Innocents Abroad

September 13th, 2012 4 comments

People have been asking me for years when I’m going to be speaking near [insert name of country in Europe here].

I’m basically a stay-at-home kind of guy, so my answer has always been some variant of  “One of these days. Hopefully. Maybe.”

Next week, it’s actually going to happen.

On Thursday (20 Sept.) thanks to the good folks running the From The Front 2012 conference, I’ll be teaching my day-long “learn how to do your own usability testing” workshop in Bologna, Italy. Details and registration are at and the first five people using the discount code “rocketsurgery” can save 20% on workshop registration.

I’m also giving the opening keynote at the conference on Friday (21 Sept.), and the code “skrug” will give the first five users 20% off on conference registration. It’s a full day of really good speakers in a fabulous XVII Century theater.

Both events will be conducted in English, with opt-in simultaneous translation available for the conference.

(BTW, I’m as puzzled by the pirate motif of the conference site as you are. Don’t worry about it. The producers are really nice, smart people. I just figure it’s a cultural thing.)

  1. Cheryl Marks
    September 13th, 2012 at 15:01 | #1

    (sorry, I couldn’t resist)

    By the way, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

  2. Steve Krug
    September 13th, 2012 at 18:02 | #2

    @Cheryl Marks

    Thanks, Cheryl.

    I’d already put a reminder in my PowerPoint to reference TLAPD, but you’ve saved me the trouble of looking up the date. (Too bad it’s not the day of my keynote.)

  3. December 5th, 2012 at 11:22 | #3

    An Amazing full day session with Steve in Bologna !!! :)

    thanks again!

    Here Our report, in Italian (sorry) with photo!!! ;)


    • Steve Krug
      December 5th, 2012 at 14:42 | #4

      That’s an excellent summary, Roberto! (It was written by Daniela, right?) I read it in English using Google Translate, and I enjoyed it very much. I wish instantaneous speech translation was already perfected so she could have used it during the workshop, but it seems like she captured everything important anyway! Thanks. (It was great to see the photo, too.)

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