A few hundred technologists from Minnesota and beyond turned out today at the U of M CECC to experience MinneWebCon — the 5th annual gathering for web, mobile, social, and design professionals.
Organized by a dedicated team of local volunteers, the event is known for big name keynotes, a strong female to male ratio, diversity and depth of content. After attending the past three years, safe to say the standard has again been raised.
User experience pro from New York Whitney Hess kicked things off with her methodical take on research, design and problem solving before the track matrix opened up to niches ranging from the concrete (CSS3, UI, HTML5, etc.) to the abstract (change, strategy, communications, etc.). Overall, the crowdsourced breakout sessions made for a healthy blend of practicality and relevancy.