Tag Archives: skillswap

Skillswap: Intro to Rails

Last night I presented a skillswap, “Introduction to Rails”. This was meant to be a fairly quick overview for people who’ve done some web development before, but are completely new to Rails (and Ruby). The event was presented in two parts. First, a set of slides about what Rails is, why it works and a […]

SkillSwap on Typography

Last Thursday evening, Richard Rutter gave us a talk on Web Typography Sucks. It was a hugely successful event. It turned out that there were nearly 17 of us in the small room. Richard’s talk was essentially a preview of his SXSW talk, so if you can catch it there, I really recommend it. Richard […]

Skillswap is back!

I’m pleased to announce that Skillswap is back. Our first event is Web Typography Sucks by Richard Rutter. For too long typographic style has been overlooked on the Web. This SkillSwap will show how new technology demands that websites receive the refinement that has been applied in print for centuries. The session will examine what […]

Brighton SkillSwap

SkillSwap is a really neat idea set up some time ago by Andy Budd. It’s all about getting the local web design community together to provide free training for each other. I managed to get into it fairly late on, and gave a presentation on subversion. Unfortunately, in the last couple of years, Andy’s been […]

SkillSwapped

Finally, after much nail-biting I gave my skillswap presentation this evening: An Introduction to Version Control. Thankfully, I had a delightful audience, who asked lots of very sensible questions. A few people said that they’d go away and try subversion, so that’s a win. Version Control is such a safety blanket to me, I don’t […]