Feb. 6, 2020
San Francisco, CA

A one-day conference where Figma users come together to learn from each other.

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Devon Zuegel

Product Lead at GitHub

Craig Mod

Owner at craigmod.com

Dylan Field

CEO at Figma

May-Li Khoe

Self-employed

Featured Speakers

Linda Eliasen

Help Scout

Jason Kunesh

City of Chicago

Elizabeth Lin

Lambda School

Soleio

Combine

Jules Forrest

Credit Karma

Namnso Ukpanah

Flutterwave

Peter Zogas

Autodesk

Zen Lara

Queer.tech & AKQA

Lucas Smith

Volan Studio

Tricia Cigna

DICK'S Sporting Goods

Jake Miller

Atlassian

Jon Kerwin

Thumbtack

Vicki Tan

Self-employed

Cade Diehm

Tactical Tech

Agenda

8:30-9:15am
Breakfast and registration
8:30am

Morning Keynotes

9:15am
10:15am
11:15am
Welcome to a new decade of design
Dylan Field, CEO at Figma
9:15am, Keynote
Adding scaffolding to collaboration for deep work
Craig Mod, Owner at craigmod.com
10:15am, Keynote
What cities can teach open source communities
Devon Zuegel, Product Lead at GitHub
11:15am, Keynote
12:00-1:00pm
Lunch
12:00pm

Breakout Sessions 1:00-2:00

Lightning Talk Stage
Maker Space
Discussion Lounge
Cafe
Keynote Stage
1:00-1:20pm
1:30-1:50pm
Extend what’s possible with Figma Plugins
Brian Lovin, GitHub
Jake Miller, Atlassian
Tushar Debnath, Expedia
1:00pm, Talk
Will design ethics save software?
Cade Diehm, Tactical Tech
1:00pm, Talk
Scaling design systems
Ricardo Vazquez, Shopify
1:00pm, Discussion
Designing culture
Michelle Morrison, Dropbox
1:00pm, Workshop
Beyond the bubble: Developing the next generation of designers
Elizabeth Lin, Lambda School
Namnso Ukpanah, Flutterwave
Miguel A Cardona, RIT
Biyi Adetunji, AYITI
1:00pm, Talk
10 minute break

Breakout Sessions 2:00-3:00

Lightning Talk Stage
Maker Space
Discussion Lounge
Cafe
Keynote Stage
2:00–2:20pm
2:30–2:50pm
Remote control: How NPR uses Figma for remote usability testing
Irene Kim, NPR
2:00pm, Talk
Mostly Clear/Partly Sunny
Michael Yap, Etsy
2:30pm, Talk
Designing for humans
Vicki Tan, Self-employed
2:00pm, Workshop
Figma telephone
Noah Levin, Figma
2:00pm, Activity
Advancing your career as an IC
Karri Saarinen, Linear
2:30pm, Discussion
Plugin office hours
2:00pm, Workshop
I pressed ⌘B. You wouldn’t believe what happened next
Marcin Wichary, Figma
2:00pm, Talk
States and designers
Lucas Smith, Volan Studio
2:30pm, Talk
10 minute break

Breakout Sessions 3:00-4:00

Lightning Talk Stage
Maker Space
Discussion Lounge
Cafe
Keynote Stage
3:00-3:20pm
3:30-3:50pm
I lost [the use of] my arms for four years, but gained an entire design career
Michelle Vandy, Curology
3:00pm, Talk
Designing with the Public: How Figma Empowers Chicago Digital Services
Jason Kunesh, City of Chicago
3:30pm, Talk
Creating illustration systems that work for everyone
Bonnie Kate Wolf, OpenTable
3:00pm, Workshop
Finding confidence in design decisions
Linda Eliasen, Help Scout
3:00pm, Discussion
Mentorship Cafe
3:00pm, Activity
Design systems showcase
Zen Lara, Queer.tech & AKQA
Jules Forrest, Credit Karma
Tricia Cigna, DICK'S Sporting Goods
Jon Kerwin, Thumbtack
3:00pm, Talk
10 minute break

Breakout Sessions 4:00-5:00

Lightning Talk Stage
Maker Space
Discussion Lounge
Cafe
Keynote Stage
4:00-4:20pm
4:30-4:50pm
Part 1: Cross-functional relationships. A Beautiful Mess: How We Build Products at Figma
Jenny Wen, Figma
4:00pm, Talk
Part 2: Cross-functional relationships. Content strategy for designers.
Peter Zogas, Autodesk
4:30pm, Talk
Trash dinosaur
Micah Fenner, Asana
4:00pm, Activity
Community discussion
4:00pm, Discussion
Mentorship speed dating
4:00pm, Activity
Part 1: Open source design. Designing with the Community.
Miguel Solorio, Microsoft
4:00pm, Talk
Part 2: Open source design. Design is the future of open source.
Soleio, Combine
4:30pm, Talk
10 minute break

Closing Keynote

5:00-5:30pm
Joyful ways to subvert the status quo
May-Li Khoe, Self-employed
5:00pm, Keynote

After Party

5:30-8:30pm
After Party
5:30pm

Livestream

Not attending in person? We'll be streaming the morning keynotes at Config. Register for the livestream and we'll send a calendar invite your way.

Register

FAQs and Code of Conduct

How do I get a ticket to Config?

We are no longer selling tickets to Config, but will be livestreaming portions of the event. Sign up here for the livestream.

When and where is Config?

Config is taking place in San Francisco on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 8:30AM to 8:30PM.

Can I livestream the event?

Yes! Register for the livestream and we'll send a calendar invite your way.

Will all talks be recorded?

The morning keynotes at Config will be livestreamed. We will be recording many of the afternoon talks at Config, and sharing the content after the event.

Will there be a bag/luggage check at Config?

Yes, we'll have a place for you to leave your bag and/or luggage

Is your event accessible?

Config is a safe and inclusive space for everyone across every religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, visible and invisible disability, and age, as well as veterans and people who have been incarcerated.

Our venue is wheelchair accessible; we’ll have all-gender/all-people restrooms; we’ll have seats up front reserved for wheelchairs, people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and/or visually impaired; we’ll have live CART captioning at the stage. If you need an ASL interpreter, volunteer guide, prayer room or have other accessibility needs let us know during registration and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

How do I select what breakout sessions I want to go?

There is no pre-registering for break out sessions at Config. Look at the agenda, plan your day, and show up! There is limited space for some of our workshop sessions so be sure to show up a little early for a session if its something you really want to attend.

Code of Conduct

A code of conduct is an agreement on the rules and behaviors that are (and are not) acceptable for members of a group or organization. In our case, the members encompasses everyone participating and the group or organization is Figma's user conference, Config.

The Config Code of Conduct includes:

  • No harassment, insult or intimidation. This includes:
    • Negative comments related to gender, sex, identity, expression, orientation, age, physical ability, physical appearance, size, color, race, culture, national original, immigration status, family status, ethnicity, religion, education level, social or economic class.
    • Putting down someone's opinions/approaches to work
    • Disrupting talks or harassing photography/recording
    • Stalking, following, or brigading
  • No un-welcomed attention, including sexual attention.
  • Physical contact, both inappropriate or violent in nature.
  • No inappropriate sexual language, imagery, or activities. This includes sexualized clothing, uniforms, or costumes.

Why do we have one?

We want to create a safe and inclusive environment for every single person who is participating in Figma's user conference. We can do that by creating a code of conduct that each participant understands and agrees to.

Who is it for?

Everyone participating in Config. Participating means:

  • attending the conference and workshops
  • staying at the hotel(s) associated with the conference
  • engaging with the online community of the conference (social media, Slack)

Everyone means:

  • attendees (and potential attendees)
  • speakers
  • volunteers, vendors, venue staff
  • Figma employees

Getting help

Have a question, experience something that makes you feel unsafe, or have a violation or concern to report? We are here to help. You can reach us by emailing community@figma.com.

Reported Incidents

When reporting an incident, please be as specific as you feel comfortable. Any details you feel comfortable sharing (what happened, who was involved, any witnesses, and additional context) will be helpful for our team.

Upon receiving a report, our team will review the incident and recommend a solution. Depending on the severity of the incident in question, we may do one of the following:

  • Issue a warning that the participant must comply with immediately
  • Remove (physically and/or virtually) the participant from the conference without a refund
  • Take legal action with consent of the victim