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.
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.
What a day. After months of prep, Web Expo Guildford was deployed pretty smoothly by all accounts on Oct 12th. 200 people, 16 speakers*, a lot of tea / coffee / alcohol and sadly but predictably, crap wi-fi.
The idea of responsive design isn’t new, just go back a few years to when we started a lot of client projects with the fluid based layouts to fit the smaller screen sizes at the time. It is only with the recent explosion of different media and screen resolutions coupled with new web technologies that it has reared it’s head again, but is it always the right solution?
We’re very pleased to announce Memset as our lead sponsor for WXG!
Memset Hosting was started in 2002 by brother and sister founders Kate and Nick Craig-Wood. It’s based locally on Guildford science park and has grown organically into an award-winning provider of dedicated servers, VPS, managed hosting, and cloud IaaS.
The folks at Memset have written something quite lovely about why they wanted to support WXG and help us create something special.
Since we announced WXG – Web Expo Guildford – in May we’ve been working hard to create an amazing roster of speakers for our first one day conference.
Our criteria has been to invite people we want to listen to and we’ve been blown away by the response.
When we had our first Web Meet Guildford in November 2010, we felt there was a need in the area for a regular social event for people who work in web.
We just wanted to chat about great work and new stuff and share a drink and it’s worked out pretty well.