brooklyn inspired.

Right now I’m in New York for Brooklyn Beta, a web conference that has far surpassed my expectations. I feel incredibly privileged to be here and want to say a big thank you to OOBE for sending me out for it. From the minute we walked in the door, you could tell that everything was going to be top notch.

A photo of the conference space before things kicked off.

To say this has been inspiring would be an understatement. The underlying theme of the conference has been Make Something You Love. But today’s discussions deepened that concept by adding Make Something that Matters. It’s great to be reminded how design and development can actually make a difference in people’s lives, especially when I work for a very customer-oriented company whose goal is just that. Lots to think about.

The concept and the people behind this conference are amazing, the details are perfect (hand-painted signs, incredible local food, etc) and the sheer number of people I’m meeting is pretty overwhelming. It’s good for me to get out of my comfort zone though, and I’m looking forward to what tomorrow holds!