Tue 19 Feb 2019
This is a really nice little article full of helpful well designed tools ideal for web designers.
Mon 18 Feb 2019
This is a fascinating page about an island that has its own cloud.
Sat 16 Feb 2019
These are the notes I took in reflection of an Agile training session I attended. It included a couple of interesting activities that showed how hard it is to get everything right and how it's just about trying to keep improving.
Fri 01 Feb 2019
I thought these two quotes from Gary Barlow seemed quite relevant to how I feel about the process of learning. "Give me the rules of music, because once I knew the rules of music as a writer then I knew how to break them". "For me having those years of being in a bedroom and being able to make mistakes and not being judged, it was crucial for me"
Tue 29 Jan 2019
Looking back at New Adventures, I'm not sure where to start. By saying it was a great conference? Of course it was. The previous NA Conf was 6 years ago and back then I couldn't afford to go to conferences that far away, so I jumped at the chance to go to the one conference that everyone would always talk about. It was as good and better than I expected. But no, it almost feels like telling people how good the conference was is not the right thing to do...
Did anyone at New Adventures read the blurbs for each talk? I didn't. I hadn't even noticed that until the last talk... Ethan Marcotte, who everyone knows for Responsive Web Design was surely going to talk about making websites right? Wrong. Well, right but in a different way. Ethan showed everyone the right way of using privilege.
Naz gave a talk at New Adventures that really got to the core of diversity in all sense of the word. It was a very good talk and unfortunately I was preserving my battery so the notes do not cover half of the interesting points Naz made.
Helen Joy gave a great talk about inclusive design, full of brilliant explanations for why it is is important and how to get better at it. But there were a couple of stories she told that I will not forget easily, both stories were about mechanics. Here are my notes of Helen's really interesting talk.
Ashley explained all kinds of mistakes she had made and things she learned only through hindsight. It was fascinating and I have so much respect for her, running a business is hard for anyone but could you imagine trying to run an insurance business with no investment and expect to take on the massive corporations? Here are my notes of the talk.
Brendan Dawes is one of those people that you are probably not going to forgot once you've met him or seen his work. His talk was wonderful and very inspiring, here are the notes I wrote but I'm sure I missed some bits as I was busy buying some parts for my own little project!