Meta Refresh 2018

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NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore


Meta Refresh 2018 will cover four primary topics:

  1. User research and design – how user research is carried out and translated into design (whether engineering or designing user interactions).
  2. Design systems – how collaborations are being enabled between engineers and designers. Here, we are looking for case studies.
  3. Tooling for design systems – share your experiences (and evaluations) of open source tools for design systems.
  4. Why the boundaries between UI and UX are not the way to proceed for design and designers.

Criteria to submit a conference proposal

You must be a practising web developer or designer, 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. 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.

Guidelines for submission

Every proposal MUST be accompanied by:

  • A two minute preview video where the proposer gives an elevator pitch about the talk.
  • Detailed outline of the talk – either in the form of draft slides, mind map and/or textual description.
  • If you are proposing to speak on a topic where the code is not open-sourced yet, the editorial panel will consider your proposal only if the code is made open-source at least three weeks before the conference.

Without the above information, your proposal will not be considered for review.

If you are submitting a Workshop Proposal, you must clearly state:

  • Background knowledge that participants must possess in order to attend your workshop.
  • Details and links to software / packages which participants must install before coming to the workshop.
  • Laptop configuration.
  • Links to background reading material and GitHub repos.
  • Duration of the workshop.
  • Maximum number of participants who can attend your workshop.
  • Instructor’s past experience with conducting workshops.

There is only one speaker per session. Workshops can have more two or more instructors.

Entry is free for confirmed speakers.

If you are an outstation speaker, HasGeek will do its best to provide a grant that covers part of your travel and accommodation expenses in Bangalore, subject to budgetary constraints.


The 2018 edition is a multi-track event with the following session formats:

  1. Full length talks of 40 minutes
  2. Crisp talk of 15 minutes
  3. Workshops of 3-6 hours
  4. Off the Record sessions (OTR)

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting proposals: TBD
Conference date: 26-27 October, 2018


Meta Refresh will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore


For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, write to or call +9107676332020


"Engineering to embrace change" Or "How clumsy engineering can lead to powerful research – Part II"

Srihari Sriraman, Partner at Nilenso

36 minutes 1 November 2018

Building technical documentation as a product at scale

Ravi Suhag, data engineer at GO-JEK

35 minutes 1 November 2018

Opening keynote: Understanding UX (and UI) – a practitioner's perspective

Nakul Shenoy

34 minutes31 October 2018

Voice User Interfaces - How designing for the ear differs from designing for screens

Sohan Maheshwar, Alexa Evangelist at Amazon

36 minutes 1 November 2018

Closing keynote: Scaling the biggest design system: your design team

Rahul Gonsalves, founder at Uncommon

51 minutes 1 November 2018

How XR Environments Shape User Behavior

Ranjith Raj Vasam, Swecha

21 minutes 1 November 2018

Collaborative and real-time design systems in Figma (Unacademy)

Abhinav Chhikara, design team lead at Unacademy

25 minutes 1 November 2018

Dr. DeSign Systems: or, how I learned to stop worrying and remove the chaos?

Tejas Bhatt, founder at

40 minutes 2 November 2018


NIMHANS Convention Centre

NIMHANS Convention Centre

Dairy Circle

Bangalore - 560027

Karnataka, IN

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