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Summer Localhost – the lineup

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 by joel

We’ve got the first, free localhost event coming up on the 29th of Aug and I have to say that I’m really excited about the speakers & topics.

The event will be at the University of Newport, City Campus (same as main #Port80), is 2hrs max from 18:00-20:00 and then we’ll probably head over to Ye Olde Murenger to carry on the festivities.

Tickets can be snaffled up at eventbrite (warning: they are like rocking horse poop)

Ok, let’s take a look at who’ll be treading the boards..

1: ‘Content; it’s not just for Christmas’

Ollie Wells – Interaction Development Manager – Sequence

We as designers and developers have a responsibility to our clients to educate them in how to maintain a fidelity of design through the use of content. I will go through some examples of how content can ruin a great design, and some key tips and pointers to pass onto clients to get them thinking in the right way about the content they are adding to their own sites and applications.

Ollie runs a team of front end ninjas at Sequence in Cardiff. He’s responsible for coming up with the best way for users to interact with content on websites and in web applications for Sequence’s clients. With a mixed bag of skills under his belt, Ollie’s main passion lies in always making something to the best quality it can be.

Ollie lives with his lovely wife near Bridgend. When he’s not saving the World (Wide Web) , he likes mountain biking, snowboarding, playing guitar and meeting people for a beer. Just not at the same time. Although he probably could. If he wanted to.

2: ‘Make your coding Sublime’

Benjamin Reid – Aardman Digital

I’ll be giving a whirlwind tour of the up and coming editor, Sublime Text. Whether you’re new to coding, or a hardened vet’, this great editor has something for everyone. I guarantee to show you some tips which will shave away your development time and how to make those menial tasks disappear. So, an editor that essentially gives your longer to live; cool eh?

I’m a web developer from Bristol, UK. Proudly part of the @aardmandigital team. Also a keen guitarist & photographer.

3: ‘Content First FTW’

Rob ‘Bertie’ MillsBluegg

Rob will talk about how Bluegg have banished lorum ipsum and adopted a content first approach for web projects. He’ll discuss how they implemented this, getting clients on board and the impact it has had on projects.

Rob is Studio Manager at Bluegg, a journalism graduate and author of A Practical Guide to Designing the Invisible from Five Simple Steps. Having worked at Mark Boulton Design and Carsonified previously, Rob has extensive experience of project management and running a design studio. He has written for .Net, Think Vitamin, Smashing Magazine and 24ways. He will write for coffee and Monster Munch but never for raisins or yoghurt with bits in

The Final Countdown

So that’s the line up folks, cool huh?

The good news is that tickets are free.

The bad news is that there are very few left! If you want come, I’d book now.


Localhost Aug Event: Update

Posted on: July 14th, 2012 by joel

Next up on the Port80 event diary is the first localhost event – these are the small scale, free, evening based affairs.

If you want to come along then best pull your finger out as 16 tickets have gone so far and the room at Newport Uni can only hold about 25 tops.


First Localhost event: 29th Aug 2012

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by joel

Hi all, I’m pleased to finally get a date for the first localhost event. If you remember these are free, evening events just to have a bit of a meet up and to discuss a few things web related.

Wednesday 29th Aug 18:00-20:00 (perhaps an ale after 😉

Apologies for the delay with this but I’ve had the devil’s own job finding a nice place in central Newport with WIFI etc. The university is a wonderful building but it’s slightly tricky to book.

It’ll kick off at 18:00 and be finished by 20:00 (I would have preferred 9 but the building closes early during term time).

We’ve got a nice room at the Uni (no, not the same lecture hall that Port80 was in), just a small tutorial room with a projector etc.

(free) tickets can be found on Eventbrite 

Oh, and if you’d like to:

  • suggest a topic for discussion
  • talk about someting
  • or have any other ideas

Then please shout out


Localhost events

Posted on: April 1st, 2012 by joel

The main Port80 event for this year, once far off, is now rapidly turning into a much bigger blip on the radar. However I’m already looking beyond that event and into what might fill in the gaps between the main yearly conference. Say hello to “port80 Localhost events”.

The Localhost events are completely different to the main port80 event in a few ways:
– they will (probably) be monthly
– they will be in the early evening
– they will be (probably only) one topic/speaker
– they will be free
– they’ll last about an 1hr or so
– they will be small in size

These events will be probably be held at one of the university’s smaller rooms as the audience size here will be much smaller 8 – 15+ people. This will also help put such topics etc onto the radar of students etc.

The sort of topics will be vast & varied; depends on what suggestions come up but here’s a couple:
– Node.js demo
– Arduino/Rasperberry PI: what’s the fuss?
– design workflow in a responsive world
– mobile apps to help freelancers
– creating a low entry products for clients
– marketing via social media
– branding: a crash course for freelancers
…and more

You get the idea.

As I say, the events will not last for hours so that’ll give us time to have a drink & a catch up after. Good for the community spirit 🙂

I’ll be on the look out for for:
– topics
– speakers

If you’re interested, please shout out.


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