We’re starting to shape the program for edUi 2017 and we want to hear from you. Tell us what workshop topics you’d like to see at edUi. What are you hoping to learn in the coming year? Know someone who’d be great at leading that workshop? Tell us that too!
Did you enjoy edUi? What did you learn? What did we do well? What can we do better? We’ve got questions, you’ve got answers.
Check out our menus and be prepared for edUi 2016!
Monday Oct. 24, 2016 6:00 – 9:00 pm The Bebedero 313 2nd Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Our opening night reception will take place Monday Oct. 24th at a local restaurant famous for preparing fresh, authentic cuisine from the Puebla and Veracruz regions of Mexico. You can look forward to some delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres that include selections for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Live music with a Latin flair will get your toes tapping. And a special networking activity organized by John Rhea, founder of AwesomeNameTags.com will keep you chatting with your fellow attendees. We’ll treat you to a couple beers or glasses of wine. But if you want to try something a little different, in honor of our opening keynote speaker Steve Krug, we’ll have a special cocktail available called the “Don’t Make Me Think.” The Bebedero is located at 313 2nd Street SE, just two blocks from edUi conference central (the Live Arts theater). Come enjoy some food, drinks, and a little social time with your edUi brethren.
Please Note: This screening is now sold out. We’re pleased to announce a special post-conference screening of the film Design Disruptors by inVision. This event is free, open to all edUi attendees and the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. About the film: The future of business is being written by companies and products that—intentionally or not— shake billion dollar industries. In Design Disruptors, enter the world of 15+ industry-toppling companies—valued at more than $1 trillion dollars combined—with one unifying secret advantage: the transformative power of design. Design Disruptors reveals a never-before-seen perspective on the design approaches of these companies and how they are overtaking billion dollar industries through design. Supported by the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts at UVA. When: Wednesday Oct. 26 at 1:30 pm (following Jen Golbeck’s closing keynote, The Curly Fry Conundrum) Where: Violet Crown Cinema Cost: Free (registration required)
At some point, someone created a Facebook page dedicated to curly fries and scientists have since determined that a correlation exists between “liking” that particular page and high intelligence. So does this mean that smart people generally like deep-fried potatoes? Or maybe they just like stuff you can find at Arby’s. Do the less intelligent like waffle fries? What about people who crave sweet potato fries?
WillowTree is an award-winning digital product agency specializing in mobile UX. Their clients include Regal Cinemas, HBO, CBS Sports and GE. On Sunday Oct. 23 we’ll visit their Charlottesville headquarters for our pre-conference meetup. From 4:00-6:00 pm, grab a drink and network with your fellow attendees.
Last year was a big year for edUi. We made a lot of changes and tried out a whole new conference structure. While we’re not “changing everything” this year, there are a few things going on that you might not be aware of… yet. So let’s fix that, shall we?
[Update: Congratulations to our winners, Sarah Barrow and Jerad Horning! To our other participants, be sure to check out our Facebook page for more contests!] You can win a signed copy of one of Steve Krug’s books! Visit edUi on Facebook and in three words or phrases, tell us your worst UI/UX story. We’ll select two winners at random to receive a special signed copy of “Don’t Make Me Think” or “Rocket Surgery Made Easy” by Steve Krug. Deadline to enter is August 1. We will reply to the winning comments with details to claim your prize. Oh and what’s Steve’s worst UX story? — “Didn’t Get Paid”. Contest Rules No purchase necessary to enter or win. The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18. Entries must be received in the form of a comment on the designated Facebook post during the time frame indicated on the post. See www.facebook.com/eduiconf. Winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified with a direct reply to their comment. Winners must respond to the reply within 7 days to claim their prize. Inability to contact winners may result in selection of alternate winners. There are 6 prizes available in total: “Don’t Make Me Think” andContinue reading»
We’re bringing something exciting and new to edUi 2016 for all you code jockeys, developers, and programmers. We’ve teamed up with the Central Virginia Google Developer Group (GDG) to put on a Google sponsored DevFest inside edUi 2016! What’s a Google Devfest? GDG DevFests are community-run events powered by a shared belief that when developers come together to exchange ideas, amazing things can happen. Each GDG DevFest is inspired by and uniquely tailored to the needs of the developer community that hosts it. Our DevFest Our DevFest will take the form of a series of presentations and a mini-workshop by developers and certified Google Developer Experts. The sessions will all be organized in a single track on Tuesday Oct. 25th. Sessions Stop Wasting Your Analytics Budget – Mitch Daniels Hands on with Google Cloud Platform – Sadayappan (Chida) Chidambaram Develop Maintainable Apps – Annyce Davis Progressive Web Apps with Firebase and Polymer – Doug Chestnut & Jill Heinze Vanilla Custom Element Inter-op: Never Port Your Custom Dropdown Again – Danny Blue How to Participate Easy, just show up! The Google DevFest is included with your registration to edUi 2016. Just show up for the sessions ready to get your code on!