Search Engine Strategies New York — I’ll be appearing on the panel “CSS Myths, Mistakes, & Reality” with Shari Thurow and Matt Bailey, as well as representatives of Yahoo! and Google. My role is to quickly explain the benefits of standards to an audience that may have ltitle to no knowledge of said benefits. The session will be 90 minutes, to provide plenty of Q&A time.
SXSW Interactive — I have three scheduled appearances in Austin, none of which have anything to do with CSS. The first is Emergent Semantics, a look at how to add semantic information to the Web today using already-available features of XHTML. The second is Where Are the Women of Web Design?, an exploration of why there are so few female “leaders” in the Web design space, and how we might encourage more. Last, I’ll be one of the performers at Vox Nox, a New Riders event that features several authors performing pieces that aren’t technology-related. It will unfortuantely overlap a bit with 20×2, but not too badly.
The SXSW folks have also scheduled me to do two book signings, one on Sunday and the other Monday. If you’re going to be at the conference, bring a book to sign, or buy one there and get it signed. Just think—the signature alone will add at least a dime to the book’s worth, although the personalized inscription will knock it back off. That’s how it goes.
NOTACON 2 — held right here in fabulous Cleveland, Ohio, I’ll be giving two talks. One will be The Construction of S5; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the DOM, about the evolution of S5, looking at various design decisions and the joy of DOM scripting. The other talk is Humanely Wielding a Clue By Four: Reflections on Managing a Massive Mailing List, an overview of what I’ve learned as List Chaperone for css-discuss, and what I think makes a good community manager.
WWW 2005 — and away I go to Chiba, Japan! For the conference, I’ll be presenting a half-day tutorial on standards-oriented design trends and techniques. I may also be presenting a poster, if it’s accepted by the poster committee, but I won’t know for a few weeks. I’m also planning to speak at the Tokyo PC Users Group, and am still scouting for consulting opportunities while in Japan. If you’re interested, please let me know!
Looking further into the future, I’m currently scheduled to speak at conferences in September and October. I’ll have details on those as the time draws closer. You can stay up to date with my public speaking schedule over at Complex Spiral Consulting, and yes, I really should turn it into an RSS feed. Some day…