I’m thrilled to say that the first event of the newly rebooted Front End Innovators meetup was a success.
Joe Stanco, Front End Engineer at Buzzfeed, gave a great talk on Express, a web application framework for Node.js, inspired by Sinatra.
A great group of technologists attended and kept the conversation going while mixing, mingling, and snacking on Num Pang sandwiches.
If you’re interested in the presentation you can check out the source code and the hosted presentation itself.
The next meetup will be January 15th and the topic will be d3 and data visualization. See you there!
Check out the winners and all of the eligible apps here.
Proud to have been part of this amazing competition!
On May 3rd, 2013 I had the pleasure of attending UserConf 2013: The conference about keeping your customers (happy). It was more informative, inspiring, and fun than I could have thought possible. Here are the highlights:
The speakers. The lineup was really impressive:
Richard White, UserVoice // Founder/CEO
Sarah Hatter, CoSupport // Founder/CEO
Darnell Witt, Vimeo // Director of Support & Community
Rich Armstrong, Fog Creek // General Manager
Marssy Benitez, Flickr // Support Operations Manager
Andrea Murphy, Meetup // Community Manager
Jon Lane, Harvest // Quality Assurance
Bill Bounds, Mailchimp // Head of Support
Max Crowley & Alex Priest, Uber // Community Managers
My favorite speaker was definitely Darnell Witt, Director of Support & Community at Vimeo. The love he has for his job and the Vimeo community really came through in his presentation. He also noted a direct correlation between support team morale and the number of GIFs in your workflow.
The venue. As someone who used to work in publishing, attending a conference at the Scholastic building felt like coming home. And having lunch on the roof on a beautiful day was a pure delight.
Swag and surprises. Frozen yogurt, cake, t-shirts, MailChimp dolls, temporary tattoos, a photobooth, and more added an element of fun that made the day truly memorable.
Final Grade: +A
The next UserConf is taking place in San Francisco on October 18th, 2013.
Looking for your first job? Starting your NYC internship? If so, join NY Creative Interns at Ogilvy HQ tonight, May 20, for URL to IRL: Stand out Online & Make Connections in Real Life.
We’ll discuss how to balance your online and offline efforts, create introductions with both personal and professional heroes, and start conversations that carry over from the digital space to in-person meetings.
Meet other young creatives and gain insights from pros at Gilt.com, Social@Ogilvy, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Could not be feeling more excited to have Gary Vaynerchuk as the Keynote Speaker for Find & Follow Your Passion next weekend.