You thought I was joking when I said this was an intermittent newsletter...
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The Intermittent Newsletter
by Jason Rodriguez

It's crunch time before Litmus Live Boston. Before I get too deep into finishing my 4-hour workshop, a new session, and helping speakers prep their talks, I wanted to send out another newsletter. Here's what I've been up to and interested in lately…

Supporting Speakers

a ladder leading to a stage and podium

The conferences involve a ton of speaker preparation, which I've been in charge of this year (with plenty of help from other Litmus folks). Oddly enough, though, I feel like few conference organizers talk about what they do—and don't do—to support their speakers. So, I wrote about how Litmus handles speaker prep, digging into the logistics and philosophy behind our speaker support initiatives.

Things of Interest

This past week, I attended Refresh Detroit's accessibility meetup, which was great. It was a pleasure meeting other passionate accessibility advocates in person and I hope the first in a long series of meetups and events in the Detroit area. Refresh Detroit has another event on September 19th (which I sadly can't make) all about live-blogging with static site generators. It's a topic close to my heart, so I'd be remiss not to encourage everyone in the area to attend. Read more about the meetup and RSVP over on Meetup.

Speaking of accessibility, Ethan Marcotte has a great, short post about how accessibility is not a feature. It's a vital point to make as more developers look to frameworks and quick tricks to solve their accessibility challenges. Hint: it takes more than a framework to make an accessible site or application.

Finally, a quick reminder that there are still a few (very few) tickets left for Litmus Live Boston, our biggest event of the year. You can get your tickets to the best email conference in the world right here.

Generosity is luck going in the opposite direction, away from you. If you’re generous to someone, if you do something to help him out, you are in effect making him lucky. This is important. It’s like inviting yourself into a community of good fortune.

- Twyla Tharp

What's on your mind?

Strong reactions to any of the above? Want to chat about the web, email, or anything else? Email me and let me know. I promise I'll reply as soon as I can.