literally involving flashing people at the beach; and Adam Onishi, talking about the designer-developer relationship and how to improve this.
Again, the standard of this session was excellent. I was on the edge of my seat with my poor brain really struggling to keep up with the sheer level of information and inspiration. This is a great initiative from John, and I would really love to see more conferences pick up on this format.
I went to Brighton expecting to meet two colleagues there for the Simpleweb road-trip, but except for that I only knew a few people going, most of which I hadn't met in person yet. I'm a bit shy at times, but was definitely hoping to meet a few new people.
Reasons to be Creative did a really great job of facilitating socialising. There was a two-hour gap between the penultimate talk of the day and the final evening session, affording time to head out and eat/get changed/have a shower/walk the dog/whatever. This ensured mostly everyone was brought back together by the end of the day, and with cheap drinks at the bar afterwards, as well as an excellent pub less than a thirty-second walk away, the area was buzzing with conference attendees. I met so many great people and this has definitely been the best conference I've been to so far in terms of the social aspect. Some of us headed to the beach after the pub closed, which seemed like an excellent idea after a few. Maybe not so much the day afterwards for some of us; hence the alternate title: What happens in Brighton stays in Brighton.
Thank you, Brighton. Thank you, John. Thank you, Reasons speakers and attendees. You've been wonderful, and I'll most definitely be back. Next time I'm staying for dConstruct too – it was apparently a stonker.