@media Europe – round-up
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Another year, another great @media conference!
I am never one for typing up my thoughts on conferences immediately after they have happened, I like to let things sink in, work their way around my head for a while and then blossom into the ideas, inspirations and motivations that I attend conferences for. I have been back at work for a couple of days now and think my head is now full to bursting with ideas (we will just have to see how many of them see the light of day…).
Speakers aside I think I was one of three delegates of the conference to have attended both events, London and San Fransisco (though the only one to have my own special badge) and while I realized quite soon into the event I was using the words “when I was in San Fransisco” rather a lot (which I will now refer to this phrase as WISISF) in my conversations it turned out to be an excellent idea. Not only does SanFran rock but getting into the American web scene was motivating for me and it also made the vast majority of my decisions on presentations to attend for me, as I had seen a good few of them before! This was invaluable as there were so many good talks going on in London. Talks from speakers new to the circuit, speakers for world leaders in their field (the creator of CSS anyone!?!?!) and of course speakers we all know and love.
It was rather hard to pick a favorite from all the talks but if I really had to it would likely be the case studies of Hannah Donovan and Simon Willison. Both of their projects were exciting ones and both were talked about with a real passion that I am hoping I can carry over to my work. It also sounds like Nate’s talk of Yahoo! knowledge went down really well – I’ll have to catch the podcast for that one as I was giving my love to Drew’s talk about implementing the web (“there is no fold”)
Other, non-academic highlights for me included:
- getting a sneaky tumbler of wine in the hot-topics panel – Jeremy poured too many and who else would have got it!!?
- adding John Hicks to the growing list of fans of my South Africa videos
- using the term WIWISF at any possible opportunity ;>
- sitting at the back of the conference room – you think all the cool kids sit at the front? think again!
- getting to Clockwork before everyone else and watching the giant queue form – then laughing at people (sorry Molly) who got caught up in it!
- listening to the coolness of Nate Koechley while eating curry – he went to Dave Chappells Block party!!!
Hats off to Patrick on yet another fooking good conference (regardless of what anyone says). If you missed out do not fret as he has another one coming up, this one is focused on AJAX and is called, rather unsurprisingly, @media AJAX.
In one more bit of further news – look out in the coming weeks for @media, the film – I haven’t checked out the footage quality yet but there must be some gems in there, gems that I must let everyone see!
Some great photo’s have been taken of the event. Special thanks, as they let me use their work here go to:
- Caz Mockett for the “Boozeniges” shot
- Christian Heilmann for letting the world know that I agree that “there is no fold”