Year in Review: RefreshAugusta

2013 was a big year for RefreshAugusta. Our meetup group grew to 111 members. We grew to 773 followers on Twitter. We held a total of 9 meetups in 2013: Two lunches, one workshop, and six educational/informative evening events. We even made a one-day web conference happen here in Augusta!

  • FebruaryOutsmart Yourself: Failure, Consciousness, and the Magnetic Middle with J Cornelius
  • MarchDesign Double-Header with UnmatchedStyle with Gene Crawford and Giovanni DiFeterici
  • AprilHere-say & Conjecture with Alex Wier & Daniel Stewart (Wier/Stewart)
  • MayWeb Afternoon Augusta!
  • JuneBuilding Animations with CSS3 with Josh Netherton
  • AugustUser Research Workshop with Jenn Downs
  • SeptemberBig Picture UX with Nick Finck
  • OctoberPreprocess all the Things! with Chris Harrison (me, duh!)

We had some really smart people come to Augusta to speak about their passion and share it with the Augusta web community. And we’re just a small part of what’s happening here in Augusta. Hack Augusta, ALUG, the CSRA Makers, Dev Club and more are doing great things in our area.

A big reason all of this was possible is They’ve served as our meeting space and a technology hub, and I know it’ll play an even bigger role in our future.