re:build 2012 schedule

Friday 12th October 2012

  • The Product is the Byproduct

    by Zach Holman

    People in Silicon Valley are dicks. They perpetuate this idea that if you're smart enough, have an amazing vision, and keep pushing at it, then you'll end up with a great product. Take a look at startup success stories, though: a ton of them succeeded in *spite* of their original vision. A great product is closer to an accident. It's the byproduct of the environment you build at your company. This environment may actually be harder to build than the product itself, but you'll be left with a better everything by the end of it.

    At 10:00am to 10:40am, Friday 12th October

    In Harrison Center for the Arts

  • Creating UX Insights

    by David Kadavy

    To keep customers using your product, you need to create experiences that are attuned to their needs. Solutions like this can only come from insightful UX. But is there a trick to generating insights that will make your product's User Experience memorable? Learn some simple tools to get your brain into the right place to create UX insights.

    At 10:50am to 11:30am, Friday 12th October

    In Harrison Center for the Arts

  • Three Pipe Problems And How Design Can Solve Them

    by Jason VanLue

    The world is full of Three Pipe Problems, many of which can be solved through design. At its core, design is finding a better way to do something either by making something new or by making something better. Each day we get to shape the world around us through design. The question is, what are we doing with that opportunity?

    At 11:40am to 12:20pm, Friday 12th October

  • Creative Lifehacks to increase Productivity, Health & Happiness

    by Willo O'Brien

    At 12:30pm to 1:00pm, Friday 12th October

  • Open Source Road Construction

    by Patrick Filler

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Friday 12th October

  • The Future Rocked

    by David Sleight

    We all know publishing is having a tough time when it comes to the Intertubes. But it wasn't supposed to be that way, and it doesn't have to be either. We'll talk about some of the dilemmas facing modern-day content pushers, and how smart designers and developers are poised to help build the future of publishing.

    At 3:10pm to 3:50pm, Friday 12th October

    In Harrison Center for the Arts

    Coverage video

  • Making Links Magical Again with CSS

    by Jenn Lukas

    Remember how cool it was when you first learned how to tween objects in Flash? That's how I feel about using CSS transitions with hovers. We'll take a look at how adding CSS-enhanced hover states to designs can take your work to the next level. CSS transitions are all the rage these days and we'll see how just the right amount of them can keep your aesthetic classy while adding some fun and interactive elements.

    At 4:10pm to 4:50pm, Friday 12th October

    In Harrison Center for the Arts

  • Designing Bootstrap

    by Mark Otto

    Design is how stuff works. Designing meaningful and inspiring stuff takes problem solving, clear communication, ability to work within constraints, and decision making. Get the skinny on how and why Bootstrap works the way it does straight from the horse's mouth, the designer of Bootstrap.

    At 5:00pm to 5:40pm, Friday 12th October

    In Harrison Center for the Arts

    Coverage slide deck

  • Why The Web Doesn't Need Another CSS Zen Garden

    by Dave Shea

    At 5:40pm to 6:30pm, Friday 12th October

    In Harrison Center for the Arts

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