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SydCSS February

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Lookahead Search

Level 5, 63 York St · Sydney

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Near Wynyard station

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!important: Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ll be hosting event tonight at Lookahead office tonight. Lvl 5, 63 York St, Sydney.

It’ll be a few blocks down from original venue at Blue Chilli, on the same street. Please help us tell everyone you know who’ll be coming!

It's a new year, with some new faces and a new venue! February's SydCSS is almost here and we've got some great talks to kick off what's going to be an amazing 2016.

This will be one of our popcorn events (, so you'll need to get together with your fellow SydCSSers before or after the event if you want a full dinner. Use #sydcss ( on Twitter to see who's out an about.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and presentations will start at 7:00pm.

Shedding light on the Shadow DOM
David Berner | @davislurve ( | (

A componentised web is the future but at the moment our tools are broken. We all start new CSS projects with the best of intentions but I’ve not come into a large scale project yet that hasn’t already got huge legacy issues riddled with brittle code. It is my belief that Web Components will be our saviour as they enable us to write encapsulated CSS which is infinitely scalable. In this talk I’m going to go through some awesome techniques for styling our components in a modular way using the shadow dom. It’s time to walk in the light.

David is a front-end developer from the UK who is currently working for Campaign Monitor. He has been coding since 1998 when spacer gifs and blink tags were still a thing. He is passionate about moving the web forward and writes about this (and all things front-end) over at ( You can also follow him on Twitter @davislurve (

Fighting the Good Fight - The (never-ending) Legacy Battle
Kate Levin | @katielevin ( | (

Legacy code, technical debt, whatever you call it, we’ve all got it. It’s that spaghetti mess of CSS you spent most of your day battling just to make a simple update to an existing page. It doesn’t matter if your codebase is 10 years old or two, CSS is messy, and even the most well intentioned devs contribute to the mess. In this session we’ll talk about where legacy code comes from, how we can start to fix it and what can we do to prevent it.

Kate started her career as a graphic designer, but quickly fell in love with all things UX and front end development. She is currently a front end developer at Expert360 ( and recently moved here from San Francisco.

Our February event is sponsored by:

Web Directions ( - thank you for covering the drinks + venue cost!

Lookahead Search ( - thank you for our very own popcorn machine!