The User Experience Eclipse: Rise Against Dark Design Patterns

Presented by: Scott Showalter

Dark isn't just a trendy UI mode, nor what the sky looks like in the middle of the day in Ohio on April 8th. It's a deceitful design scheme we all encounter from time to time, against our will. ...

Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, CSS, UI/UX, Architecture, System Design, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Using Web Components to Scale Your UX

Presented by: Burton Smith

Whether you're a company with a variety of projects or an app that uses micro-front-end architecture, creating a consistent and reliable user experience can be difficult. ...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, Accessibility, CSS, UI/UX, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Meet Your New BFF: Backend to Frontend without the Duct Tape

Presented by: Dev Agrawal

Even with all of the incredible frameworks available today vs. a decade ago (or even two––for devs who have been around as long as I have), it still feels like much of our work as fullstack developers is still repetitive, and held together by duct tape code we shouldn’t be writing. ...

Tags: Javascript, Backend, Front EndFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building a Full-Stack Application with Flutter and Dart

Presented by: Ryan Edge

For the past few years, Flutter has revolutionized mobile app development by allowing developers to build high-performance, cross-platform applications with ease. However, building a full-stack application can be a challenging task because we often find ourselves juggling multiple technologies to...

Tags: Front End, Mobile, CloudFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Accessibility in the Enterprise: The Relationship of A11y and ROI

Presented by: Chris DeMars

As we build more and more things on the web, accessibility is gaining much more visibility. But what does it actually mean to you and your company? It means we HAVE to be cognizant of everyone, all the time, with no exceptions as we do our part in building awesome, accessible user experiences to...

Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Design Systems as a Foundation for Accessibility

Presented by: Marko Skugor

Design systems are at their core a repository of solved UX interaction design problems made re-usable and highly visible for others to leverage. Accessibility, on the other hand, is an outcome that is usually hard fought for and hard won for any organization - especially at scale. As technologists,...

Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Accessibility, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Modern Web Automation Testing

Presented by: Bob Crowley

Modern web applications require a modern tool for automated testing. Something that can handle both mobile and desktop, async operations, shadow DOM, all the browsers and much more. ...

Tags: Front End, Automation, QA TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Debugging JavaScript and React

Presented by: Mark Erikson

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Tags: Javascript, React, Front EndFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Stop using JavaScript for that: moving features from JS to CSS and HTML

Presented by: Kilian Valkhof

If you've been building websites for a while you "know" that some things require JS and that's just the way it is. Turns out, spec writers and browser makers both are working hard to find common JS patterns and implementing them in CSS and HTML. Things like accordions, auto-suggest, smooth...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Vue.js Power Hour: Building a Dynamic Frontend in < 60 Minutes

Presented by: Tori Brenneison

Are you a beginner developer who is curious about JS component frameworks? A backend developer who wants to add a frontend skill to their toolbox? A data analyst looking for a quick way to build views? Have we got a deal for you! ...

Tags: Javascript, Front EndFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Accelerating Accessible Software Development for People with Motor Disabilities

Presented by: Yvette Jenny Menase

In today's digital world, many people with motor disabilities face barriers when accessing and using software due to their assistive device & physical limitations. In this talk, we will discuss strategies and best practices for designing software that is accessible to people with motor...

Tags: Front End, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, AccessibilityFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Event Driven User Interfaces

Presented by: Sam Ferree

In the realm of modern software development, creating dynamic and responsive user interfaces is essential to delivering engaging user experiences. Event-driven architectures have emerged as a powerful paradigm to achieve this goal. In this enlightening talk, we will delve into the world of...

Tags: Front End, Object Oriented Programming, System DesignFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Understanding CSS Layout: the concepts underlying your (least) favorite language.

Presented by: Kilian Valkhof

Have you ever felt perplexed by CSS, struggling to understand why the browser put the element where it did, and why it didn’t just follow the clear instructions you wrote? Do you think CSS is hard to work with? ...

Tags: Front End, CSSFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Alexa on the Go: Building Location Aware Voice Experiences for Alexa

Presented by: Craig Walls

When you think of voice assistants like Amazon Alexa, you probably are thinking of a device on a shelf or a desk somewhere, tethered to a power outlet. But what if you could take Alexa with you wherever you go? ...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Beyond Request/Response: Why and how we should change the way we build web applications

Presented by: Chris Nelson

As web developers, we’ve been building web applications the same way for 25 years. We send a request, and we receive a response. We might get a whole page back, or we might get some data to render, but the common thread for almost every web application that has ever been built is the...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, Functional ProgrammingFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Fresh Hot CSS Features!

Presented by: Alex Riviere

Do you use a CSS Framework like bootstrap? Or maybe you've been coasting for a few years on your current knowledge of CSS. You've maybe seen something called CSS Grid and wondered what it was... Maybe you have never seen `var()` used before. ...

Tags: Front End, CSS, UI/UXFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

The Micro-Frontend Playbook

Presented by: Marko Skugor

Micro-frontend architecture can provide a lot of great benefits to team autonomy and can play a crucial role in enabling technical and organizational scalability. At the same time, it also comes with a lot of potential pitfalls and anti-patterns to avoid. In this talk we'll learn how to apply Domain...

Tags: Javascript, Front End, Cloud, ArchitectureFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate