FOWA Expo random bits
Earlier this week, I already wrote about FOWA Expo, but here are more informal bits – moments and quotes written down, remembered or experienced.
Prior the conference every attendee was asked to sign-up to FOWA Crowdwine and choose her interests, so the organizers can help us meet more people. Those who did, received unique badges at reception with their tags, matches and opposites.
My tags were naturally: user experience, web standards, typography… and my matches were Robin Christoperson, Andrew Pendrick, Sarah Ward and George Zafirovski. I actually met George, who moved from Macedonia to London some 10 years ago, so we easily switched to Croatian (Macedonia and Croatia are both former Yugoslaw republics).
There was a couple of considerable job offers on the conference and if one was available, she could walk away with a brand new position.
- Erika Hall said
Users don’t complain about wording as long as you don’t change colors.(Copy is Interface)
- Matt Biddulph said
Internet is small pieces loosely joined.(Coding on the Shoulders of Giants)
- Identity Matcher, extracted from dopplr.com codebase, enables you to pull in social network information from sites such as GMail, Twitter, Flickr or Facebook.
- This one’s my favorite; Daniel Burka said
You simply have to say ‘No’ to more features. Look at the Firefox and Mozilla Suite. Firefox would never be so popular if they didn’t decide to keep it simple.