Fluxible News

How do you find speakers for a conference?

As some of you may know, I’m co-chair of Fluxible. I thought it might be interesting to share some of the thinking and activities that go into organizing an event like this. For today, let’s start with the process of finding people to speak and lead workshops. My co-chair Robert Barlow-Busch (Becubed) and I...
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Speaker bits and bites

Our speakers are active, engaging people who love to share what they do and what they know. As a result, they get up to some pretty cool stuff. Here’s a glimpse into their rock-star lives. Keep your eyes peeled for Fluxible Responsive Web Design workshop co-captain Satish Kanwar in this spiffy video...
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Fluxible is for you

Tech careers in Waterloo Region can be fascinating and frustrating. On one hand, you can help build world-changing products and services. On the other, if your specialty is something less straightforward than developing software or marketing it, you can sometimes have a hard time finding a niche in which to...
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Meet the venues

Kitchener, ON, the home city of Fluxible, is host to a plethora of interesting buildings. Our talk and workshop venues are among them, as is the site of Day 1’s party. Let’s get to know them a little, shall we? The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts Formerly the King Street...
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Speaker Announcement: Dan Gärdenfors of RIM

What’s this? Another speaker? We spoil you. Dan Gärdenfors, the latest addition to our star-studded lineup, is a wizard. Don’t let the lack of a pointy hat fool you. Hailing from Sweden and comfortably seated on the bleeding edge of innovation, Dan makes the magic happen. From 3D graphical interfaces...
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Speaker teaser the third

Excited about our speakers yet? You’ve seen their pixel-perfect faces, their bios, their companies, but have you heard what they have to say? We’ve taken a closer look at a few of them already. Dive right in to another instalment of Fluxible speaker pride! Information overload, the future, and cognitive psychology,...
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Speaker Announcement: Satish Kanwar of Jet Cooper

Apparently Lean Coffee TO has nothing to do with java having a body image issue. It’s about entrepreneurs. Whew, good to know. That being just one of Satish’s many side projects and hobbies, and combines with his ever so soothing and trustworthy-looking bio photos, we’re pretty much ready to believe...
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Speaker Announcement: Verne Ho of Jet Cooper

Well, we tried to find quirks or foibles to good-naturedly tease Verne about in this bio, but man, he doesn’t make it easy. Professional, creative, ambitious… Though he doesn’t update his blog very much. So… zing? We do know that since he and Satish are tag-teaming a workshop, we’re expecting...
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The continuing adventures of our speakers

Last time around we featured videos from three of our speakers to entertain and help you get to know them a little better. Today we’re going to kick it text style with some interviews for your edification and enchantment. First off, we have Patrick Hofmann explaining why design shouldn’t necessarily...
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Get to know our fantastic speakers a little better

We’re excited about the speaker line-up we’ve got for you, and about a few surprises yet to come. But it’s still a while until September, so we wanted to whet your appetites, and perhaps get you a little more familiar with the speakers, their work, and their philosophies. To that...
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Speaker announcement: Glen Drummond of Quarry

Given the comparisons in his self-bio, we expected Glen to be swarthier and possibly fictional. But designers are nothing if not adaptable, and given he’s been an innovator for three decades, Glen’s a master at it by now. Not content to rest on his laurels in his wide-ranging role at...
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