April Events Calendar

Here’s a peek at our upcoming events for April. We’ll update this post as new things are added, but these are all listed on our events calendar as well. Most descriptions are from the events’ respective sites.

Speaking Engagements:

Marcy @ JSConf AU – Apr. 10

Marcy will be presenting a talk on web accessibility at JSConf AU 2014. On a related note, she also wrote about web accessibility in her blog post Accessibility and the Shadow DOM.

Conferences of Note:

An Event Apart Seattle – Mar. 31 - Apr 2

An Event Apart Seattle is an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design. If you care about code as well as content, usability as well as design, An Event Apart is the conference you’ve been waiting for. Join us for twelve great speakers and sessions, plus an optional day-long workshop on touch-based design with Josh Clark.

Other Meetups:

Seattle.rb Monthly Meetup – Apr. 8

Seattle.rb was the first Ruby and Rails user group in North America and has met regularly for over a decade. We convene every Tuesday night to contribute to open source, work on personal projects, and teach and learn from one another. All skill levels are welcome!

Beer&&Code – Apr. 2, 16 & 30, 2014

Beer&&Code is a coder’s meetup in Seattle. A typical Beer&&Coder likes to use any programming language for work or for fun, enjoy a tasty drink, meet other Beer&&Coders and be a part of a community, and be challenged and learn from others. Whether you are new developer, a veteran, a designer, or none of those, you can hang out at Beer&&Code.

Health 2.0 Seattle: How to design a product for consumer adoption? (front end /UX focus) – Apr. 15

Health 2.0 Seattle is the local chapter of the global Health 2.0 movement for advancing healthcare with technology. Our mission is to establish Seattle as a leader in healthcare innovation by facilitating dialogue among professionals from the local technology, life sciences, and global health industries.

Refresh Seattle – Apr. 23

Refresh Seattle is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of New Media endeavors in the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Promoting design, technology, usability, and standards, Refresh Seattle is a part of Refresh and the associated Refreshing Cities.

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