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The missing pieces: teaching the legal side of web development


In June I attended the Web Teaching Day unconference, an annual gathering of educators bringing up the next generation of web professionals, at MMU in Manchester. Run by Richard Eskins and Derren Wilson, the unconference is a day of exchanging perspectives, ideas, and opportunities about the ways that web design and development are taught. It’s a casual, convivial, and very sweary day in good company.

Seriously. Don’t join a fake web industry body to get a membership badge. Here’s why.


There was a bit of chatter yesterday regarding yet another dubious outfit, promoting itself as an “official” web design and development industry body, phoning around looking for membership signups. This organisation, and the people behind it, have history, and not in a good way. If these people showed up at a networking event, you would think less of the networking group. They’re that kind of outfit. On a comment thread about this particular organisation, one […]