Web Unleashed 2018
UX/UIWeb DevWork Better
  • 2018-10-01 00:00:00 2018-10-02 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2018 Toronto FITC
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Building Human Interfaces Powered by AI
We are smack in the middle of a hype about AI and whilst we wonder if a robot will take our job tomorrow or a badly configured self-driving car will… Read more…
Front-End Accessibility AI
Christian Heilmann
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Communicating with Animation: Body Language of the Web
Contrary to popular opinion, UI animation isn’t something to be tacked on just for “polish” or “surprise & delight”. This attitude is why we end up with garish animations and… Read more…
UX/UI Animation Design
Eli Fitch
Senior Web Application Engineer, Mapbox
Creating Your Design System
Scaling a product or design and engineering team is easier when a design system is in place. A design system can increase the velocity of features design and shipped. However,… Read more…
Work Better UX/UI Design
Stephanie Nguyen
Director, UX/UI, Coinsquare
Deploy Your React Application While Saving Time and Energy
As a front-end developer, we often dread the process of deploying and hosting our applications. We want to focus on perfecting the front-end and hope the deployment process is quick… Read more…
Web Dev Front-End React
Rizchel Dayao
Developer Advocate, IBM
Designing Data Visualization
When you think of “data visualization” what is the very first thing that comes to mind? For many, it’s bar graphs, pie charts, and histograms, or maybe some combination thereof.… Read more…
Intermediate UX/UI DataViz Design
Corey Ouellette
Data Experience Developer, Thomson Reuters
Developers Should Not Become Managers (Unless They Should)
Far too often, developers move into management roles for the wrong reasons and without adequate preparation. The erroneous view that management represents a promotion for developers causes mismatched expectations and… Read more…
Business Work Better
Jamie Strachan
Application Development Manager, Info-Tech Research Group
Everyone Speaks Design
Fun, corporate, quirky, intense, basic, sexy – these are all words people use when talking about design, but what do they really mean? We tend to think that only designers… Read more…
Work Better UX/UI Strategy
Matt Hryhorsky
Design Director, Filament
A journey through the history of web media and technology, into the future of world building, digital events, portals and realities. The new type of storytelling involving web, XR, and… Read more…
Art Experiential Futurism
Director of Web and Interaction Design, Obscura Digital
FaCSSt: CSS and Performance
Ahh… CSS and performance. Two of Harry’s favourite things! But how well do they play together? It depends… In this very matter-of-fact talk, he’ll be looking at all of the… Read more…
CSS Design Performance
Harry Roberts
Consultant Front-End Architect, CSS Wizardry Ltd.
Generative Environments
In this session Marpi will be using Three.js / WebGL to code an infinite, random landscape. He’ll then fill it with a lot of small moving things like digital pets to… Read more…
The B-Side Live Coding Process
Director of Web and Interaction Design, Obscura Digital
How AI Technology Will Affect Product Design
With the proliferation of chatbots and voice-only UIs like Alexa and Google Home, AI has already had a marked impact on the variety of design projects coming to designers. But… Read more…
UX/UI AI Design
Sam Horodezky
How to Stay Sane While Managing Complex State, in Vue.js
Is managing large amounts of data on the client-side of your application giving you bit of a headache? Don’t worry, this talk will show you some neat ways of how… Read more…
Front-End JavaScript Vue
Hassan Djirdeh
Front-End Developer, Shopify
Human vs. AI: Mobile Apps with Vue.js, ML Kit and NativeScript
If you’ve been amazed by the game shows and intelligence challenges that pit humans against AIs, such as the Alpha Go tournament and TV’s “Beat Shazam”, get ready for the… Read more…
Jen Looper
Senior Developer Advocate, Progress
Improving the Product Experience: From Sales to Design
Are you using all of your customer-facing channels to inform your UX decisions? Turns out your user research team could be much larger than you think and include customer service,… Read more…
UX/UI Design Process
Zuzana Sekerova
Program Manager - Experiments, Atlassian
Incremental Development: Maintaining and Improving Long-Lived Websites
Micro-sites need not apply! It’s great fun to be able to build something totally from scratch using the latest and greatest frameworks available. But what about those legacy sites that… Read more…
Web Dev Work Better DevOps
Anne Thomas
Lead Developer, Out of the Sandbox
Prototyping for Speed & Scale
Prototyping is the most effective design method for cultivating a shared understanding of your idea, validating your design thinking, and communicating your vision to users and stakeholders alike. This session… Read more…
Creative Code Work Better UX/UI
Carl Sziebert
Staff UX Engineer, Google
Rapid Prototyping with Vue.js
Ever feel like the design process is a drag? You’ve gotta do some research, define some wireframes, maybe do some high fidelity mockups? Sometimes talking gets in the way of… Read more…
Front-End JavaScript Frameworks
Bermon Painter
Senior UX Manager, EY Digital
Responsive Design: Beyond Our Devices
Responsive designers now focus on _patterns_: reusable design modules we stitch together into larger layouts. But how should those patterns adapt, and when? And how do we design with them?… Read more…
Collaboration Design Responsive
Ethan Marcotte
Web Designer, ethanmarcotte.com
Seven Things to Do to Make You a Happier JavaScript Developer
Whether you like it or not, JavaScript is here to stay and has evolved from a fringe programming language to the most used one in our market. Its versatility both… Read more…
Work Better JavaScript Collaboration
Christian Heilmann
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
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
Senior Developer Advocate, Microsoft
The Best UI Might Not be Made of Pixels
User interface is an abstraction. It is a necessary evil. The reason that we have buttons, dropdown lists and sliders is because we need a way to talk to computers… Read more…
Failure UX/UI Futurism
Burke Holland
Developer Advocate, Microsoft
The React Cookbook: Advanced Recipes to Level Up Your Next App
It’s finally happened: your React project has grown from fledgling side-hobby into serious web application! Will your architecture hold up to your project’s new found scale, or will you let… Read more…
Front-End JavaScript React
Simon Bloom
Web Application Developer, TWG
Think Like a Hacker: Avoiding Common Web Vulnerabilities
Cybersecurity is still often overlooked in our industry. Clients don’t necessarily see the impact of the work we do to secure applications, and that can make it hard to prioritize… Read more…
Foundations Security
Kristina Balaam
Application Security Engineer, Shopify
Variations on a Theme
There are a bunch of reasons you might want to theme your application. Everything from adding a dark mode to your website, to white labeling a corporate web application. This… Read more…
Front-End CSS Design
Paul Grant
Sr. Web Designer, Martello Technologies
WebAssembly Demystified
A revolution is about to begin. WebAssembly (aka wasm) is shipping in all modern browsers, but since it’s (intentionally) very low level, it can be difficult to understand how it… Read more…
Experiential Innovation Performance
Jay Phelps
Chief Software Architect / Co-Founder, This Dot, Inc.
Workshop: Intermediate React
Note: This workshop is 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 30 (Grab a WORKS or WORKSHOP Ticket). This workshop will help you solidify your knowledge in React.js and learn some… Read more…
Workshop Intermediate React
Wes Bos
Full Stack Web Developer & Designer, wesbos.com
Workshop: Front-End Performance: Building Faster Websites
Note: This workshop is 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 30 (Grab a WORKS or WORKSHOP Ticket). Overview Every case-study, every report, and every bit of feedback always tells us… Read more…
Workshop Intermediate Front-End Performance
Harry Roberts
Consultant Front-End Architect, CSS Wizardry Ltd.
Workshop: Next Steps With CSS Layout
Note: This workshop is 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 30 (Grab a WORKS or WORKSHOP Ticket). Overview In this workshop you’ll explore the new features available for CSS Layout… Read more…
Workshop Intermediate CSS
Rachel Andrew
Co-founder, Perch CMS
Workshop: Progressive Web Apps on Mobile and Desktop
Note: This workshop is 10am to 5pm on Sunday, September 30 (Grab a WORKS or WORKSHOP Ticket). Progressive Web Apps are the future of app and web distribution. They are… Read more…
Web Dev Workshop JavaScript Performance
Christian Heilmann
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Your CSS Layout Toolkit for 2019
As we head into the final quarter of 2018, let’s take a look at where we are with CSS Grid Layout, and CSS layout in general. In this talk you… Read more…
Web Dev Front-End CSS
Rachel Andrew
Co-founder, Perch CMS