Come to An Event Apart in 2019

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The 2019 season for An Event Apart (the premiere web and interaction design conference) is about to kick off!

  1. Seattle – March 4–6, 2019
  2. Boston – May 6–8, 2019
  3. Washington DC – July 29–31, 2019
  4. Chicago – August 26–28, 2019
  5. Denver – October 28–30, 2019
  6. San Francisco – December 9–11, 2019

I’ll be there in Seattle for the kickoff, giving a talk about how to think like a front-end developer. I’ve been working on it for ages, and I think I have a talk ready that helps set the stage for where we are at in the world of front-end development, through the lens of tons of other front-end developers I admire in this industry. I hope it’ll be an entertaining romp through all their minds and how they think.

Just check out this Seattle lineup!

This is like my dream lineup. Except that jerk who kicks off Day 2.


  1. Jeffrey Zeldman
    The Zen of Whitespace: Slow Design for an Anxious World

  2. Margot Bloomstein
    Designing for Slow Experiences

  3. Sarah Parmenter
    Designing for Personalities

  4. Eric Meyer
    Generation Style

  5. Rachel Andrew
    Making Things Better: Redefining the Technical Possibilities of CSS

  6. Jen Simmons
    Designing Intrinsic Layouts

  7. Chris Coyier (me!!!)
    How to Think Like a Front-End Developer

  8. Una Kravets
    From Ideation to Iteration: Design Thinking for Work and for Life

  9. Scott Jehl
    Move Fast and Don’t Break Things

  10. Luke Wroblewski
    Mobile Planet

  11. Beth Dean
    Unsolved Problems

  12. Dan Mall
    Putting the ‘Design’ in Design Systems

  13. Jeremy Keith
    Going Offline

  14. Sarah Drasner
    Animation on the Bleeding Edge

  15. Val Head
    Making Motion Inclusive

  16. Derek Featherstone
    Inclusive, by Design

  17. Gerry McGovern
    The Customer-Obsessed Professional

Another neat little feature of the 2019 lineup is a screening of the documentary Rams that after lunch on Day 2. Like movie night. For us designer types. During the day. It’s gonna be awesome.

See y’all there, I hope!