The Highland Fling 2011 Web Conference – Back to Basics

The Highland Fling 2011 Web Conference takes place on Friday 8th July at Symposium Hall, part of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh:

It’s great to have an event like this in Scotland for once so don’t miss out on the opportunity to go along!

The Highland Fling prides itself on exciting speakers and valuable topics that we can all learn from. Sound good? Whether you’re a front-end whizz or a project manager wanting to find out a bit more about what your team could be getting up to, The Highland Fling 2011 – Back to Basics will take you on a journey through modern web development that you can’t afford to miss.

There’s a great line up of speakers and will be hosted by Christian Heilmann of Mozilla who is also a great speaker.

There’s a special last minute discount deal, just enter the discount code LASTCALL to receive 10% off the standard ticket price.

You can book tickets online at:

Here’s the list of speakers and what they’re talking about:

  • Steve Marshal – Why Simple Isn’t
  • Jack Osborne – Lifting the lid on HTML5
  • Mike Rundle – From Websites To Apps: The "Apple Look"
  • Remy Sharp – Interaction Implementation
  • Rachel Andrew – Choosing the right Content Management System
  • James Edwards – Accessibility in modern interfaces

For more details about the conference please visit

Don’t miss it!

Singularity Conference gets ‘head’ed off at the pass

If you’re a web developer / designer or into the web in anyway then you’re going to want to check out the <head> web conference that takes place October 24-26, 2008. <head> is a bit different than your regular conference, The conference website describes it like so:

The premise for <head> is simple: instead of making you come to the web conference, let’s make the web conference come to you.

<head> is a web conference with all of the traditional elements. We have live speakers, presentations, question and answer sections, and networking opportunities. The twist is that the conference takes place everywhere – all over the world – and at real-world gatherings called local conference hubs.

And we use the Internet to tie it all together.

Now, you might be thinking “That sounds cool, but wasn’t someone already running a conference like that?”. If you were thinking that then don’t worry, you’re not going daft! <head> is actually the new name for the conference. The conference was formerly known as Singularity but due to an objection from a company that holds a trademark for the word Singularity relating to conferences the lead organiser, Aral Balkan, had no choice but to change the name!

Anyway, go over and check out the website to find out more about the conference. There’s an early bird ticket price of just $99 if you book soon!

Update 22 Aug 2017: The above is an old post and the conference is past now.