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See you at An Event Apart Chicago

I’m speaking at An Event Apart Chicago on October 12, 2009

On Sunday I’m off to one of my favorite cities to attend and speak at An Event Apart Chicago, being held on October 12-13. I’ll be presenting my talk titled DIY UX: Give Your Users an Upgrade (without calling in a pro), which I gave for the first time at An Event Apart in Boston in June.

Based on a ton of great feedback that I received — both positive and negative — I’ve made some much-needed tweaks to the slides and even have a follow-up story that happened as a result of my presentation in Boston. VERY exciting stuff and I can’t wait to share it.

I’m a lot less nervous than I was the few days before AEA in Boston because I had no idea what to expect, but I still have to admit that I get a pit in my stomach every time I think about standing up in front of all the amazingly talented and intelligent designers and developers in attendance. I really hope that the stories I have to tell will resonate with people and inspire them to become do-it-yourself user experience designers, no matter what their title.

If you’re at An Event Apart Chicago and you see me from afar, please come over and introduce yourself! The best thing about conferences is all the great new people you get to meet.

And make sure you follow me @whitneyhess for golden nuggets from all of the sessions.

Many thanks to the An Event Apart crew for allowing me to participate in their illustrious conference. It’s a true honor to be a part of it.

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  • runger

    Good luck at AEA Chi! I'm sure you'll do great–and Abby will be there. Hope to catch-up Monday.

  • http://www.iamdavedawson.com/ Dave Dawson

    Good luck! I wish I could be there to see the changes that you've made to the presentation, I thought it was great in Boston. I'll be following everyone's updates online, trying to keep up. Have fun!