Charlotte User Experience Meetup Group Message Board › Slides/Notes from "Creativity in the Material World" + Extra Goodies
We had Melinda Jackson out on Monday and she shared some pretty amazing information on how to find & encourage creativity. If you were there, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you missed out she's made her slides + notes available over at Bitbucket. Go check 'em out.
If you've been in Charlotte for at least 3 years you've been able to witness our community grow and it's been great. Over the next 3 months there are some really fantastic local tech events coming up that we think you'd really enjoy attending.
1. Blend Conference / Sept 5-7 / $349
You've heard me talk about this one for the last couple of meetups. This is our first large-scale technology/design conference since about 2007. We have 50 diverse speakers coming in to talk for 3 days about user experience, design, and development. If you haven't purchased a ticket yet, go look at the schedule, let is amaze you and support a local event by getting a ticket. The discount code 'CLTUX' will still save you 10%.
2. Ignite Charlotte / Sept 17 / Free
This will be the 6th Ignite Charlotte and is a pretty fantastic way to spend your evening. The overall gist is that speakers have 5 minutes to speak and their slides auto-advance every 20 seconds. It's pretty entertaining to watch and the speakers do a really good job.
3. BarCamp Charlotte / Oct 26 / Free
Before meetups, before Ignite, and before Blend Conference, there was BarCamp. BarCamp is something I consider to be the catalyst to the amazing growth we've experienced in our community. They are a grass roots tech conference going on their 8th BarCamp event. It's under new leadership this year and will be pretty darn amazing. They're fine tuning the last bit of details to launch the new site so stay tuned and mark your calendars. You can follow @barcampclt for updates.