dConstruct Conference - 1 week later
Friday September 5th saw me attend my second conference of 2008, dConstruct in Brighton with fellow conference buddies Elliot Jay Stocks and Tim Van Damme.
The pre-party hosted by the cool cats at chi.mp was a brilliant evening filled with meeting many a new face and old friend whilst sinking plenty of cold drinks, needless to say it was well into the small hours before we made our way home. This was no different at the after-party that started at Above Audio hosted by BBC Backstage & Yahoo! but quickly splintered off to the Old Ship Hotel’s quieter bar.
The conference itself was one of the best I have attended, Joshua Porter’s talk on Leveraging Cognitive Bias in Social Design was fantastic and a highlight of the event for me. Other speeches by Daniel Burka, Tantek Ã‡elik and the Matt’s from Dopplr were also extremely good. Brain crushing speeches from both Steven Johnson and Jeremy Keith were a handful at times but I came away with something positive and useful from all of the different speakers. dConstruct 2008 was a conference well worth attending and you will definitely be seeing me there again next year.
Whilst in Brighton I met and spoke to a lot of great folks, including: Mel Kirk, Filip Bunkens, Andy Budd, Keir Whitaker, Ryan Carson, Andy Lobban, Roan Lavery, Cole Henley, Sandy Logan, Jonathan Barrett, Marko MrdjenoviÄ, Daniel Burka, Ollie Kavanagh, Kat Neville and the mysterious, intelligent and hilariously funny linguist Raul, get in touch!