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UX Night: Bootstrap, Foundation & The Future of Web Frameworks


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A framework is utilized to maximize efficiency and rapidly design a web site or an app. Inside of a framework you will find reusable code snippets, a grid, and responsive pattern libraries which include predefined sets of navigational patterns, typefaces, buttons, tabs, and more.

On March 5, 2014 at Eventbrite HQ, we are bringing together the creators of two of the most popular frameworks on the web –  Bootstrap and Foundation. 

Mark Otto, co-creator of Bootstrap (formerly known as Twitter Bootstrap) and Jonathan Smiley, co-creator of Zurb's Foundation, will cover:

•  How a pattern library influences and improves a site's overall user experience

•  The importance of establishing reusable code snippets which maximize efficiency in product development

•  How to define and setup design patterns within an interface

•  The pros and cons of implementing Bootstrap or Foundation as a framework.

•  Using a pre-existing framework vs. designing your own from scratch.


mark otto, founder of bootstrap

Mark Otto
Co-creator of Bootstrap
(originally Twitter Bootstrap)
Designer at GitHub
Mark Otto is a designer living and working in San Francisco. Originally from Wisconsin, he freelanced his way through high school and college before dropping out and moving to California to work at a design firm, ZURB, in 2007. There he designed and developed dozens of projects with clients large and small, including a website for Britney Spears. In early 2010, after a two-and-a-half year stint at ZURB, he left to become a product designer at Twitter.

At Twitter, Otto worked on numerous projects including the Promoted Products campaign tools and badges, during #NewNewTwitter, the Twitter Help Center, and several internal tools. He also created the popular open source front-end toolkit Bootstrap with @fat.

In late 2012, he left Twitter to join the folks at GitHub. He is currently a designer working on GitHub Enterprise,, and other miscellany.

Jonathan Smiley

Jonathan Smiley
Co-creator of Foundation by Zurb
Partner and Design Lead at Zurb 

Jonathan Smiley is a partner and design lead at ZURB, a product design company in Silicon Valley. He is responsible for many aspects of client projects including strategy, prototyping, design and implementation. 

Jonathan developed Foundation, an open-source responsive front-end framework. He spends his days working on Foundation, ZURB's suite of design apps, and client projects large and small. A geek for life, when he's not working on the Web he's probably on his Xbox or showing his tiny daughter how to make trouble.

*Tickets are non-refundable. 

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  • James B.

    Great conversations with the best in the industry!

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry! I got stuck in Mountain View. Too bad I missed you guys. Looking forward to the next meetup!

    March 6, 2014

    • Andi

      Sorry you couldn't make it but we recorded the talk and will have it available in a few weeks.

      1 · March 6, 2014

  • Andi

    Thank you for coming out to yesterday's event. It was a huge success and we can't wait for the next one!

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Andi

    Tickets are completely sold out for this event.

    March 5, 2014

  • Andi

    We are looking for volunteers to help us with setup at 3:30pm on Wednesday. If you are interested email [masked]. Volunteers get in free!

    March 1, 2014

  • Carl C.

    Any chance more tickets will become available?

    February 27, 2014

    • Andi

      Hi Carl. Please add yourself to the waitlist. We usually have cancellations and no-shows so there is a chance that more tickets will be released closer to the event.

      February 28, 2014

  • Michelle H.

    Product Designer in Bay Area

    February 27, 2014

  • Andi

    Heads up! These tickets are selling EXTREMELY fast. If you are planning to attend, we strongly suggest you reserve your spot ASAP.

    February 18, 2014

  • Leticia S.

    do I need to register somewhere besides this section?

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Andi

    WOW, these early bird tickets sold out really fast!

    4 · February 13, 2014

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