dConstruct Workshops | June 13, 2008

As well as a great line-up of speakers we’ve got some amazing workshops at this year’s dConstruct. We only launched them a couple of days ago, but several of them are already half full, so we expect them to sell out a lot faster than they did last year. I think people have realised that the workshops are one of the best was to guarantee a place at dConstruct, which typically sells out in under 24 hours. However I think it’s mostly down to the fantastic people we’ve got running these workshops. It’s just a shame that I can’t see them all!

First up we have Lane Becker, Thor Muller and Leslie Chicoine from Get Satisfaction running a session on building and managing online communities. They will cover everything from the effect design can have on community growth and behaviour, through to community managers and dealing with unhappy campers.

Following on from this we have Daniel Burka and Mark Trammell from Digg on how to scale your designs when your community becomes a success. Daniel and Mark will look at things like performance tips, designing for unknown numbers of users and how to grow your site over time. If you’re involved in developing or managing social networks of any size or scale, these two workshops will be a perfect accompaniment.

For the more user experienced focused we have an excellent workshop from Joshua Porter on how to design sites that encourage social participation by using the insights we’ve learned from social psychology. Drawing from year of experience as a consultant at UIE and his amazing new book, Designing for the Social Web, this is the workshop you’ll find me hiding in the back of.

Last, but most definitely not least, our very own Richard Rutter and James Box will build on the excellent session they gave at SXSW and run a workshop on the practical aspects of architecting social websites. More specifically, how we can create wireframes and interactive prototypes in a world that has moved away from static pages and towards fully featured online applications.

So if you want to come to one of these workshops I’d defiantly recommend getting over there now, before it’s too late!

Posted at June 13, 2008 12:37 PM


Eric said on June 13, 2008 1:54 PM

I’d love to go, it sounds like a blast!