User Experience Conference in Lisbon

You guessed I went to UXLX, the User Experience Conference in Lisbon. 450 delegates came from 35 countries including Japan and South Korea, to listen to some of the best speakers in the field. These include some of our authors – Christian Crumlish (Designing Social Interfaces), Josh Clark (Tapworthy) and Louis Rosenfeld (co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web).

What is so good about this conference?

  • It is truly international – all the talks are in English
  • Throughout the day, there is a mixture of talks and workshops
  • It also include 16 self-proposed talks. When the talk is agreed, during the 2 months period before the conference, the novice speaker is helped to deliver a good talk. These talks are usually about new developments and all the new exciting things that are not yet fully tried or catalogued.
  • the venue – with a view on the Tagus and the Vasco da Gama bridge, is just brilliant
  • Every evening the delegates are well looked after with pre-booked dinners and other social events. Even though I have some reservation about the menu of the first evening – “little crow’s thighs”, ” crow’s little hearts”, “hump” together with “little bottom sirloin” – should be very entertaining. You will not feel alone here!

One of the sponsors of the event is booking.com. Yes, they are still hiring, they need the following:

  • Web Designer
  • Front End Developer
  • SEO Specialist
  • Web Marketeer
  • Consumer Psychologist
  • Predictive Analyst
  • iPhone Developer
  • And of course Perl Developers (around 20 positions available).

Fancy moving to Amsterdam, getting a competitive salary + relocation package! Take a look at booking.com/jobs.

And finally…

I am sure you don’ t want to see yet another picture of a table of books, so I thought Ishow you something completely different. I am staying in a hotel a few stations away from the FIL, where the conference is being held and only a 12 € taxi ride from the airport. I travel from Olaias to Oriente. On this run the Metro is amazing, so clean. The stations are tiled (walls and floors) in breautiful colourful designs – even though, it is underground, it feels light and airy. I will need to investigate the rest of the network to see if it is all so wonderful. Will let you know if I get chance to see more. Should you wish to see more pictures of Lisbon and Sintra, click here at your own risk.

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