Voices that Matter: Web Design Conference

As I think I said before, I'm becoming addicted to public speaking. Therefore I was very glad when New Riders/Peachpit invited me to speak at their Voices that Matter: Web Design Conference, 22-25th of October.

Better still, the conference is in San Francisco, a city I've never visited yet but that's kind of unavoidable for people in my profession since it's rumoured to be full of geeks. I think I'll land a few days before the conference in order to get to know the city, maybe visit some interesting people and companies, and relax a bit at whatever spot in SF is most suited for relaxing.

While discussing this speaking gig I carefully hid the fact that I've never actually done a full 45 to 50-minutes session yet; my 25 minutes session at SxSW 2007 was my longest solo presentation ever. It's too late now for New Riders to reconsider: I'm on the Speakers List and will defend my position to death, if necessary. I'm going to talk, even if the room is empty.

The target audience for this conference are not developers, but web designers, who'll likely stare blankly at me if I'd try to explain the advantages of closures, the subtleties of cross-browser mouse position detection, or similar "heavy" topics. Therefore I opted for talking about how a few light JavaScripts can aid CSS development; for instance by generating a load of semantically meaningless <div>s for a rounded corner effect.

I'm still a bit hazy on the exact content of my session, but once I have an outline firmly fixed in my mind I'll post it here.

Anyway, I hope to meet a few of my readers there.

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1 Posted by Ross Bruniges on 1 June 2007 | Permalink

I was in San Fransisco for the first time myself last week for @media - it really is an awesome place!

Good luck on the presentation - the speaker list for this looks excellent, wish I could go again but I don't think work would be too keen :<

2 Posted by Anthony Ettinger on 4 June 2007 | Permalink

I will definitely try to make it.

3 Posted by Wendy on 8 June 2007 | Permalink

You will love San Fransico it is so beautiful there. Good luck on your presentation, you should record it and put it up on YouTube so we can all see it.

4 Posted by Lynne on 28 October 2007 | Permalink

Relax in SF? Oh no... unless you mean visiting Fisherman's Wharf, going to Alcatraz and Sausalito, riding the cable cars and other fun stuff...

San Francisco is one of the coolest towns in the US, but if you want to relax take the 2 hour drive up to Napa/Sonoma area, it's breathtaking.