The web events that made a difference in 2014

Their answers were as broad as the web itself, incorporating a mix of entertainment, information and inspiration. Webstock – Wellington, New Zealand
The uniqueness of Webstock is that it combines presentations by the current rock-stars of the web on practical topics, alongside presentations by artists, musicians and comedians to inspire us and help see the effect of the web outside our field. 09. It’s also a conference with a   difference, the established gathering is renowned for showcasing atypical aspects of working with the web. 03. Beyond Tellerrand – Düsseldorf
Tellerrand – for the uninitiated – is German for the ‘edge of a plate’, and so this popular conference, now in its   fourth year, encourages web designers to think outside the box. 04. 05. The summit provided an opportunity for an eager crowd of passionate individuals to assemble, make connections and explore ideas. So organiser Marc Thiele decided to do it all over again and establish a second leg in Berlin. It was attended by more than 300 web designers and devs from around the world. Conferences are great places to learn, share and meet people whom you’ve maybe only previously encountered on Twitter. 06. Beyond Tellerrand – Berlin
This year’s Beyond Tellerrand conference in Düsseldorf sold out three months beforehand with more than 140 people on the waiting list. Check out generateconf.com for info on both Generate NYC   and London 2015. Photos of Generate London can be found online, and videos of all the talks will are on the Creative Bloq’s YouTube channel. 07. The architecture was matched by the equally spectacular opening laser show, coded by Seb Lee-Delisle. Responsive Day Out – Brighton  
When Jeremy Keith planned the first Responsive Day Out in Brighton, he did not   think that this low-budget production of an event would make much of an impact. However, the   snappy format and friendly atmosphere struck a   chord, and it turned out to be a huge success. Tickets are on sale now. dConstruct – Brighton
dConstruct is Brighton­-based technology conference that’s been running for 10 years. Generate – London
On Friday 26 September 2014, the second annual Generate London conference, presented by net magazine, took place in the lavish Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Speakers included Richard Stallman. Generate – New York  
On Friday 20 June, around 200 web designers and developers gathered at the beautiful New World Stages, off Broadway in New York City, for Generate New York   – net’s first ever conference in the US, presented alongside Creative Bloq. The conference then   split into two tracks, and the importance of structured content proved to be a   recurring theme throughout the day. The Web Is – Cardiff  
Halloween this year marked the latest conference from Craig Lockwood: The Web Is. In all there were nearly 30 sessions, all energetically tied together by a highly excited Paul Boag. 10. Future of Web Design – London
A fixture of the web conference calendar, this year’s Future of Web Design took place in The Brewery: a haven of calm, creativity and geekery in the heart of the City of London. Impressively, this year’s event – organised single-handedly by Marc Thiele – sold out   nearly three months beforehand, with more than 100 people on   the waiting list. Indie Tech Summit – Brighton  
“Your tools shouldn’t spy on you.” That’s the principle behind Aral Balkan’s new venture, Indie, which seeks to empower individuals to   retain ownership of their data by providing alternatives to the products of companies such as   Google and Facebook.

Updated: 11.12.2014 — 22:43