- SydCSS Februrary
- SydCSS December
It's the final SydCSS of the year and we're doing something we've never done before. We've invited 3 of Sydney's bravest presenters to face our Wheel of Talks™. They won't know what they'll be talking until they've spun the wheel, then they'll have 20 minutes to prepare something awesome for you. ***Tickets will be released on Thursday 22nd November at 10am. *** Doors open at 6:30pm with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided. Our very brave speakers are: 1) Russ Weakley (@russmaxdesign) 2) Petra Gulicher (@petronbot) 3) Lachlan Hunt (@lachy) While we wait for them to prepare, Gilmore Davidson (@iamnotyourbroom) will entertain and delight us with a talk on some interesting CSS tricks. === Sponsor === Massive thanks to SiteMinder (siteminder.com) for providing everything for us on the night, including the venue, food and drinks. Make sure you say a big thanks to them!
- SydCSS October
- SydCSS August
Time for another SydCSS meetup! Our next one will be on *Thursday 9th August* and we are looking forward to being back at Lux Group (Level 12, 201 Kent St, Sydney). ***Tickets will be released on Mon 30th Jul at 10am.*** Doors will open at 6:30pm, with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided. ============= Presentations: ============= 1) Combining the Powers of SEM and BIO for Improving CSS Ryan Yu | twitter.com/iamryanyu/ | ryanyu.com CSS is easy but the easiness can cause messy code. Throughout the talk, I will be talking about what we should consider when coding (SEM) and how to improve CSS (BIO) so we can avoid the messy code. Ryan Yu is a Senior UI Engineer at Campaign Monitor and he is very passionate about architecting/engineering UI and also front-end technologies especially around React, Web animation, HTML Canvas and Three.js. He also loves playing ping pong and basketball. 2) Pivoting your career Georgina Robilliard | twitter.com/grobilliard Pivot is a framework former Googler Jenny Blake developed to help people use the skills they have built through experience to seek new challenges and change their careers.After spending 7 years working behind the scenes in the recruitment industry, it was time for a pivot of my own! In this talk I'll give an overview of the Pivot framework and how it can help you decide when, how and where to pivot, as well as sharing a little of my personal experience along the way. Georgina loves helping people who are passionate at what they do succeed at work every day. Formerly of Lookahead Search, currently Head of People and Culture at Insured By Us. Wine, cheese and sausage dog enthusiast. 3) Everything you didn’t want to know about layout Mike Riethmuller | twitter.com/mikeriethmuller | madebymike.com When we load an HTML document, there is a lot that happens behind the scenes before the browser can render this content correctly. Have you ever wanted an overview of this process? Probably not! Come and find out everything you didn't want to know about layout. Get serious answers to all the browsers mysteries including: - How the DOM is like a map of Disneyland, - What the box-model has to hide, - How stacking contexts, stack up. A 20min over the top view of everything that happens in ~200ms. You may leave more confused than when you arrived! Mike is an independent web developer from Australia who has worked on some of Australia’s largest websites as well as some of the smallest community sites. When he’s not building websites or writing about building websites, he likes to experiment with code. Mike loves learning new things and finding techniques that challenge what we think is best practice. When he’s not exploring the digital landscape, he likes to explore the world. Currently trying to find a way to do both those things at the same time. ============= Sponsor: ============= Lux Group (luxgroup.com) Massive thanks to Lux Group for hosting us and for quenching out thirst with refreshing drinks! Lookahead Search (lookahead.com.au) Big thanks to Lookahead Search for providing delicious food to feed our hungry stomachs!
- SydCSS June
- SydCSS April
April's SydCSS will see us heading to a venue that's just a stones throw from both the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House where SiteMinder (Level 3, 88 Cumberland Street, The Rocks) will be hosting us. We have 3 great talks lined up for you and can guarantee they are all amazing speakers. We'll have our giant Jenga set up at the beginning of the night so arrive on time and squeeze in a game or two with your SydCSS friends. *** Tickets will be released on Thursday 22nd March at 10am. *** Doors open at 6:30pm with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided. ===Presentations=== A Right Stitch Up Katie McLaughlin | twitter: @glasnt | glasnt.com Cross-stitching and embroidery dates back a fair way, but did you know that it's still a thing? It's true! You can buy kits with designs all laid out for you, but did you know you can create your own? Follow the process one maker followed for turning their favourite pixel artwork into a masterpiece, and how you can use open source software to do the same thing. Let's delve into the details about how you can create your own charts for a right stitchup. Katie has worn many different hats over the years. She has been a software developer for many languages, systems administrator for multiple operating systems, and speaker on many different topics. When she's not changing the world, she enjoys making tapestries, cooking, and seeing just how well various application stacks handle emoji. ---- Not an Imposter! Fighting Front-End Fatigue David Berner | twitter: @daveordead | davidberner.co.uk | fedordead.com The Front-end ecosystem is in a state of constant change and that can be a good thing. It's great to be in roles where we can constantly learn, develop and push ourselves but that’s not to say it doesn't get overwhelming at times! This talk covers the things we should try to remember in order to stop our heads exploding, as well as some general advice on how to avoid the fatigue. David is a front-end developer from the UK who is currently working for Avocado Consulting. 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 fedordead.com. ---- Hard Questions From Beginners Donna Zhou | failscasts.com The hardest questions Donna's been asked have all come from beginners. Their questions are technically "easy" but incredibly difficult to explain to a person coding for the very first time. Before coaching at Rails Girls Berlin, the coaches had a bit of fun sharing their answers to these hard questions. Let's try to answer them together during Donna's talk! Donna likes eating, especially RivaReno gelato. She also enjoys coaching and motivating others to learn to code! She ran Codebar Berlin, a free coding workshop for women, LGBTQ and people of colour. Recently she moved back home in Sydney - and now she coaches at Codebar, Rails Girls & Django Girls. ===Sponsor=== Massive thanks to SiteMinder (siteminder.com) for providing everything for us on the night, including the venue, food and drinks. Make sure you say a big thanks to them!
- SydCSS February
Happy 2018! We're excited to be back, and even more excited about hosting our event at a new venue! For our February event, we'll be having it at Lux Group (Level 12, 201 Kent St · Sydney). We can't wait for you to check out their awesome office. ***Tickets will be released on Wed 24th Jan at 10am.*** Doors will open at 6:30pm, with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided. ============= Presentations: ============= Using types for design and accessibility Anthony Muscat | @anthonyjmuscat (twitter.com/anthonyjmuscat) When building a component library that is shared across products and developer teams around the world, it can be hard to manage developers and ensure they follow the documents - you can’t be everywhere! We will look at a better way of leveraging static types in developers tooling that can guide the developers on how use your components and meet design patterns. Anthony is a senior front end developer at ansarada who is passionate about building great products and encouraging open thought about accessibility and security. ------- CSS Preprocessors: do ya need em? Petra Gulicher | @petronbot (twitter.com/petronbot) Is there there any better feeling than christening a brand new code base? It's also one of the best times to re-assess your stack. Petra looks into the state of play in CSS tooling to try and weigh up the benefits and traps of our ever-growing pipeline. She'll look at build time, performance, code style and of course, developer happiness to try and answer the question, do we need CSS pre-processors? Petra is a web developer & tech lead who's worked with teams on all sorts of websites, big and small. She's worked with Qantas, DTA, Cancer Council & currently Scentre Group. ============= Sponsor: ============= Lux Group (http://luxgroup.com/) Massive thanks to Lux Group for providing everything for us on the night, including the venue, food and drinks. Make sure you say a big thanks to them!
- SydCSS December
- SydCSS Oct - our 4th birthday!
SydCSS will be 4 years old in October! This will be one of our biggest events, so come along and celebrate the occasion with us. It'll be a pretty special one and it'll be even better if you wear your SydCSS t-shirt (https://www.redbubble.com/people/sydcss) on the night :) We will be at CBA's new building (NOT the one we were at in the past). Address is 35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket: http://bit.ly/sydcss-oct17 Doors will open at 6:15pm, with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided. Use #sydcss on Twitter to see who's out and about on the night. Developing Inspired Guides with CSS Custom Properties (variables) Andy Clarke | @malarkey (http://twitter.com/malarkey) Using CSS Custom Properties (variables) is a useful way to develop style guides that are usable by both creative and technical people. In this fast-paced talk, Andy will introduce CSS Custom Properties and explain how he’s used them in his Inspired Guides (http://inspired.guide). Andy Clarke really, really loves gorillas. He’s also one of the best-known web designers because of his design work and contributions to the web design industry. He’s given more than sixty presentations at conferences all over the world. As well as numerous articles in web design publications, he’s written three books on website design and development including Transcending CSS and Hardboiled Web Design. He recently relocated from the UK to Sydney to become Head of Design at Ansarada (http://ansarada.com). It's SVG but not as you know it Mike Riethmuller | @MikeRiethmuller (http://twitter.com/MikeRiethmuller) | madebymike.com.au (https://madebymike.com.au/) SVG has a lot of untapped potential for responsive design. Mike often sees SVG used as an alternative image format or as a simple solution for icons, but SVG has responsive properties that go well beyond vector scaling. It has a unique positioning and co-ordinates system that is entirely different from the box model and it can have its own document context. This gives us the possibility to make 'intelligent' images. Mike is an independent web developer from Australia who has worked on some of Australia’s largest websites as well as some of the smallest community sites. When he’s not building websites or writing about building websites, he likes to experiment with code. Mike loves learning new things and finding techniques that challenge what we think is best practice. When he’s not exploring the digital landscape, he likes to explore the world. Currently trying to find a way to do both those things at the same time. Sponsor Commonwealth Bank (https://www.commbank.com.au/) Massive thanks to CBA for not only letting us use their fabulous space, but also for providing all the finger food and drinks. Make sure you say a big thanks to them on the night!
- SydCSS August
In August, we're going to be rolling up our sleeves and delving into a couple of areas that will take your knowledge of Front-end Development to the next level. Tickets will be released on Thursday 27th July at 10am - so set your alarm! On the night, doors will open at 6:30pm, with presentations starting at 7pm. There'll be some finger food and drinks provided. CAN do Web Accessibility Cherry Chau & Kin Chui Web Accessibility is a vital part of the CBA development process. Why is Web Accessibility important to CBA and what measures and actions are taken to ensure all CBA online content is accessible to everyone Kin and Cherry are both frontend engineers for CBA and both are Web Accessibility Champions. Kin is currently working in Commsec whilst Cherry is in Netbank/Commbank. Putting things on top of other things Isabel Brison | @ijayessbe (http://twitter.com/ijayessbe) | tellthemachines.com (http://tellthemachines.com/) Stacking contexts are one of those tricky - simple at first glance, abstruse on closer inspection - features of CSS. They play a part in z-ordering, but there’s more to it than that. In this talk we are taking a deep dive into them: what they are, how they come about and, most importantly, why. Use #sydcss (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SydCSS?src=hash) on Twitter to see who's out and about on the night. Sponsor Commonwealth Bank (https://www.commbank.com.au/) Massive thanks to CBA for not only letting us use their fabulous space, but also for providing all the finger food and drinks. Make sure you say a big thanks to them on the night!