Day 1 - Build your own website
On day 1 (8:45-5) of your first dev adventure you’ll learn the basics
of HTML and CSS and get the chance to build your very own website.
With hands-on support from your badass coaches Sara, Klara, Carolyn,
Martin and Nico and an awesome crew of like-minded people.
Day 2 - Talks
On day 2 (9-5) it’s all about sharing insights about web development,
finding the right resources to dive a little deeper and what can help
if a career within the digital ecosystem doesn’t sound like too bad of
an idea after all. Last but certainly not least, we want to put you in
the center of these two days. So please bring all your questions and
doubts and ask it away!
Day 2 is all about sharing knowledge with great talks. Each talk will
have a dedicated Q/A session.
How to Web Development in 2019
Starting in web development can be overwhelming because there are so
many technologies, frameworks, and skills - that someone might need
to know. Let's take a 10'000ft overview of what's going on when it
comes to front-end development. Get an idea of possible learning
paths, the different specializations in web development and useful
resources the become an awesome developer.
Once you started walking down the web development road, one of your
programming language for a couple of reasons: It can run in most
places like the browser, backend. It's super approachable for
newcomers as their first programming language. And it can be used in
a wide variety of fields like Interactivity, Data Visualization,
Layouting with CSS in 2019
In the old days of layouts with CSS, it was all about tables and
floats, but thankfully these days are over. Nowadays it's all about
CSS Grid and Flexbox - the two swiss army knives of Layouting. Let's
dive into modern approaches of layout powered by CSS in 2019.
No one knows what they are doing
Go into detail about how all of us feel the pressure no matter how
long we have been in the industry. The idea is that as soon as you
start coding you will have this in the back of your mind so you
don’t feel alone or bad when you feel like you don’t know what you
A11Y - Accessibility
Imagine being on the phone and trying to use a website at the same
time, or think about a blind person accessing the web. We need to
build our websites in ways that everyone can use them, no matter
their physical capabilities. The web is for everyone and we need to
build it that way. So let's take a look at how we can make our
websites accessible for all our users.
Movement conveys meaning. Through animations we can grab the users
attention and make our content more meaningful. We will look at what
we can (and should) animate, how CSS animations work and what things
we should be paying attention when adding movement to websites.
Resources, Learning, Getting help
There is too much internet, it’s easy to get lost and not know what
to search or learn. This talk aims at showing useful things we have
found when scrapping the internet for materials. It will also guide
you through how some of us approach learning and asking for help.
Panel: One year in tech - the newcomers retrospective
So how is working in tech? What are the most challenging things
within your first years as a developer? Why not ask some developers
who jumped into tech only a few years ago. In this panel, we will
reveal all the highs and lows as a junior developer.
Developer @codesandbox. GraphQL and Open Source enthusiast.
Conference Speaker and Airport expert. Also severely into drums and
horror movies. Thinks she's way funnier than she is in reality.
making. Passionate about UX & generative art. And "I am not
qualified for any of this." - Daniel Shiffman.
Carolyn is a developer and ex-journalist based in Berlin. Outside of
work, she's a Mozilla Tech Speaker and co-organizer of BerlinJS.
You’ll usually find her taking selfies in the nearest restroom.
Martin is open source contributor and web evangelist by heart from
Zurich with a decade experience from the trenches of software
engineering in multiple fields. He works as a Webmasters Trends
Analyst / Developer Advocate at Google for Search & web ecosystem.
non-existing free time, Nico organizes the Franken JS meetup and
brews some kickass hand ground coffee.