Meta Refresh 2014

On the construction of user interface on the web

DATE

12-15 February 2014, Bangalore

STATUS

Awaiting jury selection


Criteria for proposing sessions: You must be a practising web designer/developer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.

About Meta Refresh: Meta Refresh is a conference where Design and UI development converge. A beautiful experience on the web is a result of a deep understanding of your user and the nuances of the medium. Meta Refresh aims to be the platform where designers and UI developers exchange ideas and skills and learn from each other.

Format: This year’s edition spans four days, with two days of workshops and two days of conference. All days feature a single track.

We are accepting talks on:

  1. Front-end implementations, mainly workflow, processes, tools and automation,
  2. CSS, animation, UX, trends, and typography, and
  3. Short, crisp talks on front-end tricks.

Talks on implementation have to be about original work. While covering scalability and productivity aspects to explain implementation details, proposers must also explain who is the user and what is the context in which their product is being used. Therefore, how content and design were tailored in each specific instance.

We also invite workshop proposals on:

  1. Build systems such as Grunt
  2. CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap 3 and Foundation
  3. MVC/JS frameworks such as Angular
  4. Animations/UX

Workshops will be held on 12th and 13th February at the TERI auditorium in Domlur, Bangalore.

If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.

Last date for submissions: 12 January 2014.
Confirmations: 15 January 2014 onwards.

There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will offer a grant to cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world for speakers delivering full sessions (30 minutes or longer). As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that as a speaker travel sponsorship.

Travel grants are reimbursed at the end of the conference. You are expected to make your own travel and stay arrangements. We will assist with hotel recommendations, visa letters and general advice on travel.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Non Accepted Proposals

If your proposal is accepted for a session > 30 minutes long, we will cover your event ticket. If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.

Tickets: http://metarefresh.doattend.com
Website: https://metarefresh.in/2014

For queries about proposals / submissions, write to info@hasgeek.com


Confirmed sessions

Web is flux

Souvik Das Gupta (@souvikdg)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 12 Jan
  • slideshow

Designing at break neck speed

Anand A (@anandgrafiti)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 13 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 12 Jan

All about perceived web performance

Aakash Bapna (@aaakaash)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 35 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Fri, 10 Jan

What we learnt at iA when working on large-scale design projects

Chris Lüscher (@christoph-luescher)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 18 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

Responsive Web Design done right

Arpan CJ (@arpancj)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

Mobile First Approach - The key to cross platform interface design

vivek parihar (@vparihar)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 39 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

Embracing Progressive Enhancement

Souvik Das Gupta (@souvikdg)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 9 comments
  • Mon, 6 Jan
  • slideshow

Save time and your brain's CPU cycles with Gulpjs

Hage Yaapa (@hacksparrow)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 6 Jan

Faster (and Coincidentally More Secure) Webfonts

Bram Pitoyo (@bram)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 17 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Mon, 6 Jan
  • slideshow

Develop to Design - A guide to emergency design for front-end developers

Rahul Chanila (@rahulcs)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 18 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Fri, 3 Jan

Books + Browser + On/Offline = Reading Redefined

Amarjeet Singh (@singh-amarjeet)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 30 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Thu, 2 Jan

A front end architect's diary - Rebuilding FreeCharge.in web experience

Harish Sivaramakrishnan

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 17 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Thu, 2 Jan

Data driven UX decisions

Rajagopal Natarajan (@haxplorer)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 16 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 1 Jan

Desktop: The final frontier

Anirudh Sanjeev (@anirudhs)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 15 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 20 Dec

Playing with Photoshop Files for fun and profit

Alagu (@alagu)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 15 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 19 Dec

Components now!

Mikhail Davydov (@mikhail-davydov)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 18 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 18 Dec

Modern web graphics design using SVG

Priyanka Herur (@priyanka-herur)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Mon, 9 Dec

CSS 3 Animations and Transitional Interfaces

Raghu Nayyar (@raghunayyar)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Wed, 27 Nov

Form accessibility demystified

Sarbbottam Bandyopadhyay

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Tue, 26 Nov

How viable is a Minimum Viable Product?

Rajesh Bysani (@rajeshbysani)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 14 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 26 Nov

The Design Superheroes who uses Modern Design Workflows

Brajeshwar Oinam (@brajeshwar)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Tue, 19 Nov
  • play_arrow
  • slideshow

Micro-interactions - Designing the Details

Praneet Koppula (@praneetk)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 15 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Wed, 6 Nov

Making design decisions

Sunit Singh (@surdattack)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 29 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 6 Nov

Unconfirmed proposals

Building and Testing Components on Ember.js

Kaushik Bhat (@kaushikb)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 12 Jan

CSS Driven Design

Srihari Sriraman (@ssrihari)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 11 Jan

Effective collaboration on a complex SPA in a fast paced environment.

Raman Shalupau (@ksaitor)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Sat, 11 Jan

Creating creative communities

Tulsi Dharmarajan (@tulsid)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 11 Jan

RFW - easy to use framework that provides Directory structure, Grunt build and workflow with HTML5 boilerplate

Sajan John (@sajanjohn)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 10 Jan

Writing maintainable Vanilla Javascript

Akshay Murthy (@akshaysmurthy)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

Visualizing Relational Data using Graphs and Architectural Decisions .

Chirag Sanghvi (@csanghvi)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 11 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

2013, how the past will affect front-end trends of 2014

Nayan Deshmukh (@nayandeshmukh)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 22 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

Eliminate heavy Frontend efforts using effective design practices

Nayan Deshmukh (@nayandeshmukh)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 9 Jan

Building an audio vizualizer using core.async, clojurescript and webGL

Kapil Reddy (@kapilr)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 17 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 8 Jan

The Story Behind Wireframes

Mohan Balaji (@mohanbalaji)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 8 Jan

Vector graphics with SnapSvg

Prashant Singh (@prksingh)

  • Flash talk
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Tue, 7 Jan

Visual Debug - Chrome Developer Toolbar extension for visual debugging

Sreejesh Karunakaran (@sreekarun)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 7 Jan

Why templating engines suck. A history lesson.

Benjamin Arthur Lupton (@balupton)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 11 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Tue, 7 Jan

Automated deployments of design and code for web developers and designers

Kaustav Das Modak (@kaustavdm)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 19 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 6 Jan

Visualising data on Maps

Ronak Bhandari (@ronakrrb)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 14 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 6 Jan

Introducing modern workflow tools Grunt and Yeoman.

Manas Jayanth (@prometheansacrifice)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 12 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 4 Jan

Introducing PykCharts.js - opensource reusable charts in d3.js

Ronak Bhandari (@ronakrrb)

  • Flash talk
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 4 Jan

Engineering custom visualisations with advanced d3.js

Chirag Gehlot (@chiraggehlot)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 16 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Sat, 4 Jan

Flex your layouts and designs with CSS Flexbox

swapnil mishra (@swapnilmishra)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Fri, 3 Jan

Introduction to d3.js

Prateek Saxena (@prtksxna)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Fri, 3 Jan

An introduction to YUI

Aamir Kapasi (@aamirkapasi)

  • Flash talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 2 Jan

Building Products People Want

rajan chandi (@rajan)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 30 Dec
  • slideshow

Innovations in Online Advertising - Role of Front end technologies and India

Balaji Hariharan (@bajji25)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 27 Dec

Testing Single Page Web App using CasperJS

Akshay Mathur (@akshaymathur)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 25 Dec

Creating Single Page Web App using BackboneJS

Akshay Mathur (@akshaymathur)

  • Workshops
  • Advanced
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 21 Dec

Foundation 5 - WorkShop

Ishan Vyas (@aspricot)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 8 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Fri, 20 Dec

DocPad. Streamline your web development process. Integrate your team.

Benjamin Arthur Lupton (@balupton)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 9 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Fri, 20 Dec

Visualizing Information

aditya hari (@veryboring)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 20 Dec

A/B testing and beyond

Shyamala Prayaga (@pshyama)

  • Workshops
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 20 Dec

Deconstructing wowsig.com - how do you gift a website to an unsuspecting wife

Paras Chopra

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 20 Dec

Windows 8 UI for <Designers and Developers/>

Madhusudan Khoradiya (@maddygeek)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 23 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Wed, 18 Dec

10 things which will influence front-end development in 2014

Sandip Patel (@ermauliks)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 18 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 17 Dec

So, whats new in CSS lately? : The new advancements

Shwetank Dixit (@shwetank)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 10 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Thu, 12 Dec

Designing for Ecosystems

Devina Coutinho (@devinac)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Tue, 10 Dec

Building the online designer office: GlitterGallery

Sarup Banskota (@sarupbanskota)

  • Flash talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Mon, 9 Dec

Web UX – Present and future

Prashant Singh (@prksingh)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Mon, 9 Dec

Designing for TVs

Ayush Jain (@ayushjain85)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 13 upvotes
  • 5 comments
  • Tue, 26 Nov

A template system for your front-end code

Aseem Agarwal (@agaase19)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 18 upvotes
  • 6 comments
  • Mon, 18 Nov

Jank busted Rendering

Amit Agarwal (@amitagarwal)

  • Crisp talk
  • Advanced
  • 13 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 15 Nov

Writing Maintainable Front-end

Aniket Pant (@aniketpant)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Fri, 15 Nov

Ember-Data

Abhimanyu Chakravarty (@achakravarty1)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 10 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Tue, 12 Nov

Fluid Mechanism in Web.

Selvaganapathy Kaliamurthy (@selvagk)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 39 upvotes
  • 9 comments
  • Sun, 10 Nov

Employee-First Design

Ramesh Sundararaman (@ramsun)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 0 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Fri, 8 Nov

Design with Open Data

Praneet Koppula (@praneetk)

  • Workshops
  • Beginner
  • 10 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 6 Nov

Oh, I want a SPA | Building efficient, performant & awesome Single Page Applications

Om Shankar (@omshiv)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 21 upvotes
  • 9 comments
  • Wed, 23 Oct
  • slideshow

Source - Front-end documentation engine

Robert Haritonov (@operatino)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 5 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 23 Oct
  • slideshow