By now, you have all probably heard of the Altitude Design Summit. You may have also harboured dreams of going someday, whether you live Stateside or not. What you are, perhaps, unaware of is the fact that you can attend - after a fashion.
On the Alt Channel, for a suprisingly low fee, you can learn the tricks of the trade from your favourite bloggers and some of the most talented creatives in the business. Did I also mention that you could take said classes in your pyjamas (or any attire, for that matter) if you so wish? No? How remiss of me! It all sounds too good to be true but this is happening in homes across the world, as we "speak".
/Image from Altitude Summit/
I myself have had the pleasure and privilege of taking three classes - and counting. I have learned about business cards from Laurie Smithwick, how to use my blog as my portfolio from Melanie Blodgett and DSLR basics from Justin Hackworth.
/Image by Heather Nan Photography/
Tonight, I shall again be tuning in to Laurie Smithwick (this time, for her site design tips) and I am really looking forward to it. The "class" is based on the traditional format - you can "raise your hand" at the click of a mouse, for example. There the similarity ends, however.
The atmosphere is abuzz with activity as students are allowed to chat and exchange "notes" throughout. As you can imagine, it is all very fast-paced and fun; rather like school but with only the best bits. To avail yourself of the full experience, I would recommend that you make sure you have a good wi-fi connection or at least go somewhere that does. I used my PC for the first two lessons and my iPad for the third and the latter was immeasurably better.
You can book your place here. It will be just like old times.