Refresh Pittsburgh

A community of web designers & developers working to refresh the web design industry in Pittsburgh.

Next Meetup:

January 24 / 6:30pm

Stack Co-Working

“Burnout and the Cult of Busy”

Caroline Moore

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February 2017 Meetup!

Please join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Stack (5740 Baum Blvd. 3rd Floor Pittsburgh PA, 15206)!

Street parking near Stack is available, and the East Busway is nearby.

As always, this is a free event, but all attendees must RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for the night.  Just follow this link and let us know you are coming!

Afterward, we’ll head over to the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium to hang out, grab some drinks and food, and talk shop (as we always do). The Sharp Edge is just one block away from Stack, and is within walking distance.

This month we’re discussing Ethics of Web Design in 2017: How We Can Do Our Best with Randy Oest:

There are a lot of engineering marvels coming out of the technology industry every day and this breakneck pace of disruption is effecting everything. Unintended consequences of design, engineering, and workflow can wreak havoc in the lives of real people—users, clients, and coworkers alike. In this talk we’re going to slow things down to consider not if we can do a thing, but how we should best do a thing.

This presentation will examine the impact of the work that we do on several groups:

  • Our responsibility to users (and the wider world)
  • Our responsibility to our clients (and them to us)
  • Our responsibility to our coworkers (including bosses and employees)
  • Our responsibility to our communities (Drupal and open source in general.)
  • And lastly, our responsibility to ourselves.

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be inspired to keep the conversation going in the hopes of making the world a better place, even if it is one small piece at a time.

Randy Oest is a designer, thinker, and teacher. He works for Four Kitchens as a Designer and Frontend Engineer, is an avid Star Trek fan, plays too many board games, and bought his mother an iPad so that he wouldn’t have to fix her computer anymore.