Design Night with ZURB at Heroku

April 07, 2015 @ 6PM

Join us at Heroku's office for an evening of incredible presentations and demonstrations from speakers Brandon Arnold and Geoff Kimball of Campbell-based product design company


Founded in 1998, ZURB has helped over 250 startups create better websites, products and services. Some of the companies they’ve worked with include Netflix, Facebook, Intuit, Yahoo! and more. They also develop the Foundation family of frameworks which power some of the most popular websites in the world including PBS, National Geographic, VANS, Barclays and thousands more.

Food, drinks, and beer will be available to guests, courtesy of Heroku.

Brandon Arnold | Day in the Life of Foundation for Apps

Every year more and more is expected from Designers and every year designers pick up a new skill. The amount of code that is required of a designer is growing too and what used to be creating static html documents has now become creating slick webapp prototypes. Pages are gone and coding SPAs is a must, so how do we find the balance from static images to production code?

In this presentation we’ll join Brandon Arnold, a design lead from ZURB, as he uses Notable to collects feedback from clients and incorporate that into his angular based prototype. Learn how to build with the Foundation for Apps grid system, create new views for you app without writing JS and incorporate some neat directives with slick animations. We’ll even use sass to make some quick changes to our apps style variables and create a brand new custom theme for our app.

Geoff Kimball | The New Frontier of Responsive Web App Patterns

Web Apps pose a new frontier for the responsive web and as similar as they can be to marketing sites, they require patterns of their own. We’ll explore some of the patterns we’ve been using in Foundation for Apps by looking at what patterns didn’t translate from Marketing Sites, building collapsing panels, reorienting and reordering menus, and how to design/build full width and full height layouts


Heroku @ 650 7th St, San Francisco

Heroku’s office is located on 7th St in the SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco. The office is within walking/biking distance of BART/Muni at Civic Center Station (18 minute walk) and the 4th & King Caltrain station (12 minute walk). If travelling by Muni bus it is accessible by the 19, 12, 47, and 27 lines, amongst others (see Muni System Map). Indoor bike storage will be available to all attendees.

Taking public transportation or cycling is advised, but metered street parking (free after 6pm) is typically available in the nearby vicinity.


6:00pm - 7:00pm — Networking, food/drinks 7:00pm - 7:40pm — Brandon Arnold + Q&A 7:45pm - 8:30pm — Geoff Kimball + Q&A

Doors close at 9:00pm sharp.


A huge thanks to ZURB, Heroku, and Atomi Design for making this event possible!