In October last year, we stuck our heads above the parapet and ran our first speaker event, WXG*. It’s a one day web development & design conference, packed with speakers and with lots of time for networking. You can read more about why we launched the event here and check out the 2012 talks here.
I’m Jenny, Kyan’s first intern ever. I’m a front-end developer from Hyper Island in Sweden. And I’m here to learn how to become a rock star in front-end development.
I never thought it would be this scary to write about what you’ve been doing for the last three months. But here it is my first blog post.
Over the last few months I’ve been working on something that I wouldn’t have seen myself doing at any point in my life, and that’s the task of writing a book. I’m not talking about a ‘Janet & John’ novel, or some sort of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ sort of affair, but a proper printed dead tree, trip over it kinda technical book.
It all started back in May/June time when I was approached by a good friend at Heroku, who had been approached in turn by O’Reilly, to produce a book about the platform and some rough ideas for what sort of book might be relevant and saleable. At the end of a fairly lengthy process it ended up that I was the author, had a contract in my hand and a schedule to try and stick to.
♫ ♪ Christmas time is here — sherry, schnapps and beer… ♪ ♫
Anyway, yes it’s Christmas, and yes in time-honoured tradition and in honour of the late great John Peel we’ve prepared a list of tunes that have kept us tapping away (feet and keyboards) over the past year.
Like whoa, timewarp! As we approach the year end and a young(ish) man’s thoughts turn to end of year lists I realised that we never got round to publishing last year’s Festive 50, ah well, better late than never …
It’s a subject that’s been talked about before and something where solutions have been put in place but yet something that hasn’t been taken upon by the design community at large.