Meta Refresh 2014

On the construction of user interface on the web

Criteria for proposing sessions: You must be a practising web designer/developer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.

About Meta Refresh: Meta Refresh is a conference where Design and UI development converge. A beautiful experience on the web is a result of a deep understanding of your user and the nuances of the medium. Meta Refresh aims to be the platform where designers and UI developers exchange ideas and skills and learn from each other.

Format: This year’s edition spans four days, with two days of workshops and two days of conference. All days feature a single track.

We are accepting talks on:

  1. Front-end implementations, mainly workflow, processes, tools and automation,
  2. CSS, animation, UX, trends, and typography, and
  3. Short, crisp talks on front-end tricks.

Talks on implementation have to be about original work. While covering scalability and productivity aspects to explain implementation details, proposers must also explain who is the user and what is the context in which their product is being used. Therefore, how content and design were tailored in each specific instance.

We also invite workshop proposals on:

  1. Build systems such as Grunt
  2. CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap 3 and Foundation
  3. MVC/JS frameworks such as Angular
  4. Animations/UX

Workshops will be held on 12th and 13th February at the TERI auditorium in Domlur, Bangalore.

If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.

Last date for submissions: 12 January 2014.
Confirmations: 15 January 2014 onwards.

There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will offer a grant to cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world for speakers delivering full sessions (30 minutes or longer). 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 as a speaker travel sponsorship.

Travel grants are reimbursed at the end of the conference. You are expected to make your own travel and stay arrangements. We will assist with hotel recommendations, visa letters and general advice on travel.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Non Accepted Proposals

If your proposal is accepted for a session > 30 minutes long, we will cover your event ticket. If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.

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Website: https://metarefresh.in/2014

For queries about proposals / submissions, write to info@hasgeek.com

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Nayan Deshmukh

@nayandeshmukh

2013, how the past will affect front-end trends of 2014

Submitted Jan 9, 2014

The aim of this talk is to throw spotlights on popular trends that captured the world wide web in 2013 and how it will impact what we are going to see in 2014.

Outline

January is often considered the month for deep reflection. We look back at the year behind us, bemoaning our regrets and celebrating our successes. And then, we look forward to the future year. Many of the prominent/spectacular/renowned trends of last year are still around today and will undoubtedly take off/march into 2014. After all, that’s why they are called trends and not fads. So we thought, why not do a retrospective for the web trends for 2013 and see what we would leave behind in 2014 and what we will continue.

Outline of the talk:
1. Responsive Web Design beyond screen sizes - Response based on device experience
2. Retina support using SVG - For smarter browsers on high end devices
3. SVG animation or Parallax - Storytelling without heavy videos
4. Single Page Application using Node.js - Simplified experience to focus single task at a time

Speaker bio

Nayan is the Creative Director and a co-founder at Webonise Lab.
He is a design graduate and has been in industry for close to a decade now. He has extensive experience in Interface & Interaction design for Learning Management systems & various startups. Creating Robust design & streamlining frontend processes at Webonise Lab has been his strong focus’

He eats and breathes User interface and interaction design. When he is not UIing or UXing, you can see him reading on his Kindle, sketching up some pencil illustrations or binge watching movies!

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Meta Refresh is an umbrella forum for conversations about different aspects of design and product including: 1. UX and interaction design 2. CMS, content management, publishing and content marketing 3. Information architecture 4. Product design 5. Privacy in product design more