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ACCU Conference 2016

Wednesday 8th June, 2016


In late April we exhibited at the ACCU Conference (#accuconf), which in many ways is our conference home. The first time we went was all the way back in 2007, and believe it or not we've not missed a single year since then.

The conference is a great event filled with amazing people, and it's a privilege to have been able to be a part of it for the past decade.

Mouse Invaders
Mouse Invaders.

We normally attend the sessions as delegates and also run an exhibition stand (which makes for some rather hectic juggling!), but this year was a little different as our founder Anna also presented the closing keynote "Comfort Zone" (which she describes as being about "Puppies, Spiders, User Interface Cheese-Moving and the Neuroscience of Anger"....).

As ever, it was an interesting (and quite exhausting) week...but more than that, it was a week when the people who make ACCU what it is stood up and really showed what a truly amazing group of people they are. I'll talk about that specifically in a follow-up post shortly, but suffice it to say that we came away understanding just how lucky we are to have found this particular organisation...

Of course if you went, you'll know all this already. If you didn't, here's a handful of photos to give you an idea what you missed this time...

The Bristol suite at #accuconf
#accuconf keynotes were presented in the Bristol suite of the Marriot.
Pete Goodliffe presenting "The Codealow - a developer's bedtime story"
Pete Goodliffe presenting "The Codealow - a developer's bedtime story" during the Lightning Talks on Wednesday evening.
Don't panic - it's just the conference dinner!
Don't panic - it's just the conference dinner!
"Set the controls for the heart of the pudding"
Set the controls for the heart of the pudding.
Our founder Anna presented the closing keynote
OK. Now would be the time for Anna to panic...
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe from Riverblade presenting the closing keynote "Comfort Zone".
Comfort Zone
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe of Riverblade presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
Comfort Zone
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe of Riverblade presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
Comfort Zone
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe of Riverblade presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
Comfort Zone
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe of Riverblade presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
Comfort Zone
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe of Riverblade presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
Comfort Zone
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe of Riverblade presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"

If you'd like to see the keynote, there's a video of it on YouTube and the slides are here.

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