General release tickets are available from this page on Thursday 20 October at 1pm.
Websites work best when they perfectly balance information and design, right? This month we have a mix of design creativity and open data to work out both hemispheres of your brain. Starting with the data...
All about using open data with examples from LinkedGov, a UK-based community project to enrich open government data with Linked Data, removing barriers to creating applications, new business models and innovation in public services.
Hadley Beeman (@hadleybeeman) is the founder of LinkedGov, a not-for-profit programme to make government open data usable by crowdsourcing the work. LinkedGov distributes the work among lots of people by building games of the tasks required.
Hadley's background is in designing collaborative and social networking technologies in UK government. She is also the open data lead for the government's Technology Strategy Board, and is keen to make open data usable for creating new products and research initiatives that wouldn't have been possible otherwise.
Lets be daring and a bit more creative with what we do on the web
With more platforms, devices and open tech protocols, there is an increasing demand on us by our superiors to: 'do things like that site, but make it different' or 'Make it look like the apple site, but different nicer' (i bet we've all heard that one).
The aim of this session is to go over some creative ideation pointers so that we as techies (designers and dev's) can come up with new ideas which separate us from the crowd. (or at least lead to world domination)
Femi (@designjuju) has enjoyed quite a few roles in the web industry. Designer to developer, webmaster to development manager, creative facilitator and as a Creative Strategist and Technology Consultant.
'Having learned the discipline of innovation at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) she began to delve further into the bridge between tech and creative and finds it logical to use creative strategies to solve tech problems especially across the web.
'Femi finds this hybrid role a perfect fit as it allows a unique blend which looks at parts as well the whole.
.NetmagazineOnline described her as 'burst of creative inspiration' and . So be prepared to be verbal during her session as she invites audience participation.
When & Where
London Web Standards
London Web Standards brings together web professionals who are working for a better web. Our monthly meetups provide them with an opportunity to teach, inspire, learn, network and debate.
Come along, drink some beer (or your beverage of choice) and exchange ideas with other web developers, designers and professionals who are as passionate about the web as you are.
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