Kimb is the founder of FrontEndNorth and this year will be doing a talk on how to sell Front-End to clients. Which, considering he’s also organising the event should be fun!
Lorna is based in Yorkshire, UK; she is a Developer Advocate with IBM Watson Data Platform, a published author and experienced conference speaker.
Works as: Developer Advocate at IMB
Talk title: OfflineFirst Apps with PouchDB and CouchDB
Short intro: Building an OfflineFirst application means creating something that works fast and well, regardless of whether your device is connected, experiencing a network glitch, or offline completely.
Travelling from: Huddersfield (via the mountains of Peru!)
A Product Owner at Tribal in Sheffield, responsible for web and mobile apps for teachers and students.
Works as: Product Owner
Talk title: Owning Innovation
Short intro: Digital innovation is a phrase that’s bandied around a lot, but what does it mean to innovate?
Travelling from: Sheffield
I’m the frontend lead at Conferize. We’re building a universal and social event solution to help event makers create the biggest impact. When I’m not doing that I’m either failing at pouring a rosetta in my coffee or out cycling.
Works as: Frontend lead at Conferize
Talk title: Build Anything With React
Short intro: What is inline validation and why it’s necessary. Why it’s very hard to do right but using React alleviates some of those problems
Travelling from: South Shields
Talk title: Marty McFly Has A Lot To Answer For
Short intro about your talk: In this talk, Craig will be travelling back in time to help you understand why the web can be better (and why Terminator 2 is the definitive Terminator movie).
Travelling from: Barnsley
Works as: Lead Engineer at Formidable London
Talk title: Build Anything With React
Short intro about your talk: This talk explores how we can use the universal React programming model to build applications across different platforms.
Travelling from: London
I‘m a Senior Front-End Developer at the University of York. Before then I worked in agencies, and the difference is vast. I’m trying to change the culture of work in our marketing team to be more agency-like, so we can deliver better projects more quickly.
Works as: Digital Team Manager
Talk title: Agile Working in a Slow-Moving World
Short intro about your talk: Web development moves fast, and as a digital team we want to deliver the best work we can as quickly as possible. But universities, like other big organisations, are slow-moving: for every big decision there’s a committee or a steering group to deal with.
Travelling from: York
Works as: Front End Developer at Tombola
Talk title: Reacting To Change
Travelling from: Sunderland
I cut my industry teeth in Leeds during the early noughties dotcom boom and finished my full-time agency career at design and advertising agency LOVE in Manchester.
Works as: Consultant web developer
Talk title: Automating Critical CSS
Short intro about your talk: How we approached automating critical CSS for modular, CMS driven websites at Co-op Digital.
Travelling from: Manchester
A designer, developer, and world-traveller. After running a business for eight years, she now works for Automattic designing and building WordPress themes.
When she’s not busy making things, Sarah likes obsessing over typography, collecting impractical footwear, and exploring new places.
Works as: Product designer at Automattic
Talk title: The Night of the Living Style Guides
A short intro: The line between design and development is getting blurrier, and our approach to web design is becoming more modular. How do we keep track of it all?
Style guides to the rescue!
Travelling from? Edinburgh
Tickets are priced at just 120 for a full-day conference with lunch and refreshments. We also have a limited amount of £50 student tickets.