Schedule

A Full Day of Front-end Goodness

This is our final schedule but please note that timings, topics and the order of speakers are subject to change.

January 19, 2018

Doors Open
08:30  -  09:30
Doors Open
Sheffield City Hall

Doors Open

Registration and doors open! Refreshments available.

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Opening Remarks
09:30  -  10:00
Opening Remarks
The Ballroom

Opening Remarks

FrontEndNorth 2018 begins with opening remarks, including a word from our headline sponsors and details of our fantastic competition prizes.

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Night of the Living Style Guides
10:00  -  10:30
Night of the Living Style Guides
The Ballroom

Night of the Living Style Guides

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?

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OfflineFirst Apps with PouchDB and CouchDB
10:30  -  11:30
OfflineFirst Apps with PouchDB and CouchDB
The Ballroom

OfflineFirst Apps with PouchDB and CouchDB

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.

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Break
11:30  -  11:45
Break
North Hall

Break

Mid-morning break with refreshments.

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Designing form validation the right way
11:45  -  12:30
Designing form validation the right way
The Ballroom

Designing form validation the right way

For the longest time, I’ve felt frustrated with how client-side form validation worked both technically and more importantly from an end-user perspective.

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Reacting to change
12:30  -  13:00
Reacting to change
The Ballroom

Reacting to change

When we have come to learn JavaScript in the past, a large emphasis has been put on understanding the prototypical inheritance model and how you apply object orientated patterns such as encapsulation to a language which lacks a class type.

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Lunch
13:00  -  14:00
Lunch
North Hall

Lunch

Time for lunch in the North Hall, adjacent to the Ballroom.

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Agile working in a slow-moving world
14:00  -  14:30
Agile working in a slow-moving world
The Ballroom

Agile working in a slow-moving world

Web development moves fast, and as a digital team we want to deliver the best work we can as quickly as we can. But universities are slow: for every big decision there’s a committee or a steering group to deal with.

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Build Anything With React
14:30  -  15:15
Build Anything With React
The Ballroom

Build Anything With React

This talk explores how we can use familiar tools, React and JavaScript, to build applications across platforms.

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Owning Innovation
15:15  -  15:45
Owning Innovation
The Ballroom

Owning Innovation

Digital innovation is a phrase that’s bandied around a lot, but what does it mean to innovate?

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Break
15:45  -  16:00
Break
North Hall

Break

Mid-afternoon break with refreshments.

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Selling the Front-end
16:00  -  16:30
Selling the Front-end
The Ballroom

Selling the Front-end

It might seem easy but selling the concept of how important this ‘Front-end’ thing is to clients is an increasing challenge and shouting out buzzwords and acronyms isn’t helping anyone.

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Automating Critical CSS
16:30  -  17:00
Automating Critical CSS
The Ballroom

Automating Critical CSS

Inlining a web page’s critical CSS to optimise usable load time is already established good practice, but taking it from a manually run local script to a continuous integration pipeline can be daunting.

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Marty McFly Has A Lot To Answer For
17:00  -  17:45
Marty McFly Has A Lot To Answer For
The Ballroom

Marty McFly Has A Lot To Answer For

6 years ago, Craig gave a talk about pointless stuff. 5.5 years ago, Craig gave a talk about Paul Daniels’ approach to web design. After a 5 year hiatus, Craig is back again to talk about something new.

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Closing remarks
17:45  -  18:00
Closing remarks
The Ballroom

Closing remarks

Closing remarks including the announcement of the competition winners!

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