There's less than a month to go until Generate San Francisco hits the Terra Gallery on 15 July. It's going to be an unmissable day of practical talks and workshops where you'll learn about modern workflow techniques, the best frontend development tools, SVG animation and much more. If you haven't booked your ticket yet, here are 10 reasons why you really shouldn't miss it.
01. Single track programme
There's no reason to be paralysed by FOMO at Generate San Francisco; it's a single track event with eight sessions hosted by some of the brightest minds in web design and development, so you don't need to miss anything.
02. Excellent speakers
We've invited leading figures from the web world to speak at Generate. Mike Monteiro, Lyza Gardner, Stephanie Rieger, Braden Kowitz, Wes Bos, Sarah Drasner, Peter Smart and Vlad Magdalin will be there to share their knowledge and inspire you to up your game.
03. And workshops too!
You can still learn new things between the sessions! Webflow will be hosting a workshop during the morning break, and at lunchtime Shopify are hosting a session in which you'll learn how to quickly get started as a Shopify Partner, and discover the best free Shopify design and development tools.
04. Get ahead of the competition
Web technologies move so fast that it can be difficult to stay on top of new developments. Come to Generate San Francisco, though, and you'll emerge with an understanding of cutting-edge techniques that you can put to work as soon as you return to the office, and you'll have a feel for where the web is going and how you can be prepared for it.
05. Don't go hungry
Nothing builds an appetite like filling your brain with tips and advice on supercharging your web skills, so as well as providing free tea, coffee and snacks during the breaks, we've organised food trucks so that you can buy some lunch and head straight for a workshop.
06. Build your professional network
As well as a top line-up of speakers, Generate also offers a great opportunity to forge new contacts. Whether it's during one of the workshops or session breaks, or later on at the after party, it's the perfect chance to meet other web professionals and expand your personal network.
07. Party hard
That's right, there's going to be an after party. It kicks off straight after the conference finishes, just a few blocks away at the Paragon Restaurant & Bar. Come along, grab a free drink, chat with your fellow attendees and get some last-minute networking in.
08. Take it all home with you
Worried that you'll get home afterwards and forget all the web wisdom you've received over the course of the day? Don't worry; videos and slide decks of all the sessions will be available after the event, so you can review them later and share them with the rest of your team.
09. Make a trip out of it
If you're not a local, why not build an extended visit to San Francisco around Generate? If you've never taken in the delights of Pier 39, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz then there's no better time to see what you've been missing out on. Plus there's the San Francisco Anime and Cosplay Festival happening on 16 July, as well as the Fillmore Salsa Festival; two great ways to ride out that post-after party hangover.
10. Become a founding member
This is our first Generate conference in San Francisco, meaning that if you attend you'll automatically become a founding member and get 50 per cent of tickets for all future Generates worldwide, for life!