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Dan Shappir

Dan Shappir

Dan Shappir is the Performance Tech Lead at Wix.com, responsible for making over 100 million sites hosted on the Wix platform load and execute faster. Dan has over 25 years of software development experience and has worked on systems ranging from missile trajectory simulations to networked multiuser games to designing and building sophisticated Web apps. He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, and holds an MSc in computer science.

medium.com/@DanShappir     @DanShappir

JavaScript Riddles For Fun And Profit

You consider yourself a JavaScript expert. Your colleagues come to you whenever they're unsure about a JavaScript feature. But how good are you really? During this session you will find out. I will pose a series of ever more challenging JavaScript riddles and brain-teasers. We'll see how far you are able to go, and along the way you'll likely learn some new things about this ever-evolving language.

Stuart Langridge

Stuart Langridge

Stuart is a consultant CTO, software architect, and developer to startups and small firms on strategy, custom development, and how to best work with the dev team. Code and writings are to be found at kryogenix.org and @sil on Twitter; Stuart himself is mostly to be found playing D&D or looking for the best vodka Collins in town.

kryogenix.org     @sil

You really don't need all that JavaScript, I promise

JavaScript is your behaviour layer; the way to add interactivity to your sites, to provide a slick and delightful user experience, to make everything fast and easy and clean. But at some point everything changed: the tail started to wag the dog instead and development became Javascript-first. We'll talk about how you maybe shouldn't rely on JS as much as you're told to, and some practical strategies for how to build sites without reaching for a JS framework as first, last, and only tool for making the web happen.

Noam Rosenthal

Noam Rosenthal

Noam Rosenthal is a Software architect with over 20 years experience in frontend, browser technologies and device UI programming. Noam has helped Wix improve loading time for millions of sites, and before that contributed to the WebKit open source project, and built UIs for smart TVs and for Samsung watches.

medium.com/@realnoam     @realnoam

Peeling an orange - progressive website loading

Website loading experience is one of the most painful points for web developers today. While improving the actual loading time is the most important goal, improving the perceived performance can bring a lot of value as well, especially in the case of rich web applications. In this talk we'll discuss progressive bootstrapping - a technique in which we load the website not from top down, but rather from outside in - useful from the first early paint and provides richer experience as more content and code loads. Focus on user experience when thinking about performance.

Phil Hawksworth

Phil Hawksworth

Phil is Principal Developer Advocate at Netlify, the fastest growing automation and hosting platform for modern websites. With a passion for browser technologies, and the empowering properties of the Web, he loves seeking out ingenuity and simplicity, especially in places where over-engineering is common.
Phil’s 20 year career in web development includes time as a Software Engineer at Verisign, an Open Source Evangelist at British Telecom, and Technology Director at R/GA where he worked with clients around the world such as Nike, Google, Beats By Dre and Samsung to bring engaging and effective experiences to the widest audience possible.

hawksworx.com     @philhawksworth

Are you being servered? - exploring a serverless web

“JAMstack” is an emerging term which describes an approach to architecting and delivering sites as pre-rendered assets, and where necessary, enhancing them with JavaScript and services via APIs. This approach is growing in popularity, and highlights how there has never been a better time for a fresh look at how we approach building and delivering web sites and applications. From the careful selection of JavaScript libraries and frameworks, to the use of emerging tools, services, and platforms.

In this talk we’ll explore how an application can be built to include pre-rendered user interface elements and dynamic APIs backed with data services. All without needing to manage or maintain a server.

Tejas Kumar

Tejas Kumar

Tejas loves code and people. An award-winning web developer who begun coding at age 8, today Tejas speaks at conferences to developers in order to spread knowledge and encourage communities worldwide.

tej.as     @TejasKumar

Let's build with WebAssembly!

WebAssembly is an emerging technology on the web platform that opens new doors and invites more collaboration from other parts of the software engineering arena. We will examine its origins, rise, use cases, and even build something ourselves together in this talk.

Charlie Gerard

Charlie Gerard

Charlie is a software developer in Sydney. She is passionate about creative coding and building interactive prototypes mixing science, art and technology. She also spends time giving back to the community by mentoring new developers, contributing to open-source projects and speaking at events.

charliegerard.github.io     @devdevcharlie

Practical Machine Learning for Front-End Developers

Machine learning can have some pretty complicated concepts to grasp if you’re not a data scientist. However, recent developments in tooling make it more and more accessible for developers and people with little or no experience. One of these advancements is the ability to now train and run machine learning algorithms and models in the browser, opening this world to front-end developers to learn and experiment. In this presentation, we will talk about the different applications, possibilities, tools and resources, as well as show a few examples and demos, so you can get started building your own experiments using machine learning in JavaScript.

Alex Rusell

Alex Russell

Alex Russell (@slightlylate) is a Senior Staff Software Engineer on Chrome team at Google where he designs new features for the Web Platform as Tech Lead for Project Fugu. He also leads Chrome's Standards work and has served as a member of ECMA TC39 and the W3C's Technical Architecture Group. His recent projects include Progressive Web Apps, Service Workers, and Web Components, along with ES6 features like Classes and Promises. Previously he helped build Chrome Frame and led the Dojo Toolkit project. Alex plays for Team Web.

infrequently.org     @slightlylate

The Mobile Web: MIA

Responsive Design didn't work, at least not the way we tried to apply it as a community. How do we know? Because nearly a decade after we adopted it as our primary mechanism for adapting to the new reality of mobile eating the world, the web is a shrinking bit player in the future of computing. We shrunk our viewports, but forgot to shrink everything else to match.

What would our content be like if we shrunk everything to meet the constraints of mobile? And would it be enough to turn the tide? This talk explores those questions.

Ruth John

Ruth John

Ruth John is an award nominated digital artist, web consultant, technical writer and keynote speaker, with 15 years of experience in the digital industry. She's a Google Developer Expert, is on the board of directors for Bath Digital Festival and in her career has worked for companies such as o2 (Telefonica) and BSkyB, and clients such as the BBC, NBC, Cancer Research UK, Heineken and Channel 4 among others. Ruth also belongs to the { Live : JS } collective, which brings audio and visual code to life, in live performances across the globe.

ruthjohn.com     @rumyra

Houdini: The magic of CSS and JavaScript

How do you make a website? Me? I follow second star to the right and straight on til morning. Using everything I have learnt of course. But sometimes more fairy dust is necessary. Enter a whole suite of API's that will help navigate these skies. The speaker with talk you through what they are, where you can find them and of course how to use them. This is a time of stranger things, this is CSS Houdini.

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