Staging The World OverPublished 15 years, 6 months past
Despite my best efforts to cut back on travel, the 2007 world tour seems to be continuing apace. In addition to my sessions at An Event Apart in San Francisco at the beginning of October, I’m due to hit (at least)
three other stages before the year is out. Here’s the skinny:
I’ll be doing a short bit on microformats at the Cleveland Web Standards Meetup. If you’re in the area and interested, please do sign up for the group! We’ve been growing quickly and, having shifted our meeting place to the Tri-C West campus, now have room for a lot more growth. We’re also moving beyond simple gathering, with some great ideas for helping out local organizations and sharing knowledge and skills. Even if you can’t make this month’s gathering, you should still join up so you’re in the loop.
I’ll be delivering the keynote at the first annual CIW Partner Conference in Destin, Florida, at the end of September. No official title for the talk as yet, but the general theme will be how we’ve gotten to where we are, what I see as the best ways to train the next generation of web designers and developers, and the best tools currently available to current designers/developers. I may also participate in a panel, depending on exact scheduling.
In mid-October, I’ll be on stage at the first Voices That Matter: Web Design conference in San Francisco (which will make my second trip to the city in the space of three weeks). We’re looking to do sort of an open “Conversation With…” format with lots of audience questions and commentary, which is a little unusual for me. Jeffrey and I did a conversational session with Brian Alvey at ‘Meet the Makers’ back in the day, but I haven’t really done a Merv Griffin since. Should be fun!
Then, in mid-December, I’ll be doing three hours of CSS at Web Design World Boston. It will pretty much be like it was last year: a mix of deep dives into obscure (yet important) corners of CSS, assessments of current trends, fun with cutting-edge techniques, and open-format Q&A. We’ll have three hours (with breaks) to play around, so that’ll leave plenty of time to wander into the weeds and come back mostly intact.
I’m starting to do some rework on the sidebar here on meyerweb, and a “coming soon” list is one of the things I have in mind. Those of you who actually do drop by the site will probably notice the sidebar mutating over time, since I’m going to do my reworking live and in public. That sounds so much more grandiose than the reality of fiddling with markup and making mistakes, doesn’t it? It’s editing 2.0!
Sounds like I won’t be running into you at any Cleveland Area Web Standards meetups this fall — with you out of town and all. Maybe you’ll attend one in the winter that I attend as well so that I can gush in person about how much I enjoyed An Event Apart in Chicago.
I went through a community college web design program that was based on the CIW curriculum. I think as it existed then it would have made a good starting point but it was in no condition to be used as the basis for an entire 2 year program. It had some major shortcomings at the time, but the last I heard about the program (which would have been late summer 2005) the people behind CIW were aware of the need for an update and were working on it. Foundations 5.0 at least looked like a step in the right direction. Sadly there’s more hope for CIW to update their courseware than there is for colleges and universities to update their outdated web design/development curricula (curriculae? curriculums?).
I’d be very interested in hearing any thoughts you have on the status of their program provided sharing such thoughts would not place you in any sort of uncomfortable or compromising positions.