Web Directions South – Day 2

Day 2 was for me, not as enjoyable as Day 1, but none the less, was still quite informative and because I had to leave early, much more rushed.

Michal Migurski’s – @migurskikeynote was very cool and was good to see another infographic/visualisation geek like me, but this guy runs rings around me. I also liked the showcases he did on the Chicago crime rates and water rising. very cool.

Juliette Melton@j presentation on Effective Remote Testing was honestly quite dry and only good for those that have not done any usability at all I felt, but for a general intro, nice work, for the likes of myself and a few others, i think it was a bit lacking engagement.

HTML Panel (4 key people in HTML 5, Ben Schwartz, John Alsopp and a few others I cant remember their names), this open discussion forum was good, even though Ben took over a bit at one stage, was very valuable and see the passion and heartaches they have gone through and their woes on trying to make HTML5 the new standard.

Shane Morris@shanemo An old comedian I think I knew when working in Channel Nine, but looked like a top bloke, very entertaining, the subject matter he presented, also was like Juliette’s, lacked a bit of lustre’ for seasoned UX people, but for fresh newbies, it was definately an enjoyable talk. Also was good that he took on a few ideas of mine in regards to animation techniques in UX will be coming soon. I think I will make a presentation myself on this.

Dmitry Bara­novskiy@dmitrybaranovsk This guy is a pure javascript savant/ninja/guru/wizard, he deserves a major award in the contribution of web dev. He is bloody funny to see in action, extremely talented individual and to create Raphael so optimum and lean and powerful, is beyond me. I unfortunately had to leave three-quarters of the way through his talk to get to the airport, but I will definately be looking at his future developments.

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