Presentation: Focusing On What Matters

Track: Tech Ethics in Action

Location: St James, 4th flr.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Wednesday

Level: Intermediate

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We work and live in a bubble. Our limited perspective of what it means to use technology influences the way we build, the tools we use, and the tasks we prioritize. In the process, we risk losing the most powerful thing about the internet: its ubiquity. It's critically important that we broaden our perspective and not lose sight of the fundamentals that make or break the web for people around the globe, and down the street.

Speaker: Tim Kadlec

Performance consultant and trainer

Tim is a developer, consultant and trainer focused on building a web everyone can use. He is the author of High Performance Images (O'Reilly, 2016) and Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web (New Riders, 2012), and was a contributing author for Smashing Book #4: New Perspectives on Web Design (Smashing Magazine, 2013), and the Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 (O'Reilly, 2012). He writes about all things web at You can find him sharing his thoughts in a briefer format on Twitter at @tkadlec.

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