Two years ago the NO/BS team embarked on a journey to try to bring real, honest and practical content to inspire people to be better designers, developers, business owners, and most importantly, people. It was at that point the NO/BS Conference was born!
Two weeks ago, this journey reached its climax as we saw a near packed out Forum theatre partake in what was a powerful and insightful experience.
Two weeks later, and upon reflection, we are still kicking ourselves at the final result. The name itself, NO/BS, was a direct response to the persistent commercial tone of conferences and events in the digital space, where meaningful real-world content has been lacking. We are so honoured and proud of our amazing line of up speakers who, through their presentations, embodied this ethos.
With each presentation completely differing from the last, we were given a transparent glimpse into the highs and lows of our industry, and what it takes to be a better designer, developer, business owner, and person.
To all of our incredible speakers, we say thank you!
To all of our attendees, this event would not have been possible without you. Thank you for taking a leap of faith with us and believing in the message we were trying to transmit. We are honoured to have had you this year, and would be thrilled to see your faces next year.
Now, on a final note, if there is a common theme that stands out for us right now that should be practised and preached, it is solidarity. People of any age, gender, ethnicity and occupation, whether directly or indirectly, are all being affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. If NO/BS taught us anything, it is that we need to work together to achieve great things and topple difficult times. A bit of empathy can make all of the difference.
Thank you very much, and we hope to see you next year.