Track: HTML and JS Today


Day of week:

The state of the art in web technologies. What is important to know and why?

Track Host:
Horia Dragomir
Facebook Front-end Engineer
UI Developer, Hungry and Foolish. He has worked in the empty spaces between application programming, product design, game development, data analysis, interface optimisation and project management. He likes to spend his evenings wearing users' shoes, taking long walks on the beach.
1:20pm - 2:10pm

by Rachel Andrew
Web developer and Director of web development consultancy

I often have to make decisions about the front-end methods and technologies we use on sites for my business. I’ve a long history as a front-end developer and as a web standards advocate, and I can be very opinionated about how things should be done. However as a business owner I also know that sometimes things need to be done quickly. In particular where I have hired another developer to do the work I need to step back and let them do it their way.


In this talk I’ll take...

2:30pm - 3:20pm

by Richard Kasperowski
QCon Open Space Facilitator

Open Space

Join Horia Dragomir, our speakers, and other attendees for the HTML and JS Open Space

What is Open Space?

Every day at QCon London, we’ll open space five times, once for each track. Open Space is a kind of unconference, a simple way to run productive meetings for 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice and extraordinary change.



3:40pm - 4:30pm

by Andrea Giammarchi
Senior Software Engineer (former Twitter, Facebook)

JavaScript is everywhere these days, we got it, but we also need to choose the right pattern accordingly with the environment we are dealing with.

This talk is a walk through different asynchronous patterns and best practices accordingly with the Web, the Server, and the limited IoT platforms.

(IoT = Internet of Things)

4:50pm - 5:40pm

by Sara Vieira
Front-End Developer

The workflow of Front-End developers has changed a lot in the last couple of years with the rise of more and more applications, command line tools and frameworks that make our life's easier and get us to write better websites and apps faster.

In this talk, I will guide you through these new tools so that you can have a clear picture of what is out there and how it can help become a better and faster Front-End Developer.


Covering innovative topics

Wednesday, 4 March

  • Architecture Improvements

    Next gen architecture, Arch over the full lifecycle, Bleeding edge tech in legacy, Cognitive biases in architecture, Evolving Architecture.

  • Big Data Frameworks, Architectures, and Data Science

    As big data tools and architectures continue to evolve, how do you architect and select technologies that work now but are also future-proof?

  • DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Code Beyond the Dev Team

    As infrastructure becomes as malleable as code, a unified approach from reqs to ops is needed to deliver promised breakthroughs.

  • Engineering Culture

    The best teams and companies talk about how to create amazing engineering cultures.

  • Java - Not Dead Yet

    Java is evolving to meet developer and business needs, from lambdas in Java 8 to built-in support for money types rumoured for Java 9.

  • Mind Matters at Work

    How theories from neuroscience and psychology can help us better understand IT professionals and discover what really motivates them.

Thursday, 5 March

  • Docker, containers and application portability

    People building stuff for and with containers showing why application portability is important, and what can be done with expanding ecosystems.

  • Evolving agile

    Reflecting on and learning from successes and failures in applying agile approaches since the creation of the Agile Manifesto and exploring ways of applying agile practices to increase business value.

  • HTML and JS Today

    The state of the art in web technologies. What is important to know and why?

  • Internet of Things

    What software devs need to know to design and build for instrumented environments and reactive things, what new issues and questions it raises.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    How modern CS helps you tackle today's problems.

  • Reactive Architecture

    How to create reactive systems is more than simply learning a framework. Thinking in a reactive way helps you to design responsive architectures.

  • The Go Language

    The Go Language - Concurrency, Performance, Systems Programming.

Friday, 6 March

  • Architectures You've Always Wondered About

    Get a rare look behind the scenes and get to see the architectures of the most well-known sites with the least known architectures.

  • Low latency trading

    The 'race to zero' continues. Join us to learn about the latest tecniques being deployed to optimise order routing and execution.

  • Open source in finance

    Financial services have changed from OS as cost-saving to a competitive weapon. See open source projects that are disrupting the finance industry.

  • Product Mastery

    Come have fun with fellow PMs and BAs as you learn about Value Management. We'll even tell you dark tales of Snarks, Hippos and other obstacles.

  • Taming Microservices

    Tackling the challenges of microservices in practice.

  • Taming Mobile

    Mobile is no longer the Next Big Thing but a requirement for your business. Hear from those who have implemented successful mobile systems.