Meta Refresh is a conference on the construction of the user experience on the web. The 2013 edition is about letting go. It’s about learning the skills necessary to build experiences which cannot possibly exist on any medium apart from the internet. It will showcase people who have a deep understanding of what the internet is, and what it can be; people who have built experiences and who can recount their experiences doing so.
Meta Refresh 2013 is a single-track event over two days. All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee consisting of:
- Sunit Singh, design at Cleartrip
- Angad Kingra, design at Zomato
- Rahul Gonsalves, design at Pixelogue
- Kiran Jonnalagadda, design and code at HasGeek
The program committee will not consider public voting when making selections, as the current form of voting has a weak correlation to relevance, but will instead look at the discussion each proposal generates. If there is a proposal you find notable, please leave a comment.
For this year’s event, we are seeking original presentations from practising designers and frontend engineers on why something should be done the way you say, rather than how. The conference stage is a place to convince the audience to your point of view. Howto guides go on the website.
As a single track event, you will have the full audience in the room with you, and we expect you to keep it engaged. Please submit examples of prior speaking experience, or a video introducing yourself and your topic, plus proof that you practice what you preach.
Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that towards an event sponsorship.
There are no sponsored sessions at Meta Refresh. Your speaking opportunity is at the discretion of the program committee alone.
If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day of your proposal.
Discounted tickets are available from http://metarefresh.doattend.com/
We will make the first round of confirmations by late December, a second round by mid-January, and will finalize the schedule in early February. More specific dates as they get closer. The event is on Feb 22-23.
HasGeek believes in open source as the foundation of the internet. Our aim is to strengthen these foundations for future generations. If your talk describes a codebase for developers to work with, we require that it is available under a permissive open source license, a license that does not impose itself on subsequent work.
How to become a respected, highly paid awesome Freelancer or Consultant
To inculcate a sense of “I can do” attitude to developers and designers and learn to command respect from client and be a well paid awesome freelancer or consultant.
All developers and designers, even if they work at a company on a 9-5 job, do some sort of freelancing or consulting on the side. I’ve come across lots of good developers, designers and even some beginners asking how to stand out of the crowd and be an awesome freelancer or consultant.
I’ll try to give tips, tricks on how to be one of those awesome freelancer or consultant, that commands the respect of the clients and get well paid by premium clients.
The talk will also include:
- How to set a good price for your work.
- How to get good paying clients.
- How to stay relevant and be found by new clients.
I believes in simplicity and can push the envelop, envisions the betterment of usable and practical solutions.
My freelancing/consulting career spans over 10 years and in the course of that, I’ve learnt a lot - from mistakes to gotchas. I want to summarize and help budding and even accomplished developers and designers on the ways to make them stand out of the crowd and do better at what they love to do, and in return be paid well for their job.