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April 27-29, 2016 / Grapevine, TX

A 3-day Dev/ Tech Conference

2015 Squares Conference
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What is Squares? It's a three-day gathering of techies from around the world. Learn from leaders, designers and innovators in both the non-profit and tech community. It's a great place to mingle with others who share the same passions you do.

01/Speakers

Jenn Lukas

Front-end Developer

WREN LANIER

LEADING DESIGN & UX @ HIGHRISE

CHRIS LEMA

CTO & CHIEF STRATEGIST @ CROWD FAVORITE

Jared Erondu

Co-founder @ The Industry

Phil Coffman

Design Lead @ PCPartPicker

Digital Designer living in Austin, TX. He spends his days as the Design Lead at PCPartPicker and navigating life with his wife and three kids.

Digital Designer living in Austin, TX. He spends his days as the Design Lead at PCPartPicker and navigating life with his wife and three kids.

Val Head

Designer & Web Animation Cheeleader

ANDI GRAHAM

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT @ BIG SEA

Christopher Andersson

Product guy & UX Designer @ InVision

MEG LEWIS

FOUNDER & DESIGNER @ GHOSTLY FERNS

NATHAN SMITH

Front-End Architect @ TandemSeven

JONATHAN MOORE

FOUNDER & DESIGNER @ STYLE HATCH

ROS HODGEKISS

CUSTOMER SUCCESS MANAGER @ CAMPAIGN MONITOR

02/Registration

SESSIONS
APRIL 28-29, 2016
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WORKSHOPS
APRIL 27, 2016 – Price per class
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03/Workshops

Track 01

  • Chris Michel Treehouse Workshop 01
    8:30 - 10:00 AM

    Sass from beginner to building

    In this workshop, Chris will teach you everything you need to know to get up and running with Sass. From there, we'll build out some UI components using common techniques and tools that are built into Sass.

  • David Hemphill Rebl Workshop 02
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Building your own CSS Framework

    For some projects, it's best to roll your own CSS framework. Find out why and how in this workshop, where we'll build out a custom framework based on Sass. We'll also learn a bit of architecture tips to keep your code clean.

  • Andrew Taylor lift Workshop 03
    1:30 - 3:00 PM

    Creating visual WordPress settings pages with the Customizer

    In this workshop I'll show you how to get started with the Customizer to create a better user experience for your option pages. Standard option pages can be a headache for users when they have to go back and forth between the settings and the front-end to view changes. By taking advantage of the WordPress customizer your users can configure settings, see them instantly previewed, in the design of their site, without saving and refreshing.

  • Andrew Norcross Reaktiv Workshop 04
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    WordPress Plugin Basics

    Plugins are truly what make WordPress so popular. From things as simple as browser title tags to full-scale e-commerce, plugins can turn a vanilla WP driven site into a fully customized experience tailored for your needs. This workshop will dive into the basics of plugin architecture, functionality, and different use cases for both client work and public release.

Track 02

  • TBD Invision Workshop 01
    8:30 - 10:00 AM

    Prototyping with Invision

    Someone awesome is going to be teaching about incorporating prototyping with Invision into your everyday workflow.

  • Yakaira Nunez Salesforce Workshop 02
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Research Works(shop): Hack participatory design for your users & product

    Ever had difficulty getting executive buy-in? Generating customer enthusiasm around new products? Engaging product owners into the value of customer-led feedback? Of course you have. So did we at Salesforce. So we created Research Works. A series of research led workshops that help teams across the product development and design spectrum learn directly from their users. With this workshop you will learn the most popular workshops and the techniques & best practices that make them successful. You come away with templates for these workshops and you will build your own workshop.

  • Joel Glovier Github Workshop 03
    1:30 - 3:00 PM

    GitHub for Developers

    Whether you are new to GitHub, or a GitHub power user, this workshop will have something for you. We will cover the basic GitHub concepts, dive into tools for everyday workflow efficiency, and even explore advanced tools for GitHub proficiency.

  • Philip Zaengle Zaengle Corp Workshop 04
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Intro to Craft CMS

    Interested in breaking out of your boring old CMS? Craft CMS offers all of the functionality of the major content management systems without the technical debt. Learn why now is the time for Craft, along with all of the fundamentals you'll need to get started.

Track 03

  • TBD Workshop 01
    8:30 - 12:00 PM

    Ecommerce

    We're working on snagging someone amazing to teach a workshop about ecommerce. Keep an eye out, it'll be posted soon!

  • Ken Tabor Sabre Workshop 02
    1:30 - 5:00 PM

    Responsive Web Design Toolkit

    This workshop is dedicated to helping you create, test, debug, and polish your responsive website before releasing it into the wild. It answers the question, “How can you know if your website will work on a world of devices?” I’ll share with you nuts-and-bolts approaches to help navigate one of the most difficult things you tackle – assuring your customers can best use your websites. I’ll review when to reach for some tools, and when to put them away. Whether you’re already mobile-first, or simply mobile-curious, I’ll deliver a carefully curated set of tools strengthening your workflow, and giving you a power-up to rise above your competition.

$97

/each workshop *

Get your hands dirty with some of the best in the technical industry. You won't regret it. * Track 3 classes are $195 since they are 3.5 hours long.

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04/VENUE

PALACE ARTS CENTER GRAPEVINE, TEXAS


300 S MAIN ST, GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

In the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine, you'll find the beautifully restored art deco-style Palace Arts Center, home to the Palace Theatre and the Lancaster Theatre. The perfect venue for creative inspiration.

06/Schedule

  • FRI
  • THUR
  • WED
  • FRI

    April 29, 2016
    08:00 am
    REGISTRATION, COFFEE, & CONNECT
    09:00 am
    KICKOFF DAY I
    09:15 am
    SESSION 01
    10:15 am
    SESSION 02
    10:55 am
    30 MIN BREAK
    11:25 am
    Session 03
    12:00 pm
    Lunch
    02:15 pm
    Session 04
    03:15 pm
    Session 05
    03:55 pm
    30 MIN BREAK
    04:25 pm
    Session 06
    07:30 pm
    GOODBYE PARTY
  • THUR

    April 28, 2016
    08:00 am
    REGISTRATION, COFFEE, & CONNECT
    09:00 am
    KICKOFF DAY I
    09:15 am
    SESSION 01
    10:15 am
    SESSION 02
    10:55 am
    30 MIN BREAK
    11:25 am
    Session 03
    12:00 pm
    Lunch
    02:15 pm
    Session 04
    03:15 pm
    Session 05
    03:55 pm
    30 MIN BREAK
    04:25 pm
    Session 06
    07:30 pm
    AFTER PARTY
  • WED

    April 27, 2016
    08:00 am
    COFFEE & CONNECT
    08:30 am
    Track 01, Track 02, Track 03: Workshop 01
    10:30 am
    Track 01, Track 02: Workshop 02
    12:00 pm
    Lunch
    01:30 pm
    Track 01, Track 02: Workshop 03; Track 03: Workshop 02
    03:30 pm
    Track 01, Track 02: Workshop 04
  • Pre Party

    Wednesday, April 27th

    Back Porch Grill & Tavern
    210 N. Main Street Grapevine, TX 76501

    Drinks not Included

  • After Party

    Thursday, April 28th

    Delaney Vineyards
    2000 Champagne Blvd Grapevine, TX 76501

    Dinner & Drinks Provided

  • Goodbye Party

    Friday, April 29th

    The Ginger Man
    1512 E. Southlake Blvd. Grapevine, TX 76092

    Drinks not Included

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05/About & Team

WHAT IS SQUARES?

A 2-DAY IN-DEPTH CONFERENCE FOR THE TECH COMMUNITY
Come and reignite your passion and skills at Squares Conference. Squares is a two-day gathering of techies from around the world. Learn from world-changing leaders, designers and innovators in both the non-profit and tech community. Mingle with others who share the same passions you do! Topics will encompass design, UX, front-end, development, business and products. So if you are looking for in-depth HOW-TO sessions, this is definitely the place for you.

The Squares Team

  • ISMAEL BURCIAGA CREATIVE VISIONARY
  • JILL BRAGDON EXPERIENCE ARCHITECT
  • KYLE RUSSELBURG SWISS ARMY KNIFE
  • Kendall Hanna DECOR SPECIALIST
  • LINDSEY ERYN CLARK SOCIALITE
  • DEREK NELSON WEB DESIGNER
  • BRETT BOWDEN THE SWAG SPECIALIST
  • DAVID HEMPHILL WEB DEVELOPER
  • FRANCES YLLANA PARTY COORDINATOR