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Test - Please ignore

Test - please ignore

Posted on August 28, 2009 | Permanent Link | Comments (0)

Restarting the New Zealand Calendar of UX Events

I’ve been talking to a few Auckland-based User Experience (UX) folk recently - discussing how we can better connect, network, learn and be inspired.

In my talks, I’ve noticed that not everyone is necessarily aware of all the various UX-related events already happening in Auckland, so I thought it would be a good idea to restart my UX Calendar of Events.

The UX Calendar lists each event individually, but here’s a brief overview of what’s already happening in Auckland:

  • Auckland Web Meetup - John Ballinger & friends organise a great event, typically with 3 speakers each time, so there's usually at least one topic of interest. And there's free beer and pizza,  and drinks afterwards - good opportunity for networking.
  • Auckland UX Book Club – Two books successfully discussed so far, and the group is growing. Thanks to Peter Grierson for kicking this off this year!
  • Auckland Pecha Kucha – Initially started by the Architecture crowd in Auckland, but topics vary and provide a great insight into how other creatives work and think. I love the format: 6 minute presentation means you never get bored.
  • Girl Geek Dinners – Monthly dinners for the more geeky women amongst us, but I’m sure they’re welcoming to everyone...
  • DINZ run occasional events, such as Designers Speak Plurals. The next one is in Auckland on 29th July. Looks like a great line-up of speakers.
  • YMedia are currently running the YMediaChallenge.
  • Design Assembly  put together an evening of talks and discussion for Graphic Designers four times a year. The next one is on 30th September. 
  • There are even rumours of an upcoming TEDx event in Auckland (Oct 1?). More info shortly. 

Let me know if I’ve missed any…

Posted on July 20, 2009 | Permanent Link | Comments (0)

Some links of interest…

Posted on July 7, 2009 | Permanent Link | Comments (0)

Tom Peters interviews Jason Fried of 37 Signals

Tom Peters interviews Jason Fried of 37 Signals (the makers of Basecamp, Ta-Da and Backpack) and talks about their design and software development philosophy. Read the interview.

Posted on July 10, 2005 | Permanent Link

Best Software Essays of 2004

Joel Spolsky is editing a new book: a collection of the best software essays published anywhere - on the web or in print - during 2004. Nominations are now closed, but the list will make for great Christmas reading.

Posted on December 3, 2004 | Permanent Link

Work in Progress

I'm making some changes to the website today, so some things might be broken.

Please check back later if things do not work as they should.

Posted on December 2, 2004 | Permanent Link