After a six year hiatus the fabulous New Adventures conference made a welcome return to Nottingham’s beautiful Albert Hall.
Six years, felt so much longer whilst we waited for a new adventure, but melted away as we arrived in Nottingham to meet with friends and faces from adventures past.
New Adventures has always been more about concepts than code, and 2019 was another perfectly curated collection of thought provoking talks. Highlights for me were Jeremy Keith’s opening talk which called on us to examine the building blocks and layers within the experiences we create. Helen Joy brought to life the importance of user and customer research, and I hope encouraged the audience to seriously and deeply consider and understand the end-users of their products and services. Ethan Marcotte closed the event with a rousing call to arms for web workers.
New Adventures 2019 felt like conferences used to feel – significant.
An occasion, a gathering, a happening where new ideas, big ideas, important ideas are shared.
Ideas that invigorate, enthuse and inspire us to new adventures – wherever they may take us.