June 7th, 2013

Learn to design and develop brilliantly.

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Mobile & App Development, UI, UX, Design, and More.

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Learn from industry leading speakers.

Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey Zeldman

Dubbed KING of Web Standards by Business Week. One of the first web designers, Zeldman has had a pronounced impact on the medium and the profession. In 1995, the former art director and copywriter launched one of the first personal sites and began publishing widely-read tutorials on methods and principles of web design.

In 1998 he co-founded The Web Standards Project which persuaded Microsoft and Netscape to support the same technologies in their browsers. That same year, he began publishing A List Apart “for people who make websites", one of the most respected and influential magazines in the field.

Jonathan Stark

Jonathan Stark

Jonathan Stark is a mobile consultant and web evangelist who believes that wireless computing will transform every aspect of society.

Jonathan is the author of three books on mobile and web development, most notably O'Reilly's Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript which is available in seven languages.

His Jonathan's Card experiment made international headlines by combining mobile payments with social giving to create a "pay it forward" coffee movement at Starbucks locations all over the U.S.

Lea Verou

Lea Verou

Lea works as a Developer Advocate for W3C. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards, which she fulfills by researching new ways to use them, bloggingspeakingwriting, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers.

She is a member of the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Lea studied Computer Science in Athens University of Economics and Business, where she co-organized and occasionally lectured a cutting edge Web development course for 4th year undergrads. She is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.

Simon Collison

Simon Collison

Simon Collison is a designer who has worked in a variety of situations for bands, record labels, governments, polar explorers, and most other things. He's written books about web design and regularly talks at conferences around the world. He’s a proud partner with Fictive Kin, and also organises the annual New Adventures in Web Design event in his hometown of Nottingham UK.

Jonathan Snook

Jonathan Snook

Jonathan writes about tips, tricks, and bookmarks on his blog at Snook.ca. He has also written for A List Apart, 24ways, and .net magazine, and has co-authored two books, The Art and Science of CSS and Accelerated DOM Scripting.

He has also authored and received world-wide acclaim for the self-published book, Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS, sharing his experience and best practices on CSS architecture. When not writing books and speaking at conferences, Snook works on the design team at Shopify.

Mark Otto

Mark Otto

At Twitter, Otto worked on numerous projects including the Promoted Products campaign tools and badges, Twitter.com during #NewNewTwitter, the Twitter Help Center, and several internal tools. He also created the popular open source front-end toolkit Bootstrap with @fat.

In late 2012, he left Twitter to join the folks at GitHub. He is currently a designer working on GitHub Enterprise, GitHub.com, and other miscellany.


Your ticket includes.

Talk Sessions

Access to all talks from industry leaders. Jeffrey Zeldman, Jonathan Stark, Lea Verou, Simon Collison, Jonathan Snook, and Mark Otto


Chance to participate in the full day Hackathon led by Mark Otto and sponsored by John Atkins. Are you up to the challenge?

Lunch and Snacks

Fully catered lunch, coffee breaks, and snack breaks throughout the day from our good friends Mailchimp.

After Party

Exclusive access to the Go Beyond Pixels after party. It's a great opportunity to chat with fellow designers and developers.

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Just a few of the things you'll learn.


Mobile/App Development

Mobile and App design for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry is already the future and is responsible for creating nearly half a million jobs since 2007. The industry continues to grow at a tremendous pace with countless opportunities waiting around the corner. Learn to build for mobile devices and launch the next hit app.

Html 5


HTML5 introduces many cutting-edge features that enable developers to create apps and websites with the functionality, speed, performance, and experience of desktop applications. But unlike desktop applications, apps built on the web platform can reach a much broader audience using a wider array of devices. HTML5 accelerates the pace of your innovation and enables you to seamlessly roll out your latest work to all your users simultaneously.

Css 3


CSS3 delivers a wide range of stylization and effects, enhancing the web app without sacrificing your semantic structure or performance. Additionally, Web Open Font Format (WOFF) provides typographic flexibility and control far beyond anything the web has offered before.



Design and User Experience has never been more important. Users demand so much more from the things they interact with daily, and to get their attention you have to deliver a personal and superior experience. Create experiences that are not only personal but memorable.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design

People are visiting your website from varying types of devices and browsers. With Responsive Web Design, you can develop brilliant websites for all of these devices and different browsers using fluid grids, Media Queries, and much more.


Web Standards and Design

Web Standards are important because they help us deliver amazing experiences across different browsers and devices. They help improve search engine rankings, faster loading times, future-proof content, accessibility, and, most importantly, they're the foundation for building professional websites.

Hackathon and Schedule

Hackathon - June 6th - 10am to 4pm

Venue: Arts and Admnistration Building room A1043, Memorial University

Participate in the second Go Beyond Pixels Hackathon which will be led by Mark Otto! Here is the deal: you have 6 hours to design & create a web site or app that uses Twitter Bootstrap, or another responsive framework, to build something awesome. You may work in teams and don't be afraid if you have little to no coding experience- we'll be there to help you build your first responsive site or app! Oh, and we're going to have prizes! Please bring a laptop for your work station.

John Atkins will be hosting and providing the snacks for the day- thanks JAC!

John Atkins

Conference Day Schedule - June 7th

8am - 9am Registration

9am - 9:10am Welcome

9:10am - 10:20am Jeffrey Zeldman

"Ten Commandments of Modern Web Design" Thou shalt ship. Thou shalt iterate. Love thy reader as thyself. Like their biblical predecessors, the ten commandments of modern web design can inspire us to be and do better. Learn to think noncanonically about responsive layouts, to avoid bearing false visual witness, to keep the content holy, and more.

10:20am - 10:40am Morning Break

10:40am - 11:30am Jonathan Snook

"Your CSS is a Mess" CSS is easy? CSS is messy! And as a project grows, it only gets messier. You find yourself throwing !important at everything or fighting with long selectors just to get a style to overrule another. This session looks at a few quick tips to help bring things under control.

11:40am - 12:30pm Jonathan Stark

"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Wearable Computers, Smart Objects, and the Death of the Touchscreen" Mobile computing as we know it today is just one application of wireless technology, and a fairly limited one at that. The iPhone—perhaps the most advanced piece of consumer electronics ever created—is going to look like a fax machine compared to what's coming. Mobile is a warning shot—the coming wireless wave will profoundly change every aspect of society and potentially redefine what it means to be human. Please join Jonathan for a look at the past, present, and future—and what we can do to prepare for the revolution.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm - 2:20pm Mark Otto

"Frameworks of Tomorrow" Nearly two years ago, the type of frameworks we use dramatically changed, and they’ll do the same again in the near future given the trajectory of today's tools. We’ll take a brief look back through not only the evolution of front-end frameworks, but where they may be heading in the next couple years—and how to prepare yourself for them today

2:20pm - 2:40pm Afternoon Break

2:40pm - 3:30pm Lea Verou

"More CSS secrets: Another 10 things you may not know about CSS" According to .net magazine, Lea’s “CSS3 secrets: 10 things you may not know about CSS” was one of the 15 best talks of 2011. Web developers all over Europe loved it. This talk continues on the same path, with even juicier “secrets”. It will teach you how to take advantage of modern standards in unconventional ways to solve common web design challenges and in the process, it will open your mind to truly understanding how these new features work. After all, when you can “get” the unconventional, you will find that the conventional becomes trivial.

3:40pm - 4:30pm Simon Collison

"Choose Your Own Adventure" Being a designer isn't merely a job; it's a privilege — a desire to make things better. In building the web we receive a daily bombardment of new thinking and direction, which can be overwhelming; even dangerous. We must embrace the ebb and flow, yet remain true to our own principles and integrity. This upbeat talk will reflect upon the weight of expectation and how we can each plot our own path through the chaos. It's about putting yourself at the heart of your process and aspirations, refusing to let others dictate what you do and how you do it in order to make great work that resonates with audiences.

4:30pm - 4:40pm Closing Remarks

Our fantastic sponsors.

Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
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Official car of the 2013 Go Beyond Pixels Conference.

If you would like more information about sponsorship opportunities please email: levin@gobeyondpixels.com

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Time and Place

June 7th, 2013
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, Memorial University.



Levin Mejia

I'm thrilled to be organizing and hosting the second Go Beyond Pixels Conference. It's a great place to learn, make connections with local and international designers/developers, and have fun. I'm looking forward to this year's conference and hope you are too- see you there!

In the meantime, if you have any question feel free to email me: levin@fourandthree.com

To learn more about me, please visit my site: www.fourandthree.com.