This month of December we will be talking about sustainability in the Internet and project sustainability. What better way to end 2019! Hannah will be blowing our minds with tips to lower our carbon emissions as we work and Becky will show us how to make our web projects fly.
1. Tips on how to reduce the carbon emissions of your WordPress website
- Hannah Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
Did you know that the internet is thought to produce about the same carbon emissions as the aviation industry? And if the internet was a country it would be the sixth biggest polluter in the world. Shocking isn’t it?
With nearly 35% of all websites being WordPress websites, we have a fantastic opportunity to play a role in reducing emissions and spreading awareness of the impact of our online habits.
In this talk we’ll understand how to measure the carbon emissions of your website. We’ll look at techniques to lessen your impact.
Hannah is a freelance WordPress developer from Bristol working with agencies and individual clients. Before freelance life, she honed her management skills at the Environment Agency managing large organisational change projects. She’s the co-organiser of the Bristol WordPress meet-up, and active member of the WordPress community. She also likes dogs, plants and snow.
2. UX Superhero Design
- Rebecca Taylor
Skill level: Beginner, intermediate
Superman once said, “There’s a superhero inside all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.”
As UXers, we’ve seen the power UX has to transform projects.
The superheroes of our movies and books not only do great things, but also give back by inspiring us mortals and giving us the confidence and motivation to do the same.
We need to rethink our role and leave a legacy with our clients to make projects more sustainable. Let’s help our clients put on the cape themselves.
Join Becky for a talk and exercise to explore this.
Becky is a user experience consultant and director of Deckchair, a Bristol UX consultancy that delivers membership experiences for brands that make a positive difference.
She has run projects for the Institute of Environmental Analytics, University of Bristol and Unite amongst many others.
She teaches a regular UX Design course for people who want to get into the industry, and runs training and mentoring for agencies. Becky is also a trustee of local charity Make A Move and she's a mum of two amazing little girls.
@miikopiiko and www.deckchair.co.uk
🍴 We provide a free healthy buffet with a wide range of dietary requirements (veggie, vegan, gluten-free and lactose free) thanks to our generous sponsors, 34SP.com and Atomic Smash.
🍻 There is a well-stocked and licensed bar at the venue, so please feel free to buy a drink to enjoy at our event. If you would like water, think of the environment 🌍 and bring a bottle 🙂
Located in the heart of Bristol, just on the edge of Bristol Bridge, our venue Runway East is easy to get to.
🚂 From Bristol Temple Meads it is a 10 minute (flat!) walk
🚘 For cars, there are pay and display spaces outside the venue on Redcliff Street at a cost of around £3 for the evening. Alternatively there is an NCP on Queen Charlotte Street (five minute walk) costing a fixed £4.50 for the evening (5pm - 2am).
🚲 For bikes, there are plenty of bike stands just across the road on the other side of Victoria Street.
⌚Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who will give you your name badge and get settled in. Talks start around 7pm.
After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. The talks usually finish around 9.15pm (ish) and we aim to leave by 9.45pm (ish).
*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful to know what number to cater for and to ensure that the waitlist is kept short. Thanks.