George DeMet

Founder and CEO
George is the founder and co-owner of, a full-service Web strategy, design, development, and consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. He has a BA from Northwestern University and specializes in strategic leadership in user interface, usability and standards compliant development. He has over 17 years of experience in Internet design and development, is a member of the Drupal Association advisory board, and was the co-chair of DrupalCon Chicago 2011. George provides consultation, project planning, training, and user-side development leadership for corporate, non-profit, and public sector clients.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive Your Project!

Large, complex Web projects often have many different moving parts and are overseen by diverse groups of stakeholders with competing goals and motivations. Whether you’re someone who develops Web solutions for other people or are part of an in-house team, success in these situations requires discipline, understanding, and empathy, which are also values frequently explored in children’s literature. In this non-technical session, we’ll take a look at what classic books like "Amelia Bedelia" and "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” have to teach us about how to manage Web projects.