Category: Conferences & User Groups
Posted on Oct 24, 2012
Six years ago, I started an event focused on front-end development (at the time, the focus was Flex). The reason I started it was because I felt the west coast always got the killer events and speakers. Six years later, the technologies have changed (the event grew and topics broadened and changed with the industry) as has the name (from Flex Camp Boston to RIA Unleashed and now Web Unleashed). However, the relative lack of killer east coast events for developers is still a problem. Thankfully, Web Unleashed continues to thrive, still offering awesome speakers on important topics all at a really low cost.
This year, its second year being run by FITC, Web Unleashed is heavily focused on front-end and mobile development using web technologies. It features some awesome speakers including Dave Methvin who is president of the jQuery Foundation and lead developer of the jQuery Core team, Chris Mills of Opera, Chris Bowen of Microsoft and Tim Branyen of Bocoup (I am also speaking). As in the past couple years, there are two days, one featuring hands-on workshops and one with multiple tracks of sessions. You can see the full schedule here.
At only $179 for the conference day and $239 for both days, I still think this event is a really great value. However, I have been given a special discount code I can share here that will make it even more affordable by giving 10% off. Simply register with the code “Boston” and the price drops. So, given there are only 2 weeks left, don’t hesitate to register today. See you there!
Posted on Sep 25, 2012
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Create the Web event in San Francisco where Adobe made a number of announcements. I also got to meet a lot of new people in the community and within Adobe (where I work). For those of you who were unable to make it and didn't catch it live - or for those who just prefer to get their information in print - here's a summary of what happened during the morning keynote with links to where you can learn more about the newly released productsContinue Reading →
Posted on Aug 28, 2012
I am going to be speaking at and attending a number of events this Fall that I am really excited about. Depending on where in the world you are, if you are attending one of these events, please say hello (and attend my session).
Create the Web Tour - San Francisco - September 24
First, I am very excited to attend the first stop of Adobe's Create the Web tour in San Francisco on September 24th. Unfortunately, this event is currenlty sold out, though it has been announced via @CreateTheWeb that a small batch of tickets may become available closer to the event, so keep an watch.
DevReach - Sofia, Bulgaria - October 4-5
HTML5 Developer Conference - San Francisco - October 14-15
Web Unleashed - Boston - November 8-9
The full speaker lineup has yet to be announced yet, so I don't know if I am speaking, but given that this is the event I founded 7 years ago as Flex Cam Boston and then RIA Unleashed, I am sure I will be there. The topic areas continue to evolve and broaden with the industry, but this still remains both a high quality event at a super affordable price (catch the early bird now). Follow @webunleashed.
Posted on Apr 19, 2012
My second, and possibly final due to a lack time, interview with a speaker at next week’s FITC Toronto is Denise Jacobs. Denise is presenting “How to be a Super CSS Detective” which covers advanced CSS and problem solving techniques for debugging CSS issues. Denise is a well-known author and speaker, having published books on web design and CSS for Peachpit. You can follow Denise via her blog or via Twitter.
While I have generally not been focused on design and layout in my career, I have done enough here and there to have admiration for those who are skilled at design and layout. It is an area that, like many others, continues to get more complex. Denise and I discuss what can make CSS complex and how things like RWD are impacting the work of designers. As a reminder, it is not too late to register for FITC in Toronto.Continue Reading →
Posted on Apr 08, 2012
Day two of PAX East for me is all about the kids - two boys ages 5 and 9. As you'll see, I didn't get to try a ton of new games but the kids had a great time nonetheless. We arrived early at opening to huge lines just to enter the expo floor. However, the morning crowd was nothing compared to the afternoon where even walking became difficult. Thus the day was cut a little shorter than usual. Probably the highlight of the day was all the attention my 5 year old received for being dressed as Mario. He was photographed countless times even by news media from Reuters and Wired. Needless to say, he loved it. If you also have kids I'll try to share their thoughts on what they tried as well.Continue Reading →