It’s a very busy week here at Ladies in Tech, we’ll have two new giveaways this week and an awesome new featured article coming up! Today, we are super stoked to be giving away a ticket to Web Design Day in Pittsburgh! A fantastic one-day conference taking place October 25, 2013.
Read on below to find out how to win, but first, what would a contest be without knowing a bit more about the conference? Organizer Val Head shares with us more about Web Design Day and some advice for speaking to a diverse audience:
A Q&A with Val Head, organizer of Web Design Day
Q: Tell Us About Web Design Day!
Web Design Day is a compact and friendly conference that brings the best of web design to Pittsburgh. It’s a one-day conference with high-end presentations from some of the best in our industry, covering real world solutions to the challenges we all share. This year we’re also following that up with a day of Responsive Web Design workshops for that extra educational punch.
Web Design Day is always my favourite day of the year. It’s so inspiring to see everyone having a good time, getting new ideas, and making new connections while they’re here! There are a few friends I only seem to see at Web Design Day, so that makes it extra special too.
Q: You recently moved to Philadelphia but Web Design Day takes place in Pittsburgh, will there be a Web Design Day 2014?
We’ve always taken Web Design Day one year at a time, mostly as a stress-management measure. I could never have guessed how fast and how much the event has grown over the past five years! Right now we’re focusing on making this year’s event as awesome as possible, and then in November we’ll start talking 2014. People run events in cities they don’t live in all time, so geography won’t be an issue I’m sure.
Q: Do you have any advice for our readers when they are submitting proposals to conferences like yours?
We’re a one-day single track conference and that format greatly influences the talks we choose. Our audience is generally an even split between Designers, Developers, and the people that work with them (Studio Owners, Project Managers, etc.). With everyone in the same room for all the talks, we have to make sure that the topics are something that appeal to all three of those audience groups, not just one at a time.
If you’re submitting a talk proposal to an event like ours, make sure your topic is something that the whole team might find interesting in some way, not just the designers or the developers. It’s especially good if your topic is something that might get them all talking to each other about how they work together too.
To win a ticket to this great conference, do these two things by this Friday, Sept 27th at 10am EDT:
1. Leave a comment on this page sharing with us: what’s your favorite aspect about a one-day conference? And then:
2. Tweet a link to this article!