It's no joke that things in the web move fast. A few years ago, staying on the forefront of CSS was knowing the vendor prefixes for the latest CSS3 implementations and poking around at Sass or Less. Now, in addition to the preprocessors, we have postprocessors, build systems, and CSS components—not to mention the latest and future CSS features! In this workshop, we'll help get you up to speed on these various approaches to writing CSS, their advantages, and how you can start using them. Whether you're a regular CSS practitioner ready to level up or a backend dev expanding your skillset, we'll cover all you need to organize, manage, and write modern CSS.
What to bring:
Throughout the workshop, we'll examine some of the features making their way into developers' hands, enabling a more concise, literate, and safe codebase. Together, we'll practice:
Five Questions (that the workshop will answer)
Presented by Astute.Co and Startup Southerner
Did you know that only 25% of speakers at tech events are women? We're changing that.
Have you wondered how speakers at conferences just get up on stage and talk? Do you feel like you don't know enough to be a public speaker?
In this workshop, we will demystify the misconceptions around speaking in public and give you the tools to deliver a conference session with confidence. The key to public speaking isn't about imagining the audience in underwear–It comes down to preparation and support. We're here to increase the number of women speaking at tech conferences by providing both.
Come learn about the specific attributes that make for a memorable presentation. During this one day workshop we'll go over the basics of message construction and delivery. You'll receive practical advice, in-class exercises and more to make you a better, more confident public speaker. After the workshop, we'll keep connected with resources and reminders about upcoming open CFPs.
What to Expect:
By the end of the workshop, you should expect to have covered the following:
At the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with everything they need to submit a CFP, including:
The conversation around software development has historically been framed around the software developer's workflow. As result, most of the product development methodologies that companies typically use work great for developers. However, these methods aren't ideal for for user experience professionals or designers. Trying to break down the design process into a series of sprints is like trying to run a race where the finish line keeps moving. So what product development methods really work for the design process, allowing for continuous discovery while still keeping on track with development?
In this workshop, we will talk about how to deal with these challenges, and run through a light version of this method by developing a solution to a problem. Participants will discover:
This workshop isn't just for designers. If you've been struggling to validate and ship the correct features that customers want, can't seem to hit deadlines, you're interested in learning how to work more effectively with other disciplines, then you'll find this workshop helpful. The workshop is ideal for: