Ottawa geek bbq was a gathering of area freelancers and entrepreneurs graciously hosted by Chris Schmitt of TeamCamp.ca.
His place was quite amazing and many thanks go to him for hosting and Jamie from idealienstudios.com for setting the whole thing up.
We all had fun chillin, eating, disc golfing and previewing the impressive theatre room. Would surely participate again. I snapped a few shots and they can be viewed over at my flickr set.
President Obama will visit Ottawa on February 19th. My old colleague Scott Lake helped the Rideau institute setup http://www.welcomeobama.ca/ which is a website for Canadians to submit messages and videos to President Obama. The Rideau Institute will then release a report outlining which issues seem most important to Canadians. I will be on the hill that day with my mega lens to try and capture some photos.
The Shopify folk recently announced a new this feature will help organize online Shopify stores in a much cleaner fashion. I avoided tags in Shopify in the past because having something like Long-Sleeved-Shirt for navigation wasn’t very appealing or grammatically correct. Now I’ll be able to use Collections for main navigation and Tags for sub navigation in a much cleaner manner.
Horray Shopify team!
Usability and Design being what Reconfigure strives to achieve, I thought I’d share my opinions as to what applications out there inspire and lead my area of expertise. Let’s face it, there’s allot of mediocrity out there but every now and then you try something, and you get that sense of, “Wow, this is awesome”. And everytime you use it, or see it, that feeling doesn’t fade. Well, here’s a few apps that gives me that vibe every time I see it or use it.
Something shocking, yet inspiring. I’ve been doing web work for many years now and I’m still surprised at the amount of people I will speak with and hear the following:
“I was working with a design team on getting my website up and things didn’t go through and now I have to start from scratch, can you help?”
I’ve been very lucky the past few months as I’ve been working with some great people on some great projects. I’d like to wish everyone a great holiday season and best of luck in the new year.
Great examples of where web applications are headed can be found here, it’s a little outdated but I like to visit the winners, and runner ups every now and then.