Refresh Dallas

I spent last Wednesday in Plano attending the second meeting of Refresh Dallas. This is a group of web designers who all get together once a month and share the tricks of their trade. I was a little out of place here considering I’m more of a programmer, but I still feel like I learned a lot.

The presentation was by Josh Williams of Firewheel Design. He’s the guy behind sites like IconBuffet and . The topic was Branding Web 2.0. It was a great discussion about how he designs and develops brands for web applications.

If you’d like to see pictures, there’s a RefreshDallas tag on You can see me hanging out at the back in this picture. I actually took a solid page of notes during the presentation, but I left them in my office. I plan on typing them up when I get a chance. In the mean time, I think Alex Muse took a picture of every slide.

Next weekend, I’ll be attending BarCamp Dallas. I’m thinking this will be a little more my style. I don’t plan on sitting at the back at BarCamp. That’s actually one of the requirements for BarCamp – active participation. Everyone is expected to participate. It should be a lot of fun.