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Code, Snags and Developer Gurus

The very first event I organised since joining Reactive’s Sydney office was ‘Code and Snags‘, and despite being drummed up pretty much last minute, it was a fabulous success. Some of the uber-developers from Web Directions South including conference director John Allsopp and some of his speakers attended our little shindig in Surry Hills.

Very special mention goes out to three of our guests:
Josh Clark, author of O’Reilly book ‘Tapworthy – mobile design and UX‘, currently working on mobile content experiences for the New York Times. Chatting with him actually inspired the title of my next talk at NEWTup.
Douglas Crockford, author of ‘Javascript – the good parts‘ who with his book majorly influenced how Javascript is being used today.
Paul, part of the team behind ‘Light – by Moore’s Cloud‘, a lamp driven by a web connected mini computer. It is completely open-source and has hit Kickstarter (go, pledge!). See  the lamp’s website here.

It’s safe to say that everyone had a good chinwag over beers and snags – and some serious developer bro-mance was in the air! Reactive Melbourne’s Tech Director Troy and a few of his Melbourne team later joined us for the conference itself – nice write ups of the conference speakers here on Sharepoint and here on Everguide.

Talk at NEWTup with Tom Uglow

Anyone who happens to be in Sydney, here is an invite to a gig I will be speaking at in 2 weeks time. Web Directions / NEWTup have invited Tom Uglow, Creative Director of Google Creative Labs and myself to speak on Wed Nov 21, 6 – 9 pm.

Tom Uglow: Putting digital at the start of the creative process

Tim Buesing: Does Siri make my gestures tapworthy?

So my topic is about the multitude of user interfaces that have matured in recent months: touch, voice, gesture all holding a significant share in how customers access the web, content and advertising. I’ll be exploring what this means for creative ideas and their execution.
More details on this free (including drinks) event and RSVP can be done here: http://newtupnov2012.eventbrite.com
While NEWTup (NEWT = New Exciting Web Technologies) is normally pretty developer focussed, this event is appealing to the wider (digital) creative scene.
And Tom is a killer presenter, so I can only hope to not fall off a cliff in comparison.
See Tom’s previous talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvE8wsj5DE8