The Full Speaker Line-​up for Code 17

Here it is. The speaker line-​up you’ve been waiting for. We’ve literally just confirmed our final speakers, so it’ll take another couple of days before the Code website has all the details, but here’s who’s speaking.

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Chris Lilley: The first chair of the CSS Working Group and co-​editor of the CSS 2 specification, the inaugural chair of the SVG Working Group and now a Technical Director at W3C.

Lea Verou: Lea is well known as a highly engaging speaker on all things front end, the author of CSS Secrets, a long standing member of the CSS Working Group, and has spoken at Web Directions events on several continents.

Brian Terlson: Brian, editor of the JavaScript standard, and implementor of the JavaScript engine in the Edge browser will bring us up to date with the current state of JavaScript, as well as where we’ll see it head next.

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Val Head: Val will survey the full spectrum of animation options from CSS to React Motion and show which are best suited for things like state transitions, showing data, animating illustrations, or making animations responsive.

Jason MillerProlific JavaScript developer, architect and Open Sourcerer, the author of Preact, Jason will take us deep into modern browser internals, learning performance and optimisation secrets along the way.

Zero ChoZero will give us a sense of the architecture of Twitter Lite, the technologies used, and lessons learned in building the Progressive Web App version of one of the world’s most widely used web services.

Andrew Betts: Andrew is a web developer and principal developer advocate for Fastly, and is also an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group, a committee that guides the development of the World Wide Web. Andrew will be talking about the power of the network.

Erin Zimmer: Erin has been a Senior Front-​end Developer on the new DigitaliD project at Australia Post for the last year, after 10 years as a web developer for the federal government in Canberra.

Damon Oehlman: Damon is a web application developer who has worked on geospatial applications, WebRTC and now enjoys working on Canva. For a long time he has searched for the one module system to rule them all.

Ben Teese: Ben is a senior developer and consultant for Shine Solutions in Melbourne, Australia. He was a Java developer for 10 years before moving on to Ruby and now full-​time JavaScript.

Glen Maddern: Cyber-​intellectual. Creator of Front End Center. Co-​creator of styled-​components, CSS Modules. Over uses emoji.

Mark Dalgleish: Mark is the CSS Modules co-​creator, @MelbJS organiser, and DesignOps Lead at @seekjobs.

Mandy Michael: Mandy is the Lead Front End Developer at Seven West Media in Western Australia. She is a lover of CSS and Batman and blogs about her adventures in geek fashion.

Patrick Catanzariti: Patrick is the founder of Dev Diner, a site that explores developing for emerging tech. He is a SitePoint contributing editor, an instructor at SitePoint Premium and O’Reilly, a Meta Pioneer and freelance developer.

Aimee Maree Forsstrom: Spent the past decade consulting on Content Management System builds and in research assistance (Mozilla, Massive Interactive, Southern Cross University, University of Adelaide).

Charlotte Jackson: Charlotte is a front-​end developer now at Atlassian, and previously at ClearLeft. She’s worked on large and small projects for clients including Bike Register, John Lewis and Bravissimo.

Marcos Caceres: Marcos works with Mozilla’s DOM team hacking on Firefox, writes PWA-​related W3C specifications, and co-​chairs the W3C’s Web Incubator Community Group — all from Melbourne, Australia.

That, if we do say so ourselves, is a stunning line-​up of speakers: international and local practitioners who are setting the standards for front end engineering now and into the future.

This is truly a world class conference, here, in Australia.

We’ll be telling you more about the topics being addressed in coming weeks, but rest assured we will be tackling the big and important questions about frameworks, raw code, CSS in JS, performance, PWA, security, accessibility, modules, fonts, components, types and a whole lot more.

And it won’t be all lecture style presentations, either. Expect a few surprises. Really, if you work with front end code, or work with people who do, Code is the conference you do not want to miss. Registration is now open.

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Key Code Dates

Thu 15 June: Code Leaders Conference Launch

Thu 22 June: Special Announcement (sh, secret)

Fri 30 June: Early Bird discounts close

Wed 2 August: Code Leaders conference

Thu-​Fri 3–4 August: Code conference

So, come and join us in Melbourne.

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