Meta Refresh 2018 will cover four primary topics:
- User research and design – how user research is carried out and translated into design (whether engineering or designing user interactions).
- Design systems – how collaborations are being enabled between engineers and designers. Here, we are looking for case studies.
- Tooling for design systems – share your experiences (and evaluations) of open source tools for design systems.
- 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:
- Full length talks of 40 minutes
- Crisp talk of 15 minutes
- Workshops of 3-6 hours
- Off the Record sessions (OTR)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +9107676332020
"Engineering to embrace change" Or "How clumsy engineering can lead to powerful research – Part II"
This talk will be an engineering perspective to https://metarefresh.talkfunnel.com/2018/30-how-clumsy-engineering-can-lead-to-powerful-resear.
Short feedback cycles are important, but they are hard to execute. In software, faster cycles often imply higher churn. It is difficult to keep the abstractions sound, and the code clean when trying to deliver production quality software at a high speed.
At simple.org, we took a radical approach to build throw-away applications for experimentation and research. This talk will delve into the insights we had in the process.
- Planning efficiently for short development cycles
- Extreme programming (XP) with designers
- Technologies, and programming languages to consider for thow-away applications
- Software abstractions to use when dealing with a lot of churn
- Keeping software stupid, and simple
- How rebuilding from scratch can be a blast
Srihari is a FOSS enthusiast. He has contributed to Gimp, Eclipse, Diaspora and is excited about opportunities to give back. He has been writing Clojure, and other functional languages for over 5 years now, and over this time, he has managed engineering on products, engineered low latency systems, large analytics platforms, monitoring solutions, distributed payment platforms and multiple simulation testing systems.
He is passionate about fostering the Clojure community, conducts workshops, and organizes IN/Clojure. He also works on computational music synthesis and generation as a hobby. He is a partner at nilenso, a hippie tree hugging bicycle riding software cooperative based in Bangalore.