A designer, photographer, and user experience advocate, Dan speaks at conferences and teaches workshops around the world on various topics at events including An Event Apart, South by Southwest, Web Directions, and UX London, as well as having worked with clients including UIE, MailChimp, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Meebo, Geffen/Universal, and IDEO.
Following a stint as Creative Director for MOO.COM in London, Dan currently works with clients around the world through webgraph, a design, branding, strategy, and development studio he co-founded in 1999, and travels the world on photographic commissions for select clientele including O2, RedBull, Starwood Hotels, and more.
Motivation — it isn't just a question of what gets us out of bed each morning, makes us work harder on some days than others, helps us quit our jobs or rewrite our lives so we may follow our hearts; from money to passion, our motives influence how and why we solve problems, the morals we apply to our work and our personal lives, and every decision — large or small — we make along the way.
Dan explores how we each approach this question of what drives us and how it affects our lives and our work, through anecdotes from friends, colleagues, historical figures, and personal experience, reminding us of the importance of challenging our motives, and ourselves, to get the best out of life.
Rachel Andrew is a web developer, writer and speaker and one of the people behind the content management system, Perch. She has been working on the web since 1996, and has never really recovered from getting CSS layouts to work in Netscape 4. She writes about business and technology on her own site at rachelandrew.co.uk.
The Web Standards Project may have closed its doors, but web standards are still important today. Rachel Andrew will take you on a journey back into our past. To a time where people argued about the merits of using CSS over font tags, we were all experts in complex table based jigsaw puzzles and everyone wanted a guestbook. By remembering where we have come from, we can make sure we don't repeat the mistakes of the past as we build the future.
Breaking Borders is an event for web developers and designers to come together, present and discuss the latest in cutting-edge knowledge.
Each session will be based on a theme which our speakers will talk around, ensuring both audiences will be able to learn and apply to their every day work.
Our aim is to innovate and inspire the next best thing, and not be restricted by the boundaries we often think are in place.
And best of all, it's free.
Held at the Meadow Suite of Park House, University of Reading, this venue is at the heart of the Thames Valley and is at the epicentre of digital learning in the South.
Set in a stunning old manor house, the venue has been chosen for its relaxed environment, providing the perfect platform for our speakers while allowing people to engage, interact and mingle with like-minded people in our digital community.