Meta Refresh 2018

The web in your pocket

DATE

26-27 October 2018, Bangalore

STATUS

Accepting submissions


SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Propose a session

Theme

Meta Refresh 2018 will cover four primary topics:

  1. User research and design – how user research is carried out and translated into design (whether engineering or designing user interactions).
  2. Design systems – how collaborations are being enabled between engineers and designers. Here, we are looking for case studies.
  3. Tooling for design systems – share your experiences (and evaluations) of open source tools for design systems.
  4. Why the boundaries between UI and UX are not the way to proceed for design and designers.

Criteria to submit a conference proposal

You must be a practising web developer or designer, 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. 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.

Guidelines for submission

Every proposal MUST be accompanied by:

  • A two minute preview video where the proposer gives an elevator pitch about the talk.
  • Detailed outline of the talk – either in the form of draft slides, mind map and/or textual description.
  • If you are proposing to speak on a topic where the code is not open-sourced yet, the editorial panel will consider your proposal only if the code is made open-source at least three weeks before the conference.

Without the above information, your proposal will not be considered for review.

If you are submitting a Workshop Proposal, you must clearly state:

  • Background knowledge that participants must possess in order to attend your workshop.
  • Details and links to software / packages which participants must install before coming to the workshop.
  • Laptop configuration.
  • Links to background reading material and GitHub repos.
  • Duration of the workshop.
  • Maximum number of participants who can attend your workshop.
  • Instructor’s past experience with conducting workshops.

There is only one speaker per session. Workshops can have more two or more instructors.

Entry is free for confirmed speakers.

If you are an outstation speaker, HasGeek will do its best to provide a grant that covers part of your travel and accommodation expenses in Bangalore, subject to budgetary constraints.

Format

The 2018 edition is a multi-track event with the following session formats:

  1. Full length talks of 40 minutes
  2. Crisp talk of 15 minutes
  3. Workshops of 3-6 hours
  4. Off the Record sessions (OTR)

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting proposals: TBD
Conference date: 26-27 October, 2018

Venue

Meta Refresh will be held at the NIMHANS Convention Center, Bangalore

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, write to info@hasgeek.com or call +9107676332020


Confirmed sessions

How XR Environments Shape User Behavior

Ranjith Raj Vasam (@ranjithrajv)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 20 Oct

Applying ethics to technology (Type: Bird of Feather)

Aparna Ashok (@aparna3)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 20 Oct

Collaborative and real-time design systems in Figma (Unacademy)

Abhinav Chhikara (@a8h1nav)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 17 Oct
  • play_arrow

Scaling the biggest design system--your design team

Rahul Gonsalves (@gonsalves-r)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 17 Oct

Voice User Interfaces - How designing for the ear differs from designing for screens

Sohan Maheshwar (@sohanm)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 5 Oct
  • slideshow

Building technical documentation as a product at scale

Ravi Suhag (@ravisuhag)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 3 Oct

"Engineering to embrace change" Or "How clumsy engineering can lead to powerful research – Part II"

Srihari Sriraman (@ssrihari)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 29 Sep

WORKSHOP: Design and implement with fidelity

Wolfram Thurm (@wolframthurm)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 20 Sep

Understanding UX (and UI) – a practitioner's perspective

Nakul Shenoy (@nakulshenoy)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 15 Jun

Dr. De Sign Systems - Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Remove the Chaos

tejas bhatt (@tejasbhatt)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 15 Sep

Unconfirmed proposals

Payments - Past, present and future

Sudhanshu Shekhar (@sudshekhar)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 1 Nov

Test

Abhishek Balaji (@booleanbalaji)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 22 Oct

Should developers design #clickbait

Siddharth Kshetrapal (@siddharthkp)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 3 Oct
  • play_arrow

Designing for Everyone, Everywhere!

Naman Mathur (@namanm)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 24 Sep

Designing for Everyone, Everywhere!

Anurag arora (@anuragarora)

  • Full talk
  • Advanced
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 24 Sep

Pro Freelancing for Designers & Developers

Prashant (@prashantsani)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 20 Sep

How clumsy engineering can lead to powerful research

Dhruv Saxena (@dhruv-saxena)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 23 Aug

Remote User Testing - Is it for you?

Sherene Kuruvilla (@shazzer06)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 16 Aug

Timeless Design for Modern Interfaces

Sonal Raj (@sonalraj)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 11 Aug

Using customer journey maps for effective product design

Ankita (@ankitag)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Fri, 10 Aug

How do I hire the right graphic designer? (freelance, in-house, and retainer)

Winona Laisram (@obsessedanxiousdesigner)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 4 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 8 Aug

Scaling CSS with ITCSS

aayush arora (@aayusharora)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 4 Aug

Scalable CSS

Chris Lienert (@cliener)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 2 Aug

So called freelancing

Navaneeth (@beingnavaneeth)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 11 Jul

We need to talk about how we build user interfaces

Siddharth Kshetrapal (@siddharthkp)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Thu, 5 Jul
  • play_arrow

The CSS tricks you are not using

Praveen Puglia

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Tue, 12 Jun

The Web is Different

Ankur Sethi (@s3thi)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 4 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Wed, 6 Jun
  • play_arrow

Design for the AI First World

Shubhradeep Nandi (@shubhradeep)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 1 upvotes
  • 2 comments
  • Mon, 4 Jun
  • slideshow

Everybody's a designer. Especially you!

Chirag Narula (@chiragnarula)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 28 upvotes
  • 7 comments
  • Wed, 30 May

Saving Millions Using MicroInteractions

aayush arora (@aayusharora)

  • Full Talk
  • Intermediate
  • 7 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sat, 19 May
  • slideshow

GraphQL Clients & DevTools

Ashwin Maruti Hegde (@hegdeashwin)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 4 comments
  • Fri, 4 May
  • slideshow

Let's have a Conversation about Conversational UI

Souvik Basu (@souvikbasu)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 11 Oct

What not to do while Crafting UX journey

Aravind Putrevu (@aravindputrevu)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 4 Oct

Journey towards SVG Ninja Land

Prashant (@prashantsani)

  • Full talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 30 Sep

Sh!t designers say

Priyanka Herur (@priyanka-herur)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 2 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sat, 30 Sep

Battle Plan for Scaling CSS

Manjula

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 3 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Wed, 27 Sep

a11y matters

Vikas Parashar (@vicodin)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 6 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Mon, 18 Sep

The Art of building UI library with React

Anenth Vishnu (@anenthv)

  • Crisp talk
  • Intermediate
  • 9 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Sun, 17 Sep
  • slideshow

Buttons Are Expensive

Brajeshwar Oinam (@brajeshwar)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 6 upvotes
  • 3 comments
  • Fri, 25 Aug

From REST to GraphQL

Saloni Jain (@salonijain)

  • Crisp talk
  • Beginner
  • 5 upvotes
  • 1 comments
  • Thu, 17 Aug
  • slideshow

Sketch plugins for your product design guidelines

imran parvez (@imranparvez)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 2 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Wed, 16 Aug

Cakewalk WebVR development with A-Frame

Ram Vaishnav (@gurumukhi)

  • Full talk
  • Intermediate
  • 3 upvotes
  • 0 comments
  • Sun, 23 Jul
  • slideshow