I was looking forward to seeing Anna speak having enjoyed her Pocket Guide on Style guides,as well her 24ways article on Jekyll. - I wasn’t disappointed - It was an intriguing journey through the weird and wonderful world of console capabilities and controllers. I found it a good wake up call to be better informed about the ways that people consume the things that we build.
Something different for Andy Clarke’s session where he recorded an edition of his podcast Unfinished Business talking about Mental Health and Wellbeing in our industry to coincide with Geek Mental Help Week
Helia lead a good discussion on web sites and whether they are even needed.
Gareth lead a discussion that touched on hyperlocal sites and how to make information easily consumable.
Dafydd lead a cool session puzzling over whether Wales can and/or should get our own version of GDS
Bill Oates lead a discussion about public toilet provison across Wales that was surprisingly wide ranging.
Notes from an interesting meeting - the start of some nice work.
Sketchbook covering the period from Feb 2014 - July 2014. I was ready for an A4 sketchbook this time and picked a WHSmith sketchbook from my stocks - I agreed with Sonia on the comment thread. The paper changed and went from smooth to a rougher texture which wasn’t as nice to draw on - especially with pen. The rougher texture encouraged me to do much more pencil drawing.
Good question and answer session at the end of the conference.
Who knew that portals were still around?