Up Up Down Down is an event for people who do more than just go to work. It’s as much a get together as a conference with plenty of time in between the presentations to connect with other attendees and speakers.
Featured speakers will discuss their side projects in the context of what they do, how they do what they do, and why they get extra life from doing what they do.
A potty-mouthed doodler from the Deep South, Carolyn's work has been published in Communication Arts, Grafik, HOW, GDUSA, CMYK, UPPERCASE, and The Washington Post. She recently exhibited a yearlong project of daily hand-drawn Postcards To My Parents, followed by Postcards To My Peeps and Postcardboard.
Darius is a programmer at Bocoup. He makes weird internet stuff and spends a lot of his time helping others do the same. In 2013, he released 72 side projects ranging from the very small to the medium-sized.
With a stack of 60+ lucite awards to acknowledge success in the badvertising world as the co-helm of Silverscape, Caitlin Jewell (and husband Jeff Leiter) set forth with yet another passion side project- Slumbrew craft beers. She'll discuss how flipping the bird to the conventional rules of "professionalism" saved her life.
Courtney Stanton is the founder of No Show Conference, Women in Games Boston, and Boston Technical Women, a program manager at Akamai, and the designer of over 30 interactive fiction games. Her body resides in Boston but she really lives on the internet at superopinionated.com and on twitter/tumblr as q0rt.
Side Projects and the Internet Panel
By day, Kevin Nguyen works for a giant tech behemoth; by night, he is very tired. But on those nights he isn't, he is a founding editor at The Bygone Bureau and contributes to as many online publications as he can, including Grantland, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen.
Chris Piascik is an independent illustrator who has been posting daily drawings on his website since 2007 and in 2012 he published a book featuring the first 1000. Chris has worked with Nike, Converse, McDonalds, Scholastic, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, and more.
The first 20 people to buy tickets to Up Up Down Down will also receive free entry to Eat Boston’s Whiskey Rebellion, a showcase of American brown spirits held Saturday 2/8 in Central Square in Cambridge.
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