‘Reasons’ is a festival for creative artists, designers and coders. Bringing together the best minds from the worlds of art, code, and design.
Reasons to be Creative is the evolution of the amazing Flash on the Beach conference. It has a more inclusive focus, now covering all web technologies. This helps bring together an amazing set of speakers from JS/Mobile Web App guru Jake Archibald to the creative code behemoths who rose from the Flash community Mario Klingemann and Joa Ebert. The tone will be one of celebration – a festival for the creative mavericks of the world.
The sessions are split into three tracks. Speakers cover design, code, illustration, animation and the creative process – but the conference is about much more than that. Inspiration sessions are designed to refill the tanks and send delegates away from the event with drive, enthusiasm and ideas to last the whole year – this alongside a whole list of new contacts and friends that could help build the next web masterpiece.
My ‘must see’ sessions:
Eugene Zatepyakin – Actionscript Computer Vision
Ahmed & Gill – The Random Adventures of Internet Explorer
Conrad Winchester – I’ve got a super computer and I know how to use it!
Mario Klingemann – Better Livign Through Lasers
Jake Archibald – Application Cache: Douchebag
Frank Reitberger – Highly Illogical
Rob Bateman – Forward to Foundation
Joa Ebert – Abstract Abstractions
Mike Jones – Designing Game Interfaces
David Lenaerts – A Trick of Light
Jon Howard – Box of Delights. Fun for all the family <– Of course!
Grant Skinner – Building Fun (with CreateJS & HTML5)