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The lucky 13 for UXcamp Europe

UXcamp Europe 2016
Are you among the lucky 13?

UXcamp Europe, among the biggest UX events in the world, again sold out in just minutes! I know that many would love to go and join 500+ others that have been lucky and hold a ticket. Even my buddies at the Adobe XD team are jealous they can’t join us, as you can see in this team video we’ve recorded for you.

So you want one of the last tickets, yes? OK I have secured the lucky number of 13 ticket codes for you. Take your chance, and:

1. Follow @AdobeXD, @demianborba and myself, @klick_ass, on Twitter
2. Complete the following sentence and tweet it out to your followers no later than Friday, June 17 2016, 16:00 CET:

Hey @klick_ass, let me explore @AdobeXD @UXcampEurope, because …

(Click here to compose your tweet or copy the line above to your Twitter client manually)

I will review your tweets and the most creative, funniest, or probably just the most reasonable request wins! Winners will be announced Friday evening, ticket codes will be sent to the lucky thirteen via Twitter DM.

Good luck – looking forward to your tweets, and can’t wait to meet everybody at UXcamp!

UXcamp: we’re coming!

UXcamp Europe in Berlin is among the top events worldwide in this segment, and I am super-stoked to attend together with my man Demian! We’ll be providing sessions and, more importantly, workshops, for those that are totally amazeballed about Adobe XD (former “Project Comet”), but simply did not have the time to check it out in production yet. And to capture feedback and requests! Well and since UXcamp is happening over the European Championships, let’s take brazilian Demian over to some public viewing and make him forget – or remember? :D – the 7:1 when Germany wrecked the Brazilian Team in 2014… :D

Over the last couple of days I’ve hunted the Adobe calendar and stolen some time from my teammates in the XD team. Check out what they have to say!

Donate Your Dusty Device!

Hands on a variety of devices
Put your old internet connected device to new, good use

Start clutter-free into the new year – and help Open Device Labs (ODLs) around the globe with their initiative “Donate Your Dusty Device” (DYDD).

As you might know, Open Device Labs are shared community pools of internet connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, or consoles, and are open for developers to test their websites and apps. Which helps to make the web and app cosmos better – so why not support what supports the tools you are using (and potentially making a living off) on a daily basis?

Websites or apps unfortunately do not always work as expected, especially across mobile devices. There are around 20,000 different models, and about 15 new devices are released every week. Each variant of a device is unique and comes with its own technical quirks and hurdles. Having access to these varied devices, both modern and older, is critical for testing the user experience but often poses problems to developers creating new content.

If you just got yourself a new smartphone or tablet and are looking for a helpful new use for your old device, consider donating it to an Open Device Lab. Over 90 Labs have been established already at locations worldwide. Everyone benefits from access to a free device testing pool – including donators.

Can you support an Open Device Lab with a spare device? Go to OpenDeviceLab.com/DYDD now. Only three easy steps separate your functional old device from a meaningful new existence that is benefitial for the greater good.