UX Lausanne 2014 conference inspired a local and an international audience by offering a variety of perspectives about our nature.
Our souls, our lives, our day-by-day is more and more widely influenced by the contribute of new ambitions, cross knowledge and the errors we keep solving from past. Contemporary life is easier – he hope for better, but it might not be. Throughout history, we have been living faster due to a forward thinking which allows us to do more in less time. But that time seems also faster, or we are taking more time then what we want to see… Why are things rushing up? Is that good? Is that bad? What if we are designing futuristic visions of an organism that is slowly swallowing us till nature is destroyed? Will we be able to coordinate our expanding skills towards the benefit of a better universe? We all guess so. Human beings are just a small part of it, and till now, we have been effective not only spoiling things but fortunately, also virtuous improving an increasing number of lives too. We can thank that to great minds, experiments and new findings. The will to create useful things that help others, that are accessible, sustainable, delightful, etc… is rescuing us from the increasing data pollution where information becomes obsolete. Production, sharing and wasting speed is showing its cons and among many other professions, designers exist to help solving it. “Will there be a counter-technique to turn data into information, information into knowledge, knowledge into wisdom?”, raised Oliver Reichenstein closing the UXLS'14 conferences.
Last week, I was invited to do a Symfony Content Management Framework tutorial at the PHPDay in Verona. I saw great talks, most notably a demo of Docker. I had a good crowd of people for the two hour walkthrough of building a website with the CMF. In this post, i share some experiences from the conference.
I have been on the conference tour for quite some time now and on top of that I travel about every 2nd weekend to some frisbee tournament around the globe. Yet I have never visited the UK. So far the most I have seen of the UK was transiting via direct bus from one London airport to another. So I was quite thrilled when my talk about the Symfony2 CMF was accepted for PHPNE in Newcastle. I was also quite keen to learn more about the PHP community over there. At any rate I flew in on Monday evening and made my way to the hotel in a light drizzle which perfectly matched my image of UK weather. But even in the dark one could make out the historical feel to the architecture in the city center. I cut the sightseeing short and crashed into bed. Next day I made my way to the conference venue which was set at a movie theatre. There were countless busy bee's from the organization team and in general this conference was organized top notch. Quite an impressive achievement given that this was the very first PHPNE. The theatre also provided top notch projectors and of course comfy seats.
Last week I went to Spain to speak at the 2012 edition of deSymfony, a Spanish conference on all things Symfony, and more. I was really looking forward to this event since I made many friends there last year. Also the food and weather in Spain are awesome, specially around Barcelona and Castellón –the city where the conference took place. Considering that the conference was in Spanish and the talks I'll be commenting have slides in Spanish I will continue this blog post in Spanish. ¡Adios Amigos!
The one and a half days at the Meet Magento #6.12 conference helped me to shape the vision of Liip as a Magento solution provider. I can see an exciting future with a lot of opportunities in the eCommerce business and the upcoming version Magento 2.
On Wednesday five Liipers spoke at the ONE Schweiz Conference in the Messe Zürich.
Few weeks ago with some liipers we registered to watch the web performance summit. This is a conference taking place on the web, which is nice as you don't have to physically travel to some remote location to attend the talks. The downside of it being obviously that you cannot meet and talk to people.
LIFT in Geneva is one of Europe's leading innovation conferences, an annual gathering at the intersection of technology, society, media and culture. While Liipers have traditionally been attending LIFT since its very beginning, this year LIFT just happens to be pretty .. liipalized. There's going to be plenty of Liipers around, doing lots of stuff: