Once you’ve got the fastest loading site on the web it’s important to not
stop there. Your site should remain performant and responsive through
out the user’s experience. This talk covers what is important to maintaining
a ‘Jank’-free 60fps experience.
Ada is a Developer for FTLabs specialising in browser frontend and rendering performance. Currently based out of San Francisco and London.
ANOTHER BILLION BROWSERS AND INTERNET OF THINGS
We have made a long journey with mobile internet and web. From failings of WAP, through mobile web to where we are today. Smart-phones are running similar(if not the same) version of desktop browsers. Will we repeat the same mistakes? Many IoT devices will run a dedicated embedded OS, however web is likely to be one of the platforms. Samsung’s Gear 2 smart-watch is powered by webkit, and that’s its ‘native’ dev platform.
What do we have to do to make this happen? WebKit needs more widely available ‘embedded’ port, e.g for Raspberry Pi to start with better OOM handling and memory management. And web developers need to play their role as well, not to repeat mistakes with mobile web.
BEING GROWN-UP DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING
Just because you’re all grown-up doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. Seb is on hand to show you that there are plenty of ways you can bring creativity and a sense of fun to your work with computers.
Seb Lee-Delisle is a digital artist and speaker who uses computers to engage with people and inspire them.
As an artist, he likes to make interesting things from code that encourage interaction and playfulness from the public. Notable projects include Lunar Trails, featuring a 3m wide drawing machine, and PixelPyros, the Arts Council funded digital fireworks display that toured nationwide in 2013.
As a speaker he demystifies programming and explores its artistic possibilities. His presentations and workshops enable artists to overcome their fear of code and encourage programmers of all backgrounds to be more creative and imaginative.
He won 3 Microsoft Critter awards in 2013, including Web Personality of the Year and Voice of the Year (best presenter) and he was Technical Director on Big and Small, the BBC project that won a BAFTA in 2009. Notable clients include BBC, Lego, Sony, Microsoft, Google, MLB, Nickelodeon, Philips, and Unilever.
As developers, we’re constantly learning: whether it’s figuring out how to solve new problems and bugs, or focusing on new skills and knowledge to apply to our work. At FutureLearn, we reflect our company mission of providing the best learning experiences to everyone, within the way we work as well. We have a culture of learning and supporting each other, encouraging everyone to pursue the skills they want to have. This talk will help you make learning a more integral part of your processes, and explain how to run internal events, like hackdays and lightning talks, to support this.
Melinda is a Ruby developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform. She loves attending BarCamps, Hackdays and other tech meet ups, and since 2009 has been organising them at Geeks of London. She also writes at MissGeeky, a blog about all things geeky and girly.
Edd has spent the last three years working as a Developer for the Government Digital Service. In that time he’s helped architect and develop large parts of the front-end on the award winning GOV.UK. Working for the Government he’s tried hard to create a site which is both simple to use and accessible to as many people as possible.