Here you will find a list of all the talks going forward, each talk will have a Description and Bio of the Speaker. Once the talk has happened you'll be able to watch the vide, read the transcript, view the slide and see links referenced.

  • Mind your lang Permalink

    The lang attribute exists in most pages across the web, though it seems most developers and user interface folks do not understand its impact. We’ll review how browsers put it to use and why you may not want to accept whatever the default value is from your framework / platform of choice. Its proper use has implications for visual design, accessibility, and internationalization & localization.

  • Level Up: Developing Developers Permalink

    As video games have become more and more complex, game designers put way more time into creating environments where players are engaged and willing to put the time and effort into learning and mastering these skills.

    As engineering leaders, we can learn a lot from how games are designed to make internal experiences better, since it’s a similar type of environment we want to create: an environment where people can learn and master skills. We should make it easier for developers to understand what options are available to them, allow them to make time for learning and provide structures and processes for them to develop the skills that they want and need for future roles.

    This talk will look at how to use competencies and career development frameworks to help level up developers, what types of processes you can introduce to support personal development and how anyone in a product team should be using opportunities like these to get a better understanding of what skills they should focus on.

  • Unravelling the Mystery of Network Latency in China Permalink

    What started as a desk-side conversation on why so many requests to a new API from China were traveling thousands of miles to the USA, unravelled a mystery of what life is like for a network request in mainland China.

    Join us for story time with Maersk's Front-End Engineering leader Steve Workman, and learn what happens inside the great firewall, and how you can go faster in China.

  • Standards for Wetware Interoperability Permalink

    In his talk he will look at the role standards and conventions play in helping or hindering the learning process. In addition, he will cover the importance of standards within organisations and how they can contribute to effective on-boarding and mobility within a company.