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The Long Game

The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
– H. G. Wells

I’m marking a special anniversary today.

And all this started because I loved Vancouver.

After my first visit in August 2008, I decided to plan another trip. Somehow, I found a conference that I hadn’t heard about called IxDA Interaction 09. Never knew anything about interaction design nor was it my first concern. All wanted was to get back to the city again. But instead, I learned from all the talks and people about interaction design.

That was not only an introduction to interaction design. It was a gateway to me learning about user experience design and later information architecture.

I decided to return the following year for Interaction 10 in Savannah, Georgia. At that conference, I attended the lecture Designing for the Web in the World by designer Timo Arnall.

That and his film Wireless in the World a year earlier really influenced me. This is where re-evaluated my work as a front-end developer, viewing my work as dealing with information and not just coding.

And after years of conferences, events, reading and self-study, I ended up working with an excellent UX team at CQ Roll Call and now the growing team at FiscalNote.

And all this because I want another trip to Vancouver… 🙂