Webstock is one of those conferences that it’s very hard to describe what it’s about, or what you learnt from it. If you haven’t heard of Webstock, the official description is:
“…aim of improving how websites are built through inspiration, education, insightful analysis and practical application. It is also a celebration of the web and its makers – the creativity, the magic, the craft and everything in between.“
The reason I headed back to Webstock after visiting last year was partially due to the fact you don’t really know what to expect. The speakers cover everything — but nothing that you’d expect.
From talking about Women in technology to thinking of context when it comes to user experience (UX) on websites. Talks from by the former CTO of the 2012 Obama re-election and cyber security experts rarely talk about code or technology at all, in fact they’re really talking about the bigger picture and conceptually how we use and build technology and how people interact with it in real life.
I’ve read a summary before that describes Webstock as a message for the mind (for those in the digital/design/web industry).
The speakers from Webstock have successfully installed an invaluable amount of knowledge that presents itself as useful when I’m least expecting it. It’s a solid investment for anyone who works in the digital media space and wanting to come back from an inspiring conference.
Webstock outside photo credit Webstock Flickr.