meshU – a Conference for Designers and Developers on April 9, 2009 in Toronto

February 10, 2009


As some of you may know, I co-founded the mesh conference four years ago. Last year the founders of mesh created a new and distinct event for designers and developer called meshU (new design launched today). meshU is a one-day conference that is full of practical advice and inspiration that’s great for anyone building projects online.

There will be 15 speakers organized into three tracks that run simultaneously (design, development and management) and conference participants are welcome to attend any session they want at any time.

This year I am pleased to announce we have a star-studded lineup of speakers. Here is a snapshot of the speakers we’ve announced so far, and the workshops/presentations they will be delivering:

Design
Ryan Singer, 37signals – Value Judgements in Interface Design
Bruce Philp, GWP Brand Engineering – Ten Keys to a Branded User Experience

Development
Chris Wanstrath, GitHub – Building a Business with Open Source
Ilya Grigorik, AideRSS – Event-Driven Architectures
Pete Forde, Unspace – Is that an iPhone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
Ezra Zygmuntowicz, Engine Yard – Building Scalable/Decoupled Web Architecture

Management
Dominic Bortolussi, The Working Group – Experiments on selling agile development projects. Are Estimates the new ‘Spec’?

meshU will be taking place on April 6th, 2009 in Toronto. If you are a FreshBooks user and you travel to Toronto for the event, we’d love to take you out for a bite to eat and perhaps a visit to the FreshBooks headquarters, so please let us know if you are coming to town.


about the author

Co-Founder & CEO, FreshBooks Mike is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, the world’s #1 cloud accounting software for self-employed professionals. Built in 2003 after he accidentally saved over an invoice, Mike spent 3.5 years growing FreshBooks from his parents’ basement. Since then, over 10 million people have used FreshBooks to save time billing, and collect billions of dollars. A lover of the outdoors, Mike has been bitten so many times it’s rumored he’s the first human to have developed immunity to mosquitoes.