MIX08 Show Off Winners

It’s hard to believe that MIX08 is over. I was involved in so many aspects of the event that it seems like I attended in some parallel universe! At least I got to see many of you there. Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry for Show Off. Thomas and I weeded out the less…


What Does “Sold Out” Actually Mean?

You’ve probably heard that next week’s MIX08 conference in Las Vegas is sold out. But do you know what that actually means? Does it mean that we decided months ago to cap registrations at an arbitrary number of attendees? Or perhaps we picked a mystical date? Or a financial target? Or the cynical among you…


The King of Kong and Show Off at MIX08

We’re only one month away from MIX08 in Las Vegas, and I hope you’ve already registered! In addition to our new MIX UX track for designers, we have a lot of great sessions on the schedule. But MIX isn’t just about pumping your brain full of raw content. It’s about networking, inspiration, and good fun…

SEAMonster Loosed to CodePlex

Well, I had good intentions. Ever since my first post about SEAMonster in October, 2007, I’ve wanted to refactor and clean-up the code for release. In the meantime, I’ve received many, many e-mails asking when that would happen. To everyone who has patiently waited, today’s the day. SEAMonster is now hosted on CodePlex. Before you…


Helvetica: The Documentary

I ran across Jeff Atwood’s blog post, Typography: Where Engineers and Designers Meet, about a week ago. Like Jeff, I’ve been interested in fonts and typography for a long time. As a matter of fact, I used to create bitmap fonts for the TI-99/4a, Commodore 64, and Atari 400/800. I’m sure if I dug through…


What Do I Do? Top sites, MIX08, and PDC08.

A few days ago, I received the following e-mail: Help me out here. I’ve been reading your blog off and on for years and I can’t figure out what it is you do. Your obviously involved with the PDC and MIX conferences, you send a lifesize cardboard cutout of yourself as your resume, you’ve made…


Programming Collective Intelligence

I tend to read a lot of books, and most of them have a technical focus. Every once and awhile, I run across a gem that is timely, coherent, unique, and well written. Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications by Toby Segaran is one of those books. If you’ve ever wanted to understand…


MIX08 Contests

Let’s kick off the new year with a post about our upcoming MIX08 event in Las Vegas. This is the third year for this annual conference, and we’ve found ourselves with a unique problem: we have so much great content that we’ve had to say “no” to a lot of really good sessions just to…


MIX07 Session Recordings

It’s been awhile since my last post! The group I’m in, Developer and Platform Evangelism (otherwise known as DPE), is responsible for both MIX and PDC. If you hadn’t heard, our sold out MIX07 event took place earlier this week in Las Vegas, and the weeks leading up to it were hectic for many of us….


Redesign the MIX Home Page and Win a Trip to Las Vegas

Do you consider yourself a CSS master? If so, how would you like to use your skills to redesign the MIX home page? We recently announced the REMIX contest, and if you submit one of the top three designs, you’ll receive paid registration to the MIX07 conference, three nights at The Venetian hotel, and $1,000 USD….