What is TNW Conference?
TNW Conference is a 2-day technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business, knowledge sharing and the best time you’ve ever had. Over the past 11 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 15,000 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.
How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? Amber Case explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. Author Amber Case presents ideas first introduced by researchers at Xerox PARC in 1995, and explains how they apply to our current technology landscape, especially the Internet of Things. We’ll discuss the importance and challenge of designing technology that respects our attention, principles of calm design—peripheral attention, context, and ambient awareness and calm communication patterns—improving attention through a variety of senses.
This month, I’m excited to announce a special college edition of the Web 1.0 Conference! I’ll be travelling to my alma mater, Lewis & Clark College this Friday and Saturday to host a conference helping people to build websites!
What is the Web 1.0 Conference? It’s a conference celebrating the creative, original, static (no backend) web sites, both old and new, that stand the test of time. It’s time to rediscover and bring back the lost art of web site creation. Let’s build some weird, interesting, quirky web sites!
7:30PM Website show and tell – show us your first or favorite 1.0 website!
9:00PM Friday closing
Saturday, Feb 27th, 2016
10:00AM Check in, breakfast, coffee, tea, 玉露
10:30AM Conference kickoff, 10-15 minute talks, demos and tutorials
Amber Case, Lewis & Clark College ’08’ (caseorganic.com/@caseorganic) Kickoff and conference introduction. Kyle Drake, founder of Neocities (kyledrake.net/@kyledrake) Introduction to Neocities, why we need to bring back the creative web, and the future of the web.
11:00AM Web site building / hacking begins
12:30PM Lunch is served
6:00PM Web site building ends
6:15PM 2 minute presentations begin. Show everyone your awesome web creation!
7:30PM See you later! じゃまた
Tickets are $5, which covers expenses. This conference is for students only, but exceptions can be made, especially if you’re part of the community and would like to be on hand during the day to help people with their websites! If you’re up for it, message me @caseorganic!