The main focus of the conference is to provide insights into how we, as designers and developers, can tackle real-life problems, and how we can utilise workflow to solve them intelligently and creatively. Two workshop days and two full days of single track conference, packed with practical talks on smart techniques, clever strategies and useful tools. All rounded off with lots of learning, sharing and networking opportunities — oh, and just a little bit of adventure…
Our Smashing Conference is a four-day event for professional web designers and web developers, to be held in the one-of-a-kind Oxford Town Hall in lovely Oxford, UK. We have invited outstanding, inspiring speakers, and we look forward to a day full of stimulating, expert workshops.
We'd like to explore what works and doesn't work in actual real-life projects. That's why the conference will be focused on practical takeaways, workflows and hands-on insights. The goal is that every talk will deliver tangible, actionable points that we all will be able to learn from and use right away.
On Monday, March 16th, we'll be hosting full-day workshops . We're also preparing a pre-conference-evening for attendees to meet before the event, with a range of 20-min-talks by the attendees.
Tuesday and Wednesday are conference days, dedicated to high-quality talks by some of the most well-respected and talented experts in the industry. We always keep the friendly and informal atmosphere at our events, so grabbing a beer with a speaker won't be an issue. A party in the evening will give you an opportunity to relax and network after a long first day. On Thursday we also have an additional workshop by Andrew Clarke to further elevate your knowledge and experience in Responsive web Design.
Why the Smashing Conference?
Since 2006, Smashing Magazine has been delivering useful and innovative information to web designers and developers around the world. The design community is full of talented and hard-working folks who come up with brilliant ideas every day. We provide a platform to share and discuss the work and knowledge of the best designers and developers out there, chase down the latest developments in the industry and stay on top of new techniques, methods, workflows and tricks.
In 2012, we've teamed up with Marc Thiele from BeyondTellerrand to take Smashing Magazine's philosophy to the next level and create the very first Smashing Conference. The event was a huge success and a lot of fun, and so we were delighted to run it again in 2013, with the same location, the same format, the same fantastic atmosphere and new first-class speakers. With the upcoming Smashing conference taking place in Oxford, we are now raising the bar for ourselves to create an amazing, memorable, intimate event outside our comfort zone.
The conference moves beyond online communication and aims to bring web designers and developers closer together. We want to provide a forward-thinking event where you can connect and network with others on a personal level in a beautiful yet friendly environment.
We aim to deliver the same high-quality content that Smashing Magazine delivers, while adding a personal element to create an experience that brings great value to everyone involved. We'd love you to share how you work, design, code and build the web today and how we can all benefit from our experience to get better at our work.
Smashing Conference Facts Sheet
What? A community event for web designers and developers, featuring experts from the web design community
Who? The main organizers are Smashing Magazine’s Vitaly
Friedman and the Smashing Team
When? March 16-19, 2015 (conference on 18-19th,
workshops on 16th and 19th)
Where? Oxford, UK
Conference venue: Oxford Town Hall, UK
Workshop venue: Oxford Town Hall, UK
Ticket prices: Conference passes cost €369.00/$498.00.
Student discounts are available.
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