10 February 2014 – Behind the network (#lwsnetwork)

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General release tickets are available from this page on Monday, 3 February 1pm.

Join us on our next event on Monday, February 10 at 6:30pm at our lovely new venue at ASOS.

New Venue

Greater London House
Hampstead Road

Nearest tube station: Mornington Crescent.

Monday, February 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

“Your browser is talking behind your back” by Jake Archibald

Do you know when your browser makes HTTP requests? Do you? Do you really? Really do you?

In this interactive talk we’ll look at some really simple snippets of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and you have to decide if they cause the browser to go and download something. Sounds simple, but if you’re a bad loser, this quiz will hurt your feelings. We’ll explore some dark corners of various specifications and when & why some browsers decide to go their own way.

About Jake, @jaffathecake

Jake works in Google Chrome’s developer relations team, working on specs, implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He’s a big fan of time-to-render optimisations, offline-first, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.

Prior to Google, Jake worked at Lanyrd on their mobile web site (http://lanyrd.com/mobile/), and for the BBC working on JavaScript libraries and standards.

“Travelling Through Pipes and Flying Through the Air; the mobile network and the need for Offline” by Natasha Rooney

The web is on mobile. Hurrah! But with this great innovation comes a need for all web developers to understand the woes of the Mobile Network. Natasha will take us through the issues of running web apps on the mobile network and go through some of the great guidelines available to work towards a better user experience. We¹ll look at some of the new APIs which are trying to tackle intermittent connection issues and have a short introduction to some of the existing work on taking the web offline.

About Natasha, @thisNatasha

Natasha is a supporter of the open web and advocate of HTML5.
She works as a Web Technologist at the GSMA where she sits on large technical projects and gives advice on working within the web. She is also the co-chair of the W3C Web and Mobile Interest Group. Outside of the glorious web Natasha is a Japan fantatic, loving everything from anime, video games, food, culture and daily life. She¹ll be living in Japan from April 2014.

Get your free ticket

Get your ticket here: https://lwsoffline.eventbrite.co.uk.
Pre-Release tickets will be available on Saturday 1 February from 1pm.
General release tickets will be available from Monday 3 February starting at 1pm.


The event will be held at ASOS.

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Greater London House
Hampstead Road

Nearest tube station: Mornington Crescent.


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