Web Directions Code 2021

Global, OnlineSeptember 17 & 24 2021

A conference on Progressive Web Apps and the Web Platform.

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About Code

Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) first saw the light of day at Code 2015, when Alex Russell, their originator, first outlined the then weeks old concept.

Since 2015, the Web platform has increased in sophistication, with new capabilities and APIs. Web Apps are increasingly closer to being first class citizens on platforms like Android and even iOS.

Code focusses on developing these apps, and the Web platform as a whole. We'll cover browser APIs, as well as patterns and best practices for developing sophisticated web applications.

Who's it for?

Whether you call yourself a coder, a programmer a developer or engineer, if your job is to build and deliver robust, fast, secure, engaging web experiences, Code is for you.

Code is for front end engineers: JavaScript, Fullstack and Web developers, engineering leads, engineering managers, devops experts, CTOs.

Real World Knowledge

Now in its 10th year, Code is carefully curated by John Allsopp, whose deep knowledge of the Web over two decades as a developer, author and speaker ensures a program of genuine relevance and value.

Our program routinely features members of the W3C's Technical Architecture Group, ECMA TC39 (the JavaScript standards committee) and others shaping the foundations of the Web. Past speakers have included Alex Russell (inventor of Progressive Web Apps), Nicole Sullivan (OOCSS), Rachel Nabors, Barbara Bermes, Domenic Denicola and many more).

speakers and audience
  • 12+ Transformational speakers
  • 8+ Hours of content
  • 2 Deep sessions
  • 1 Extraordinary Conference

Web Directions Conffab

Over 600 presentations from 450 world leading experts at 32 conferences…and counting

All for $19.95 per month.

Or, get access to all our online events throughout the year as part of a Conffab Premium membership, for just $59.95 per month.

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Re-imagined as remote-only

In response to the unique challenges of COVID-19 we transformed our conferences into remote-first events. But we wanted to go beyond what most online events delvier.

Building on the extensive work we've done with our conference presentation platform Conffab, Code re-imagined from the ground up the conference experience, not just port the traditional conference to the Web.

With a focus on highly engaging, expertly filmed and edited, screen-oriented presentations, alongside spaces to connect, communicate and keep in touch with everything around the conference, you'll be immersed as if you were there–maybe even more so.

How is Code held?

Most online conferences run just like in-person conferences–one or two jam-packed days, of live streamed presentation. But with so many folks working remotely, and spending so much of their day in front of a screen we felt it was imperative to rethink this, and do something differently.

Code takes place over 2 consecutive Fridays in September. It will run for 3 and a half hours each session (with a bit of downtime built-in). Plus will run it 3 times so wherever you are in the world, you can participate along with your peers, from the comfort of your own home (or maybe office).

Extraordinary speakers

As always we assemble a world–class lineup of front end developer experts for 2 focussed sessions in September.

Keen to speak at Code?

If you're keen to speak at Code or one of our other events in 2021, we'd love to hear from you.

CFPs for Code close April 30 2021

For Code we're focussing on the Web platform and Progressive Web Apps–key enabling technologies, and important front end development practices. Web Directions conferences have always focussed on technologies and practices rather than specific solutions (frameworks and libraries, commercial or open source.)

What Do Speakers Get?

We provide speakers with all the equipment (camera, lighting, mic, software), direction, editing and support you need to create an amazing presentation.

And it doesn't stop with the conference, we host your presentation on our new video platform Conffab, where speakers are compensated for the engagement their presentations generate!

Propose now

Ready to propose a presentation? We can't wait to hear from you.

Attend your way

Attend Code online, or as part a membership to our comprehensive conference platform, Conffab.

Conffab features hundreds of conference videos from our conferences, and other great conferences around the world.

Conffab Premium

  • Code conference

  • all 2021 online conferences live

  • all 2021 conference videos

  • Conffab presentation library

  • $595 annually
  • $59.95 monthly

Code+

  • Code conference

  • Code conference videos

  • Conffab presentation library

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  • $245 early bird
  • $295 Standard

Code classic

  • Code conference

  • Code conference videos

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  • $145 early bird
  • $245 Standard

Code Conference
September 2021

  • 2 in-depth sessions
  • 8+ hours of content
  • World Leading experts
  • Hallway Track

Code Conference Videos

All the Code conference presentations, captioned, transcribed and more

Conffab Presentation Library

1 year access to our growing library of hundreds of conference presentation videos from world leading conferences

All 2021 online Web Directions conferences

Access to all 5 planned online Web Directions conferences in 2021–50+ hours of content.

Find the conference pass for you

Attend your way

Attend Code online, or as part a membership to our comprehensive conference platform, Conffab.

Conffab features hundreds of conference videos from our conferences, and other great conferences around the world.

Conffab Premium

  • Code conference

  • all 2021 online conferences live

  • all 2021 conference videos

  • Conffab presentation library

  • $595 annually
  • $59 monthly

Conffab Premium

Code+

  • Code conference

  • Code conference videos

  • Conffab presentation library

  •  

  • $245 early bird
  • $295 Standard

Register Code+

Code classic

  • Code conference

  • Code conference videos

  •  
  •  
  • $145 early bird
  • $245 Standard

Register Code Classic

Our 2021 Conference Lineup

Web Directions hover 2021

The conference CSS deserves

Online, globallyApril 23 & 30, 2021 2021

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Web Directions lazy load 2021

a conference on front end performance

Online, globallyMay 21 & 28 2021

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Web Directions global scope 2021

a conference all about JavaScript

Online, globallyJune June 18 & 25 2021

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Web Directions Code 2021

a conference on progressive web apps and web platform

Online, globallySept 17 & 24 2021

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More to come Late 2021

Two more focussed conference to be announced shortly

Online, globallyNovember 2021

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Keep up to date with Announcements

Want to know when our program drops, and tickets go on sale ? Let us know below and we'll email you when the program is announced. And why not follow us on Twitter?

Our venue

Code 2021 will take place across 4 Fridays in September wherever it's most convenient for you.

Getting there:

Get out of bed, make a coffee, wander to your desk, and start right in. Or just watch from the comfort of your bed. If conditions allow watch in your office, or grab a team pass and watch together as a team.

No expensive flights, or long commutes, be part of it wherever you feel like.

Accommodation:

No need for hotel rooms or airbnbs!

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

About Us

Co-founded and now run by John Allsopp, Web Directions has for over 15 years brought together leading developers, engineers, visual, IxD, UX and product designers, Art and Creative Directors, product managers 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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're switching things up a bit for 2020 and beyond. We'll be organising a growing family of focussed online conferences, and our annual extravaganza, Web Directions Summit will take place in Sydney as soon as it is practicable in 2021 (all going well).

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

John Allsopp

John Allsopp has been working on the Web for nearly 30 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 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.