The front-end conference in Copenhagen on September 1st 2016

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What is ColdFront?

ColdFront is the front-end conference in Copenhagen. A single day and track conference with 8 talks by internationally renowned speakers. Our focus is on the web, and where our beloved platform is headed. So sit tight, and get ready to be inspired.

Speakers

This year ColdFront will be themed around the change, and we are planning to host speakers to enlighten us within these areas: CSS, performance, tooling, mobile, the web platform, IoT, JavaScript and emerging markets.

Schedule

Sit back and get inspired.

  • 08:00 - 08:45

    Breakfast
    & registration

    We'll be serving coffees and croissants for the early birds, so join us in the morning.

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    Opening

  • 09:10 - 09:55

    Robert Nyman

    Robert Nyman

    talks about

    Keynote: The future of the web platform

    Taking a bird's-eye view on the web platform, how it fits in and relates to native mobile platforms, where it's going and how to make sure it stays relevant.

  • 10:00 - 10:45

    Liv Erickson

    Liv Erickson

    talks about

    Immersion in the Browser: Building the VR Web

    As virtual and augmented reality devices begin making their way into our lives, how we experience data and information is shifting into 3D. Today’s web technologies are shaping the future of the VR web and bringing immersive experiences to support cross-platform, device-agnostic virtual reality experiences right in the browser. In this talk, we’ll cover the experimental WebVR API and how new libraries and frameworks are developing to support immersive technologies that work on devices from Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift.

  • 10:45 - 11:15

    Break

  • 11:15 - 12:00

    Stephanie Rieger

    Stephanie Rieger

    talks about

    The Internet of Things is for People

    If the company you work for doesn’t build fitness trackers, or robots, or smart light bulbs, or a cloud service that aims to connect all these things, you could be forgiven for not caring all that much about today's Internet of Things. My aim with this talk is to shift the conversation away from things and back to people. In doing so, I hope to also arm you with tools to better understand, and find your place, within this complex but fascinating landscape.

  • 12:00 - 12:45

    Bruce Lawson

    Bruce Lawson

    talks about

    WWW: WORLD WIDE WEB, NOT WEALTHY WESTERNERS' WEB

    As the population and economies of the West stay static, the developing economies are seeing huge expansion, and a rising youthful population that have grown up with the Web. But there are challenges to web access in Asia and Africa that we need to understand if we want to reach the next 4 billion people with fast, performant sites. Bruce will bring facts, figures and research from his years living in Asia and from working for Opera (often the only browser that people can use) to show you how to bring your brands to new markets.

  • 12:45 - 14:00

    Lunch time!

  • 14:00 - 14:45

    Mathias Bynes

    Mathias Bynes

    talks about

    Front-End Performance: The Dark Side

    Instead of talking about techniques that lead to better client-side performance, this presentation focuses on security-sensitive situations in which performance can actually be a bug rather than a feature.

  • 14:45 - 15:30

    Soledad Penadés

    Soledad Penadés

    talks about

    Servo: a browser engine for the 21st century

    Introducing Servo. Written in a new language, Rust, Servo is a browser developed with efficiency, performance and safety in mind. In this talk we’ll look at how Servo is addressing these architectural and environmental changes, and most crucially, what this means for browse vendors, web developers and users. We’ll also look at ways in which other browsers and projects can benefit from our work on Servo and how we’ve developed an extremely active community of contributors in just a few years time.

  • 15:30- 15:45

    Break

  • 15:45 - 16:30

    Glenn Maddern

    Glenn Maddern

    talks about

    The Future of Reusable CSS

    Last year, myself and a few others started discussing ideas about how we could enhance CSS — ideas about isolation of styling information, reuse of visual traits, and improving developer experience. Some projects had already suggested a solution by converting CSS into JavaScript in some form, but we didn't want to lose what we loved about CSS. We discovered that by making CSS files local instead of global, a huge class of problems disappeared, and the CSS Modules project was born. But there's another core problem in CSS — sharing. What's the best way you could publish a CSS framework like Bootstrap? How could publish a suite of React components with styling that is customisable yet consistent? Where do Web Components fit into the mix? Despite all the progress we and other teams have made, these questions remain unanswered. But there is a change coming. Native CSS Variables are now supported in a majority of browsers and have the power to completely upend the way we write and share CSS. This is a talk about what that might look like.

  • 16:30 - 17:15

    Estelle Weyl

    Estelle Weyl

    talks about

    You Don’t Need a Framework for That

    While the latest and greatest JS or CSS features can make development fast and fun, they can also lead to poor performing, inaccessible bloat that's impossible for the next developer, even one who is familiar with the frameworks used, to decipher. Development doesn't have to be so complicated.

    While it's important to keep up to date on new tools and trends, it's even more important to remember where we came from and code inclusively. To move forward you have to look back. Do you really need a framework or can the standards handle your modern challenge while ensuring accessibility. With a little semantic creativity, vanilla code is the best tool in your tool box.

  • 17:15- 17:30

    Closing +
    Family Photo

  • 17:30- 24:00

    Party!

Venue

Coldfront will be held in one of the oldest cinemas in Copenhagen, The Grand Theater.

The Grand Theater was build in 1913, and is located in a small sidestreet to the famous shopping street Strøget, in very center of old historic Copenhagen.

Our partners

We believe conferences is a about people and connections. We don't believe in tradtional sponsorships; Instead we believe in partnerships that creates synergies between us and like-minded companies. We are proud to have these partners onboard, who are helping making ColdFront happen.

Read more here

Copenhagen is more than ColdFront

ColdFront has partnered up with like-minded event organisers in Copenhagen, and this year we are happy to help these great events in our lovely city Copenhagen.

Questions?

We started ColdFront in 2014 with a mission to put Copenhagen on the front-end map. In 2016 we are organizing the conference for the 3rd time, and hopefully this will be our best one yet!

ColdFront is organized by Kenneth Auchenberg & Daniel Frost.

Have a question or want to be a part of ColdFront? Don't hersitate to ping us!


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