Episode 41: Kyle Cotter and the 2012 Student Web Conference


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In this show we talk with former host and web student extraordinaire, Kyle Cotter, about the 2012 Student Web Conference.

0:00 Introduction

  • 0:10 Welcome to Required Listening
  • 0:15 Webucator Zac Gordon
  • 0:19 Guest, Kyle Cotter
  • 0:33 Topic: 2012 Student Web Conference
  • 0:42 Sponsor: Wista
  • 0:54 Welcome!

1:05 Around DaBrook

  • 1:13 Yearly redesign
  • 1:29 Responsive is the standard
  • 1:44 New WaSP Web Standards Curriculum
  • 2:09 Required Listening

2:40 Guest: Kyle Cotter

  • 2:55 When did you first get into the web?
  • 3:10 Interesting to be on the other side of the camera!
  • 3:14 It started off in 6th grade
  • 3:48 7th grade basic HTML, Flash, and Fireworks
  • 4:08 8th grade more table based markup
  • 4:25 Freshman year in high school
  • 4:40 Everything I learned was wrong
  • 5:15 How have you been an educator to others?
  • 6:22 College education?  What's next for you?
  • 7:35 What's your plan for continued education?
  • 9:05 What's up with Media and Video?
  • 9:22 Praise to the video work for EllisLab! 
  • 10:44 EE Hash preview video 
  • 11:00 Do you geek out with video
  • 11:14 Sarcastic start to video
  • 12:22 The Wistia Blog Videos are AWESOME
  • 13:14 Always had a knack for being funny 

14:00 The 2012 Student Web Conference

  • 14:05 A little history
  • 14:50 From the beginning it was a student run event
  • 15:20 The 2nd year we found out about scale
  • 15:40 Spray painting t-shirts
  • 15:50 Kyle put on the 3rd conference
  • 16:10 Overview of 2012 conference
  • 16:33 Didn't think anything would happen
  • 17:25 Trevor Davis, Brian Talbot, Martin Ringlein and Dan Philibin as speakers
  • 18:00 Students have no idea
  • 18:55 Eliminate as much chaos as possible
  • 20:00 Tips for another school planning a web conference
  • 20:39 It's not about the numbers
  • 21:00 Network at local events with local people
  • 21:15 Plan everything with money ahead of time
  • 21:37 The less money exchanged with students the better
  • 22:18 Don't go overboard with snacks for speakers
  • 22:50 You're not Jeffrey Zeldman so don't try to make it An Event Apart
  • 23:40 What would it take to have it happen again?
  • 25:30 Would be great to keep more student speakers
  • 25:54 The "Why We Love What We Do" Video
  • 28:10 Seeing the work that goes into conferences is a fun experience
  • 28:55 Thanks again for your work!
  • 29:00 Will be planning to do a 2013 Student Web Conference

29:40 Learning on the Web

  • 29:57 Treehouse it live!
  • 30:06 Think Vitamin
  • 30:20 Student Plans coming!
  • 31:02 Video Magic Man Jason Seifer
  • 31:45 Coderace.me
  • 33:00 Rails for Zombies
  • 34:08 CSS-Tricks and Treehouse
  • 34:20 Lynda.com CMS course

34:56 Outro

  • 35:00 Thanks Again to Wistia
  • 35:35 Thanks Kyle Cotter for so much
  • 35:50 The show won't be the same without you
  • 35:58 Thanks to our listeners
  • 36:35 Keep on learning!