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The 2nd edition of Switzerland's trade fair for Internet, e-commerce, social media and online marketing ONE will take place on the 15 and 16 of May in Zurich. Like last year there will be a technology conference simultaneously taking place. At this conference our Head Technology Michael Schmid will be presenting in the Thursday afternoon slot.
With a further year's experience under his belt he will follow up on last year's "Responsive Web Design: Implementierung Dos & Don'ts" presentation. Having successfully released several responsive sites in the last twelve months, he will be able to provide valuable information on what to expect when launching a device agnostic site.
The other three presentations feature subjects like usability and esthetics, mobile first and what users love and hate.
If you want to attend his and the other presentations in that slot you can either purchase a ticket or try your luck in our giveaway.
For your chance to win a free admission (worth CHF 295) to the "Mobile Trends Konferenz" simply subscribe for our newsletter. The winner will be picked among all Newsletter subscribers by Monday 13 May at lunch time (CET). Good luck!
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Last night, again, Web Monday Zurich stopped at the HUB. The 120 seats were gone within minutes - making it the fastest sold-out Web Monday Zurich of all siblings.
The presentations saw Emma Page of Evernote on the process of idea to product at the note taking service. Matthew Perkins and Alex Wimbush introduced the social network Yield Pop, which tries to leverage social media in the agricultural industry. Lukas Brüderlin and Richard Sewell from ic21 presented iCompare. Their service promises to find the best mobile phone deal in Switzerland for you.
Special thanks to Evernote for sponsoring this edition's location and the refreshments.
Yesterday saw the first Web Monday of the year, hosted by Elance. It took place at The HUB with about 120 attendees joining for another familiar get-together with lots of networking and learning opportunities.
Drupal Camps and Cons are just awesome. There are so many things to do: attend sessions, listen to keynotes, meet new people while having fun.
But there is also another thing happening which is not really seen by most of the attendees: Drupal Core Development.
The core contributors use these opportunities to meet in person and decide about things which are hard to discuss via IRC or the Drupal.org Issue Queues. These meetings not only happen before or after the actual conference, also during the conference. Usually there is a Coder Lounge where people are working on Drupal's Core and drive it forward.
Especially here at BADCamp, it is the last real possibility to define things before the Drupal 8 Feature Freeze. This means everybody gives more than 100% to make the next Drupal version the best it can be.
As an active contributor to the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative it is essential to attend these meetings in order to know at first hand what was decided. And of course to get a lot of coding done.
See all pictures from BADCamp 2012 here.
Charles Eugster: Combatting Ageing Problems
This man is 93 years old and he is amazing. He held a firework of a speech and earned a hurricane of an applause. Eugster, a dentist by background, rowed and bodybuilded internationally at ages of 80 years and more. The English gentleman's mission is to prevent the world from obesity and a phlegmatic old age. Obesity has doubled since 1980. 12% of the world's population is obese. In other words a world pandemic. By 2030 a forecasted 50% of the US population will be obese. Regarding the continuous ageing of human population there will soon be more people over sixty than children under 15. 92.2% of the 65+ have one or more chronic diseases. Three factors contribute to successful ageing: Work, Diet and Exercise. "Retirement is voluntary or unvoluntary unemployment for up to 30 years!". Inactivity kills. If somebody can kill the Grim Reaper it's Charles Eugster.
Davide Scaramuzza: Flying robots
From swimming robots to flying robots! Davide was the man for us boys in the audience. Unlike our toystore helicopters, Davide's robots can fly without motion capture system or remote control. In order to navigate autonomously they need to know where they are, however, GPS is not used since it's not a reliable system. While it flies the helicopter constructs its own map of the environment. Several helicopters can fuse their maps. Besides all play, what's the real interest in autonomous flying robots? -They can be taken to environments where human beings cannot fly or flights would not be economic, e.g. search for survivors after an earth quake or do environmental monitoring using helicopter swarms. The great presentation was crowned by a live show (behind safety net).
TEDx Zurich, the intellectual antidote to the daily grind is back in town! Here is what we got to see in an amazing first two hours.
Last week we attended the 2nd annual Frontend Conference, a two-day event organized by the awesome people of the Frontend Conference Association Zurich. Our Michael Schmid (@Schnitzel) is part of that team.
This year was a great success — and at capacity with 250 attendees!
The event is split into two sections: a Design track and a Tech track. Each hour, participants choose between one of two sessions from either subject.
As the pictures reveal, the rooms were full and the speakers engaging.
At the end of the first day, once everyone's minds are sufficiently racing with new ideas and inspiration, you can unwind at a conference afterparty with tasty food, relaxing conversation, and lots of beer.
Did we mention tasty food?
If you haven't made it out to the Frontend Conference yet, we highly recommend it. The event attracts excellent, industry-leading speakers, connects people with common goals, and is generally, just a fantastic time:
Last week nearly 2,000 lovers of Drupal descended on Munich, Germany for Drupalcon Europe 2012. From keynotes and code sprints to sponsor booths and beer gardens, the Amazee Labs team had the four-day event covered from every angle. What follows is a cinemagraphic look back at our time in Munich. We'll see you all next year, in Prague!