Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, speaker, and author. He is the Creative Director of Adobe Typekit, the founder of typography magazine 8 Faces, one half of Viewport Industries, and an electronic musician.

I’m speaking at Oxford Geek Night 3

Posted on 20 July 2007 6 comments

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UPDATE: Well, it’s done and dusted – what did you guys think?

I’ve been asked to speak at the forthcoming Oxford Geek Night event on Wednesday 25th July, which I admit is a bit short notice but I’ve only just found out myself. I’m really looking forward to it, and although the microslot speakers (of which I’m one) have yet to be officially announced, the keynotes will be from Matt Biddulph (of Dopplr) and Andy Budd (of Clear Left). Wow. What an honour to be sharing that stage!

If anyone’s in the area and feels like coming along, it’ll be great to meet some of you; the details are here. No throwing rotten tomatoes, please.

if you need an incentive (apart from a beer fuelled evening of web-related geekery, of course), Google – who are sponsoring it – are supplying free drinks vouchers to the first 140 geeks through the door.

Ok, instead of rambling on here I should get on with writing my speech. After the event, expect a blog post with a write-up, PDF slides, and maybe even a video. Ooh, you lucky things, you.


  1. Matt Munsey

    Matt Munsey

    20 July 2007 @ 09:05PM #

    I envy all you designers over there in the UK for having stuff like this. Here in the states, there isn’t much in the way of web related meetings like this, at least not here in Tucson AZ. Sounds like a blast.

    Good luck with the speech. Look forward to a write up of it all later.

  2. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    20 July 2007 @ 09:15PM #

    Thanks Matt – much appreciated. Check out BD4D (By Designers For Designers) for similarly informal web-centric get-togethers. They happen all over the world and you can curate your own, so perhaps you can start the first one in Tucson! :)

  3. Francis Booth

    Francis Booth

    25 July 2007 @ 08:42PM #

    Real shame I can’t make it, but do have a great time tonight with your microslot.


  4. James


    25 July 2007 @ 09:48PM #

    I’ll be there and looking forward to it – hoping the floods do not keep people away.
    (Jericho so far unaffected, but anyone approaching by train is probably stuffed)

  5. Al Power

    Al Power

    26 July 2007 @ 12:29PM #

    Thanks for an interesting talk last night – often we find ourselves bending over backwards to cater for older browsers, so it was refreshing to see the whole reward and punishment thing as an upgrade incentive!

  6. Elliot Jay Stocks

    Elliot Jay Stocks

    26 July 2007 @ 12:41PM #

    @ Francis: Thanks! Yeah, it was a shame you couldn’t be there. I think it went well… I guess the video will tell!

    @ James: Ah, you should’ve come and said hello! It would’ve been great to meet some readers of my site! Did you enjoy the evening, anyway?

    @ Al: Thanks! It was really good to meet you. Unfortunately I had to leave after the first microslot in order to get back to London in time for the last tube, so my apologies for not sticking around for longer.

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