August 6th marks the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Coincidentally, it is also the day of the Second Annual ReMIX Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
The past year has seen many changes in Microsoft strategy as well as new innovations in web and mobile development outside of Microsoft. ReMIX will catch you up on those changes and prepare you for the next year of development and design trends.
In the spirit of bringing developers and designers together, organizers are proud to announce Albert Shum as our keynote speaker. Albert Shum is the General Manager of the Windows Phone Design Studio, the team that formulated the Metro Design Language used on Windows Phone and Windows 8.
There are four tracks this year: User Experience, Web, Mobile & Tablet, and Kinect. Our handpicked speakers come from both the Microsoft community and beyond it. Please register as early as possible at http://remixsouth.eventbrite.com/ so that organizers can make proper accommodations for all attendees.
The UX Track will cover design practices for an increasingly complex world that includes websites, interactive, mobile, tablets and traditional desktop apps. Speakers include James Chittenden (UX Architect at Microsoft), Rick Barraza (Principal UX Architect at Cynergy), Matthias Shapiro (Veracity), and Zach Pousman (Director of Strategy at IQ Interactive), and Jenn Downs (Design Researcher at MailChimp).
The Web Track is made up of web experts from outside the usual Microsoft fold. They will walk you through the HTML5 buzz and the core technologies that make it work: CSS3 and JQuery. J. Cornelius, VP Operations at CoffeeCup Software, will talk on HTML5. Josh Netherton of Mailchimp will talk on “CSS3: More Than Just Rounded Corners.” John Agan of Epic Labs will walk us through our paces with JQuery. Mark Barilla of Home Depot will introduce us to HTML5 Design Principles, while Theo Rasendorf of Matador will school us in “Type 101”.
In the Mobile & Tablet Track, Shawn Wildermuth (Agilitrain), Rob Cameron (Microsoft), Luke Hamilton (Creative Director, Razorfish) and Jeremy Likness (Wintellect) will teach us about phone game development, design best-practices for multitouch, the new Windows Phone Mango release, Silverlight Development for Tablets and Windows 8.
Finally, in the Kinect Track we will celebrate Microsoft’s surprise hit of the year by bringing together some top players from the Kinect Hacking world for a day of talks, teach-ins and expert panels. Speakers and panelists include Zahoor Zafrulla of Georgia Tech, Steve Dawson of Razorfish Emerging Experiences, Rick Barraza of Cynergy and Josh Blake of InfoStrat, the founder of the OpenKinect forums and co-founder of the OpenNI forums.
Additionally, Microsoft will be providing all-day labs on Windows Phone development while our Commons room will be set up for impromptu conversations, hands-on opportunities with new technologies and general networking with businesses, new friends and old friends.