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Past Presentations

JS � Character Encodings

Character encodings can be confusing for every developer, providing pitfalls even for the most experienced ones, so a lot of the time we want to end up with something that “just works” without an in-depth understanding of the involved concepts. In this talk, Anna will give an overview...

Anna Henningsen Node.js Developer
Panel: JavaScript - Is the Insanity Over?

Is JavaScript finally ready to make developers happy? Are the days of transpiling really numbered?When will the software architects in the back row finally stop laughing at us?We seem to be stuck with JavaScript. But the developer experience might just be getting better—join to us to see if...

Miguel Ramalho MSc Student @UPorto (University of Porto)
Eoin Shanaghy CTO and co-founder @fourtheorem
Katelyn Sills Software Engineer @agoric
Gordon Williams Creator of the @Espruino
Lessons From DAZN: Scaling Your Project with Micro-Frontends

Micro-frontends are a new architectural trend in the development of frontend applications. This architectural style can provide several benefits to your projects and organization, offering a level of decoupling never seen before in single-page applications or universal architectures. That said,...

Luca Mezzalira VP of Architecture @DAZN
Adventures in JavaScript and the IoT

From installations to promote superstar DJs on trains speeding across Europe to sitting in Motorway LED billboards debugging wi-fi cards when the temperature drops below zero, our experience building for the IoT has highlighted just how unpredictable failure can be. This talk is a warts and all...

James Hall Founder/Director @Parallax
Designing a Real-Time Global Sportsbook (From Scratch!)

Have you ever found yourself working on an established product and secretly wishing you could start it all again from scratch? Given the chance to pick from modern languages, platforms and technologies, how would you design your dream architecture?    12 months ago we were given this...

Ian Thomas Senior Principal Engineer @thestarsgroup
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Serverless Javascript

Tools like AWS’s Lambda, Google's Cloud Functions, and many others are allowing us to create “serverless” applications. At Bustle (a top 30 website in the US) we are taking full advantage of this new infrastructure. APIs, databases, searching, indexing, server side rendered javascript, are...

Steve Faulkner Director of Engineering @Bustle


Chris Biscardi Product Engineer @Honeycomb

Parallelizing Product Development with GraphQL

What are you doing these days? 

I work at Honeycomb, improving people's access to observervability. I work on product and anything related to the product. I'll go visit customers and help them do integrations, or I will change the UI or change the way that we're doing the data fetching. Things like that.

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Emily Nakashima Engineer @Honeycomb & Co-Organizer of the AndConf Code Retreat / Unconference

Observable JS Apps

Tell me a bit about managing the product team at Honeycomb.

We are a super small startup, we're scaling up quickly. The interesting thing that my team is tasked with is creating new ways to visualize and understand complex distributed systems. The tool is in a space between log aggregator, metrics, tracing — the intersection of all those kinds of tools. The most interesting thing that we do...

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Colin Eberhardt Technology Director @Scott_Logic

WebAssembly (And the Death of JavaScript?)

What is the focus of your work today?

I’m the Technology Director of Scott Logic, a UK-based consultancy that provides bespoke software solutions for our financial services clients. The main focus of my day-to-day work is meeting with clients, understanding their problems, and finding ways in which they can capitalise on new tools and technologies.

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Katie Fenn Software Engineer @npm

Reinventing npmjs.com

What is the focus of your work today?

Developing npm’s websites and services.

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Jamund Ferguson Web Platform Team Lead @PayPal

Bringing JAMStack to the Enterprise

Tell me a bit about what you worked on last year.

After QCon last year I started this consumer web platform team at PayPal, I had convinced my boss and a couple of the higher ups that we needed a full on front-end infrastructure team. And we started playing around with how we can get apps to be more performant, more stable, better developer experience, easier to deploy, all that...

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Miguel Ramalho MSc Student @UPorto (University of Porto)

Hello Quantum Developers World - Yet Another Frontier for JavaScript

What is the work you're doing today?

Lately I've been exploring a few interesting things on quantum. If you've seen the news recently, you'll know that compute companies like Microsoft, IBM, even Google, all of them are putting a lot of money, are putting a lot of time into quantum computing. And I think keeping up with that is one of the main things one can...

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