Stuart Robson - Freelance Front-End Developer
In this talk, Stuart will be discussing how to keep on top of your front-end code when creating styleguides and pattern libraries for your designs. How documentation should be a part of the process. Deciding on the who, what and why for the code and how those answers determines decisions. All of this, peppered with opinions on what works and what does not when developing a pattern library as part of a project.
Stuart is full of experience from working with a multitude of clients to build front-end infrastructures, build tools and design systems.
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Let’s talk about MIDI (and other fun Web APIs)
Ruth John - Web Technologist
What do you think of when I say MIDI, bad computer music? Websites playing annoying background noise when you land on them? Then let me let you into a little secret, let me introduce and educate you into a new world of MIDI.
MIDI is at it’s simplest a data protocol and doesn’t have to be associated with audio at all. With the incredible amount of compatible hardware available to us, alongside the new Web MIDI API, we can start to have a *lot* of fun with a new world of hardware-powered web tech.
In this enticing and interactive presentation we’ll journey through the different MIDI specifications and look at other web APIs. From sound with General MIDI and the Web Audio API, to the MIDI Show Control, timing firework and fountain displays with the Web Animation API, recording with the Media Recorder API and on to the latest MIDI BLE standard, what better way to demo the Web Bluetooth API.
The web is getting hardware-ready and this talk is a great beginning to those APIs at our fingertips. You’ll soon realise this isn’t just a talk about MIDI, this is a talk about community driven specifications and how wonderfully expansive the world of web can be!
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The Cloud – Hype to Reality
Paul Kuzan - Cloud Developer at JP Morgan
Cloud computing is no longer just hype; it has become one of the most defining technologies in IT with organizations of all sizes transitioning to it. Moving existing workloads from on-premises data centres to the cloud may seem appealing, but can be problematic. All greenfield software development should be at least cloud-ready, however this requires changes in architectural thinking and developer skills. The complexity of cloud migration is directly proportional to organization size.
In this talk Paul will explore various cloud adoption strategies from an architectural and developer perspective.
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An introduction to Service Workers
Phil Nash - Developer Evangelist at Twilio
Service Workers are the biggest thing to hit the browser since XMLHttpRequest. We'll take a look at what the Service Worker can do for your app and more importantly, your users. We'll see the surprisingly small amount of code you need to get started with a Service Worker and finally we'll take a look at Progressive Web Apps and how the Service Worker will take part in a revolution for web applications.
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Little Scraps of Wisdom
Matt Northam - Lead Front-End Developer at Redweb, Dad of Two at Home
Matt became a Dad at roughly the same time as he became a lead in my team, and over the last 3 years or so, He's come to realise that the two roles have a lot of crossover. Matt will give practical, actionable tips for devs, from the point of view of a Dad.
Don’t worry, he's not intending to make it a slideshow of photos of his children; instead he'll talk about things like the importance of play, leading by example, effective time management, involving stakeholders in resource planning, dealing with conflict and minimum viable product, and more, much more.