My report on the DARE conference 2014 in London was going to happen as soon as the final batch of videos was posted. Here they are now:
As a speaker, I was bound to take a biased view. Fortunately, Matt Andrews has posted a comprehensive review on the Guardian digital developers' blog. As an observer, he highlights what was so special about this conference.
All I can add is my personal experience as a speaker.
Preparing to speak is usually (for me) intense, interesting, demanding—and all those demands come from inside my own head.
But for DARE, we were given a framework, a schedule, a mutual support team and a process to work through. Whoever heard of such a thing!
This revolutionary approach proved to be not constraining but liberating. I learned a great deal on all fronts, not least about myself. I had the privilege of working with four amazing people — Jonathan Kahn, Roz Duffy, Keri Maijala and Jasmine Probst — and to spend a little time with many others.
An unforgettable conference for many reasons.