Meta Refresh 2013

The design and engineering of user interface on the web

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.

The details

Meta Refresh 2013 is a single-track event over two days. All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee consisting of:

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


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.

Commitment to open source

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.

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Productize your application - the right way!

Submitted Dec 27, 2012

This is intended to those little closely-knit UX teams that form an enterprise, startup or even a little design studio, which are driven with a single objective - ‘build products that makes a difference’. I intend to cover those key practices that each product UX team should follow to make sure the application that they build are completely productized - ie ready to be sold!


This proposal comes from my intense urge to share with the community, the learning opportunity that one of my assignment provided me with, in being a key part of the complete UX design process of a social collaboration platform. Here are some solutions and suggestions to the very common roadblocks, challenges, misconceptions and process-blocks that most of the UX teams within a product team face today.

From Information architecture, Prototyping, Interaction design, Visual design, Content strategy to Front-end engineering each of these key facets has got their own places in the design process, and they deserve a better approach if you believe the application deserves to be a complete product!


An open learning mind!

Speaker bio

As a UX enthusiast, who consider himself fortunate enough to have played diverse career roles ranging from a multimedia designer, web/graphic designer, Interactive developer to a UX enthusiast, i believe in the philosophy of ‘connecting the dots’. The learning and inspiration gifted by these years of hybrid career, have come a long way with me for being passionate about the UX processes involved in building a scalable, flexible and transitional product!

Apart from these - i write for web, run a UX blog and hate plagiarism :)


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