Web Unleashed 2017
Web Dev
  • 2017-09-25 00:00:00 2017-09-26 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2017 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto
  • #WEBU17

Web Unleashed will feature over 50 talks, across 5 tracks, over 2 days. Join the newsletter for updates!

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A Tale of Four Properties
You can make shapes in HTML and CSS. Sometimes it involves some trickery, like exploiting how borders connect to make a triangle, extreme border-radius to make circles, or layering pseudo… Read more…
Creative Code Animation CSS
Chris Coyier
Co-Founder , CodePen
Awesome State Management for React and Other Virtual-Dom Libraries
Do you use React or any other virtual-DOM-based library that you love, but wonder about how to structure and manage application state? Perhaps you’ve looked at Redux, but got bogged… Read more…
Web Dev JavaScript React
Fred Daoud
Software Development Contractor, Modernizing Medicine
Building Contextual Personas Through Scenario Planning
Personas are an integral part of the user experience (UX) design process. They describe our users, their habits, and their goals towards the product being built. Although they put a… Read more…
Work Better UX/UI Process
Jesse Emmanuel Rosario
User Experience Specialist, jemrosario.com
Building Progressive Web Apps for Android and iOS
Progressive Web Apps are the new hotness with Google pressing hard to make them the defacto choice for building mobile applications but what’s to be done about iOS where many… Read more…
Web Dev JavaScript Mobile
Simon MacDonald
Senior Software Scientist, Adobe
Can You Just Code Your Way to Fame and Fortune?
The worst advice I got as a junior developer was to keep my head down and my hard work would speak for itself. Wrong! If you want that promotion, get… Read more…
Business Storytelling Marketing
Pearl Chen
Technologist & Educator, Karma Laboratory
Creating Multi-Screen Installations with Web Technologies
Web technologies have created a new kind of universal canvas – a powerful, open way to put pixels on screens. With careful application of these technologies you can create magical… Read more…
Front End JavaScript Process
Branden Hall
CEO/Maker, Automata Studios
Debugging our Feelings: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Developers
As developers, we’re used to solving problems. We can learn all the frameworks, tools, and techniques we need to tackle any technical challenge. But when the problems we face aren’t… Read more…
Inspire The B-Side Work Better
Jamie Strachan
Application Development Manager, Info-Tech Research Group
Flexible UI Components for a Multi-Framework World
Learn to build UI components that work seamlessly in every JavaScript Framework. Your core UI elements shouldn’t have to be different for your marketing site than they are in your… Read more…
JavaScript Frameworks UX/UI
Kevin Ball
Engineering Lead, ZURB
From AMP to PWA: A Modern Web User Journey
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) HTML delivers outstanding page-load performance for users browsing content on the mobile web, which is hugely important on limited or flaky networks. Progressive Web Apps deliver… Read more…
Front End Innovation Mobile
Alberto Medina
Software Engineer, Google
From Doodles to Dashboards, Data Flows, and Docs
Sometimes all of the tools you need are off of the computer. Using visual diagrams can help you unblock your work, uncover bugs, and solidify comps. This talk will go over… Read more…
Work Better Front End Planning
Una Kravets
UI Engineer, DigitalOcean
Full Stream Ahead!
The web platform is constantly evolving, and with it new tools are being introduced. When it comes to processing large amounts of data, streams on the server have been super… Read more…
Web Dev JavaScript
Ryan Christiani
Lead Instructor / Web Developer, HackerYou
Hostile APIs: How to Use GraphQL in Real Life
You’re building an app or website but your APIs are hard to work with. Sometimes the data that comes out of the API is different from what you had anticipated… Read more…
Front End backend DevOps
Eric Jimenez
Agile Software Developer, TribalScale
Making Friends With SVGs
Creating custom SVGs from scratch can be intimidating. What if we told you that you can learn this skill and make new friends along the way? In this talk, Fatima will introduce… Read more…
UX/UI Animation SVG
Fatima Remtullah
Product Designer, Rangle.io
Managing State in Angular Applications
Managing state is a hard problem. We need to coordinate multiple backends, web workers, and UI components, all of which update the state concurrently. Patterns like Redux make some of… Read more…
Angular Architechture Design
Victor Savkin
Marketing for Developers
“If you build it, they will come,” they say. Not so! Marketing is crucial for anything you build that you want people to find and use. How should you market… Read more…
Business Marketing Strategy
Tracy Osborn
Entreprenerd, Hello Web Books
Neural Networks for the Rest of Us
Machine learning can seem like a daunting field to get into. Within that field, artificial neural networks have a particularly intimidating reputation. Especially for those of us without a Ph.D.… Read more…
AI backend Science
Rob McDiarmid
Full-Stack Developer, Konrad Group
Optimize Prime: More Pixels Than Meets The Eye
The growing the complexities, the more complex the metrics. TCP slow starts, time to first byte and navigation timing are a few of many we use in web performance. What… Read more…
Web Dev Front End Mobile
Henri Helvetica
Playing With Chaos
Get ready for some crazy math, beautiful graphics, and mind twisting concepts. Keith will take a tour through the land of fractals, dynamical systems, chaos, strange attractors, and much more.… Read more…
Creative Code JavaScript Science
Keith Peters
Product Strategy Playbook
Every year hundreds of new companies and products fail, often because they made something people didn’t want.  Seems obvious that there should be demand for what you’re selling, so why… Read more…
Work Better Process Strategy
Kurt Krumme
Product Designer,
Progressive Web Apps
Most people feel a lot less restricted to open up a browser in lieu of installing a mobile app. The convenience, security and simplicity of just typing a URL into… Read more…
Web Dev Front End JavaScript
Houssein Djirdeh
Software Developer, Rangle.io
Realtime Graphic Compositions With Three.js
Get a look into the design and development of the realtime Three.js intro credits for FITC’s Web Unleashed 2017. Learn about the tools and workflows developed in Javascript to help define… Read more…
Creative Code Animation Motion
Connor Bell
Independent Technical Artist, connorbell.ca
Smarter & Cuter Bots
What if we made bots cuter and more intelligent? Instead of using text as fodder for this bot, Rachel will show you how to use Twitter’s API, ImageMagick, and Microsoft’s… Read more…
Creative Code JavaScript Open Source
Rachel White
Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Solving Layout Problems With CSS Grid and Friends
CSS Grid Layout launched into the majority of our browsers in 2017. As designers and developers have started to use Grid Rachel has been answering a lot of questions about the… Read more…
Web Dev Front End CSS
Rachel Andrew
Co-founder, Perch CMS
Storytelling With Software
The virtues and values of UX prototyping Want to unlock the full potential of your design team? Need to understand how interaction, animation, and visual elements combine to shape an… Read more…
Creative Code Work Better UX/UI
Carl Sziebert
Staff UX Engineer, Google
SVGs, with their potential for high-quality and performant graphics, have myriad uses on the web. By now, a lot of developers are aware of their practical uses, such as small… Read more…
Animation CSS SVG
Sarah Drasner
Web Technologies Consultant, Sarah Drasner Design
Ten Pro Tips for Prototyping
No design method has as much power to transform how you design, build, and evolve interactive systems as prototyping. This talk distills over a decade’s worth of insights about prototyping… Read more…
Work Better UX/UI Process
Fred Beecher
Director of User Experience & Design, The Nerdery
The Fundamental Flaw in Flat Design
Flat design is an aesthetic style that doesn’t use any realistic or three-dimensional visual effects. When designers pursue a flat aesthetic, they often end up removing most of the signifiers… Read more…
UX/UI Design
Kate Meyer
User Experience Specialist, Nielsen Norman Group
The Influence of Cultural Relativism
Cultural relativism is the understanding that a person’s behaviors and activities should be interpreted in the context of their own culture. We rely heavily on this principle to understand user… Read more…
UX/UI Innovation Social Innovation
Ramya Mahalingam
UX Architect, Cardinal Solutions
UX Fluency For a Better Front-End
Many teams may have a front-end developer among their ranks, but besides a title or area of responsibility, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact craft of front end… Read more…
Front End UX/UI Process
Monika Piotrowicz
Toronto Front End Development Lead, Shopify
Variable Fonts and the Future of Web Design
The majority of content on the web is words—and more than half of web browsing happens on mobile screens. It follows then that the way we set our words has… Read more…
Web Dev Creative Code Design
Jason Pamental
Design & UX Strategy Lead, Isovera
Visual Studio Code Can Do THAT?!?
The great thing about Visual Studio code is that it is way more than just a text editor. It can compile Angular templates on the fly, debug native mobile applications… Read more…
Web Dev Work Better Open Source
Burke Holland
Developer Advocate, Microsoft
When the Web Re-Enters the Material World
The web is beginning to spatialize. With the rapid development of hybrid reality tools –computer vision, webGL, 360 filming, animation as well as the hardware such as headsets and sensors–… Read more…
Adelle Lin
Innovation Engineering Intern , Intel Corporation
Workshop – Building and Animating SVGs
Note: This is a full day workshop and will be held on Sunday September 24 from 10am to 5pm, and is available to those with a WORKS or WORKSHOP ticket. When… Read more…
Workshop Intermediate Animation SVG
Sarah Drasner
Web Technologies Consultant, Sarah Drasner Design
Workshop – Dirty Little Tricks From The Dark Corners of eCommerce
Note: This is a full day workshop and will be held on Sunday September 24 from 10am to 5pm, and is available to those with a WORKS or WORKSHOP ticket. When… Read more…
Vitaly Friedman
Editor-in-Chief, Smashing Magazine
Workshop – The New CSS Layout
Note: This is a full day workshop and will be held on Sunday September 24 from 10am to 5pm, and is available to those with a WORKS or WORKSHOP ticket. CSS… Read more…
Workshop Intermediate CSS
Rachel Andrew
Co-founder, Perch CMS