WorkAwesome has a rare opportunity to interview 5by5’s Dan Benjamin on this episode of the WorkAwesome podcast.
On its surface, Amazon.com just seems like a large e-commerce site, albeit a successful one. Its design isn’t flashy, nor is it much to write home about. But deep within its pages are hidden secrets — secrets that every designer should know about. If one looks closely at what the team… Speaker/Artist(s): Jared Spool
Many Austinites believe entrepreneurs are no longer required to be in the Valley. This debate will cover where you should start your startup and why.
John Erik Metcalf, Conjunctured
Penelope Trunk, Brazen Careerist
Mike Maples, Hyper9
Kaiser Kuo, Youku.com
Robert Scoble, Fast Company TV
What’s the best way to evolve design ideas quickly? Get together with other designers and brainstorm. The second best way? Adapt the methods of larger UX groups to a team of one. Learn how in this presentation, which shares lightweight techniques for quick and effective brainstorming on your own.
Leah Buley, Adaptive Path
Believe it or not both Amazon and Flickr have failed miserably at Web Services. In this talk we’ll take a look at their failures, show how they could be fixed, and show how to properly use REST principles to create Web Services that don’t fail.
Gregg Pollack, Rails Envy
With all the stuff we weed through online, good filters are crucial. Who’s best-suited to determine what’s best, curators or the crowd? People have their religion about one or the other, however this panel will focus on the overlap, the grey areas and how curating and crowd-sourcing enrich each other.
Find inspiration in the ridiculous. See technological quirks as opportunities. Try something previously unheard of with your site design. Laugh in the face of convention. Use and abuse CSS in ways never before imagined. Get away with it. And if it doesn’t work, try something else instead.
Paul Annett, Clearleft Ltd
If you’re designing or programming a website or application for teens or just want to be relevant to the next generation, this teen panel will give you a glimpse into how teens are using the Net and cell phones. Find out what teens want, and more importantly what they don’t!
Anastasia Goodstein, Ypulse
This is not a discussion of whether ebooks are killing treebooks, or whether it’s possible to get cozy with an Amazon Kindle. It’s about how participatory culture and the online world interact with good old book publishing. Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, Deborah Schultz and fellow panelists will share with the audience a variety of perspectives on what’s going right and what’s going wrong in publishing, assess success of recent forays into marketing digitally, digital publishing, and what books and blogs have to gain from one another. Penguin Group (USA), which houses some 40 plus imprints and publishes an extremely broad variety of physical and digital products, everything from William Gibson’s first ebook in the 90’s to Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food to Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels (the source for HBO’s True Blood) is deeply involved in exploring ways that old and new media might better collaborate. Audience members are invited to speak up about what they think book publishers could / should be doing to better provide relevant information and content to blogs, websites, and online communities. Come tell old media what you want and how you want it.
Nick Campbell talks about ways to get paid doing what you like in design.
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