Last year, I attended only two events – World IA Day DC (pre-lockdown) and IA Conference (virtual). Missed UX Camp DC due to injury.
Now in 2021, with all conferences online (and most likely not to return to physical locations until next year), I’m attending three events the first half of this year. Missed out of UX Camp DC again (sad!)
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.
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… 🙂