SXSW Interactive and @media 2005 | January 12, 2005

As some of you may already know, I’ve been asked to speak at South by South West this year. I’m really excited as this will be my first big speaking engagement, although I’m a little nervous about being on the same bill as so many talented and experienced speakers. The talk will be a joint presentation between myself and Jeremy Keith and the title of the session will be “How to bluff your way in CSS”. If you’re interested in learning more, here’s some blurb about the session.

“Don’t know your id’s from your class selectors? Feel left out at parties when the talk turns to CSS? Then this is the session for you. Andy Budd and Jeremy Keith will walk you through the basics of CSS, demystifying the jargon and clarifying commonly held misconceptions along the way. After just 60 short minutes this presentation will have you talking like a CSS expert.”

As well as an excellent line up of talks and presentations I’m really looking forward to meeting all those people who’s blogs I’ve been reading over the last few years. As such I’ve a feeling there will be a lot of socializing and few early nights.

There already seems to be quite a large UK contingent booked to go out, including the likes of Jeremy Keith, Dunstan Orchard and Richard Rutter. However it would be great get even more UK web developers to attend, so if you are planning on going, get booking before it’s too late.

If you can’t make it all the way over to the states for SXSW, then @media 2005 should be well worth attending. The line up looks great and includes the likes of Jeffrey Zeldman, Douglas Bowman and Joe Clark to name but a few. It also includes more home grown talent including Andy Clarke, Jeremy Keith, Ian Lloyd , Patrick Griffiths and myself.

I’ll be presenting a session on the first day entitled Making the Jump to Tableless Design. Here is the blurb about that session.

“You’ve seen the benefits of ‘Web Standards’ and understand the basics of CSS, but how do you build a whole site using Style Sheets alone? In this session, we will show you a typical table based site and then demonstrate how the same design can be accomplished Table Free. You’ll walk away from this presentation with all the ammunition needed to build your first tableless site.”

I hope you can make it to one of these great events and look forward to seeing you there.

Posted at January 12, 2005 8:38 AM


Roger Johansson said on January 12, 2005 6:31 PM

I hope I can make it to London for @media 2005. The list of speakers is looking very good, and like you I think it would be great to meet some of the people whose blogs I’ve read for a long time.

Tom said on January 12, 2005 9:58 PM

@media looks excellent, I’d definately like to go if my bank balance allows it. It’d be great to meet some of the big cheeses behind the evolution of CSS.

Ian Fenn said on January 12, 2005 10:04 PM

Hi Andy, I booked my ticket yesterday. As far as the public speaking goes, talk honestly with passion and you’ll do brilliantly.

Rob McMichael said on January 13, 2005 10:35 AM

Us poor students can’t make the trip, but I would love to see your slides before or after your presentation.

Are you going to be using that CSS slide show thing Meyer is on about?

Dan Mall said on January 13, 2005 12:09 PM

Also, Jason Santa Maria is scheduled to speak with Zeldman, which will definitely prove to be worth it.