LWS November 16 2015: Flexing your Computer (#lwsOkFlex)

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“Burn everything down and use flex by default” by Mike MacCana

It’s 2015. Floats? Overflow for things that don’t overflow? Displaying things that aren’t table cells as table cells?

This isn’t a Flex HOWTO. It’s a talk about making layouts in SASS for modern web apps:

  • Using flex to simulate common layout patterns 
  • Why you don’t care about flex syntax differences
  • Why you don’t care about flex syntax at all
  • Who already does this now?

About Mike (@mikemaccana)

Mike is the founder of CertSimple, which does fast, painless EV SSL. He’s built both server infrastructure and web apps for companies including Red Hat, IBM, Google and Microsoft for the last 17 years.

“OK computer” by Peter Gasston

In recent years there have been incredible advances in artificial intelligence and deep learning. As a result, powerful technology which used to be rare and expensive has very quickly become easily available and cheap. This will have both positive and negative consequences for web developers. In this talk I will look at how AI will change the development field, and provide techniques that will help designers and developers to work with AI to improve their skills and make better sites and applications for end users.

About Peter (@stopsatgreen)

Peter is a veteran web developer who now works as a technologist at rehabstudio on projects for clients including Google and Facebook, 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 going on day trips to castles.

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Our Venue

ThoughtWorks London

78 Wardour Street

London W1F

Nearest tube station: Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square

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