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My presentation at IA Summit 2009: “Evangelizing Yourself”

At the IA Summit last year in Miami, the first that I attended, a few wonderful people encouraged me to submit a proposal for this year in Memphis. I was a total noob, and didn’t think it would be possible for me to be chosen to speak, but I decided to think of a topic [Keep Reading…]

IA Summit 2009: The Courage to Quit

At the IA Summit in Memphis I had the distinct pleasure of participating in a panel titled, “The Courage to Quit: Starting, Growing & Maintaining Your Own UX Business,” along with Sarah Rice, Chris Fahey and Jenn Anderson. Photo taken by John Yesko The description of the panel: Information Architects have an opportunity to structure [Keep Reading…]

SxSW: Our panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small”

A couple weeks ago I told you I was going to SxSW to participate in the panel “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small” with Roger Black and Kristina Halvorson, moderated by Jeffrey Zeldman. I was nervous as all hell, but I had an absolute blast on the panel and am thrilled by the [Keep Reading…]

SxSW: One giant party

It has been a complete whirlwind two weeks and I’m finally starting to settle down (read: back on my couch). I went from SxSW Interactive in Austin, TX, straight to IA Summit in Memphis, TN, and somehow I got through it. It was my first time at SxSW and I had an absolute blast. The [Keep Reading…]

I’m here at SXSW and I want to meet you!

I’m here in Austin hanging out at SXSW until Wednesday, then going straight to Memphis for the IA Summit. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, at 3:30pm, I’ll be on a panel with Jeffrey Zeldman, Roger Black and Kristina Halvorson called “From Freelance to Agency: Start Small, Stay Small.” I told you all about it in December. [Keep Reading…]

I’m Speaking at Pittsburgh Web Design Day

When I went to Pittsburgh in October for Carnegie Mellon Homecoming to see the reunion of my friend Joanna‘s band, I had the pleasure of finally meeting my Twitter pal G. Jason Head. Jason is a front-end web developer and runs Refresh Pittsburgh. He’s also putting together the first-ever Pittsburgh Web Design Day — “a [Keep Reading…]

My high school computer science homework

As some of you may know, I was computer scientist before I was a user experience designer. Because I was always on the computer, I was persuaded by an 8th grade teacher to enroll in the one high school computer science class when I entered the 9th grade, and I loved it so much that [Keep Reading…]