FITC Toronto 2015

2015-04-12 00:00:00 2015-04-15 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2015 A three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


The front-end tools landscape is growing at an exponential pace. Every week there are new plugins, new coding methodologies, new native apps, new JavaScript utilities, new jQuery plugins, new build tools, Grunt plugins, JavaScript libraries and so on. Many help us to solve problems and be more productive.

This talk will give you a quick overview of the kinds of things that get released every week, showing the variety of what’s available. But we shouldn’t be discouraged or overwhelmed by the amount we need to keep up with.Louis  will cover some suggestions for dealing with the madness, and how developers today can benefit greatly from this influx of new stuff, even if they can’t keep up with it all.


Demonstrate how to keep up with at least some of the pace, while benefiting from stuff we might not even use.

Target Audience

Front-end developers.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Decent understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. The wide variety of JavaScript-based utilities available today.
  2. The kinds of CSS and Sass tools that are at our disposal.
  3. How to keep up with the influx of tools.
  4. How to keep from being overwhelmed.
  5. The possibilities to learn from tools that we don’t even use.