48 Hours in Nottingham


Last week I headed up to Nottingham with Kieran for the second New Adventures in Web Design hosted by Messrs Collison and Wood. I really enjoyed the inaugural event and year two was no exception. It was a great kick off to the year and a fantastic opportunity to catch up with old friends (Graham’s beard, peppermint brownies and the customary catch up in Starbucks of course being a highlight), meet new people and of course hear from some of the web’s finest practitioners.


Whilst all eight talks were off a high standard three really stood out for me and for quite different reasons. In no particular order:


It was also great to see the Decode crew launch their new hand crafted t-shirt brand Belong. It’s a fantastic idea and I wish Dan, Rob and Tom all the best with it.

Video Highlights

I believe “official” videos of the sessions will be made available in due course. In the meantime you can capture a sense of the day with this video courtesy of Paul and Relly. Somehow they secretly managed to film this with their iPhones.

And Finally

If you couldn’t make it along you can still buy the NA newspaper, at only £1 it’s a bargain and a great read. You also get last years copy too!

Colly promises that New Adventures will return in 2013, I for one hope so. My only ask would be slightly longer breaks as there were far too many interesting people to talk to.

Useful Links


Hey Keir,

Thanks for the great post and links – many saved to read and watch later!

Speak soon,


Good bloggin’ – brought back some good memories about a superb event. I also loved the massive iMockup.