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Posts about Conferences

Busy Bunny

Please excuse the interruption in Cute-Fight promotion for a little self-promotion.

Upcoming Appearances

I’m really excited about a couple upcoming appearances. Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference, Memphis, 8-11 October I’ll be a panelist along…

Speaking Disasters and Lessons Learned

Scott Bekun is writing a book for O’Reilly Media, due out in October, called Confessions of a Public Speaker. He’s…

Hello, Seattle

Just a scheduling note: I’ll be speaking at An Event Apart in Seattle on Tuesday 5 May. I’m going to…

Mike Rohde’s SXSW Sketchnotes

Mike Rohde is a designer who attended SXSW last week and filled a notebook with sketches and notes on the…

Design for the Wisdom of Crowds

Yesterday I gave a fun talk at SXSW. Here are a few photos. As promised, here are the slides. Related…

Advice for the SXSW-bound

Yup, I’m heading to Austin for SXSW Interactive again. I’ve been going since it was called SXSW Multimedia, before there was wifi, when we had to walk uphill both ways.

Preparing for Webstock

A special behind-the-scenes look at our patent-pending preparation presentation process.

FOWD: My Crowdsourcing Presentation

I just wrapped up my presentation at Future of Web Design 2008 NYC and it was a blast! As I…

Upcoming Appearances

I’m really excited about a few upcoming appearances. I’ll be speaking on community and design at some of the best…


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Hi, I’m Derek. I live in San Francisco and make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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