Session List

Session List2019-10-02T20:07:53-05:00

Building Accessible Web Apps

Presented by: Cory House

Are your apps accessible? Can a blind user navigate your app with a screenreader? Can the colorblind consume your content? Since 2017, multiple US court cases have ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites and mobile apps. So there are legal risks to consider as well. In...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Your First Voice Experience with Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

This workshop will dive right in to getting you set up and started building a voice-based experience with Alexa. You will leave this session with a working Alexa skill that you can customize and publish as your own. ...

Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, TestingFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Building Your Own Design System

Presented by: Burton Smith

Design systems are incredible tools that help us craft amazing digital experiences. They improve product quality, team collaboration, provide better user experiences, faster product releases, etc. However, there are a few things to consider before you open your favorite design tool or code editor...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Intermediate

Common Accessibility Pitfalls: Climbing out, when you fall in.

Presented by: Chris DeMars

You, your users, and Alice from Wonderland have something in common. At one point, everyone has fallen into a hole of perplexity, confusion, and sometimes hysterical madness. Unlike Alice, we can navigate ourselves and our users around the chaotic abyss that we call the web. Shipping inaccessible...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

CSS Houdini - Just what CSS needed, more JavaScript

Presented by: John Lange

Coming soon to a browser near you is a brand new technology that will revolutionize your websites. Finally, JavaScript can be embedded into your CSS! ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Dark UX Patterns

Presented by: Vitaliy Matiyash

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Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Future-proof your Web Apps with Web Components and LitElement

Presented by: Kito Mann

Building a web app? Should you pick Angular, React, Vue, or the something else? Did you know that browsers have a built-in standard for building reusable components, called Web Components? With a little bit of help from LitElement and LitHtml — libraries from Google’s Polymer team — you can...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), JavascriptFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Implementing Ethics in Emerging Technologies

Presented by: Carol Smith

Ethics discussions abound, but translating “do no harm” into our work is frustrating at best, and obfuscatory at worst. We can agree that keeping humans safe and in control is important, but implementing ethics is intimidating work. Learn how to wield your preferred technology ethics code to...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Other, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Introduction to CSS Grid

Presented by: Kara Luton

When it comes to building responsive web layouts we’ve used tables, floats and Flexbox. Now there’s CSS Grid. In this talk, we’ll go over what differentiates it from other techniques and why it’s completely changing the game. Through code examples and demos, you’ll walk out of this talk...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Product Discovery Workshop - OKRs, Personas, Storymapping, Oh My

Presented by: Joel Tosi

In this hands on workshop, teams (4-5) will use Product Chartering, Personas, Storymapping, and User Journeys along with Experience Tests to explore a product of their choice. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Rea11y Simple #A11y: A Focused Accessibility Workshop

Presented by: Chris DeMars

Accessibility on the web is increasing in visibility, yet some web creators are still unfamiliar with how to create an amazing, accessible user experience. Spoiler alert, it starts with design, but what happens after that? In this workshop, I will walk the attendees through a site that has multiple...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: PreCompilerLevel: Introductory and overview

Sustainable Accessibility: Integrating accessibility checks into your CI/CD pipeline

Presented by: Ashley Stove

Accessibility is important, not only for your users but also to meet legal requirements for certain levels of compliance. Unfortunately, most companies lack developers and quality assurance analysts who are trained to produce and test accessible user interfaces to industry-standard levels....

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), TestingFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg

In my experience building dozens of skills for Alexa, and working with hundreds of developers on their own voice applications, I've identified ten specific patterns that are common to the most successful of the bunch. This presentation will cover these ten topics, giving you the insight an...

Tags: Cloud, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Testing, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

The Case for GraphQL

Presented by: Kyle Schrade

We will be diving into why someone would want to use GraphQL and what are the benefits of using it. Starting from what is GraphQL and ending with how it can make your stack much more flexible and improve your day-to-day developer experience. We will look at many examples from our work at StockX that...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), Javascript, MobileFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

UX Design for Human-Centered Complex Systems

Presented by: Carol Smith

The complexity that arises when multiple systems are being brought together, or when artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies are being built, is reflected in the complexity of the decisions we need to make regarding the user’s experience (UX). Dynamic changes in content and...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Advanced

Web A11y Patterns and Pitfalls

Presented by: Robert Cochran

The internet is no longer an optional aspect of modern life. It is how many of us conduct business and maintain relationships. A tool as critical as the internet needs to be usable by everyone. It is our responsibility to create a good user experience for ALL users. ...

Tags: Design (UI/UX/CSS)Format: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview