Responsive Web Trends Conference

Free Event • February 12 • San Francisco

Featured Speakers

Jason Grigsby

Jason Grigsby

A respected mobile strategist, co-founder of CloudFour and Mobile Portland and co-author Head First Mobile Web, Grigsby addresses the next challenge in web development: adapting to different forms of input.

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Greg Nudelman

Greg Nudelman

An expert in creating cross-platform digital experiences, Greg has designed user experiences for top companies such as Intuit, eBay and Groupon. Come to the UX Workshop with questions and walk away with wireframes.

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Ben Callahan

Ben Callahan

Ben is one of the leading responsive design advocates, conducting his own workshops and writing for publications like The Foundry. In his session, he takes you through how to get design approval during the responsive process.

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A Conference For People Who Make Websites

Responsive Web Trends is a completely free, day-long conference for those who are passionate about creating websites that look great and work well on any device—even those that haven't been invented yet. The Conference brings together forward-thinking industry influencers, designers and developers for a day of deep discussions and workshops. Presented by Moboom, the Conference explores trends in responsive web design and adaptive technologies with the goal of creating an open dialogue about how designers and developers can work more efficiently and think beyond just mobile.

Conference Agenda

8:45 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:15 AM



9:30 - 10:45 AM


Jason Grigsby
Author, Head First Mobile Web

Windows 8. Chromebook Pixel. Ubuntu Phone. These devices shatter another consensual hallucination that we web developers have bought into: mobile = touch and desktop = keyboard and mouse.

We have tablets with keyboards; laptops that become tablets; laptops with touch screens; phones with physical keyboards; and even phones that become desktop computers. Not to mention new forms of input like cameras, voice control and sensors.

We've learned how to respond to screen size. Our next challenge is learning how to adapt to different forms of input.

11:00 - 11:45 AM


Ben Callahan
Founder, Sparkbox

Design deliverables can be challenging in a multi-device world. Front-end developers have had their day playing with fluid grids, flexible content, and media queries. Now it's time to let the rest of the team in on the job.

In this session, we'll investigate how to get design approval in the context of a responsive process. You’ll be challenged to get into our medium earlier in your process, demonstrating the benefits of in-browser design review and "Style Prototypes." In addition, you'll learn how these kinds of deliverables can help educate your clients and establish appropriate expectations early in a project.

12:00 PM

Food Trucks by Off the Grid

1:00 - 1:45 PM


Jef Rice
COO, Moboom

Maintaining a website is often inefficient for everyone involved. One common example: copywriters dependent on developers, and developers responsible for updating content. The reason? Outdated technology.

Adaptive content offers us a better alternative.

Jef will outline a new process for creating and maintaining websites—one that allows designers, developers and copywriters to maintain independence and focus on what they do best.

2:00 - 2:45 PM


Jérôme Petazzoni
Engineer, Docker

David Penner
VP Engineering, Moboom

Imagine a mid-century cargo transportation system. You had to worry about a variety of goods in different shapes, sizes and types being transported smoothly from Point A to Point B, all requiring their own containers. Transportation in those days was cumbersome to say the least.

Code is transported in a similar way—from servers to the users' device in a cumbersome, old-school shipping containers. In this session, Jerome explains how Docker automates the deployment of any application as a lightweight, portable, self-sufficient container that will run virtually anywhere. In other words, the Docker application packages your code in a portable container for easy delivery.

Moboom serves as a unique case study for Docker, as David Penner, VP of Engineering for Moboom, also explains during the session. Alongside Jerome, David will discuss how Moboom is using Docker and node.js to render sites of the future.

3:00 - 3:45 PM


Jef Rice
COO, Moboom

Take Moboom3 for a spin. We'll give you a tour of the new SiteStudio, including the Moboom Marketplace, My Library and Content Sets, and we'll take you through our just-released features. 

4:00 - 4:45 PM

No Commitment Required: Build in Any Language

Ben Sargent
Chief Software Architect, Moboom

If you ask Ben, he says there's way too much commitment required when it comes to building websites. Site-building platforms such as WordPress require you to code in their designated programming language. (In the case of WordPress, that language is PHP.) This forces developers to either learn a new language or find a platform that fits their skills.

Moboom found a way to liberate developers, allowing them to build widgets in their own preferred language. In this session, Ben walks you through how to construct web pages with multiple languages—including Python, Perl, .NET and more— and lets you in on the technology behind this newfound freedom.

5:00 PM

Cocktail Reception


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Todd Buchanan
Client Services, Moboom

Learn how to build a fully responsive website from start to finish in a matter of days. Moboom is a tool built by developers for developers that aims to simplify the site building process, allowing professionals to use their skills more efficiently.

During this workshop, Todd teaches you how to build a responsive website from scratch using the Moboom platform. He'll give you a tour of our SiteStudio and Marketplace and show you how to best leverage the adaptive capabilities of Moboom.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Greg Nudelman
UX Expert

“Bring questions, walk away with Wireframes”! During this dynamic workshop, work together in small groups focusing on identifying, producing, testing and iterating on mobile wireframes for your key responsive web workflows.

Greg will show you how to create and test paper wireframes for the core pages of your responsive website before writing a line of code by applying responsive design patterns. You will practice light-weight guerrilla user testing strategies that will save time and money for your entire team, without sacrificing delicious “eye-meat” -- key experience components such as transitions, interactions and copy.

It's the lean UX protein you crave, with all the added richness and flavor. Paper wireframes produced during the workshop are detailed enough to jump straight into final visual skinning and development. This workshop will give you complete lean design methodology you need *right now* to take on any responsive design challenge with confidence.

Pre-registration required! Sign up for the UX Workshop here.

Conference Registration

Seating is limited for this free event. Please register today to confirm your spot. 

Venue - Terra Gallery

Located in San Francisco's SOMA District, Terra Gallery is a hip venue with tons of character. It's within walking distance of Embarcadero Station and The Ferry Building and is also close to several major highways. 

We suggest parking in one of the many garages nearby, including 350 2nd St. or 345 Spear. Street parking in the area is not recommended, as it's usually metered with time restrictions.