Port80 2013 was a week ago today so that seems a good point to get out a closing ceremony blog out there…
First up let’s give you links to the speakers slides
- Matt Andrews – “Responsive design at the Guardian“
- Rachel Shillcock – “How to discover your inner superhero“
- Benjy Stanton – “Crafting Animation on the Web“
- Andy Davies – “Making Mobile Sites Faster“
- Robin Christopherson – “Everybody Technology – The Power and the Promise“
- Sophie Dennis – “Working in Harmony“
- Paul Lloyd – “This is for Everyone“
Videos will be online at some point (nudge nudge Jess).
I’m not going to do a lengthy feedback form but please email me or tweet me if you have any thoughts about the event; especially stuff which can help make it a sell out event again next year. If there are any topics you’d like to see covered, if there is anyone you’d like to hear speak etc then please shout out.
My personal feedback next year is that I’m going to get some more help setting up and running the event! By spending most of the day in “organisation mode” you tend to miss some of the fun of the day – still, I made up for it by beating Jack Franklin in a dance off
— Andrew Minton (@andrewminton) May 10, 2013
There will be a Port80 2014 – I’ll be booking the venue shortly.
The next Port80 Localhost event will be on Aug the 22nd – more details soon.
This year we have a special Winter Localhost as it’ll be tied in the Handheld conference, we’ll be doing the day before mini, evening, event thingy.
I’m also mulling a sort of “back to school” event in Sept. No conference, just affordable, hands on workshops to help skill up after the summer break. This will only work if I can get some decent sponsors on board. If you have any thoughts, please get in touch.
A massive thanks to everyone who attended. The conference market is pretty crowded and the fact that you took time out, put your hand in your pocket and helped make #port80 2013 the special day it was, makes all the difference. Thank you.
Massive thanks to all the speakers – they did an absolutely fantastic job. A really interesting mix of talks reflecting the whole spectrum of topics.
Big thanks to Russ Britton for his organisation help on the day and for the University of South Wales for their lovely venue; special thanks to Emma Burnell for her fantastic help as events co-ordinator & to Sean Hambleton for his a/v & venue set up expertise. Oh, and big #port80 ‘best of luck‘ to Emma who is expecting a baby and won’t be around for #port80 2014.
See you next year