Announcing the Web 1.0 Conference!

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The Web 1.0 Conference is a celebration of old style static websites. It’s a place where you can trade your unused domain names then develop them the next day!

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!

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Location

  • Vadio
  • 919 SW Taylor St.
  • Portland, OR 97205

Website

http://websiteconf.neocities.org/

Description
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!

Schedule!

Friday, Nov 6th ,2015

  • 5:30PM Check in
  • 6:00PM Lightning talks begin
  • 7:00PM Real world domain name exchange Have some domain names you own you’ll never do anything with? Bring them to trade with others!
  • 8:30PM Friday closing

Saturday, Nov 7th, 2015

  • 9:00AM Check in, breakfast, 玉露
  • 9:30AM 15-20 minute talks
  • 11:00AM Web site building / hacking begins
  • 12:30PM Lunch is served
  • 3:00PM Afternoon snack
  • 6:00PM Web site hacking ends
  • 6:15PM 2 minute presentations begin. Show everyone your awesome web creation!
  • 7:30PM Closing

Tickets

Registration Tickets are $10, which covers expenses.

  • Don’t have a web provider?
  • New to making websites?
  • Free web hosting will be provided by Neocities!

Keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference in October 2015!

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference, October 5th – 7th, 2015 at Portland’s Art Museum!

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What is Delight?
A unique gathering of designers, technologists and businesses that care about creating experiences people love.

Speakers
I’m excited to speak among some fantastic people from the Industry, namely Dean Cookson from Virgin America, Golden Krishna from Zappos, Aaron Taylor Harvey from Airbnb, Dan Saffer from Jawbone and Rachel Binx from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

You can read an interview about what I’ll cover during my Delight talk here.

Where?
October 5th – 7th, 2015
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Tickets

http://delight2015.eventbrite.com/

CyborgCamp hits MIT Media Lab on Oct 10, 2014!

CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab 2014

At long last, we’ll be hosting CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab all day on Oct 10, 2014! Join us for a full day’s discussion on the future of humans and technology!

What is CyborgCamp?

CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We will discuss topics such as futures of identity, privacy, surveillance, hardware to wetware, drones, 3D printing, cyberpunk, human augmentation, constructed reality, the second self, ethics, robot rights, sexuality, urban design, and anthropology.

Join us October 10 from 09:00 to 18:00 (6p) on the 3rd floor of the MIT Media Lab for a one-day unconference on the future of humanity and technology! This is the very first CyborgCamp at MIT Media Lab and one of many CyborgCamp events.

Tickets

CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab

RSVP on Facebook

CyborgCamp MIT Media Lab on Facebook

Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society to Host IndieWebCamp Oct 11-12, 2014!

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Join us at Harvard’s Berkman Center of Internet and Society for two days of a BarCamp-style gathering of web creators building and sharing open web technologies to empower users to own their own identities & content, and advance the state of the indie web! This will be the very first IndieWebCamp in Cambridge and one of many IndieWeb events.

Like IndieWebCamp SF, this event will be free and limited to 20 people.

Event Details

What is the IndieWeb?

The IndieWeb movement is a global community that is building an open set of principles and methods that empower people to take back ownership of identity and data instead of sharecropping on 3rd party websites. Homestead, don’t sharecrop! You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more!

What will I do at IndieWebCamp?

You’ll learn about ways to empower yourself to own your data, create and publish content on your own site, and only optionally syndicate to third-party silos. Along the way you’ll get a solid grounding in the history and future of Microformats, domain ownership, IndieAuth, WebMention and more.

Berkman Center Photo Credit: Berkman Center for Internet & Society at 23 Everett Street, Cambridge MA. Taken 20110716 by Fletcher6

Designing for Privacy in Mobile and Web Apps at Interaction ’14 in Amsterdam

Last week I spoke at Interaction ’14 in Amsterdam, a conference on interaction design and user experience. The conference was fantastic. There were a lot of speakers from many different fields tangental to interaction design, including cartoonist Scott McCloud and communication professor Klaus Krippendorff. These different perspectives ended up adding a lot to my talk as I developed it over the course of the conference. My topic was designing for privacy in mobile and web apps. I wanted to give a series of guidelines, some understanding of how privacy is socially constructed, and then provide a future perspective on how we can own our own data.

Practice privacy by design, not privacy by disaster!

Almost every application requires some gathering of personal data today. Where that data is stored, who has access to it, and what is done with that data later on is becoming increasingly important as more and more of our data lives online today. Privacy disasters are costly and can be devastating to a company. UX designers and developers need to have a framework for protecting user data, communicating it to users, and making sure that the entire process is smoothly handled.

This talk covers best practices for designing web and mobile apps with the privacy of individual users in mind. Privacy has been an even bigger issue with location-based apps, and we ran into it head-first when we began work on Geoloqi (now part of Esri). Designing an interface that made one’s personal empowering instead of creepy was our goal. The stories from our design decisions with our application will also be included in this talk.

Talk Slides

What was your favorite talk at Interaction Conf?