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

May-Li Khoe

Self-employed

Scott Hansen

Tycho / ISO50

Featured Speakers

Dylan Field

CEO at Figma

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

New Design Congress

Alana Aaron

Code.org

Maurice Woods

Inneract Project

Lizhi Fan

Figma

Vietanh Nguyen

Uber

Agenda

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

Morning Keynotes

9:15am
10am
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
10:00am, Keynote
10 minute break

Morning Keynotes cont.

11am
11:30am
The city guide to open source
Devon Zuegel, Product Lead at GitHub
11:00am, Keynote
May-li Khoe in conversation with Scott Hansen
Scott Hansen, Tycho / ISO50
May-Li Khoe, Self-employed
11:30am, 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
Vietanh Nguyen, Uber
Lily Nguyen, Uber
1:00pm, Talk
Will design ethics save software?
Cade Diehm, New Design Congress
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
Alana Aaron, Code.org
Maurice Woods, Inneract Project
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 conducts 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 tennis
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; a product love language
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
Look, no hands!
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
Lizhi Fan, 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
Joey Banks, Figma
Priya Kotak, Figma
4:00pm, Discussion
Mentorship cafe
4:00pm, Activity
Part 1: Open source design. Design is the future of open source.
Soleio, Combine
4:00pm, Talk
Part 2: Open source design. Designing with the Community.
Miguel Solorio, Microsoft
4:30pm, Talk
10 minute break

Closing Keynote

5:00-5:30pm
Joyful Subversions
May-Li Khoe, Self-employed
5:00pm, Keynote

After Party

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

Livestream

Join us online for a livestream of the morning keynotes. We will be live at 9:15AM PT

Tune in

FAQs and Code of Conduct

What time should I arrive?

Registration begins at 8:30am, and we’ll have breakfast available. The Keynotes will kick off at 9:15am.

What should I bring to the conference?

Please make sure to bring your ID as we’ll be checking them at the door.

Will I be able to store my bags?

We’ll have a coat and bag check that will be staffed all day, and you’re welcome to store any bags or luggage there.

What meals are included?

We’ll be serving breakfast, lunch, and lite bites for the evening event. We’ll also have a healthy supply of snacks and coffee throughout the day to keep you fueled and happy!

What should I wear?

The Figma team will be in t-shirts and we encourage you to wear whatever makes you comfortable. It is San Francisco, though, and conference venues can get chilly, so we recommend layers and bringing a jacket just in case.

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.

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.

Do you have a policy around Coronavirus?

As a precaution, Figma is asking any speaker or attendee that has traveled to areas affected by the Coronavirus within two weeks of Config to refrain from attending the event. We are offering a full refund to any person impacted by related travel restrictions or adherence to this precaution. While we believe that there is very low risk for our community, we want to take the appropriate steps to keep that risk as negligible as possible.

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