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Opening Remarks

Amy HupeHow to write sh*t documentation

Do you want to learn how to take your documentation from slightly unclear to actively obstructive? Are you looking for tips on pushing your audience from somewhat disgruntled into full-on despair?

If so, this is for you!

In this talk, Amy will deliver a masterclass in writing documentation that's guaranteed to crush the morale of its readers, and shares traps to avoid accidentally making it better.


Michelle BarkerBuilding a greener web

As designers and developers, we rarely pause to consider the environmental impact of our digital lifestyles – even though the internet accounts for around 4% of global carbon emissions. In addition, our industry is associated with enormous water use, chemical pollution, exploitative labour, and e-waste.

In this talk, Michelle will look at how better design and development decisions can mitigate the environmental and social impacts of the digital products we build, and the role that we as digital workers can play in shaping a more sustainable web.


Break (15 minutes)

Emma BostianBuilding effective cross-cultural teams

Everything we do, from the way in which we write our emails, to the method in which we provide negative feedback and evaluate performance, governs the performance of our teams. Understanding how culture impacts our efficacy as a team can drastically improve our day-to-day collaboration.

In this talk, Emma will explore: How different cultures communicate, how different cultures evaluate performance and give constructive criticism, how different cultures make decisions, how different cultures trust and how different cultures perceive time.


Lunch (70 minutes)

Marco VidonisThe wonders of WebRTC

⚡ Lightning Talk

We all know WebRTC. We’ve all used it for remote team meetings and video-calls with family and friends. But is that all that it can do? In this talk Marco will demonstrate how WebRTC is powering all kinds of cool new applications, and even changing entire industries. From real-time interaction with 100,000 remote participants at hybrid events, to fan-cams at sporting events and concerts, to super fast data transfer, there are endless possibilities for us, as developers and designers, to get excited about!


Amanda WowkPlain language: it’s not just for designers

⚡ Lightning Talk

We all benefit when we speak and write clearly and simply. In this lightning talk, Amanda will explain why it’s important for non-designers to use plain language in their roles, along with some quick tips to help you get started.


Matt WheelerIs your website accessible? Probably not

⚡ Lightning Talk

We’ve seen a rise of ‘accessibility’ plugins where you can simply click a button and your website is magically accessible. These are the perfect example of accessibility as an afterthought. They may be a quick fix to contrast or text size failures. Ultimately, if a plugin needs to be added to fix these, there’s a good chance your core brand is an accessibility failure. Accessibility should be carefully considered from start to finish and implemented with intention.

In this lightning talk, Matt will provide insights on how to build accessible website experiences, some of the most common WCAG 2 failures and how to carefully consider and implement accessibility features rather than an afterthought that is shoehorned in.


Break (10 minutes)

Jack FranklinAbstractions, complexities and off-ramps

It’s widely discussed and accepted that codebases grow in size, complexity and dependencies over time, but is this something we can change rather than learn to live with? How can we find the balance of developer experience without sacrificing the experience of our users?

In this talk, Jack will reflect on how we can maintain code over time, limit the burden of third party dependencies and have a codebase whose complexity remains stable as features get implemented without increasing the load on website visitors.


dina AminMaking by breaking

In this talk, dina will share how tinkering and taking things apart was the beginning of her career as a stop motion artist and a maker. She will share how it all started, what she has learnt so far and the biggest mistakes she has made.


Closing Remarks


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