The DIY Summit Recap

The DIY Summit took place last week was a virtual conference that didn’t have the burden of travel time and costs, we had attendees from all over America and all over the world. 

It wasn’t just the attendees that were scattered around the globe, our speakers came from different locations. 

Matt Harris beamed in from San Francisco to talk about WordPress, while Kevin Lawver in Georgia taught about Ruby on Rails. 

All of our wonderful speakers including Brian Fling, Kelly Goto, Dan Rubin, Ryan Irelan, Mark Trammell, and Juliette Melton talked about aspects of one-person Web design team: whether it be usability, branding yourself, raising your design skills, improving your workflow, introduction into a new programming framework, or finally using Subversion.

Even with interruptions by Kanye, over 7 hours in total of Web design and development education were had by people who wouldn’t or couldn’t travel to a Web conference with leaders in the field in an era of budget cuts and busy work schedules.

And we hosted the event in Austin at the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business (who were also in the middle of launching their new site design!). Since it was UT, throwing horns became both a way to symbolizing rocking out and support for the Longhorns. I love efficiencies!

Special thanks to MailChimp for sponsoring the event and PeachPit for the books as door prizes!

If you missed out on the DIY Summit, don’t worry! 

We have another Web design virtual conference coming up in November: jQuery Summit featuring Jonathan Snook, John Resig and more! 

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