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Friday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
How Not to Design Like a Developer

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Open source projects, in particular, have long skimped on presentation and packaging (basically, they are the equivalent of "she has a great personality!" in the world of blind dating). This talk is on how designer (graphic, UI & UX, all deft ninjas of the visual and editorial) organize and contribute their visual hacks to open source projects, working in tandem with engineers. Specifically, we'll look at how designers can get involved with Mozilla's Creative Collective, as well as how developers can leverage some of lessons learned by Mozilla's workflow and community-organizing techniques to foster their own design communities and inspire individuals to contribute to other open source projects of all sizes. People who have contributed to or are working on an open source project, do so in an effort to create and distribute free software (free as in “free speech” v. free as in “drinks on me tonight!”*). This is a great opportunity to get involved with a team and movement (or start your own) that making a better and more awesome internet. As a bonus, contributing to open source is also a great way to enhance your portfolio, discover the brightest people, and create career-inspiring opportunities for yourself and your peers.
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Chrissie Brodigan

Engagement LeadMozilla/FirefoxAs for me, don't let the blonde hair or big, goofy smile, fool you. I've been partner to delightful experiences around web content & community for about a decade for sites like HuffPost. Over the past few years, I've worked namely on data-driven conversion... Read More →


Friday March 11, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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