Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague gives us a preview of his edUi 2017 talk that will explore the uncomfortable but vital topic of how ageism is an unspoken factor in hiring and advancement in the tech industry.
We are saddened and stand in utter disbelief about the events that have transpired over the weekend in Charlottesville. White supremacy and racism have no place in our community. We stand in opposition to intolerance, hatred, and bigotry of all forms. Charlottesville is a lovely community that did not deserve the hatred that was unleashed here this weekend. The town—known locally as C-Ville—is a progressive, tolerant, welcoming, small city, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you’ve been to edUi in recent years, you’ve likely seen this wonderful place first-hand. And maybe it holds a special place in your heart the way it holds one in ours. Our beloved small town is reeling today. Emotions are raw and most people still do not know what to make of the events this weekend. How do you move forward from a display of such violence? How do you walk the streets where people dodged tear gas, were beaten, run over, where someone died? But move forward is what we do. In that sense we truly are a progressive city. Charlottesville’s bright light is exactly what attracted these groups to the area in the first place. And that light won’tContinue reading»
edUi’s hometown of Charlottesville, VA has recently been embroiled in a controversy over the moving of a Confederate statute and renaming of some local parks. It’s brought a lot of attention to what’s normally a pretty quiet college town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. People from around the country have come here to express views that are not reflective of the vast majority of people who live and work in this community. As members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia community we stand behind UVA President Theresa Sullivan’s affirmation of our shared values of diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect. Further, we think this is an excellent opportunity to remind all our conference attendees that edUi is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and safe conference experience for everyone. We have a Code of Conduct and by attending edUi you’re agreeing to abide by it. It’s pretty simple. In fact it can be summed up in two words, “Be Nice.” See you in September.
Kevin M. Hoffman, founder of Seven Heads Design and author of “Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone,” will present his keynote, “Meetings Are a Design Problem,” at edUi 2017. We wanted to get to know him better, so we asked him a few questions.
This just in: edUi 2017 will feature live band karaoke with local band Bro Patrol on Tuesday night.
You’d have to travel a long way to catch talks by the speakers we’ve lined up for edUi 2017. This week, edUi workshop leader Sarah Drasner is keynoting at JS Channel in Bengaluru, India. Sara Wachter-Boettcher has spoken at An Event Apart, Smashing Conf, and even Amuse UX in Budapest. Nick DeNardis has spoken at higher ed events across the country. Kevin M. Hoffman has passport stamps for speaking engagements in South Africa, Norway, and Switzerland. And Cory Doctorow? I don’t know where to begin, but this appearance with Edward Snowden at the NY Public Library is probably where I’d end up. Sarah Drasner Cory Doctorow Sara Wachter-Boettcher Nick Denardis Kevin M. Hoffman And we haven’t even talked about the other 50 speakers you can see in Charlottesville this September at edUi! Convinced Yet? A $550 early bird ticket gets you access to: 3 amazing keynotes 1 half-day workshop of your choice 4 mini-workshops 36 talks, expert panels, and discussions 2 networking receptions But only until Monday July 31. After that, the price jumps to $675. Register Now »
Guest bloggers Jenny Slaughter and John Williams of NewCity describe atomic design and its benefits as a preview to their edUi 2017 mini-workshop, “Getting Crafty with Components: Breaking Down the How and Why of Atomic Design.”
Randy Salzman, co-author of Design Thinking for the Greater Good, gives us an overview of the topic and touches on the benefits and uses of Design Thinking and human-centered design in corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations and agencies.
Jason Cranford Teague talks ageism in the tech industry and Mary Cook will provide useful tip on how to recruit the best testers.
Guest blogger Jeremy Cherry discusses the importance of rules in design and provides a sneak peek into his edUi 2017 talk on digital brand systems.