Meta Refresh 2018

Meta Refresh 2018

The web in your pocket


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 [](mail or call +9107676332020

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Ram Vaishnav


Cakewalk WebVR development with A-Frame

Submitted Jul 23, 2017

Want to be a part of the IT industry makeover which Virtual Reality’s growing ecosystem has begun? Why not build your own VR website!
Ram is going to talk about easily building VR website using A-Frame, an open-source framework by Mozilla for creating VR experiences which works on all platforms. In this live coding talk, you will learn to use various concepts & APIs of A-Frame through various demos and live VR scene creations. This will help you create interactive and immersive VR experiences on the web. This will also cover how different is A-Frame from other similar frameworks like ReactVR.


  • What is Virtual Reality (Introduction to VR & similar terms, and why is this winning our hearts)
  • How one can build VR experiences today (Different options available to build VR experiences + Demos)
  • How is WebVR making a difference (Introduction to WebVR and its initia specs + Demo)
  • Introduction to A-Frame (How A-Frame out throughs all other options to build WebVR scenes today. + Demos)
  • Introduction to A-Frame docs and few tools which can be used while coding.
  • About few mostly used APIs and Components of A-Frame with help of demos.
  • Introduction to A-Frame & WebVR community in India.
  • How can you participate to A-Frame library or other Mozilla products.
  • Q/A session.


  1. A laptop/computer (with net connectivity) for coding.
  2. A mobile phone and a VR device for testing the VR experiences built.

We need VR Devices (Cardboards / Daydream View / HTC Vives) to test the VR experiences build by audience. We can make few devices available for all participants, additionally we can ask participants to get their own devices with themself.

Speaker bio

Ram Dayal Vaishnav, Senior Web Developer from Arcesium, is very passionate about Open Source and has been to Mozilla’s projects for more than 5 years now. He is also a Mozilla Tech Speaker & Mozilla Representative. Ram was involved with Mozilla’s WebVR framework A-Frame since its birth in late 2015. Apart from code contribution, he has also gave talks on A-Frame at various national and international events including MozFest London and FOSSASIA Singapore.
Ram also co-founded WebVR India group, a developer community in India working on VR development & evangelism., a website for emerging technologies developers, recently named Ram as one of their AR/VR inspirations of 2016 for his inspirational work in the fields of VR & IoT. Ram is also W3C contributor in W3C WebVR community group.



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