Thursday the 18th of May is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. As part of our effort to promote this event, we’ve put together five steps that anyone involved in web development can take to make the internet a more inclusive environment for all. This guide is by no means exhaustive, but can be treated as a starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about the subject.
Small steps should be celebrated when they're in the right direction, towards a more inclusive internet
Design value should be measured in activities which contribute towards working software that delivers results.
In the last couple of years OMR has become one of the top events in the digital marketing sector by attracting the industry professionals with top international star speakers and a lot of rock.
The first day consisted of an Expo with 200 exhibitors, masterclasses, guided tours as well as a large stage with lectures on Influencer, Content, SEO marketing and much more. The second day was all about the conference - the heart and soul of OMR. The whole stage setting was inspired by a rock concert. Over 5000 seats and a huge lighted up stage including a bar on the left reserved for influencer of the industry. I’ve took part for the first time and summarised the highlights for you below.
This time 3 months ago (give or take) I didn't have much of an understanding of how to code. I’d been working with digital products for two years by then but my background in product/industrial design meant that I had been focussed on creating models with my hands, using physical materials to visualise and prototype my designs rather than delving into software and programming.
Here at Red Badger we’ve been thinking about how we can deliver more social value as a company. And one of the simplest ways was payroll giving, aka Give As You Earn.
Some talk a lot and do very little, others do a bit out of legal obligation or because they want to pay less tax. And while good PR and a lower tax bill may be an added bonus, neither of these things came up when Red Badger’s staff decided to form a group to enable ourselves to create more social impact.
What you do after a lead turns into a customer is crucial. Writing it off as a “conversion” and calling it a day can be damaging to your business.
Today marks seven years since the inauguration of Red Badger and to celebrate we've pulled some highlights from each year and random facts together.
South by Southwest is not just a single thing. It is a collection of conferences, festivals, events that consume the whole of downtown Austin, Texas. Generally, the tech events we go to are neatly contained in a singular venue, where everyone is brought to socialise and enjoy a series of talks for a reasonable duration of 1-3 days. SXSW lasts for a good week and a half, takes over the city and throws everyone into a fascinating mix of inspiration and madness.
Similar to the three pigs building progressively sturdier houses, we gradually arrived at solutions providing better maintainability and a more efficient developer experience. From beginning with straw, progressing to wood and now iterating further with stone, here is our story.
When we started Red Badger, we did it because we believed that there was a better way to help businesses transform digitally than the consultancy options that were available at the time. We set out to create an environment where great people could do great work focused on quality, value and collaboration. Nearly seven years later, we still believe this is true.
Find out why Amazon’s "Hello World" example might set you off on the wrong path when it comes to building Alexa Skills.
Have you seen Star Trek? If you haven’t, you should. One of the pieces of future tech that is quietly on display throughout the show is the ability to talk to the computer. Whether it’s asking the computer where someone is or ordering a cup of earl grey tea - the computer has no problem understanding the questions it is asked, and who’s asking them.
For the last couple of weeks, Graham, Marcel, Sinem and I have been experimenting with Amazon’s Alexa Echo Dot. An Electric Hockey Puck that uses voice recognition powered by Amazon Alexa voice assistant. In this blog I’d like to explain how one goes about creating their first Alexa skill.
VUI is new territory for both developers and designers. Developers are ramping up their skills to make machines take inputs and make sense of them better, while designers work on making the interaction less mechanic
Why is failure considered a bad outcome? In fact it can be used to reduce risk and uncertainty, and validate ideas that are much more likely to result in better products and services.
Karma Tracker is a Red Badger project, implemented in Clojure, that tracks contributions to OpenSource projects by the members of an organisation.