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Summit ’19 Session spotlight: Random

As we countdown to our annual Summit ’19, our two day conference on all things product leadership, digital and product design, and front-end development, we’re highlighting great sessions you can expect there.

If you like what you see, then why not get along? It’s in Sydney on October 31 and November 1. With a carefully curated program that covers every aspect of delivering modern digital products, Web Directions Summit is the only conference for your entire product team.

Lachlan Hunt
Lachlan Hunt
Senior Developer


Have you ever wondered how Math.random() works? Or how an inherently deterministic system can produce random numbers at all?

Lachlan takes a deep dive into the world of randomness, and reveals the mystery surrounding this widely used, but little understood, utility function in JavaScript. He’ll deconstruct the underlying algorithms and demonstrate just how predictable its output can be, and explain how different types of randomness can be used for solving different types of problems.

Lachlan Hunt

Throughout his illustrious career, Lachlan has shared his passion for, and contributed to, the development of web standards. Lachlan is now a Senior Developer at Atlassian, where he helps to improve Atlassian’s cloud products as part of the Growth team.

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Thanks for an amazing few days Web Directions. So many great themes of empathy, inclusion, collaboration, business impact through design, and keeping our future deeply human.

Laura van Doore Head of Product Design, Fathom

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Code 2020

    Australia's conference for JavaScript Developers and Front End Engineers.

    Melbourne May 2020

  • Web Directions Product Design & Management 2020

    Australia's conference for Product professionals. With dedicated product design and product management tracks.

    Melbourne June 2020

  • Web Directions Summit 2020

    A conference for the whole digital team–featuring product, design, front-end dev, and new people/talent/culture tracks.

    Sydney November 2020