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Nashville 2015

The Venue

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The Acme Feed & Seed

101 BROADWAY Nashville, TN 37201

Acme Feed & Seed creates a uniquely ‘Nashville’ atmosphere that honors the unparalleled character of the city’s past, present and future. With 22,000 square feet of cocktail, culinary and entertainment space, The Acme invites guests to experience an entirely new Lower Broadway.
Hotel booking info coming soon...

Workshops

Beyond Responsive

Responsive web design has taken our industry by storm and with good reason: it helps us improve our reach with less effort. But incorporating responsive design is not the goal, meeting our user’s needs is. Responsive design is not an end in itself… it’s just the beginning. We need to embrace the heterogenous nature of the […]

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Aaron Gustafson

Schedule

June 8

garth-braithwaite

Designers Can Open Source

Garth Braithwaite

This session will cover a few topics in relation to open source design, including: * Open source licenses * Benefits of open sourcing design work * How to open source work * How to contribute design to open source projects * How to make friends with other designers This topic is aimed at designers and some development practices will be discussed.
zoe-gillenwater

Zoe Mickley Gillenwater - TBD

Zoe Mickley Gillenwater

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jd-graffam

JD Graffam - TBD

JD Graffam

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Lunch

aaron-gustafson

Falling in Love with Forms

Aaron Gustafson

Forms. Without them, the web would not be what it is today, but they are challenging from a markup and styling standpoint. In this session, we will explore forms from top to bottom, examining how they work and how their components can be incorporated with other elements to maximize accessibility, improve semantics, and allow for more flexible styling. You’ll get to see the complete picture with forms, including
  • new HTML5 field types;
  • validation, error messages & formatting hints;
  • how to mark up and style forms for the greatest flexibility in responsive designs; and
  • best practices for enhancing forms with JavaScript.

To Be Determined

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To Be Determined

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To Be Determined

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June 9

brad-frost

Atomic Design

Brad Frost

Over the past few years, we’ve seen the web community create style tiles, element collages, style guides, pattern libraries, and a slew of other tools in order to break interfaces down to their atomic elements. Our interfaces are going more places than ever before, so this shift is essential to help us better understand what our websites consist of in order for us create smart, scalable, maintainable designs. This session will introduce atomic design, a methodology for creating robust design systems. We’ll cover how to apply atomic design to implement your very own design system in order to set you, your organization and clients up for success.
team-mason

A frontender builds a backend: learning to think with your eyes closed

Mason Stewart

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Lunch

sophie-shepherd

Sophie Shepherd - TBD

Sophie Shepherd

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To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

To Be Determined

This talk and speaker's info is coming very soon.

June 10

Workshop
aaron-gustafson

Beyond Responsive

Aaron Gustafson

Responsive web design has taken our industry by storm and with good reason: it helps us improve our reach with less effort. But incorporating responsive design is not the goal, meeting our user’s needs is. Responsive design is not an end in itself… it’s just the beginning.

We need to embrace the heterogenous nature of the web—myriad web-enabled devices with vastly different dimensions, screen sizes, networks, and capabilities in use by countless individuals, each with their own special needs—and craft experiences that will work anywhere at any time. We need to build robust systems that adapt in ways far beyond aesthetics.

Aaron Gustafson will open this workshop with a discussion of a number of considerations that we should be aware of, beyond screen size and pixel density, and provide examples of how to adapt our interfaces so they rise to meet our customers’ needs. Then he’ll turn it over to you to propose gnarly design and/or interface challenges you are struggling with. Once everyone’s challenges are collected, attendees will be given the opportunity to form small groups around each and you will spend a portion of the day working on solutions while Aaron mentors each group and pushes you to think more about accessibility, alternate interaction methods, slow networks, and other considerations.

The workshop will wrap up with brief presentations from each group followed by a an open question and answer session.