Web Unleashed 2018
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  • 2018-10-01 00:00:00 2018-10-02 00:00:00 America/Toronto Web Unleashed 2018 Toronto FITC
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A Different Kind of DX
UX and product designers use a wide range of tools, techniques, and processes to help end-users succeed with (and hopefully enjoy!) the digital solutions that they design and build. In… Read more…
Work Better Collaboration Innovation
Naomi Bower
Design Strategist, Rangle
Accessibility TO-DOs
Whether you are a lone accessibility evangelist within your organization or your company has an established accessibility program, anyone can benefit from improving the efficiency of their workflow. Objective Provide… Read more…
Work Better Accessibility Panel
Perry Trinier
Front-End Developer, Kijiji
Kendra Grudnik
Founder & Owner, Fidget G Designs
Andrew Hutton McIntyre
Sr. Policy Advisor, Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility
Jennifer Taylor
Front-End Web Developer, Shopify
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Browser
The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning fields are incredibly vast, but only going to grow bigger. Right now, the majority of individuals in the field are not Javascript developers, but… Read more…
Web Dev JavaScript Machine Learning
Keyfer Mathewson
Front-End Developer, Shopify
Building a CSS Architecture for Design Systems
The rise in popularity of front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap has changed how we approach front-end development. Instead of building out one page design at a time, the focus has… Read more…
CSS Design Planning
Christina Truong
Front-End Developer and Educator, christinatruong.com
Building AR and VR Experiences for Web Apps with JavaScript
It is increasingly important to understand how AR and VR technologies are changing what is possible to do in modern web applications. There are a lot of tools and technologies… Read more…
Web Dev AR VR
Hasan Ahmad
Principal Consultant, DEV6 - A Division of the New Toronto Group Inc.
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
Caffeinated Style Sheets: Extending CSS with JavaScript
Have you ever been frustrated by the limitations of CSS? In this talk, Tommy will explore ways that simple JavaScript functions can immensely increase the scope of what CSS can… Read more…
JavaScript CSS Design
Tommy Hodgins
Front-End Developer and Designer, tomhodgins.com
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
Composing Components in Angular
Components are a cornerstone of any modern web application, but they can be easy to take for granted. Bloated TypeScript files and tangled component trees make apps difficult to maintain,… Read more…
JavaScript Frameworks Angular
Renee Vrantsidis
Software Developer, Rangle
CSS State of the Union: Round Table
Try out our new format in a participatory discussion on CSS, which is ever evolving and remains a powerful and sometimes under appreciated tool in the front-end developers toolbox. This… Read more…
The B-Side JavaScript CSS
Bermon Painter
Design Ethics and Doing Good: Round Table
Try out our new format in a participatory discussion on the ethics of being a UX designer. Delve into questions such as: Does being a designer automatically require an ethical… Read more…
Sam Horodezky
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.
Gender Diversity in Technical Leadership: Round Table
Tech companies control almost every facet of daily life, from communication to transportation. With that kind of impact, it’s too big a responsibility for any single demographic to have full… Read more…
Work Better Collaboration Diversity
Andréa Crofts
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
Hacking Authenticity for Sales
Kevin will use tips and tricks gained from his 30 years’ experience in sales and advertising to
increase your sales. Using real world examples, case studies and actionable strategies… Read more…
Business Marketing Pitching
Kevin Airgid
Creative Director, Airgid Media Inc.
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
Founder, Strathearn Design
Pavla Bobosikova
Head of Design, Nudge.ai
Jason Brenier
VP Strategy , Georgian Partners
Lindsay Ellerby
Senior Design Director, Normative
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
Hyper-Lightweight Websites
The average website loads over 1.5MBs of content per page, making over 75 requests. Many popular websites are serving over 5MBs just to load their homepages. And these numbers represent… Read more…
Web Dev Front-End Performance
Chris Zacharias
CEO / Co-Founder, imgix
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
Inclusive Form Inputs
What if form inputs were representative of our modern society, and operated in spectrums rather than binaries? It’s time we re-think this age-old input pattern. As developers, product designers, and… Read more…
Work Better UX/UI Ethics
Andréa Crofts
Product Design Manager, League
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
International is the New Mobile First
This year Shopify launched in 6 new languages. In this talk, you’ll gain insight about how international is forcing them to fundamentally shift their way of thinking. In the same… Read more…
UX/UI Process Strategy
Robyn Larsen
Front End Developer, International Growth @ Shopify
Iterative UX at Google Search
Working on Google’s twenty-year-old flagship product comes with unique opportunities and challenges. Everyone wants to craft interesting, novel experiences, but how do we do that when shipping broken experiences is… Read more…
UX/UI Design Process
Yerusha Nuh
UX Engineer, Google (Search)
Life of a Senior Dev
You’ve been a developer for 10 years, maybe more, maybe less, but they call you the “senior developer”. So now what? How does your experience shape what you do while… Read more…
Web Dev Work Better Panel
Rick Mason
Senior Developer, Relish Interactive
Rachel Andrew
Co-founder, Perch CMS
Haris Mahmood
Front End Developer, Shopify
Anne Thomas
Lead Developer, Out of the Sandbox
Live Coding a WebVR Project
With more and more VR devices reaching the market, the need for a build-once-deploy-everywhere platform is becoming obvious. That’s where the web and the new WebVR and WebXR APIs come… Read more…
Creative Code Live Coding VR
Ricardo Cabello
Graphics Programmer, Mr.doob
lol computer y tho
What’s a Mozilla? How come it’s always Hello World? Why are there 153 color keywords, not 151 or 154? Who chose them? Whether you’re learning from teachers or on your… Read more…
Inspire Web Dev The B-Side
Zoe Daniels
Lead Instructor, HackerYou
Machine Learning with scikit-learn
Machine learning is more popular than ever and it has become an essential piece of many modern web apps. Apps that leverage it are able to gain valuable insights from… Read more…
Libraries AI DataViz
Rob McDiarmid
Software Architect, Konrad Group
Math in Motion
Move, bounce, orbit, follow, stretch, and tween. Making things move can add visual interest, enhance interaction, or just be a fun exercise. Whether you’re building a game, app, or digital… Read more…
Creative Code Animation Motion
Grant Skinner
CEO, gskinner.com
Microsoft Presentation
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Our Human Experience
As we create and build the future of tech, it’s important to take a step back and examine our life experiences and how they impact our decisions and form our… Read more…
The B-Side Work Better Social Innovation
Haris Mahmood
Front End Developer, Shopify
Planet of APIs: A Tale of Performance & User Experience
A quarter century has passed since the first browser was released. Tim Berners-Lee’s pioneering followed by Marc Andreessen’s groundbreaking Mosaic came Navigator, spawning an industry that regaled in loading information… Read more…
Web Dev Front-End Performance
Henri Helvetica
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
Retaking Control of the Web
Remember when you were in control? The web unleashed the creativity of everyone with a computer, creating new careers and new companies for anyone who could stand up a website… Read more…
Web Dev JavaScript Open Source
Sandro Pasquali
President, Bulldog and Fisk
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
Test Driven Infrastructure
Test driven development is a popular concept in software development, leading to higher quality code that’s easier to maintain. Automated testing is normally a foreign concept in the operations world,… Read more…
Frameworks DevOps Performance
Arthur Maltson
Lead Software Engineer - DevOps, Capital One
The Art of Lazy Loading
This talk will cover the concept of lazy loading in detail and how you can apply the design pattern to multiple different facets of your web page. Objective Explain the… Read more…
Front-End JavaScript Interaction
Houssein Djirdeh
Developer Advocate, Google Chrome
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
TypeScript: State of the Union
TypeScript has come such a long way in the last few years, and in this talk Microsoft MVP for TypeScript – James will walk you through the latest and greatest… Read more…
Work Better JavaScript Libraries
James Henry
Senior Engineer, Nrwl
UX and Blockchain
Blockchain is an emerging technology that has incredible potential, but how does that affect UX designers and their users? Though research methods may be similar, designers will face new and… Read more…
UX/UI Blockchain Innovation
Stephanie Nguyen
Director, UX/UI, Coinsquare
Variable Fonts and Dynamic Typography with CSS
Scalable systems with modern CSS techniques. Newer developments in CSS make it easier than ever to create robust, scalable, elegant typographic systems on the web and in apps. But the… Read more…
Front-End CSS Design
Jason Pamental
Designer/Strategist/Tinkerer/Typographer, RWT.io
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
Watch This Space
The web has been good to us and it is more amazing than ever – from a technical perspective. The problem is that it has become a given – not… Read more…
Web Dev Work Better Front-End
Christian Heilmann
Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
We All Live in a Yellow (Serverless) Submarine
The term “serverless” is finding it’s way into everyday development, but is it more than just a buzzword? In this talk, Luke will go over the idea of serverless, and… Read more…
Web Dev JavaScript
Luke Dewitt
Web Team Lead, REDspace
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.
What’s New in React?
JavaScript is constantly changing — it sure can be hard to keep up. This talk will dive into some of the new aspects of react as well as some of… Read more…
JavaScript Animation React
Wes Bos
Full Stack Web Developer & Designer, wesbos.com
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
What’s up, dudes and dudettes! Get into the totally rad world of making your website tubular with themes! In this gnarly demo, Paul is going to structure your SCSS files… Read more…
The B-Side Live Coding
Paul Grant
Sr. Web Designer, Martello Technologies
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