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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So called freelancing

Submitted Jul 11, 2018

You believe that you can be your own boss. Not just in work, but life in general.
You can manage your time productively outside of any system.
You are tired of the 9–5 mundane routine.
You trust your skills you gained over the years better than systems and corporates.
You are your best version when you are independent.
Your networking skills are great.
You need the freedom to choose your projects, clients, the way you work and not someone micromanaging you.

Well, then welcome to the world of freelancing!


  • Freelancing is a life style choice (Reality check on what that life is like?)
  • Things you gotta plan before you start your freelance business
  • The art of pricing your service
  • Are there enough legal support for freelancers in India?
  • Handling boring paper work (Contracts, Invoices, Accounts)
  • How to overcome dry spell days?
  • How to sustain business and get continuous work / clients

Speaker bio

I’m a Freelance Designer working outta Bangalore, India.

Madly in love with Branding, Experience design for Web and Mobile Applications, Creating layouts and crafting webpages compatible across devices in HTML, CSS / SASS / LESS.

Having 10+ years of industry experience in various fields starting from Support, Telecom and Software Industry. The interesting mix of domain knowledge I got through my career helps me understand any business and gets easier in designing experiences for them.

Freelancing since 2015. Mostly working with Small, Medium size businesses, Start-ups.


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