Meta Refresh 2018

Meta Refresh 2018

The web in your pocket

Theme

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.

Format

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

Venue

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

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, write to info@hasgeek.com or call +9107676332020

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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
Siddharth Kshetrapal

Siddharth Kshetrapal

@siddharthkp

We need to talk about how we build user interfaces

Submitted Jul 5, 2018

This is a modified version of the talk I gave in Reactfoo about design systems to cater to the wider audience of developers and designers.

Building high quality interfaces that are consistent across products and teams is hard. When we reach to a point where design and development tools converge and our workflows will have to embrace each other, we might be faced with a LOT of work. Collaboration between designers and developers has been a pain point since, well forever? But fear not, Design Systems is the solution!

Join Siddharth for this practical talk to learn what a design system is, how to build it from scratch; and how to convince your boss that it’s something worth to invest in!

Outline

This is a modified version of the talk I gave in Reactfoo about design systems to cater to the wider audience of developers and designers.

Target Group: Designers and developers both, The talk is about bridging the collaboration gap between designers and developers

I feel this is a topic worth talking about because there is a lot of work being done in this space by multiple companies to reach a point where design + development tools converge and our workflows will embrace each other.

I give practical tips that the audience can take back to their work. All of the tools I talk about are either open source or have a free tier.

The audience will learn what a design system is (hint: it’s not just a component library), how to build a design system from scratch with the technical and people decisions decisions you need to make; and how to convince your boss that it’s something you should invest in!

Speaker bio

Design systems @auth0 ∙ running frontend.army + stackstickers.shop on the side ∙ past: frontend architect @practo ∙ built bundlesize & cost-of-modules

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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