half full session at a conference

I have organised, presented at and attended more conferences than is probably good for me. I have always been in favour of multi-track events with many sessions at the same time. My experience at the last two conferences I attended, both of which had over 15 simultaneous sessions, has changed my mind.

In the past I thought it was beneficial to offer a large choice of sessions to ensure that there was always something of interest available to all attendees. That was wrong. A conference is not about the sessions that are of interest to you. It should be about the sessions that are beneficial to you.

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Thanks to computer software and the web it is now easier than ever to create a survey. The technical side is so easy that people forget that there is more to it than just adding some questions to a form.

I was fortunate to attend a lecture by Marguerrite Cox, a biostatistician from Duke Clinical Research Institute in the USA, and I thought it might be useful to share her 10 Commandments.

(I have changed the examples to be more relevant to a tech audience)

I’d like to thank Brian for inviting me to be a guest blogger with the exciting topic of GDPR. I agreed to write this after a drink in the pub with Brian, where amongst other things we were discussing how GDPR would affect a few of the websites he and I advise people about. He allowed me to have my usual rant about how there are people out there making money from advising companies about GDPR, but when you look at their advice what they actually say is “you need to think about” or “this is what the rules say”. What most small companies need is to be told here’s what you should do… so that’s what I’m attempting to do in this blog post.

The web was meant to be read, not squished.
This isn't the way to test a responsive design.