Conferences for the Designers and Developers of the Web, Mobile, and Internet of Things
What's the most influential design conference of the year?! Is it FOWD?!
Our opinion is biased, but your's isn't!
Future of Web Design is in the running to be voted the top, most influential design conference of the year. It's up to you to vote for your favorite!
In case you missed this year's FOWD San Francisco and NYC, check out the Vlog from DevTips that gives you a bit of what you can look forward to in 2016.
Sarah Crowley, Web Designer and Developer
Sarah Crowley started building websites when she was twelve years old. Her first websites were fan sites for Sailor Moon and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Buffy fan site became so popular that she was invited to speak on the topic of fan site designing at Arisia Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in Boston, MA at the age of 16. She loves designing and developing websites so much and it remains her passion to this day. She is always refreshing her skills and staying up on the latest trends for the best development tools and technology.
Sony's backwards compatibility, PhantomCSS regression testing, giveaways and who's hiring; We've rounded up this week's hottest trends, freebies, jobs and things we know you'll love from the web!
Future Insights & Partners
Web Design Ledger
Editor's Note: This post was orginally published on the Huffington Post blog by Crystal Theresa Ejanda and Patrick Daniel. The blog recaps their experience during Future of Web Design San Francisco this past October 2015.
"It doesn't matter how amazing the steak is, if it's served on a cold plate, it's crap. If it's served with a dull knife, it's crap. If the gravy isn't piping hot, it's crap. If you're eating it on an uncomfortable chair, it's crap. If it's served by an ugly waiter who just came in from a cigarette break, it's crap. Because I care about the steak, I have to care about everything around it."
-- Chef Gordon Ramsay
Lianne Harrison, Front-End Web Developer
Lianne Harrison is a self-professed style addict and blogger with a curiosity in human behaviour. After leaving her corporate career to pursue a life in front-end web development, she's currently mastering full stack web development with a focus on user-centric front end and making the web a more beautiful place. This is her story about changing careers to follow her dreams and make things happen!
The web design and development industry is a great community to be a part of. It’s an industry made up entirely of creative, driven, open-minded individuals striving to continually better themselves and one another.
We are all working in an industry focused on shaping the future. We decide what to build and create to mold the future of the industry and push the web forward. We attend meetups and community events, conferences and classes, all with the same sense of responsibility and purpose in knowing we are the faces of the future pushing the web forward to do awesome things.
As individual leaders and go-getters in the industry, we each set an example to each other of what is possible and how we can all join in shaping the future of the web together.
Our #FacesOfTheFuture Campaign features the true stars shaping the industry – you! If you or someone you know deserves to be featured for his/her hard work and efforts in the web and tech industry, tweet us @Future_Insights with #FacesOfTheFuture or email us to share your story!
See Lianne Harrison's story on why she changed careers and her outlook on the industry here.
After a full day of inspiration and knowledge, and a rousing after-party at Whiskey Priest, day two of Future of Web Apps Boston started off with more energy and excitement than the day before!
We've highlighted some great moments from day two of FOWA Boston for you here:
The day started off with a bit of magic and inspiration.
@colinmegill talked rendering and victory.js with us.
@RianVDM gave us insights to survive the enterprise storm.
We ended the conference at General Assembly with a hands-on hackathon!
Thank you all for at FANTASTIC FOWA Boston 2015 - see you next year!
Virtual reality becomes the norm, the MoHawk V3, NASA solves the mystery of Mars' lost atmosphere and more; We've rounded up this week's hottest trends, freebies, jobs and things we know you'll love from the web!
Josh Clark, Big Medium
We had SO much fun last night at Whiskey Priest with all of our speakers, sponsors, partners and, most importantly, YOU!
We couldn't wait another minute to share some great photos capturing the excitement from last night's party. See you all today at FOWA Boston day two!