As developers we are constantly exploring, pushing our knowledge, questioning what we are crafting and all too often confused as hell.
During Web Directions South 2013 I noticed an interesting twitter conversation between John Allsopp and Ethan Marcotte. Unfortunately I don’t have the patience to find that conversation but the general gist was Ethan wishing John all the best for the conference and dropping the hint that he would one day love to come to Australia.
I had a little inkling that maybe he might be out for a future Web Directions South, but to my surprise, and many others, John and Maxine, the team behind the Web Directions conferences, decided to mash together a one-of-a-kind (maybe there will be another??) conference focusing on Responsive Web Design. Oh boy, did they pull together an awesome lineup!
To set things straight, nothing beats the real thing!
Attending a conference gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded people, have in-depth conversations greater than 140 characters and thrive off your peers’ motivation.
The amount of conferences within the calendar year are ever increasing and the bar is being set higher and higher each year. It’s truly astounding.
Unfortunately, one can’t attend every conference but fortunately we do have the opportunity to relive some. Most conference organises go to great lengths to capture, edit and release each and every talk. The good thing about all their hard work is that we can create the ultimate conference.
Brad Frost is one of those web developers that always seems to be one step ahead of the game. His personal site is a hive of interesting thoughts, especially in the responsive design arena. All his side projects are super helpful and his passion for our industry is contagious.
I fired a few questions over to Brad and he kindly sat down with his good pal Ziggy to give us all some sound advice.
Have you ever wanted to know what’s inside other web developers’ heads? Have you ever wanted to catch up with someone that is an industry leader and an all-round awesome guy? How about a walk around the back streets of California with Paul Irish?
I flicked over a few questions to Paul in the hope of getting some answers. He took it too the next level.