6 September 2009, in Events | 14 comments »

I’ve been part of the audience at web conferences a few times now. Some presentations are exciting and engaging but, most of the times, they tend to be quite underwhelming. I don’t think this is because the speakers are fundamentally bad, but there are a few things that can be done to make any presentation sound as exciting as a Lost season finale.

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How to always enjoy a conference

4 May 2009, in Events | 22 comments »

I’ve recently been to my 3rd web conference: Future of Web Design, in London. You can’t say I’m a conference pro — I’ve never been to SXSW or something that big (or even workshops), but I think my experience may be helpful to those of you who’ve never attended a conference and are thinking of doing it in the future.

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