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Anton Zykin of SoftFacade to speak at BubbleConf 2012

By Ninh Bui on July 4th, 2012

Two weeks ago, we announced BubbleConf 2012 Amsterdam, a conference for IT tech startups we’re organizing with Nedap and Teixido on design, development, legal aspects and experience sharing. This conference provides the opportunity to learn about many aspects of starting up a tech company, to grow your skill set if you already have a company, and to expand your network. This is made possible by our array of prominent speakers but also through contact with numerous other like-minded people.

BubbleConf 2012 will be held in the monumental Tuschinski theater and we’re pretty excited in making this the best conference ever held in Amsterdam. Don’t forget to get your ticket today to enjoy the early bird discount as this offer will only run for a limited time. The early bird offering will in fact end on July 19th so don’t miss out.

As outlined in our initial blog post, we will be blogging about setting up a conference of this size as well as announcing a new speaker on a weekly basis.


This week, I have the great pleasure of announcing Anton Zykin of SoftFacade as a speaker at BubbleConf. He is a very special speaker to us as we have worked with him in the past and were so impressed by his company’s design skills that we knew we just had to have him over for this conf to blow your minds as well.

To give you a little more background on why we’re inviting Anton, we’re strong proponents of delivering excellent user experiences. Here, we believe that developers are responsible for delivering great code that does not deter this experience by crashing or making things more tedious than they need to be etc… Having said that, we also believe that those efforts are for naught if they don’t have a great design to complement them. After all, it is generally the first (and potentially the last) impression your users will be able to get off of your product and company.

Anton and his team have delivered sexy designs for valley startups and large companies, and they do that in a very distinct way. Anton’s talk will cover SoftFacade’s approach when working on a project. In particular, his talk will focus on how to design a product that people will love to talk about and share, and how to do it with a minimum amount of resources. Needless to say, this talk looks to be essential for developers and designers interested in delivering an unforgettable user experience.

With Zed Shaw, Juanma Teixido and Laurent Sansonetti already announced, that brings our number of announced speakers to 4 with about 4 left to go! If you’re interested in the legal aspects of having a startup, I’d keep a close eye out on this announcement as we’ll be inviting a friendly IT legal expert (yes they exist!) to talk about this in a comprehensive way.

  • Anton Zykin (SoftFacade)

    Anton is the CEO and cofounder of SoftFacade, an interaction design and development firm that creates beautiful and memorable experiences– mobile apps, websites and everything in between. Everything that SoftFacade produces can be described with the only word –”WOW!”. Anton believes that good design is what people can use and enjoy using.

  • Laurent Sansonetti (RubyMotion)

    Laurent is the founder of HipByte, a software tools startup that recently launched RubyMotion, a toolchain for iOS development in Ruby.

    He worked at Apple for 7 years as a senior software engineer, on both iLife and OS X. A long time rubyist, he created and still maintains the MacRuby project. In a previous life, he worked on IDA Pro and was an active contributor to RubyCocoa and GNOME.

  • Zed Shaw (Learn Code The Hard Way)
    Zed A. Shaw is a prolific programmer who recently gave up coding for various startups, governments, universities, and mega-corps to work on a small business helping people learn to code. His “Learn Code The Hard Way” series has been read by over a million people from all over the world. This is really all an excuse to get to play guitar whenever he’s not writing.

  • Juanma Teixidó (Teixido)

    Juanma Teixidó, award-winning Designer since 1994 spent the last 10 years co-founding and building agencies from the ground-up. Since then his client base grew to include Nike, The United Nations, Nedap among others. These days you can find him on Twitter chirping about all things design.

  • …and about 4 more epic speakers to be announced. Stay tuned, as we’ll be announcing a new speaker every week.


BubbleConf is going to be attended by people who are actively looking to invent the next big thing since sliced bread. They are highly motivated developers and designers working on startups that may very well turn out to change our way of living. Sponsoring this event provides your company with a unique opportunity to reach out to these startups and connect with them from an early stage on out. It also allows us to make this event even more epic than we’ve already got in the works.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, contact us via email and let’s talk. Please add the word “notspam” to the email to bypass our spam filter.

Hope to see you October 12th!

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