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Breaking Silos: The Blurring Lines of Digital Interaction


Keiser University – Tampa Campus Auditorium, 5002 West Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

Park in the garage in any unmarked space, go into the building and into the Auditorium.


• 6:00pm : Doors open

• 6:00pm - 6:30pm : Networking, Setup

• 6:30pm - 8:00pm : Presentation and Discussion


Remember 1993? You probably had one room in the house with a computer, and using it was a special occasion of sorts. Back then, computers were part of our life, bolted on the edge like another tool in the garage. Useful, but only momentarily relevant.

That’s changed. Today, our interactions with digital technology are increasingly ubiquitous. From the time our mobile phone’s alarm goes off, to the moment we read that last tweet before going to bed, we’re plugged in all the time.

As technologists, this drastic increase in ubiquitous computing gives us unparalleled opportunities that we need to be actively exploring. No longer do web sites or applications act in isolation, they can become a persistent part of our life, exposing a radical new depth to the interactions we have with devices on a daily basis. We should break the walls surrounding our technology products and find opportunities to extend the engagement past what we think of as the typical use case.

In this session, we’ll explore briefly how interactions with digital devices have changed over time, talk about what that means to both technologists and business owners, and examine strategies for uncovering new innovation opportunities through smart interaction design. You’ll leave with an entirely new way of looking at how your customer uses technology and interacts with you through it (here’s a hint: it doesn’t just start and stop on your website), and you’ll be brimming with ideas for ways to deliver a deeper and more meaningful engagement to those users.

It’s not 1993 anymore…it’s time to stop designing like it is.


Anyone interested in building Web applications that would like to learn new skills, meet like-minded people who enjoy building Web applications and geeks. This meeting is open to everyone and everyone will feel comfortable regardless of your current skill level.


Justin Davis, CEO and Founder of Madera Labs, has a passion for making things better. From making websites easier to use, to making the grocery shopping experience a better one, he believes that great design is the key to great experiences.

With a background that involves technology, music, architecture, and beer (once the host of a podcast about craft beer), this diversity of exposure means Justin approaches problems from unique standpoint, always turning to design to help solve the problem of how to make a customer’s experience better.

Companies Justin has worked with include The United Methodist Church, United Way, Motion Industries, Gaylord Hotels, and a host of others. He is also a vibrant and exciting speaker, loves technology, travel, great food and drink and great books.

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  • Brian Di V.

    Great presenter! I especially liked the relevant use of architecture break lines!

    November 7, 2013

  • Tony D.

    Justin Davis was a really good speaker; informative, engaging, great sense of humor. Awesome meetup!

    November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topic, fantastic speaker. Justin did an incredible job!

    November 6, 2013

  • Vera P.

    Loved it!

    November 5, 2013

  • Vera P.

    Same here :(

    November 5, 2013

  • Ed M.

    @lee, where is the block? I'm stuck in the Anderson mess too.

    November 5, 2013

    • Lee O.

      veterans was the brunt of it

      November 5, 2013

  • Lee O.

    traffic is nasty

    November 5, 2013

  • Kelvin M.

    Actually not going to be able to make it. :/

    November 5, 2013

  • Joe H.

    whats the speakers last name, or is he one of those 'one name' types? All I can find is 'justin'.

    October 14, 2013

    • Murray Anne B.

      Sorry about that one Joe, his last name is Davis. Linkedin is below!­a

      October 14, 2013

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