dConstruct is now exactly five weeks away. To say that I am excited would be quite an understatement.
I am insanely excited about this year's dConstruct. I think the line-up is quite something—a non-stop parade of fantastic speakers. And the speakers themselves are equally excited, spurred on by the excellent company they'll be keeping. Seriously, this is going to be an amazing day.
I'm also excited about all the other events happening around dConstruct as part of the Brighton Digital Festival.
The first week of September will kick off with the Reasons To Be Creative conference: three days of three tracks of all sorts of design and code.
Reasons finishes on Wednesday, September 4th, which is the same day that Seb will be running his fantastic CreativeJS workshop. I took this workshop myself a few months back and I can't recommend it highly enough—you'll come away feeling like you're superpowered. Seb is a great teacher. And don't be put off by the whiff of coding; this workshop is for everyone. In fact, I think designers with very little experience of code would be best served by it.
There are still some tickets available for Seb's workshop and remember that booking onto the workshop also gets a complementary pass to the dConstruct conference day as well.
In between Seb's workshop and the dConstruct conference proper, there's Improving Reality, that wonderful conference on technology and culture curated by Lighthouse in Brighton. I've really, really enjoyed the last two years so I'm going to be there again this time 'round on Thursday, September 5th.
Then right after dConstruct, there's a weekend of good stuff happening over the Saturday and Sunday:
- Brighton Mini Maker Faire — a day of interactive exhibitions on the Saturday followed by a workshops and panels on the Sunday. There'll be talks and panels on the Saturday too, including a panel moderated by Maggie Philbin!
- The Big Sussex Market will be running all weekend as part of the Brighton and Hove Food Festival. This will be on New Road, right by the Brighton Dome where Maker Faire will be happening.
- Indie Web Camp will also be running all weekend, just round the corner at Lighthouse. This little gathering is something very dear to my heart. I was talking about just the other day on the Breaking Development podcast.
Phew! That's quite a full dance card.
If you've got a ticket for dConstruct, remember that as per the terms and conditions, if you need to cancel or transfer the ticket you've only got one more week to do so.
If you haven't got a ticket for dConstruct, what are you waiting for?
See you in Brighton in September.