Web Directions Conferences for web and digital professionals

Thanks to Fastly, our CDN partner for Code://Remote

When I first started developing for the web it was a pretty straightforward task. Sure we were still trying to work out how best to use HTML (then CSS, and later JavaScript) but we really didn’t worry much about builds, integration and deployment (editing in production was very much thing), let alone something as complex as Content Delivery Networks.

It does sound very quaint now I know.

But as we looked to deliver our conferences online, we knew content delivery was going to be vital. With hundred or more people logging in and streaming the conference, people located all across the world, and wanting to ensure they all got that content, that we were going to a lot of trouble and expense to shoot at 4K, as high quality as possible and as near to simultaneously as possible to recreate the shared experience of in-person events our CDN was going to be as important a piece of the technology puzzle as anything else.

One way I have long assessed technology companies is by the sort of people they employ. Great companies can identify great people, and also attract and maintain them.

One reason we knew Fastly was precisely because they had attracted people I really admire in the industry. Folks like Patrick Hamann, Andrew Betts, and Mark Nottingham, all of whom have made significant, indeed huge contributions to the Web and the development of standards, practices and technologies we all use every day.

So when it turned out our hosting company Platform.sh, and streaming provider both relied on Fastly for content delivery I feel it was more than a lucky circumstance.

As we head into the home straight of delivering our first online conference, we’re breathing a little easier knowing Fastly is there getting you the content.

See two dozen world-leading experts on all things JavaScript and front end development at Code://Remote September 2020

Code://Remote takes place across the month of September, and features two dozen world-leading experts on all things JavaScript and front end development at an amazing price, just $295 before August 28th.

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Conveniently timed for attendees from the North American West Coast, right across the pacific to Hong Kong and Singapore, Japan and beyond connect–with your peers at Code.

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[Web Directions] is a delicious mix of things educational, social and mind-blowing. It’s time out from the hurly-burly to step back, get some perspective, and develop new ways forward, fortified with a whole lot of new stuff in your head.

Chris Stephens Technology Director, Mozo

Join us in 2019:

  • Web Directions Code://remote 2020

    A global remote-only conference for JavaScript Developers and Front End Engineers.

    Exclusively Online September 2020

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  • Web Directions Product://Remote Design & Management 2020

    A global remote-only conference–product design and product management.

    Exclusively Online November 2020

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  • Web Directions Summit 2021

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

    Sydney See you in 2021

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