QuirksBlog - Events
Events I participated in.
Although I'm almost ready with the promised redesign of QuirksMode.org, I'm nonetheless going to postpone it. There are two reasons:
- I'm stuck with the overview pages the new interaction design calls for.
- I'm sick and tired of sitting in front of my computer all day.
The Hot Topics panel that closed the conference featured one excellent question that set me thinking about socio-political questions:
Isn't the recent mass movement of high-profile web designers to large companies like Yahoo and Google a little worrying in terms of objectivity and in terms of creativity?
You can read the discussion that followed in the transcript, but my own thoughts went in a slightly different direction.
The conference was split into two tracks, and there have been quite a few discussions about whether this was a good idea. I think it is because it allows for more specialisation. In any case, here are a few notes on some of the presentations I attended.
Well, I'm back from @media, and it was as wonderful as last year. I met lots of interesting people, talked about lots of geeky stuff, drank the amount of beer required by British law, and went on stage at a web conference for the first time—but I hope not for the last.
As usual this site is closed down during my stay in London; anything that needs my personal intervention will have to wait until I return on Sunday, especially the five or six bug reports that came in during the past few days.
Please pull your agendas and make a note: @media 2006 will take place on 15 and 16 June in London. Be there.
Locatie: Café De Jaren, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20-22, Amsterdam, vlakbij de Munt. Tram 4, 9, 16, 24 of 25 vanaf het Centraal Station, bij de Munt uitstappen, links de brug over de smalle straat in en dan kom je er vanzelf.
Ik hoop daar een paar van mijn Nederlandstalige lezers te treffen.
@media was more than great: it was necessary. Patrick Griffiths, thank you for making all this possible. See you next year.
Next Thursday and Friday I will attend the @media 2005 conference in London, where I hope to meet a few Web development luminaries like Jeffrey Zeldman, Joe Clark, Douglas Bowman, and many others, not to mention a few of my readers.
There seems to have been a (badly covered) "Ajax Summit" organised by O'Reilly and Adaptive Path. Could be interesting. Scott Andrew has the details.
Just now I registered for the @media 2005 Web Standards & Accessibility conference held in London on 9 and 10 June. Maybe I'll meet some of my readers there.