Tara is the co-creator of the Beaker Browser, a browser for exploring and building the peer-to-peer Web. She's part of Blue Link Labs, a team of Web enthusiasts behind the Beaker Browser, the Dat protocol, and hashbase.io. She's dedicated to building the Web of tomorrow as a Web for all.
At AWS for Everyone, we’re building v1 of a single page app, a new product that will transform many industries and change how people work. We recently went through re-architecture of 200k lines of Front-end code, with the goals to scale the application for millions of customers, increase developer velocity for feature development, and speed up new team member ramp up time. In this talk we will share top 5 lessons learn from our experience - in hindsight, what would we do/don’t do when building a large scale SPA.
The evolution of user interactivity on the web has birthed the growing advancements of web innovation and creativity. Pushing developers and designers to look for unique ways to engage and immerse our users. From utilizing AR in online retail to show what products would physically look like either in a living space or on the users themselves, to banking in VR where low-poly animations are used to teach money management. Let's explore available VR tools, from A-Frame and beyond, and different use cases for developing in VR for the web.
React and Redux are awesome but the state management can be overwhelming for beginners. This talk is all about how to keep your code DRY, scalable, and maintainable- the dream trifecta!- regardless of its size and scope. Creating “ducks”, or modularized components, allows you to keep all of your state in one place and avoid creating a new file for every single action and reducer. This talk will cover how to create those ducks!
A browser extension can give you the power to add a whole new user experience to any page on the Internet, but it also introduces some unique problems. In this talk, we’ll discuss some of the challenges my team at Textio faced when we built an extension to augment the writing experience on pages across the web, as well as the solutions we discovered for making our plugin low-profile and extensible.
From junior dev to C-level executive, continued education and growth are keys to success in today rapidly advancing tech industry. Everyone benefits from a culture built around these ideas that help you and your team not only keep up with the changes, but also share knowledge already gained.
Web standards and their corresponding organizations can be your best friend, and extremely daunting at the same time. As a web developer, you are in the unique position of being able to influence the platform you develop on every day - so come and learn how the world of web standards works, how to contribute to the web standards community, and about some of the latest platform trends.
When you hear about a development studio, you may typically think about a group of industry experts with years of experience and education. But there is a new generation of emerging developers who are not content to wait for college, or even high school to get in the game. As the head of Information Experience on Roblox, Laker Sparks has seen young hobbyist programmers transform into multi-million dollar development teams. In this talk, he will share his learnings and observations about the experiences and challenges of these young developers, and then discuss resources and techniques you can use to help foster this next generation of developers and creators.
Condé Nast, the publisher of such titles as WIRED, The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue, and Vanity Fair, consolidated the codebases of their 20+ websites to improve development speed and product flexibility. Multiple engineering teams built various interconnected components of the new software from the ground up; concurrently, design teams created a system that allows the publications to share the same code and retain their unique look and feel. This presentation explores early challenges of this change and how the evolution of our workflow streamlined the design and development process.
Braille is becoming more and more ubiquitous in many common spaces — airports, malls, libraries, etc. A college in Oregon needed an App built to help teach the friends & family of those who are sight impaired how to read Braille. Faddah Wolf will go over what accessibility options there are in common Mobile OS's, how he created a React Native six-key-input keyboard for Braille and how you can contribute to this Open Source project.
The secret weapon of serverless architectures is extremely fast deployments with zero downtime. Surgical deploys allow for updating a single function in place within 1 second. All this adds up to faster iterations, which means quicker turnaround and that equals: super stoked devs!
Over time, your users will become more accustomed to and reliant on voice-based interactions with their computers and, thereby, the web. Enabling them to complete critical tasks without a visual user interface will be crucial for the long-term success of your website. In this session, Aaron Gustafson will discuss how smart markup choices can improve the overall usability and accessibility of your projects without disrupting your current workflow.
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