Interested in accessibility, usability, or responsive design?

If you’re a developer, designer or communicator, CodeFest 2014 is looking for you! Registration is free for anyone who works in the Web and wants to share knowledge and experience.

CodeFest is focused on the Web Experience Toolkit, a remarkably successful Open Source project created by – of all organizations – Canada’s Treasury Board.

While the Toolkit is widely used by the Canadian government, it’s intended for organizations with strict accessibility and bilingual requirements.


The event is a chance for developers who work with WET (and those outside of the community) to connect and share ideas, and usually draws crowds of more than a hundred participants.

This year’s event spans two days from August 14-15 and takes place at Carleton University, including Ottawa’s living lab, 1125. The two day schedule will include:

  • Speakers in the mornings to present high-level concepts and ideas related to developing innovative and user-centered Web solutions.
  • Community-driven sessions in the afternoons to get your hands dirty on specific topics and techniques.
  • A 2-day design jam on a topic to be announced.

Find out more on the CodeFest 2014 website, and register on the EventBrite page. Tweet about the event with #WxT and #CodeFest2014


Here’s some required reading for everyone curious about the Web Experience Toolkit:

Five things we can learn from CodeFest 2013

Canadian coders solve mystery of open source government (Wired)

GitHub: A swiss army knife for open government

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