In the Spring of last year, Bermon Painter sent me an invitation to speak at Blend Conf, his new conference in Charlotte, NC. When I asked him what I should speak on, his response was “You can talk about whatever you want.” It felt like a signed blank check.

After some deep soul searching, and talks with friends, I put together the session Designers Can Open Source, I wrote the Open Source Design Manifesto, and purchased the domain.

Treehouse recorded the session and just released the video file to me to post.

I really appreciate the opportunity Blend Conf provided me (I’ve already bought my ticket for 2014), and all the community help with this project.