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Meet Smashing Meets

Meets is our online-only, community meet-up event that we have been running since the spring of 2020.

The events are usually centered around a topic or cause, and feature a few amazing speakers and some side-events. We try to run our online events the way we like all events: friendly & inclusive, with amazing speakers and some fun & banter on the side.

Upcoming Event

Looking for a Design System event? On November 15, 8am PT/5pm CET we are hostig three of the world's leading experts on Design Systems. Check out our schedule and register your free tickets now!

Previous Events

Below you can find the events we've ran so far. The first two didn't have their own pages yet, but the rest do, so you can check videos, topics, talks, speakers and much more.

Looking for all videos? Check our full YouTube Playlist.

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Meets Data 📊

August 23, 2022

This edition was all about seeing how we can use data to tell our stories, how and where we get the data, and how we get from data to visualizations that work well — online!

With two talks and a challenge on Data Viz we learned — and laughed — a lot!

Meets for What? 🤔

May 17, 2022

Sometimes, if we are not sure about something, we might need to do some research to be a little more sure. To see how we can do that better, we organised a Smashing Meets on UX-research.

With three talks on UX research we had some answers — and a lot more questions — to bring our projects forward!

Meets for Good 😇

February 9, 2022

Our latest edition focused on (design) ethics, and what you can do to make things g̶o̶o̶d̶ better. There are inspiring talks about (the ethics of) Web3, and ‘selling’ ethical design decisions.

Meets for All 🤠

December 6, 2021

This edition focused on Accessibility, hence the ‘Meets for All’. We had 2 talks, a showcase and a lively panel discussion, on how to really build in an accessible way.

Meets for Speed 🏎💨

September 30, 2021

We really felt the ‘Meets for Speed’ — so we hosted a few amazing talks, demos and a panel discussion, on the Why and How of web performance.

CSSummer 🏄🌞🕶

July 8, 2021

In the CSSummer edition in early July — we hosted 2 amazing talks on CSS and a panel discussion on our favorite coding language, CSS 😻.

Actions Speak Louder 💬❤️

April 27, 2021

A special edition — Actions Speak Louder — where our Smashing experts helped the friendly Power.Coders NGO to improve their site, live, and the audience learned a few things on UX, HTML/CSS and A11y along the way!

Happy Holidays 🎄🎁❄️

December 17, 2020

Our Happy Holidays’ edition celebrated the holiday season of 2020 with a few hours of Smashing fun!


June 9, 2020

The second Meets featured 4 speakers on a range of topics, varying from ‘image optimization’ to ‘creative courage’. The binding factor: all amazing front-end!

The Original(s)

May 18 & 19, 2020

The first ever edition(s) of Meets, our community-based event, featuring 3 speakers on both days. Running over 2 separate days, to cater to audiences over many time-zones.