May 8th, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
To kick off the upcoming WebVisions Portland conference (May 22nd-24th), we’re sponsoring a “Hackathon for Social Good” event on Sunday, May 19th.
What’s a “Hackathon” you ask? In a nutshell, designers and programmers will come together for a full day to build applications and web sites for non-profits, with tutorials from industry experts. As part of the event, we are opening up the WebINK service so the participants have access to top notch web fonts.
Local organizations who are the beneficiaries of this Hackathon include: The Dalai Lama Center, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity (Re)Store and Compassion & Choices.
The event is free of charge and runs from 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. at the Open Sourcery in Portland, Ore.
If you’d like to join us, click here to RSVP.
Join Extensis at Museums + Heritage, the UK’s most comprehensive and exciting event for the cultural sector, where we will be demonstrating Portfolio Server at stand M9
Extensis will demonstrate how to integrate Portfolio Server with other IT business systems and leverage the benefits of digital asset management across your organisation. Developers can use the Portfolio API to create custom integrations for sharing assets and metadata with your Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Content Management (CMS), Collection Management, or other business systems.
Stop by to learn how to:
- Centralise and archive images, audio, video and document files
- Automate asset delivery and benefit from NetMediaMax
- 15th-16th May 2013
- West Hall, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road W14 8UX, London
For more information on Museums + Heritage 2013 or to register for FREE, visit http://www.museumsandheritage.com/show/
We hope to see you there!
May 7th, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Want a chance to win a free full pass to the 2013 HOW Design Conference (a $1,295 value)??? Well today’s your lucky day! As an event sponsor, we’re giving away a pass to the person who has the most convincing reason they should be selected.
Simply comment on this post with your answer to:
“Why I should get a free full pass to the HOW Design Conference?”
Contest Entry Deadline – Sunday, May 19, 2013
One winner will be selected to receive one full conference pass and notified via email on Monday, May 20th.
Note: Conference pass winner is responsible for all transportation to and from the event as well as lodging and other expenses while attending the event.
Participants must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, and 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of Extensis and their immediate families are not eligible.
No entry fee is required. All eligible entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on May 19, 2013.
General Terms and Conditions:
One winner will be chosen at random from all entrants. By entering into this contest, all participants agree to all of the terms and conditions herein. This contest shall not apply where prohibited by applicable law. Extensis reserves the right to disqualify any participant found to be disrupting the operation of the contest or violating the terms and conditions of the contest.
The winning participant will be notified via email. If the initial winner does not respond to the notification within two business days, then another winner will be chosen. Failure to respond within two business days means that the winner forfeits the prize.
The prize is nontransferable and there are no cash alternatives. Substitutions will not be considered and politely declined. The winning participant will be solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes that may apply, and any additional costs that may be incurred by the winning participant.
Affidavit, Disclaimer of Warranty, No Liability:
By entering, the winning participant agrees that Extensis and its officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall not be liable for any warranty, costs, damages, losses, injuries or any other claims incurred, directly or indirectly, arising from the usage of the prize or from any prize related activity.
Extensis is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, entries or Internet technical, hardware, software or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the contest. If the contest cannot be run as planned for any reason, including technical problems, Extensis reserves the right to cancel, curtail, modify or suspend the contest. The contest shall be governed by the laws of the state of Oregon and shall exclude that body of law known as conflicts of law.
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April 22nd, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
Interested in all things mobile, design, back-end and front-end development? Join me next week in Las Vegas for some in-depth investigation, and probably a little bit of play time, at Future Insights Live.
I’ve been able to grab a discount code that will save you 10% off registration. Just use my name, “James” in the promo code field when you register, and whiz-bang you’ve got your discount.
I’ll be speaking about how “Typography is the New Black” in the Design track of the second day of the conference. I hope to see you there!
Our resident font guru Thomas Phinney will join the world’s top InDesign experts and the Adobe InDesign team in Austin at PePcon April 28 – May 1, 2013. Thomas will present “Fonts for Digital Publications: PDF, EPUB and Tablet Apps” on Monday, April 29, exploring the technical and legal aspects of using fonts in digital publications.
If you’re interested in attending PePcon and Thomas’ presentation, we’re offering a special discount:
Save $50 off any PePcon 2-, 3- or 4-day (Gold) pass by entering “EXTENSIS” in the discount field. To register, click here.
For more information on this session and the event, visit the PePcon site.
April 17th, 2013 by Jim Kidwell
I’d like to pass on a cool discount code that I’ve gotten for Future of Web Design London.
The organizers have setup a 10% discount when you use my name “jim” as a promotional code when registering (I’m flattered!)
At the event, I’ll be presenting a full-day workshop covering Wonderful Web Typography, as well as a conference session, Best Practices for Incredible Web Typography.
There’s also a lot of great inspirational, design and development content.
I hope that you’ll consider joining me!
Thomas Phinney and I will be speaking at WebVisions and covering all things about web fonts. The event also features a ton of great content and is sure to be chock full of inspiration and new stuff to learn.
We hope to see you there!
This May, I’ll be speaking at Future of Web Design in London.
It’s a great event filled with incredible sessions and workshops, covering everything from the technical to the inspirational. I’ll be speaking about web typography with a heavy dose of inspiration and only a little bit of code.
If you’d like to join me, we’re giving away a pass over on the WebINK blog.
Hope to see you there!
It’s a great place to meet people, chat about web design, development and web fonts. With an overwhelming list of daytime sessions to attend, and dizzying array of evening events, it’s always easy to find something interesting and stimulating to attend.
We had a great time, and if you were there, I’m willing to bet that you did as well.
For a full summary of what we saw and did, see the SXSW Recap on the WebINK Blog.
To help kick off SXSW 2013, one of the first events was a great collection of talented developers pulling together for charity, it was the SXSW WebVisions Hackathon.
I was impressed with the number of quality developers, coders, designers and project managers that came together to develop new websites and solutions for three nonprofits – Habitat for Humanity, Capital Area Food Bank and DesigNYC.
Divided up into three teams, each with all required disciplines to develop efficiently, these teams pulled together to very quickly build the web solutions requested by the nonprofits – an incredible feat when you consider it’s all done within one 8-hour day.
Extensis was happy to help through the sponsorship of Free WebINK web fonts for use on any of the final project websites.
Congratulations to everyone involved on a great day, and successful project completion.