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What to Expect
- 📅 Friday 11-11 in Brighton
- ⏰ 9-6pm all day conference
- 🌟 Eight amazing and inspiring talks
- 😌 Incredibly comfortable seats
- 🏰 Held at Duke of Yorks cinema
- 🤗 After party to socialise, network or play board games
- 🦾 Inclusion scholarship programme
- 🌈 Sunshine 100% (not) guaranteed
- Designing as we want, to create the experiences that we need betterment
- Capitalism, The Web, And You betterment
- Design for Developers css creativity
- This Talk is Under Construction: a love letter to the personal website creativity standards
- Working towards a greener world from behind the keyboard big web ideas
- Digital exclusion in healthcare & how to change it accessibility big web ideas
- Opening remarks
Designing as we want, to create the experiences that we need
Delight. Inclusion. Awareness. Justice. Reparation. That's a lot to embed into every workflow. Are there ways that we can combine data and research to empower the people who use our products? Is there anything from critical design that can help us work differently? Let's do some design discourse and design better for the web and beyond.
Their origin story: always wanted to do interesting things and making them at least vaguely useful!Capitalism, The Web, And You
In 2020, the UK government ordered schools in England not to use material from anti-capitalist writers, likening it to promoting crime or terrorism. This talk is about capitalism, the web, and what people who can create things for the web might do to help separate the two.
Their origin story: started making websites to share the music I was making, using images of text (because web fonts didn't exist), layout tables, and multiple embedded Flash animations... so it's just as well I never managed to work out how to publish any of them
- Coffee break (30 mins)Design for Developers
If you've ever wanted to learn more about the magical secrets of UI design (trust me, they're no secret at all!), get ready for a tour of fundamental design principles, the building blocks of a successful design and how we put that all together to create something beautiful!
Their origin story: Ever since my Dad taught me Photoshop when I was 13, I was doomed to become a designer. Almost 20 years later and I think I can say I'm somewhat ok at it, thanks Dad.This Talk is Under Construction: a love letter to the personal website
This is a nostalgic look back at the evolution of personal websites, and a look forward to how we can recreate this magic today. It's a manifesto for building something just for the fun of it, and a call to tell your story on your own platform.
Their origin story: Something like… "GeoCities, <marquee> and NeoPets shopfronts"!
- Lunch break (90 mins)Programming with Yarn
Crochet and other yarn crafts can be viewed as a form of programming. Without realising it, crocheters interpret their own patterns, thus becoming "computers". This talk explores the analogies between a craft and what we know of programming.
In what ways tech is affecting the environment & climate change? We'll discuss processes which devs can use in their work to create a greener web and implementable systematic changes within an organisation that'd make a positive impact on the world.
Their origin story: My dad bought us our first computer when I was 2 which meant I was exposed to technology from a very young age. As I was growing up I was a hybrid of an athlete and a nerd. Deep down I always knew I'd end up working with tech in one way or another!.
Note that Natalia is stepping in for Olu who has sadly had to pull out due to illness :(
- Ice cream break (25 minutes)Digital exclusion in healthcare & how to change it
So you don't need to take a whole morning off for a doctor's appointment - great! Using tech for healthcare can speed up so many interactions & some changes are here to stay. But who is excluded when options are digital-first? What can we do to ensure the health of the most vulnerable in society is improved and not hindered by our rush to web-first tech?
Their origin story: Enjoying solving puzzles led to studying maths; then detoured into nanotechnology in academia. I missed the human element, so trained as a web developer, to use tech for good. #WebAccessibility all the way!Day Disco
Welcome to your obligatory ffconf browser disco! This talk will cover the current state of media APIs and what's coming next.
Their origin story: Twenty years ago I finished my degree and promised myself I wouldn't pursue a job in programming after a disastrous unit in Java... Then someone offered me a PHP job and I was also pretty bad at that, but quite ok at HTML, CSS & JS it turned out. Never say never, but ask me again in twenty years.
- Closing remarks
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