Our February meetup will have talks by Vitaly Friedman, Martin Petersen, Jose Salguero, and Nico Hagenburger. We are looking forward to see you there, and you are welcome to spread the word and invite friends.
Vitaly Friedman: Real-Life Responsive Web Design
Responsive Web Design challenges web designers to adapt a new mindset to their design processes as well as techniques they are using in design and code. This talk provides an overview of various practical techniques, tips and tricks from real-life projects and discusses front-end techniques, maintenance issues and performance considerations for lightweight responsive design.
Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. From Minsk in Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany, discovered the passage a passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development. Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany.
Martin Petersen: Self-publishing in post-digital times
Martin will talk about paper smell pleasures, the matter of publishing your own ideas and why screens are boring.
Martin Petersen works as a graphic designer, art director and publisher in Berlin. Through his love for photography and paper, he founded the self-published photography and art magazine Sova in 2010 in Sweden. In 2011, he joined the artist collective Cabinet Gold van d’Vlies where, together with four friends, to make conceptual art books, workshops, and performances. As an early child of the Internet, he coded his first hacks and created his first websites at the age of 12. Today, he works as an UI Designer at EyeEm and still codes & designes websites for fun. He tries to always go for an editorial approach in his digital designs, with love for minimalism and creative research in typography and photo curation.
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Jose Antonio Salguero: Listen to Your Users
Development give us best practices to create our products, patterns on how to develop, but not what features to make, what is important for the user. We must find a way to let users drive us to create a better product for them using all the data we can gather through tracking and A/B testing.
Jose Antonio is a software engineer with 10 years of experience, originally from Spain now living in Berlin. He’s passionate about technology, travels, music and too many random things to be able to focus on any.
Nico Hagenburger: Powerful Living Style Guides with Sass
Create impressive front-end style guides with Sass, Compass, and the LivingStyleGuide gem and learn how to write and document your code for maintainability.
Nico currently focusses on creating living style guides for big websites as well as designing iOS applications. Working on design and front-ends with Sass, he created Compass Sprites and works on new Sass extensions.
Up.front is a free event, and you do not have to register anywhere. However it gets packed sometimes. Doors open half an hour before the event, talks do not start before 7:30pm. Come early to make sure you get a seat! As usual, after the talks there’s time for conversations and tasty, discounted drinks at Lugosi, a cosy bar in walking distance from our venue.
Accessibility: If you would like to use the lift, please tweet @upfront_ug when you arrive.