Web Directions Code 2017 Australia's Professional JavaScript Development & Front End Engineering Conference

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Mandy Michael

Traditional CSS at Scale(?)

Mandy Michael Lead Front End Developer

Mandy Michael loves CSS. She believes there’s power in its simplicity and flexibility.

When the team at Seven West Media Perth redeveloped The West Australian’s digital platform in a tight 4-month deadline, they embraced the CSS they know and love with a component driven approach, utilising ITCSS, BEM and SCSS with strict linting and code review. But while she’s a long-time lover of traditional approaches to CSS, the lessons Mandy learned have led her to the ultimate question: is there a better way?

Join Mandy as she explores her team’s journey in developing their CSS architecture, and find out where Seven West Media’s front end team is heading now.

Mandy Michael

Mandy is the Lead Front End Developer at Seven West Media in Western Australia. Previously, she has worked as Head of Front End Development at The Brand Agency and also as a Digital Project Manager. She is a lover of CSS and Batman and blogs about her adventures in geek fashion.

Mandy is an avid supporter of the local community, running Fenders- a meetup group for front end developers - for nearly three years. In 2016, she joined Perth{Web}Girls as an organiser and mentor aiming to encourage women to code. Recently Mandy was part of team Mixin, a web conference aimed at encouraging a more creative and collaborative web for Perth and Australia.

She loves the supportive and collaborative nature of the web and strives to encourage this environment through the community groups she is a part of. Her aim is to create a community of web developers who can share, mentor, learn and grow together.

Don't miss your chance to see Mandy Michael and many other inspiring speakers at Code 17.

Tickets start at $999, for two in-depth days with the world's leading Front End and JavaScript development experts.

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What is Code?

Australia's Front End Engineering Conference

A 2-day, single track conference for JavaScript and Front End Engineers.

Curated by founder John Allsopp, who has over 20 years of experience with Web development technologies, Code is recognised around the World as an agenda setting event, covering the latest developments in the Web's programming language, JavaScript, the Web platform, and current practice in security, performance and Web engineering.

Like all our events, Code features a mix of renowned international speakers, and local experts, all sharing deep experience of real world projects.

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Code Leaders Conference

This year, for the first time, we'll be running Code Leaders on 2 August - the day before Code itself: a single-day event focusing the challenges facing engineering decision makers and leaders.

With an emphasis on the architectural and strategic aspects of core Web technologies, alongside issues in growing and leading great teams, Code Leaders is the perfect complement to Code. Read more about Code Leaders.

Team offer

Send a team of five or more to Code and you'll receive a complimentary place at Code Leaders for someone on your team, as well as a complementary upgrade to a Silver Code ticket. Simply book five or more attendees, with the code Team and we'll get in touch for details as to who'll be attending Code Leaders.

Can't make it to Melbourne?

If you focus on front end engineering and development, and can't make it to Melbourne in August, then don't despair, Web Directions Summit, in Sydney in November is a two track event for the whole team, with a track especially devoted to front end development.

Praise for past Web Directions events

Phil Whitehouse
Web Directions is the must-attend event of the year for anyone serious about web development.

Phil Whitehouse,
Innovation Lead DigitasLBi

Ethan Marcotte
I’ve been admiring the Web Directions events for years, and was honored to be part… What a fantastic event!

Ethan Marcotte,
inventor "responsive Web design"

Dave Greiner
Out of any conference, Web Directions is far and away our favourite

Dave Greiner,
founder Campaign Monitor

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About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over a decade brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, indeed everyone involved in producing web and digital products to learn from one another, and the World's leading experts across this vast field.

We spend our lives thinking about what comes next, keeping up with trends in technology, practices and processes, and filtering the hype, to make sure you don't miss trends that matter, and don't waste time on hype that doesn't.

We promise attending one of our events will leave you significantly better versed in the challenges you face day to day, and in solutions for addressing them.

In 2017, we'll be organising Respond in Sydney and Melbourne, Transform in Canberra, AI in Sydney, Code in Melbourne, and Web Directions Summit in Sydney.

vignettes form our events, social, speakers and more. Includes Hannah Donovan skylarking.

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for over 20 years. He's been responsible for innovative developer tools such as Style Master, X-Ray and many more. He's spoken at numerous conferences around the World and delivered dozens of workshops in that time as well.

His writing includes two books, including Developing With Web Standards and countless articles and tutorials in print and online publications.

His "A Dao of Web Design" published in 2000 is cited by Ethan Marcotte as a key influence in the development of Responsive Web Design, who's rightly acclaimed article in 2010 begins by quoting John in detail, and by Jeremy Keith as "a manifesto for anyone working on the Web".

Code of Conduct

For over a decade, we've worked hard to create inclusive, fun, inspring and safe events for the Web Industry.

As part of our commitment to these values, we've adopted a code of conduct for all involved: ourselves, our speakers, our partners and our audience.

If you have any concern or feedback, please don't hesitate to contact us.