Over the last few months, I’ve been proud to represent Portland as the WebVisions conference branched out into other cities. It’s been awesome to see “the little conference that could” find new communities eager to welcome it.
Despite that fact, I’ll freely admit that I have a special affection for the Portland version of WebVisions. It was the first conference I attend and the first one I spoke at. There are talks that I saw at WebVisions that still influence my work to this day.
This is the 12th year of the conference. The organizers bring in fantastic speakers and do so at a price that is much less expensive than what it costs to attend most other conferences. At my previous job, I would often take our entire team to WebVisions.
This year is no different. The conference starts on May 16th. Lyza and I will be giving a workshop showing desktop web developers how to convert their skills to mobile. I’m also giving a talk called Casting Off Our Desktop Shackles. We’d love to see you at both!
If you’re in the Portland area, I encourage you to attend WebVisions. I love the community around the event. And I like playing host to all of the smart people who travel to our city to attend or speak at WebVisions. If you do attend, please say hello.