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Sunday, October 12
 

5:30pm

Opening Reception
Start off CSS Dev Conf New Orleans on a high. Hit 'R' in the elevator for the Rooftop Bar. Once there, pick up your badge and a mask for tomorrow's parade. Then grab a drink, drag your colleagues into the photobooth, and have your Tarot Cards read to you on the top of Hotel Monteleone!

Sunday October 12, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Rooftop Pool & Bar 214 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Monday, October 13
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Monday October 13, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
La Nouvelle Room

9:00am

Opening Keynote
Speakers
RM

Rebecca Murphey

Staff Software Engineer at Bazaarvoice


Monday October 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Queen Anne Ballroom

10:00am

Create Your Own Starter Files #starterfiles
Frameworks. A lot of people say “they are great for rapid prototyping, but not for production.” But doesn’t that mean there is some “wasted” code in the process? If what is developed for prototyping, review and even approval never makes it into the production code base, is the “rapid” aspect that valuable?

In this session, Emily will share how she has created a custom “framework” for her client services work. Inspired by the genius and generosity of popular frameworks and resources, Emily relies on HTML, CSS and JS “starter files” for every project. You’ll learn how your own custom, internal starter files -- with basic version control -- can help you:
* Define project scope with prospects before a contract is even signed.
* Modularize your HTML and CSS for re-use.
* Create web-based wireframes.
* Evolve your base for production-level code.

Speakers
EL

Emily Lewis

Owner, Lead Developer, Bright Umbrella
Emily is the owner of and lead developer for Bright Umbrella, a small web design and development studio. A standardista at heart, she is an expert in front-end development and specializes in semantics and structured data. Not only is she passionate about the web, Emily is passionate about community, serving as Managing Editor for Web Standards Sherpa and co-hosting the acclaimed CTRL+CLICK CAST. Emily is also the the author of Microformats Made... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Orleans Room

10:00am

Design the Code, Not Pixel-Perfect Comps #notpixel
We know that designers need to code more, but we also need developers to design more. When developers are coding early in the design concepting phase, magical things start to take shape.

  • Designers refine early design concepts by visually proofing live code
  • Developers code early design concepts rather than finished templates
  • Designers piece design as needed
  • Together, focus on CSS transitions and behaviors early and throughout the design process, not as an afterthought

This talk focuses on the perspective and benefits for both designers and developers when collaborating and using CSS early in the design process.

Speakers
KK

Katie Kovalcin

Katie is a designer at Happy Cog in Austin, Texas. She has a degree in advertising and graphic design from Columbus College of Art & Design where she fell in love with lettering and paper. Her passion for typography and layouts transcended her to shift from print to web design. She also teaches with the lovely ladies at Girl Develop It Austin. She can't resist buying another red lipstick.


Monday October 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Iberville Room

10:00am

Goodbye, Floats! Hello, CSS Flex & Grid Layouts! #goodbyefloats
Out with the old and in with the new…In this session we'll float out the old and explore the new CSS layouts via Flex and Grids. We'll look at the impact these properties will have on your layouts now and in the future.

  • Flex layout 
  • adds flexibility to your design toolbox
  • complex layouts
  • wrapping of long lines
  • Grid layout
  • space adaptation
  • Item placement
  • Stacking

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" Let the good times roll

Speakers
KB

Kenzey B. Conrad

From the first day Kenzey saw the web in person her career path was set. She has been creating web projects ever since. That was over 20 years ago. Kenzey herself a Jack (oops) Jill of all trades and a master of none. She is a web strategist, design-veloper, content tactician, technology chaser and code whisperer. | | Kenzey created the Webmaster Certificate Program in the mid 90's. Her foresight has enabled her to teach many budding... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Queen Anne Ballroom

11:00am

Adaptive Images in Responsive Web Design #rwdimg
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Schmitt

Christopher Schmitt

Author, Self
The Internet's Christopher Schmitt.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

11:00am

Become a Sublime Text Power User! #sublime
Invest in and sharpen your workflow and tooling. Increase your productivity and become a better developer by learning about the powerful features behind Sublime Text.

  • Shortcut optimizations
  • Git integration
  • Emmet expansions
  • Live HTML/CSS reloading
  • Code linting
  • Environment fine tuning

Speakers
avatar for Wes Bos

Wes Bos

BosType Inc
Wes Bos is an independent full stack developer and designer from Toronto who spends most of his time hacking on HTML5, CSS3, Node.js building applications entirely in JavaScript. Wes is a lead instructor for [Ladies Learning Code](http://ladieslearningcode.com) and [Hacker You](http://hackeryou.com) where he teaches students how to build websites and break into the web industry.


Monday October 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Orleans Room

11:00am

Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts #modlayouts
In the early years of the web, there was a lot of variation and experimentation with where to put content on a web page. Then, it seems, we all settled into a handful of patterns and stayed there for over a decade.

It wasn’t until the arrival of responsive design that new ideas for page layout started appearing.

Now with new CSS properties for layout landing in browsers, we may be about to see a bigger renaissance in layout design patterns. How can we better use the space inside the glass rectangle? What layout innovations could help users better find and focus on what they want?

Take a walk through where we’ve been, where we might be going, and how we can better design for the true medium at hand.

This talk features practical examples of what's newly possible, along with access to a code repo for you to play with later. 

Speakers
avatar for Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons

The Web Ahead
Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year. | | Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She’s... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Iberville Room

12:00pm

A Vision for Style Guides in 2015 #styleguide15
While being most famous for having everything organized, living style guides are doing more and more. They are creating a new way of building design and front-ends through style guide driven development focusing on tests. The style guide—done the right way—can be the test suite to cover 99% of your application.

Bringing it one step further, automated tests can dramatically lower the risk of breaking CSS and so your application. On the other side, style guides worked well for new elements. Executing integrated change management in the right way will bring style guides and views closer together than ever before. In my talk I will show you my vision for the next level of putting living style guides to work for you.

Speakers
NH

Nico Hagenburger

Nico currently focusses on creating living style guides for big websites as well as designing iOS applications. Working on design and front-ends with Sass, after publishing Lemonade, he created Compass Sprites with the Compass team and works on new Sass extensions for performance and style guides right now.


Monday October 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Orleans Room

12:00pm

Building Responsive Sites Without Bottlenecks #buildrwd

Responsive sites are great, however, they can put us in a position where we end up counting every  CSS character we add. With true responsive designs, we are now loading styles for three different layouts all at once hurting performance most notably on mobile.  It’s either end product performance issues such as render lag, or development performance issues where the codebase becomes cluttered & confusing. 

Taking a step back however, we can solve both issues through architecture. Yes, we can have a single  easy to maintain modular codebase, serving CLEAN mobile code which also works fully responsive in other browsers (works in IE8).

Things to be covered include

  • Quick review on standard large scale web responsive techniques.
  • Going over the process of designing our architecture for optimized responsive
  • Will go over generation of CSS variants to maintain client side requests minimal, without clutter even on mobile 
  • Will execute the above concept and design exposing why this approach works.

Speakers
AG

Andres Gallo

Acotel Group
Web Interface Developer at Marvel Entertainment


Monday October 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Iberville Room

12:00pm

Building RWD with Sass: The Tools You Need to Know About #rwdsass
If you're building responsive websites, then you need to know how Sass can help.

Learn about the features that will make your RWD life much easier including:

  • Media query bubbling
  • Mixins for creating breakpoints and legacy browser fallbacks
  • When you can & can't use @extend
  • Sass libraries that will cut hours from your development time

Speakers
TR

Tracy Rotton

Tracy has been a front end web developer for twenty years. She specializes in CMS theme development, and is particularly active in the WordPress community where she speaks at WordCamps and has contributed to two WordPress default themes. Currently, she is a Lead Web Developer at RP3 Agency, an advertising agency in Bethesda, Maryland. Her hobbies include skiing, bicycling and spending time with her two children.


Monday October 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

1:00pm

Lunch
Monday October 13, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
La Nouvelle Room

2:00pm

CSS, Accessibility, and You #a11ycss
When most people think about accessibility, they think about HTML as the foundation for accessibility. It makes perfect sense -- strong semantic HTML has a huge impact on a visually impaired person using a screen reader.

But, what about people with other disabilities? The truth is, there are many more people with low-vision out there than there are blind. There are more fully-sighted keyboard users in the wild than there are non-sighted keyboard users. And there are a huge number of other disabilities that most people don’t even consider when they build their sites and applications. In order to provide the best of user experience to people of all abilities, we must move beyond “write great HTML and you’ll be accessible.” To do that, we use CSS.

In this session, we’ll share with you some of the most significant accessibility challenges we face when it comes to the web today and share with you solutions for addressing those head on with the CSS you write. You’ll learn all about the issues, AND know what to do about them. Learn:

  • the accessibility issues with using CSS background images
  • how to wrangle the potential negative effects of your animations and parallax
  • how to ensure sighted keyboard users don’t get lost on your site or app
  • the implications of responsive web design on accessibility
  • strategies for ensuring your site works well with custom user stylesheets and browser settings

and more…

Speakers
DF

Derek Featherstone

Derek Featherstone has been working as a web professional for 15 years and is an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility and web design. He leads the team at Simply Accessible, based in Ottawa, Canada. He always puts the user first and strives to make the web a better place by designing experiences that are easy to use for everyone, including people with disabilities. Derek's ideal accessible experience combines engaging... Read More →


Monday October 13, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Iberville Room

2:00pm

Embracing Performance Optimization #perfopt
Performance optimization is an oft-overlooked aspect of creating great user experiences. Optimizing the critical rendering path, eliminating unnecessary roundtrips, employing progressive enhancement, and other optimization techniques can have a huge impact on your bottom line. In this session, we'll take a look at some of the ways you can improve the performance of your websites.

Speakers
JB

Jon Bellah

Jon is a Web Engineer at 10up. He is passionate about high performance websites, responsive design, WordPress, and oxford commas. When he isn't obsessing over code, Jon enjoys cycling, beer league hockey, and plotting world domination.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

2:00pm

OOCSS in the Real World #oocss
CBC.ca is one of the biggest and most popular sites in Canada and our team was tasked with overhauling the front-end to improve our site speed and development process.

I'll share the process we went through and highlight the benefits and challenges of moving to OOCSS so you'll be better prepared to do the same.

From this session, you'll learn:

  • the key advantages of OOCSS as well as its drawbacks
  • how to rebuild an existing site using OOCSS
  • how a CSS preprocessor can work with OOCSS
  • what has happened in the 6 months since we launched

Speakers
JS

Jamie Strachan

Jamie Strachan has been building for the web for over 10 years. He is currently a Senior UI Architect at the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster, where he's been able to bring his HTML, CSS, and JavaScript experience to bear on one of Canada's most visited sites. He is passionate about web standards and is always on the lookout for good problems and better solutions.


Monday October 13, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Orleans Room

3:00pm

Animating SVGs with CSS #csssvg
While the properties of an SVG that can be animated through CSS might seem minimal, you can still achieve some pretty awesome effects.

In this talk, I aim to:

  • Break down my process for creating this animated holiday card, including Grunt workflow. 
  • Explain special considerations when working with SVG, and basic troubleshooting (such as bounding boxes, optimization, and responsive scaling).
  • Review the animatable properties of an SVG and creative ways of making the most out of its limitations.

Speakers
TH

Tessa Harmon

Tessa Harmon is a full-stack developer who codes in Charlotte, North Carolina at Skookum Digital Works. Her weapons of choice are Ruby, JavaScript, and CSS. She is most excited about the intersection of art and technology, and aims to write the most efficient and readable code possible.


Monday October 13, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

3:00pm

Hyper-Optimized Workflow with Grunt, LESS, Autoprefixer, Uncss, and More #hyperopt
As CSS adds more features and we build more and more complex websites, managing CSS is becoming a pretty big hassle. In this session, you'll learn how to implement task runners like Grunt, Gulp, and Broccoli to automatically combine, compile, minify, even add vendor prefixes and remove unused rules in your stylesheets.

  • Learn about task runners Grunt, Gulp, and Broccoli
  • See how to implement a task runner in your environment quickly and painlessly
  • Use a task runner to automatically compile your LESS/SASS files
  • Have vendor prefixes automagically added to your stylesheets with Autoprefixer
  • Remove unused rules from your stylesheets with Uncss
  • Auto-reload pages as you save changes
  • Minify your stylesheets to increase performance
  • Learn about some of the other capabilities of task runners, such as JavaScript concatenation/minification, image optimization, and more!

Speakers
JL

Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf is the Founder of Copter Labs, where he builds marketing sites for companies like Intel, PlayStation, and Precision Nutrition. His interests cover the full stack: from marketing to design to development. Outside of Copter Labs, Jason is a speaker, author, consultant, and a mediocre bartender.


Monday October 13, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Iberville Room

3:00pm

Raising a Banner for the Front-End Architect #frontendarch
Today, with CSS preprocessing, icon fonts, Grunt workflows, Pattern Libraries and Javascript MVCs, the Front-end workspace is anything but simple. It deserves as much attention as Content Strategy, migration planning or server configuration.

The role of the Front-end Architect aims to give these important decisions the attention they deserve, at the stage of the project where they need to be decided.

  • Version Control
  • Automated Testing
  • Pattern Libraries
  • Icon Fonts
  • CSS Preprocessing
  • Build Systems
  • Documentation Tools
  • MVC Frameworks
  • Unit Testing
  • How to put all of these together to create a successful project

Speakers
avatar for Micah Godbolt

Micah Godbolt

Front-end Developer, Phase 2 Technology
Front-end Architect and speaker at worldwide open source events, Micah is highly involved in teaching and training new developers, sometimes as a guest lecturer at local colleges. He leads a Sass and front-end meetup in Portland and publishes a weekly video blog called Sass Bites.


Monday October 13, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Orleans Room

4:00pm

Animation Story Telling with HTML5 and CSS3 #storytelling
Alice in Videoland is a colorful reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll's children's classic and serves as a proving ground for many useful and dazzling techniques.

Learn about detecting reading progress with Waypoints, managing touch and click events uniformly, and the perils of scroll events and parallax on mobile browsers.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors

Founder, chief story-coder, Tin Magpie
Rachel Nabors is a web animation expert in Portland, Oregon. An invited expert at the W3C and a Google Developer Expert, she cultivates the community by curating WebAnimationWeekly.com and running the Animation at Work Slack community. She helps companies wrangle UI animation and building new and unusual experiences. You can find her on Twitter and at rachelnabors.com.


Monday October 13, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Iberville Room

4:00pm

Let's Get Testable #testable
Front-end unit testing is beginning to emerge as a best practice for building Javascript-heavy web applications. Testing can seem daunting or a bit confusing at first for some developers, but once understood it becomes an invaluable tool for building stable applications.

  • What are unit tests?
  • Why should I be writing tests?
  • What tools do I have available for writing front-end unit tests?
  • I love it! How do I get started?

Speakers
AS

Alicia Sedlock

Alicia is a front-end and user experience developer that wants everything to be easy, from user interfaces to understanding a code base. She's also an Arduino tinkerer and volunteers for Girl Develop It's Boston chapter. Outside of her work, she's usually talking about anime, tacos, or getting mad about video game interfaces.


Monday October 13, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Orleans Room

4:00pm

Type, Responsively #rwdtype

Responsive Typography is the notion that our type must move and change and adapt just as the rest of our designs do. In fact, it may have a bigger impact on readability and usability than any other aspect. We'll talk about the '4 Ps' of Responsive Web Type:

  • Performance: load what you need, when you need it (and how to manage the process)
  • Progression: ensure that all devices get a good design and enhance the experience for devices/browsers that can handle it
  • Proportion: One scale doesn't fit all screens. I'll show a more modern scale that can help make designs work better on all devices
  • Polish: Great design is details. Type is no different. I'll show how to add refinements like ligatures, fractions, swashes and more, quickly and easily

Speakers
JP

Jason Pamental

Principal, H+W Design


Monday October 13, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

7:30pm

Opening Party
Meet in the Queen Anne Ballroom at 7:15 PM.

We will start the parade at 7:30 PM--bring your costume and/or mask from the Opening Reception.

From the Hotel Monteleone, we will parade with a second line band through Bourbon Street then up Chartes St. to Jackson Square.

At Jackson Square, your tour guides will be waiting for us.

After your tour, you will end up at Cafe Du Monde for a beignets, coffee, and Dribbble Meetup to wrap up the evening!

Monday October 13, 2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Hotel Monteleone
 
Tuesday, October 14
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday October 14, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
La Nouvelle Room

9:00am

Keynote Q+A
Speakers
DC

Dan Cederholm

Creative Director, Dribbble
A recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan has worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Blogger, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and others. He also received a TechFellow award for Product Design & Marketing in early 2012. | Dan is co-founder and designer of Dribbble, a vibrant community for sharing screenshots of your work. Previously, he co-founded and designed Cork’d, the first social network... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Queen Anne Ballroom

10:00am

CSS Architecture #cssarch
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Snook

Jonathan Snook

Shopify
I'm a web designer and developer who is currently a product manager at Shopify. | Before Shopify, I worked at Yahoo! as part of the team that redesigned and rebuilt the communication suite of products: Mail, Messenger, Calendar, and more. Before that, I freelanced for almost 5 years working with fantastic clients on fun projects doing design, front-end development, and back-end development. | From front-end work to hardcore server-side... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Iberville Room

10:00am

Refactoring CSS #refactorcss
As designers have transitioned from print to the web we've had a reluctant relationship with code. In fact, there's actually a lot we can learn from programmers.

In this talk, John will examine a number of programming priciples and demonstrate how they apply within the context of CSS. Principles like:

  • Keeping your code DRY (Don't repeat yourself)
  • Abstracting common problems
  • Choosing great names
  • Creating a well structured project
  • Being aware of common code smells
  • Making your code more modular

You are sure to walk away something to apply to your current project.

Speakers
JW

John W. Long

UserVoice
Designer. Hacker. UX guy at @UserVoice. Curator of @TheSassWay.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Orleans Room

10:00am

Web Components and Modular CSS #components
Can true CSS modularization and encapsulation finally be achieved with Web Components? This talk will explore the new possibilities for leveraging CSS in Web Components and what it means for the future of UI modules on the web.

  • A brief history of modular CSS patterns
  • How the Web Components specification radically changes how we use CSS (and HTML)
  • Writing your first module with Web Components
  • Patterns for writing CSS for Web Components
  • Creating HTML/CSS UI libraries with Web Components
  • Considering possible best practices
  • Using existing tooling to build and debug Web Components

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Rota

Andrew Rota

JavaScript Engineer, Wayfair
Andrew Rota is a front-end software engineer who specializes in building interactive HTML5 JavaScript web applications. He is currently a JavaScript Engineer at Wayfair in Boston.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Queen Anne Ballroom

11:00am

CSS Animation Deep Dive #animdeepdive
CSS animation tips and tricks: the subtleties, quirks, performance gotchas and "never thought of that"s.

Speakers
avatar for Estelle Weyl

Estelle Weyl

Open Web Evangelist, UI Eng., Author, Trainer, Instart Logic
Estelle Weyl is an internationally published author, speaker, trainer, and consultant. Estelle started her professional life running public health programs, but decided instead to be a web standardista. A UI Engineer, she has consulted for Kodakgallery, Samsung, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo! and Apple, among others. Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and HTML, provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Iberville Room

11:00am

Layout Design Patterns #layoutpatterns
Borrowing techniques from architecture and computer science, we'll use design patterns to define reusable solutions to common CSS layout problems.

You will come away with a deeper understanding of CSS layout models, what to look for when choosing the most appropriate grid framework, and techniques for creating complex responsive layouts.

Topics will include:

  • Naming conventions
  • Isolation vs Float
  • Intrinsic Ratios
  • Semantic vs Non-semantic grid systems
  • Asymmetric vs Symmetric grids

Speakers
avatar for John Ferris

John Ferris

Aten Design Group
John has been working in the print and interactive design industry since 2000. He is the Lead Front-end Developer at Aten Design Group. where he has implemented many complex responsive layouts for clients such as The World Resource Institute and Colorado Public Radio.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

11:00am

yo, css! #yocss
Speakers
avatar for Sam Richard

Sam Richard

UI Architect, Watson, IBM
Sam Richard is the Senior Front End Developer for NBCUniversal’s Publisher team where he waxes philosophical about Sass+Compass, Responsive Web Design, Drupal, Photography, and, on occasion, bacon. He also makes all of the above, occasionally dipped in chocolate He organizes the New York Responsive Web Design meetup and co-organizes the New York Sass meetup and has spoken at a number of local, national, and international camps and... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Orleans Room

12:00pm

Wrap-Up Panel
Tuesday October 14, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

1:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday October 14, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
La Nouvelle Room

2:00pm

Best of: CSS, Accessibility, and YOU!
Speakers
DF

Derek Featherstone

Derek Featherstone has been working as a web professional for 15 years and is an internationally-known speaker and authority on accessibility and web design. He leads the team at Simply Accessible, based in Ottawa, Canada. He always puts the user first and strives to make the web a better place by designing experiences that are easy to use for everyone, including people with disabilities. Derek's ideal accessible experience combines engaging... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Iberville Room

2:00pm

Best of: Modern Layouts: Getting Out of Our Ruts
Speakers
avatar for Jen Simmons

Jen Simmons

The Web Ahead
Dubbed “the Terry Gross of the tech industry,” Jen Simmons is the host and executive producer of The Web Ahead. Her in-depth interviews explain emerging technology and predict the future of the web — and won the 2015 Net Award for Podcast of the Year. | | Jen is a Designer and Developer Advocate at Mozilla, where she advocates for web standards and researches the coming revolution in graphic design on the web. She’s... Read More →


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

2:00pm

Best of: Raising the Banner for Front-End Architect!
Speakers
avatar for Micah Godbolt

Micah Godbolt

Front-end Developer, Phase 2 Technology
Front-end Architect and speaker at worldwide open source events, Micah is highly involved in teaching and training new developers, sometimes as a guest lecturer at local colleges. He leads a Sass and front-end meetup in Portland and publishes a weekly video blog called Sass Bites.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Orleans Room

3:00pm

Best of: Become a Sublime Text Power User!
Speakers
avatar for Wes Bos

Wes Bos

BosType Inc
Wes Bos is an independent full stack developer and designer from Toronto who spends most of his time hacking on HTML5, CSS3, Node.js building applications entirely in JavaScript. Wes is a lead instructor for [Ladies Learning Code](http://ladieslearningcode.com) and [Hacker You](http://hackeryou.com) where he teaches students how to build websites and break into the web industry.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

3:00pm

Best of: Let's Get Testable: An Overview of Front-End Unit Testing
Speakers
AS

Alicia Sedlock

Alicia is a front-end and user experience developer that wants everything to be easy, from user interfaces to understanding a code base. She's also an Arduino tinkerer and volunteers for Girl Develop It's Boston chapter. Outside of her work, she's usually talking about anime, tacos, or getting mad about video game interfaces.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Orleans Room

3:00pm

Best of: Refactoring CSS
Speakers
JW

John W. Long

UserVoice
Designer. Hacker. UX guy at @UserVoice. Curator of @TheSassWay.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Iberville Room

4:00pm

Closing Keynote Q+A
Speakers
avatar for Chris Coyier

Chris Coyier

Web Design Community Curator, CSS-Tricks
Designer at CodePen. Writer at CSS-Tricks.com. Podcaster at Shop Talk Show.


Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Queen Anne Ballroom

5:30pm

Closing Party
After the closing keynote address, join us drinks and snacks with the return of last year's favorite Drink n' Draw hosted by Rachel Nabors!

Tuesday October 14, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Iberville Room
 
Wednesday, October 15
 

10:00am

CSS Animation In-Depth Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: CSS Animation In-Depth Workshop.

Did you think CSS was just for “prettifying” the web? Join award-winning cartoonist and CSS nerd, Rachel Nabors, for an in-browser cartooning session.

Learn how to use HTML5 audio sprites, CSS3 animations and the very few, but very powerful JavaScript techniques to create animations worthy of a production studio. This fun romp is sure to inspire you while showcasing the bleeding edge of CSS.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Nabors

Rachel Nabors

Founder, chief story-coder, Tin Magpie
Rachel Nabors is a web animation expert in Portland, Oregon. An invited expert at the W3C and a Google Developer Expert, she cultivates the community by curating WebAnimationWeekly.com and running the Animation at Work Slack community. She helps companies wrangle UI animation and building new and unusual experiences. You can find her on Twitter and at rachelnabors.com.


Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
Bonnet Carre

10:00am

Frontend Tooling Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Frontend Tooling Post-Conference Workshop.

The Build Right Frontend Tooling Workshop will help you eliminate development pain and friction by introducing you to modern development processes and tools. Staying ahead of the curve is difficult, and it’s easy to quickly feel out-of-date or left behind.

We’ll help you make the leap into Preprocessors of all kinds, plumb the depths of your favorite text editors, get you up and running with source control (tldr; use it!), discover browser development tools, and explore the best ways to test your code across a range of browsers and devices. To top it all off, we’ll mix in all the other tasty essentials you’ll want to know about: the dreaded terminal, performance tuning, automated deployment, and much more!

We want you to walk away from our workshop feeling empowered to work faster, cleaner, and with more confidence in your frontend development role. We promise that you’ll leave the workshop with your head overflowing with alternatives that challenge the way you’re writing code today and that you’ll be ready to hit the ground running tomorrow.


Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
Orleans Room

10:00am

SMACSS Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: SMACSS Post-Conference Workshop.

The SMACSS Workshop is a full day of instruction and exercises on writing HTML and CSS using a flexible and modular approach that will improve team efficiency and minimize problems with growing projects. It takes the SMACSS e-book and brings it to life with practical examples and in-depth discussion.

This workshop will shift how you think about writing CSS that will simplify your code, make your project easier to manage, and allow it to grow without creating an increasingly brittle system of dependencies. Your code will also be more portable, making it easier to use code on other projects.


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Snook

Jonathan Snook

Shopify
I'm a web designer and developer who is currently a product manager at Shopify. | Before Shopify, I worked at Yahoo! as part of the team that redesigned and rebuilt the communication suite of products: Mail, Messenger, Calendar, and more. Before that, I freelanced for almost 5 years working with fantastic clients on fun projects doing design, front-end development, and back-end development. | From front-end work to hardcore server-side... Read More →


Wednesday October 15, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
Iberville Room

5:30pm

Post-Workshop Social
This one is for all the post-conference workshop attendees! Join us in the one and only carousel bar for a drink as we close out CSS Dev Conf 2014 in style.

Wednesday October 15, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Carousel Bar