Archive of: Speaking

Doing, speaking and (not) being an internet celebrity

I agree with some of what Zach Inglis says in his post, Working on a few things in your bedroom, doesn’t make you an expert! I started to reply on Twitter then realized that I would write 40 Tweets to say what would be better written up as a [...]

Public speaking for the (formerly) terrified

I started to draft this post in a plane flying back from the brilliant Front Trends conference in Poland where I was presenting a talk entitled, “Pushing the Boundaries without Breaking the Web”. My slides can be found on Speaker Deck and a write-up of the event is [...]

Front Trends 2012

Last year I was contacted by the organisers of the Front Trends conference in Poland to ask if I would be willing to speak at the conference, and to speak about “Web Standards”. Although I wasn’t completely sure on the subject of my talk, I said yes and then [...]

Emerge mini-conference and the challenge of presenting online

On Monday 16th January I presented to online attendees of the Emerge Mini-conference for Web Heroines. Web Heroines is a project with a mission to:

… inspire, engage and inform women showing how bloomin’ marvelous the digital world can be.

As I explained to .NET Magazine when I was contacted by [...]

On lucky breaks and saying yes

Yesterday Zeldman wrote,

The first thing I got about the web was its ability to empower the maker. The year was 1995, and I was tinkering at my first website. The medium was raw and ugly, like a forceps baby; yet even in its blind, howling state, it made me a [...]

Your CMS as curator of your design and content

Today I spoke at the Highland Fling Conference, on the subject of Choosing the Right Content Management System (slides are here on Slideshare). I was really thrilled to be asked to speak on this subject as essentially developing and deploying content managed websites is what I’ve been doing [...]

Future of Web Design 2011

Rachel Andrew

On 17th May 2011 I spoke at Future of Web Design London on the subject of 10 Web Development Tips a Designer Should Know. Speaking at conferences is a fairly weird thing. While I’m happy [...]

Understanding your medium

“The UI is not just an interface between the browser and a human, it’s an interface between a human and a database. You can’t have an interface unless you can connect to both things. If you don’t know how your interface connects to a database, what are you interfacing to? [...]

Online CSS3 Conference

This week I presented at the Think Vitamin Online CSS3 Conference, kicking off the event with my presentation on CSS3 Selectors. I have now uploaded my slides and also my working file examples of the different selectors in use.

Presenting online proved to be a slightly weird experience. When [...]

University of Abertay Dundee

Yesterday I made the trip by train up to Dundee to speak to the students at the University of Abertay in Dundee. My slides and some supporting links from the presentation can be found here, although the slides aren’t particularly useful standalone.

The University had asked me to come [...]

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