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Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman’s rolling design conference tour, An Event Apart, is coming to New York City in July. For the first time, it will be two days long; the first day will be devoted to matters design, and the second day will be devoted to matters code.
Count me a lucky bastard, as these gentlemen have been nice enough to invite me to be one of the presenters on the first day, appearing on the same slate as the prolific Jason Santa Maria and the scary-smart Adam Greenfield, two design practitioners and thinkers that I would gladly pay to see any time. The second day will feature the amazing Aaron Gustafson, from whom anyone can learn more about the practice and management of good code. And, of course, the estimable Eric and Jeffrey will be around too, either in “yadda yadda” mode or “as needed.”
It’s going to be exciting and I can’t wait. Registration isn’t yet open, but you can keep tabs on the An Event Apart Web site or its RSS feed to find out as soon as it goes online. Past events have sold out quickly in Philadelphia and Atlanta, so it’s reasonable to expect the same thing to happen here in New York City. Plus, if you don’t live here, you can treat yourself to a fun few days roaming the Big Apple — the July heat’s not to be missed!+