“Nurturing the Roots” by Adam Onishi
Web development has a plethora of tools to learn and evolving technologies to keep up with. It’s easy to be overwhelmed. To combat this we should be focusing on the core skills of our field first, growing our skill set over time, adding tools and systems as we need them. The vibrant community in this industry makes that easy, with experienced developers always out there to help others in so many ways. Not forgetting that we can all be novices in some form so sharing with the community whatever your level will always be useful to someone at sometime.
About Adam, @onishiweb
Adam is senior front end developer at London based digital agency Architect. Having worked on a variety of projects for all sorts of clients ranging from corporations like Unilever and even some celebrities like The Hoff and Sting! He once wrote a book on WordPress and has organised events and a Christmas themed community development blog under the banner of 12 Devs. Adam is a regular cyclist and fan of fantasy novels and comic books.
“Web Components: What, Why, How and When” by Peter Gasston
It’s probably fair to say that the hot web technology of 2014 is Web Components, a suite of technologies including templates, custom elements and Shadow DOM, aimed at creating reusable elements that are powerful, self-contained, and shareable. In this talk I will look at each of the technologies in the suite, focusing not only on their technical implementation but also putting them in context of their purpose and importance. I will show how quite simple HTML, CSS and JS are combined to create the future of web development, and why it matters to you and the users of the web.
About Peter, @stopsatgreen
Peter is a veteran web developer who now works as a technologist and front-end lead at rehabstudio on projects for clients including Google and Red Bull, and in partnership with some of the world’s biggest creative agencies. He’s the author of The Book of CSS3 and The Modern Web, and has written for Net Magazine, Smashing Magazine and A List Apart. In his spare time he “relaxes” by reading voraciously, supporting Arsenal, and day trips to castles.