One of the unexpected-but-welcomed benefits of living in a locked-down world is having the majority of tech conferences move to a digital-only distribution.
Today I attended the All Day Hey! 2020 conference, currated by Josh Nesbitt and Harry Roberts, that is traditionally hosted in Leeds each year.
Hosted by Netlify’s Phil Hawksworth, the event featured a wide scope of design and technical talent, kicking off with Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine presenting on Smart Interface Design Patterns. I really loved this UI/UX focussed look at modern best practices and exceptional creativity in responsive design, and some really unique design concepts. Some highlights included:
Microsoft Cloud Developer Advocate Asim Hussain closed the show with his presentation Principles of Green Application Architecture Design. He discussed the responsibilities the tech sector shares in contributing to a sustainable environment. Writing efficient code to run on optimised infrastructure is one of the leading ambitions of his initiative Princples.Green that is helping define Sustainable Software Engineering, and is something I will continue to track.