Save the Date: Deque Party at CSUN & aXe Hackathon!
As a key event helping fuel the growing accessibility community, Deque is thrilled to attend and be a showcase sponsor at the 33rd Annual CSUN Conference. This year’s conference is taking place March 19th-23rd at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Come find us at booths 716 and 718 in the exhibit hall. We’ll be performing product demonstrations and can answer any questions you have about any of our products and services. Members of the Deque sales team will also be available for one-on-one meetings if you have specific questions about getting started.
Deque Party and Accessible Karaoke at CSUN 2018
We are proud to announce we will be hosting our infamous party in the Palm Foyer Wednesday, March 21st from 6:30–10:00PM. At the party, we will have raffle prizes, gift bags, drink tickets, a live DJ, a photo booth, heavy h’dourves, and dessert. Whew, did you catch all of that? To get your regular raffle ticket and those all-important drink tickets, stop by the registration booth at the Deque Party in the Palm Foyer.
As a part of our party, we will be hosting accessible karaoke from 8:00–10:00PM! For those who are new to CSUN, accessible karaoke is karaoke with sign language interpreters. We have hired interpreters who specialize in music interpretation and they’ll sing along to whatever you choose to perform. If you would like to perform, please sign-up in advance so our all-star team of signers can practice beforehand. We will also be using a karaoke machine this year, so please submit your song selection in advance so we can confirm that your selection is available. You don’t want to miss it!
3rd-Annual aXe Hackathon!
Deque is proud to be hosting its 3rd-annual hackathon on Saturday, March 24th 10:00AM–3:00PM (after CSUN). The hackathon will be lead by Marcy Sutton and Wilco Fiers. We will be going offsite to the Downtown Works office, a modern, open office space that is a ten-minute walk from the CSUN venue.
What Will We Be Doing At the aXe Hackathon?
- Testing open source component libraries and logging accessibility issues
- Working on adding WCAG 2.1 rule to aXe-core
- Sharing knowledge and solutions with our fellow accessibility devotees
- Working on personal accessibility projects
- Hanging out with awesome people and making the web a better place
Who Should Come?
You should come. And bring your friends. This hackathon is open to all experience levels. If you can download a browser extension, you can test for accessibility. We’ll also have some advanced project opportunities for our more seasoned a11y friends.
Will There Be food?
Yes! We will provide lunch and a coffee break. A special thanks to eBay and Google for sponsoring We’ll email everyone to collect dietary restrictions closer to the event.
Will There Be Accessibility Accommodations?
We will provide captioning for the opening and closing of the hackathon. The event will mostly consist of people working independently and in small groups on various projects, so it won’t be possible to caption absolutely everything said at the event. If you need ASL interpretation or other forms of accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Announcements to Come…
Keep an eye on our blog as we announce our Showcase Sessions and other networking events we will be hosting at CSUN!