I've never been to Minneapolis or St. Paul before, but I have to say I was surprised at how vibrant the twin cities are. This goes double for their developer community. MinneWebCon, hosted by the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, was a really great event. I met a lot of new people and made some new friends, and I look forward to getting to go back there some time soon.
The conference itself had some wonderful presentations on a diverse range of subjects for the Web. That created a great community vibe in the conference center, as all the different attendees mixed it up. Here is a quick summary of some of the sessions I especially liked:
Kristina Halvorson, a jet-setting Minneapolis local, gave the opening keynote on Content Strategy — and, man, it was a corker. This presentation, the same one she delivered at SXSW, was fun, informative, and full of great experience and information.
In summary, she points out that content is not a feature, and that, to be successful with content, we Read More »from MinneWebCon recap: Content strategy, HTML5, lawyers, accessibility, and YQL mashups